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 the Lyric is the first opera house to incorporate the shirt, the technology has existed for several years. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2023 Directed by Tobias Kratzer and conducted by Titus Engel, the show, which runs through Oct. 3, is most notable as the rare venture outside a home theater for a major opera house. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 As the characters make their way to an opera house in Brazil on a riverboat traversing the Amazon, a heady mix of instrumental timbres articulates their desires. Condé Nast, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023 The Colón Theatre is more than 100 years old, and it's considered one of the most important opera houses in the entire world. Harrison Pierce, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023 Last November, Arts Council England slashed funding for the English National Opera, London’s second opera house, and directed the company to begin planning a relocation to another city. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2023 For the couture show, Browne had rented the Palais Garnier, the city’s grand nineteenth-century opera house. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2023 These are multimillion-dollar stagings with full orchestras — a sound rarely heard outside of big-budget Broadway or philanthropically spoiled opera houses. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2023 The Parisian opera house that inspired Phantom of the Opera also became an Airbnb for one night. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1720, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of opera house was in 1720

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“Opera house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opera%20house. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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