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Origin of opera1
Words nearby opera
Definition for opera (2 of 3)
noun Chiefly Music.
Definition for opera (3 of 3)
noun, plural o·pus·es or especially for 1, 2, o·pe·ra [oh-per-uh, op-er-uh] /ˈoʊ pər ə, ˈɒp ər ə/.
Origin of opus
Example sentences from the Web for opera
It has always featured the very best voices and employed the most sophisticated stagecraft of any opera house.
Her story, and that of her composer, so unlike those of any other opera, have a drama of all their own.
The opera is a dark and passionate tale of adultery and greed.
He had married, and had an affair, while he was writing Lady Macbeth, and the opera was alive with sexuality.
The Met has the First Amendment right to present this opera, and people certainly have a similar right to attend.Rudy Giuliani: Why I Protested ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’|Rudy Giuliani|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nan proposed to be our opera ticket buyer, as she is the most interested, but her mother objected.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard
It takes you three hours and a half to hear and enjoy an opera.Sylvie and Bruno|Lewis Carroll
Every one had been encored, and bouquets had already been thrown to the prima donna of the Berlin opera.
I am not merely to write an act for an opera, but an entire one in two acts.The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
One day I went to the opera, and had a seat in the parquette.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
British Dictionary definitions for opera (1 of 3)
Word Origin for opera
British Dictionary definitions for opera (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for opera (3 of 3)
noun plural opuses or opera (ˈɒpərə)
Word Origin for opus
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.