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Origin of opera1
Words nearby opera
Definition for opera (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly Music.
Example sentences from the Web for opera
Its graduates include comedian Dave Chappelle, opera singer Denyce Graves and Grammy-winning bass player Ben Williams.Why did education leaders trash a school full of music, dance and art?|Jay Mathews|January 30, 2021|Washington Post
Still, Lincoln loved music, especially opera, and showed up but didn’t dance at his inaugural balls.Not all presidents’ dance skills are created equal|Bonnie Berkowitz, Joanne Lee|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
Charles Wuorinen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who wrote the groundbreaking opera “Brokeback Mountain,” died on March 11 at age 81 from complications from a fall in Manhattan.
When she sat down at her computer one morning this spring, Kitty O’Meara didn’t intend to write an iconic poem, a children’s book or an opera.The story behind ‘And the People Stayed Home,’ the little poem that became so much more|Nora Krug|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
It was mid-September and Sander hadn’t performed in an opera for six months.Why Vienna opera singers are ready to risk their lives to perform in a pandemic|Julia Belluz|September 30, 2020|Vox
It was a Senate floor soap opera over none other than a soap-opera producer.
One of the most horrific episodes of the Vietnam War is being made into a government-funded opera.
One beginning that amused him takes place at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In June, the executive offices of the Metropolitan Opera were broken into and graffitied with obscene messages.
The Metropolitan Opera is the old-school Cadillac of arts institutions.
A small contingent of the members hurried off to applaud the successful comic opera of the hour.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
At the present time he was trombone in the “Tournée Gulland,” a touring opera company.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
That you did not steal from her house by a secret passage, on the night of the destruction of the opera-house?The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Certain evenings during the week she and her husband attended the opera or sometimes the play.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Fecit dextera Di virtutem: non est mortuus, sed vixit; & nunc incolumis narrat opera Di.
British Dictionary definitions for opera (1 of 2)
Word Origin for opera
British Dictionary definitions for opera (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for opera
A musical drama that is totally or mostly sung. Aïda, Carmen, and Don Giovanni are some celebrated operas. A light, comic opera is often called an operetta.