The Intermendio was a form of Musical ''interlude'' often performed between Acts of Major Operatic pieces. It was popular in 15th Century Italy (originally). In performance, dance and song performances were common. In comparison, The Intermendio was akin to a ''commercial break'' (as it were). Often, the staging of such performances were as intricate as the actual staging. The practice would be replicated in German, French and English performances. By the 18th Century AD, many such Intermendios were discontinued from Operatic Performances.