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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)
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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.