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 An 1888 article stated that the growing railroad town of Hope included lumber mills, a wagon factory, a cotton compress, two banks, a newspaper, a public school and an opera house in addition to the hotel. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "A place called Hope," 10 Jan. 2021 The world's oldest opera house, the Teatro di San Carlo in Italy, has survived wars, fires and the Neapolitan revolution. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, December 17," 17 Dec. 2020 And so the city might build a signature opera house — philanthropically funded — only to find out later that taxpayers have to pick up the tab for upkeep. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "Klyde Warren Park’s splashy proposed fountain is a design belly flop," 11 Dec. 2020 No one performing onstage in Spain's Teatro Real opera house is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid a pandemic. CiarÁn Giles, Star Tribune, "The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic," 21 Nov. 2020 Christmas ticketed livestream event will take place Dec. 12 from the Teatro Regio di Parma opera house in his homeland, Italy. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Andrea Bocelli Sets ‘Believe In Christmas’ Livestream Event," 13 Nov. 2020 Two held a joint event at the Austin Club, a members-only venue housed in what was formerly the capital city’s opera house. Lauren Mcgaughy, Dallas News, "Dozens of Texas lawmakers hold in-person fundraisers despite COVID concerns," 15 Dec. 2020 Each was performed once in the opera house for a live audience, filmed, and is now available to stream for a fee on the company’s website. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘4/4’ and ‘New Dark Age’ Review: Streamed and Sung From London," 4 Nov. 2020 Professional soccer is playing in empty stadiums and Italy's cultural venues, like Milan's La Scala opera house, are drawing the curtains on an already money-losing season. Star Tribune, "New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions," 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of opera house

1720, in the meaning defined above

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“Opera house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opera%20house. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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opera house


English Language Learners Definition of opera house

: a theater where operas are performed

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