A mere outline of what followed reads like the scenario of an opera bouffe.
Never fear; I should not like to miss the finale to this opera bouffe.
At least it was different from anything we had had lately—and perhaps not at all opera bouffe, either.
And you are lucky if it isn't some indecent piece from some opera bouffe!
Why had He taken the pains to fashion this Opera Bouffe of a world at all?
It was the Italian opera bouffe on the most charming stage in the world.
And the opera bouffe of "saving our form of government" was staged.
There was something of the opera bouffe about his methods which abstracted from the brilliancy of his success.
Before we could spread a wing, a little guard of opera bouffe soldiers was rounding the corner.
Even these drastic measures did not prevent a French invasion, although it was rather an opera bouffe performance.