opera house


Definition of opera house

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

Examples of opera house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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, chicagotribune.com, "Music can call back loved ones lost in Alzheimer's darkness: 'So much we can do to improve quality of life'," 11 June 2018 The stagehands of old opera houses in towns like Galveston and Lexington would boast that Harry Houdini had performed there. John Lithgow, New York Times, "John Lithgow, on Barnstorming His Way to Broadway," 9 Jan. 2018 Oper Frankfurt, one of the leading opera houses in Europe. Nina Adam, WSJ, "Frankfurt: A Business Traveler’s Guide," 22 June 2018 Desperately poor, with no formal schooling, many were lured into prostitution by the predatory cigar-smoking men in black who Degas depicts lurking around the foyer, studio and dressing rooms of the opera house. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "‘Little Dancer Aged Fourteen’ Review: Rat-Girl of the Paris Opera," 16 Nov. 2018 Also head to the coast where the city’s capital, Montevideo, boasts a beautiful 19th-century opera house, Teatro Solís, on the outskirts of the old town, Ciudad Vieja, also rich with beautiful old churches, Art Deco buildings, and museums. Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Zika-Free Destinations to Travel to This Year," 15 Oct. 2018 The opera house’s website lists a cast of about two dozen performers. Bob Kostanczuk, Post-Tribune, "'Legally Blonde: The Musical' sashays onto Opera House stage," 5 July 2018 It was erected to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal yet tragically, just over a century later, the opera house burnt to the ground. Ana Khan, Houston Chronicle, "Upcoming classical music performances in Houston," 10 May 2018 Finally, their first day in Australia culminated in a formal Sydney reception complete with newborn baby, held at the grand Admiralty House overlooking the famous opera house. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's First Event Since She Announced Her Pregnancy Compared to Kate Middleton's," 16 Oct. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'opera house.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of opera house

1720, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about opera house

Share opera house

Dictionary Entries near opera house

opera glass


opera hat

opera house




Statistics for opera house

Last Updated

10 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for opera house

The first known use of opera house was in 1720

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for opera house

opera house


English Language Learners Definition of opera house

: a theater where operas are performed

More from Merriam-Webster on opera house

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with opera house

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about opera house

Comments on opera house

What made you want to look up opera house? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the perfect form or example of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!