opera house

noun

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 Today, Democrats continue to perform relatively well in neighborhoods near the city of Sarasota, which has a thriving restaurant scene and a historic opera house. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 The number of people invited to the event was determined by the event’s location, the Théâtre Gabriel, a blue and gold-gilded opera house built by Louis XV and inaugurated at the wedding of the dauphin (later Louis XVI) to Marie Antoinette. Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 The Commercial reported that Junius had arrived at the opera house for rehearsal, unaware that his brother had slain the president. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 24 Apr. 2022 The 10,000-seater, Neoclassical sferisterio is a jaw-dropping cross between a Roman-style amphitheater and a fancy opera house, shaped like an oval that's been sliced in half. Julia Buckley, CNN, 1 Feb. 2022 For most of the twentieth century, Los Angeles was the only American metropolis without a full-fledged opera house. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Lviv’s neo-Renaissance opera house functioned throughout the two world wars, its director said. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 As Russian missiles continue to target cultural sites, such as the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial or the opera house, art works are among the most vulnerable holdings. Osman Can Yerebakan, Town & Country, 24 Mar. 2022 Instead of a concert hall/opera house and cabaret as originally intended, there will be a single 1,000-seat concert hall in the round. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of opera house

1720, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2022

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“Opera house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opera%20house. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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