Disputatio Categoriae:Genera operarum

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The supercategory "Categoria:Opera" is wrong, I know, because we are using that term as the plural of "Opus" and therefore in a far more general sense. But what is the supercategory at the head of all Opera and Operas going to be? Not "Theatrum lyricum" I guess: so what, then? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:31, 24 Decembris 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, it's a special problem for Vicipaedia, because opera is the plural of opus, but then the genre has come to be considered a singular concept, as if opera, -ae. (One would like to see some attestations here.) English has both Category:Opera, a subcategory of Performing arts | Vocal music | Theatrical genres | Western classical music styles | Theatrical music genres, with subcategories Opera competitions (6 P), Opera composers ,1516 P), Opera critics (43 P), Opera by nationality (6 C, 15 P), and so on, and Category:Operas, a subcategory of Compositions by musical form | Opera, with subcategories Operas by genre (37C), Operas by language (43C), One-act operas (197 P), Operas for television (9P), and so on. Perhaps when we list operas by their subgenre, we should use plural forms (e.g., Categoria:Operae pastorales and Categoria:Operae seriae instead of Categoria:Opera seria‡), but when we're dealing with the concept itself, we should use singular forms—maybe something like Categoria:Opera (theatrum) to distinguish it from Categoria:Opera, which presumably refers merely to "works"? ¶ OK, must run: time for sweeping & laundering & shopping & baking, quod Christi Natalis nobis minatur. IacobusAmor 15:04, 24 Decembris 2010 (UTC)[reply]
‡However, Wikipeda lists 75 opere serie (or should we be thoroughly English and say opera serias?) under the category Opera seria. IacobusAmor 15:04, 24 Decembris 2010 (UTC)[reply]