opera house


Definition of opera house

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

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There are also replicas of the Harmonist cabins, an opera house and lots of parks. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 During one, Milan’s mayor said the Austrian had demonstrated a level of political naiveté in navigating the management of one of the world’s most prestigious opera houses. Washington Post, "La Scala board to decide new manager amid backstage turmoil," 28 June 2019 One by one, the candidates made their way across the street, to a twenty-four-hundred-seat opera house, where the press waited: the spin room. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "The Opportunities and Chaos of the Democratic Debates," 27 June 2019 There is probably no city on earth that revolves around its opera house as Vienna does. Larry Wolff, The New York Review of Books, "A Resonant Centenary for Strauss at the Vienna State Opera," 13 June 2019 Dinner was served in the Grand Foyer of the opera house, always a dazzling sight but absolutely astonishing this evening with pretty tables set with miniature woodlands of shocking pink and mauve flowers. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Paris Opera Celebrates 350 Years With a Glittering Gala," 14 May 2019 The 1878 opera house has just 550 seats with a stage that’s about 27-feet-square, according to Cazan. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Review: A 1951 opera is making a comeback because it’s, you know, a little gay," 21 June 2019 For example, a plan is afoot for Oman to fund an opera house in Beirut. The Economist, "An opera boom in the Gulf," 15 June 2019 Both of those have been performed by the Metropolitan Opera, the great American opera house. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "Susan Graham, Opera’s Sweetheart, Tries Something New: Being Nasty," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of opera house

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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