opera house


Definition of opera house 

: a theater devoted principally to the performance of operas broadly : theater

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The outcome is razor-sharp black-and-white images—in Ms Kung’s case, of landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge or La Scala opera house in Milan—against a ghostly black background. The Economist, "Retro photography is in vogue," 2 June 2018 The attacker was shot dead by police after stabbing five people in a popular tourist district near the Paris opera house Saturday night, when sidewalks and restaurants are filled with people. Sheena Mckenzie, CNN, "Paris attacker who stabbed 5 was on police watch list, official says," 13 May 2018 The opera house is reportedly one of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s favorite places, and the store is laid out like the set design of a theatrical play. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Dolce & Gabbana's New Store Is Modeled After a Famous Opera House," 18 Apr. 2018 For centuries, its physical style has been designed to radiate upward and outward into the farther reaches of opera houses. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Ballet Today, the Good and the Bad, on Display at the Joyce," 29 June 2018 Why would a symphony orchestra, let alone one with a budget of only 10 million pounds ($13.5 million), take on a task that most opera houses fear? David Allen, New York Times, "A Critic’s First Orchestra Defines Britain’s Musical Soul," 15 June 2018 Seventeen cable car lines, three opera houses, the battle of Donaldina Cameron to save 5,000 Chinese girls from their enslavers. ... Leah Garchik, SFChronicle.com, "Talk of TV series based on ‘1906’," 25 June 2018 First stop: Sydney, Australia to see the New Year's fireworks over the opera house. Adiel Kaplan, miamiherald, "She struck down gay adoption ban and handled notorious juvenile cases. Now she's retiring.," 3 July 2018 It was started in 2015 by Evanston native Nancy Gustafson, a soprano who has performed in Europe's major opera houses with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Georg Solti. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 2018

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1720, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of opera house

: a theater where operas are performed

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