A light opera comprising an overture, songs, dances and spoken dialogue that emerged as an independent genre in France during the early 19th century. The earliest example is Adolphe Adam’s Le Chalet (1834), but the most famous is Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld, 1858) which contains the famous galop popularly known as the can-can. Contemporaneous Spanish zarzuelas can be deemed operettas in all but name; the same may be said of the Savoy operas by Gilbert and Sullivan (a 25-year collaboration from 1871–96), which are mostly given to satirising British social and formal institutions.

Album Title Catalogue No.
A TO Z OF OPERA (The) (2nd expanded edition) 8.558216-17
A TO Z OF SINGERS 8.558097-100
ABRAHAM, P.: Ball at the Savoy [Operetta] (Sung in English) (A. Kelly, G. Frantzen, R.T. Oldham, C.F. Gruel, Chicago Folks Operetta, A. Barrese) 8.660503-04
ABRAHAM, P.: Viktoria und ihr Husar [Operetta] (Schellenberger, M. Heim, Steppan, Sauerzapf, K. Fuchs, Mörbisch Festival Choir and Orchestra, D. Levi) OC454
ALDA, Frances: Victor Recordings 1909-1915 (Complete) 81034-2
Arrangements for Soprano and Brass Quintet (Viva Italia - Su le sponde del Tebro) (S. Stagg, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Brass Quintet) C5402
ARRIETA, E.: Marina [Opera] (Vela, Caballer, Ferrando) (1954) 9.80794-95
AS DREAMS FALL APART - The Golden Age of Jewish Stage and Film Music, 1925–1955 (New Budapest Orpheum Society) CDR90000-151
BEL CANTO - Tenors of the 78 Era (The) (Documentaries, 2018) (2 Blu-ray Video + 1 DVD + 2 CD Box Set) (NTSC, Blu-ray) NBD0063-64V
BEL CANTO - Tenors of the 78 Era (The)(Documentaries, 2018) (3 DVD + 2 CD Box Set) (NTSC) 2.110389-91
BENATZKY, R.: Im weissen Rossl [Operetta] (Bibl) OC715
BERGER, Erna: A Vocal Portrait (1934-1949) 8.110733
BERTE, H.: Dreimaderlhaus (Das) [Operetta] C10550
BEST OF OPERETTA, Vol. 1 8.550941
BEST OF OPERETTA, Vol. 2 8.550942
BEST OF OPERETTA, Vol. 3 8.550943
BJORLING, Jussi: Bjorling Collection, Vol. 1: Opera and Operetta Recordings (1930-1938) 8.110722
BJORLING, Jussi: Bjorling Collection, Vol. 8: O Sole Mio (1920-1952) 8.110792
BORI, Lucrezia: Victor Recordings 1914-25 81016-2
BRETON, T.: Verbena de la Paloma (La) [Zarzuela] (Oller, Encabo, Argenta) (1952) 9.80792
CAPRICCIO 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - Vocal Soloists (10-CD Box Set) C7410
CARRARA, C.: Piccola vedetta lombarda (La) [Operetta] (Pieretti, Vitale, Coro Arcobaleno, Orchestra Giovanile da Camera, Scogna) TC970303
CHABRIER, E.: Une education manquee (Castelli, Collart, Depraz, Bruck) (1954) 9.80441
CHAPI, R.: Revoltosa (La) [Zarzuela] (Iriarte, Ausensi, Argenta) (1951) 9.80832