opera house


Definition of opera house 

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

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Finally, their first day in Australia culminated in a formal Sydney reception complete with newborn baby, held at the grand Admiralty House overlooking the famous opera house. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's First Event Since She Announced Her Pregnancy Compared to Kate Middleton's," 16 Oct. 2018 Designed by architect Gwenael Nicolas of Curiosity, the store takes styling cues from the 18th-century Teatro alla Scalla in Milan, one of the most famous opera houses in the world—and one of the designers' favorite places to visit. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "Visiting Dolce & Gabbana’s New Miami Store Is Like Being Inside an Italian Museum," 26 Apr. 2018 Behind him, burgundy velvet curtains, seemingly snatched from Milan’s Teatro alla Scala opera house, frame the display. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Here's what 57,000 flowers create at Vegas' Bellagio Conservatory, where love is in the air," 12 July 2018 The outcome is razor-sharp black-and-white images—in Ms Kung’s case, of landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge or La Scala opera house in Milan—against a ghostly black background. The Economist, "Retro photography is in vogue," 2 June 2018 The attacker was shot dead by police after stabbing five people in a popular tourist district near the Paris opera house Saturday night, when sidewalks and restaurants are filled with people. Sheena Mckenzie, CNN, "Paris attacker who stabbed 5 was on police watch list, official says," 13 May 2018 The opera house is reportedly one of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s favorite places, and the store is laid out like the set design of a theatrical play. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Dolce & Gabbana's New Store Is Modeled After a Famous Opera House," 18 Apr. 2018 For centuries, its physical style has been designed to radiate upward and outward into the farther reaches of opera houses. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Ballet Today, the Good and the Bad, on Display at the Joyce," 29 June 2018 Why would a symphony orchestra, let alone one with a budget of only 10 million pounds ($13.5 million), take on a task that most opera houses fear? David Allen, New York Times, "A Critic’s First Orchestra Defines Britain’s Musical Soul," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of opera house

1720, in the meaning defined above

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: a theater where operas are performed

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