Meaning of Sitzprobe in English:

Sitzprobe

Pronunciation /ˈzɪtsprəʊbə/

noun

Music
  • In opera and musical theatre: the first rehearsal where the singers and the full orchestra perform together, without sets or costumes, and with the singers seated on the stage.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Guardian. From German Sitzprobe from sitz-, combining form of sitzen + Probe.