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 Although her life was cut short by a heart attack at 53, no one will deny that Callas had an incredible career, playing Aida, Norma, Medea, Madame Butterfly in only top-rate opera houses such as Milan, Chicago, Vienna, Rome, San Francisco, London. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "T&C Family Album: Maria Callas," 27 June 2013 As a conductor, Rountree has led musicians at prestigious concert halls and opera houses around the world, as well as inside museum closets, warehouses and DIY galleries. Catherine Womack, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Christopher Rountree’s pursuit of music magic inspired by Descanso Gardens," 6 Sep. 2019 As a conductor, Rountree has led musicians at prestigious concert halls and opera houses around the world, as well as inside museum closets, warehouses and DIY galleries. Catherine Womack, Los Angeles Times, "For Christopher Rountree, personal tragedy leads to a fearless pursuit of music magic," 5 Sep. 2019 Those various bursts of 20th century prosperity left Trinidad with lavish hotels, a Carnegie Library, an opera house, churches and the oldest continuously active synagogue in the state. Martin J. Smith, Los Angeles Times, "He made this town the world’s ‘sex-change capital,’ but he’s not honored here," 12 Sep. 2019 And about his Cold War spying tale: Wehr was playing trombone full time in an opera house in Poland during the 1980s, when the anti-communist social movement known as Solidarity was gaining steam. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "For Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, concert has video-game vibe," 9 Sep. 2019 As one of the world’s largest countries, Australia has a varied landscape and is home to everything from opera houses to dormant volcanoes and surfer-friendly beaches. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Black Travel Vibes: This Western Australia Adventure Was A Dream Come True," 15 Aug. 2019 While catering to audiences unaccustomed to seeing African-American performers in European opera houses, Mr. Ray sometimes performed in whiteface. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "William Benjamin Ray Sr., opera star, civil rights activist, former Peabody Conservatory professor, dies at 94," 14 July 2019 The concierge will have tickets for whatever is playing at the famous opera house, across the street. William Sertl, WSJ, "Brief, Breezy and Foolproof Itineraries to 6 European Cities," 16 Jan. 2019

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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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