op·​era·​go·​er | \ ˈä-p(ə-)rə-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce operagoer (audio) \

Definition of operagoer

: a person who frequently goes to operas

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operagoing \ ˈä-​p(ə-​)rə-​ˌgō-​iŋ How to pronounce operagoing (audio) , -​ˌgȯ(-​)iŋ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Once some operagoers broke their habit of regularly attending, they either stopped going or went less often. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "Coronavirus Silences the Met Opera, and Poses an Economic Threat," 13 Mar. 2020 Dufour confirmed that most of the audience was made up of nontraditional operagoers and said that about 56 percent of the audience in Montreal was not in the opera's database. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' was turned into an opera and it's making its American debut in Cincinnati," 13 July 2018 The idea is to let non-English-speaking audience members follow a show, word for word, on their phones, much as moviegoers or even operagoers have done with subtitles for decades. Charles Passy, WSJ, "In Hopes of Attracting Foreign Audiences, Broadway Tries a Translation App," 4 June 2018 As older generations of operagoers retire or move or pass away, opera companies need to bring in newer, younger generations of patrons to replace them, particularly millennials. David Lyman, Detroit Free Press, "Opera meets baseball in MOT's 'The Summer King,' a work about a Negro leagues legend," 10 May 2018 The dress code will be so relaxed that many operagoers may opt for onesies. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "Operagoers So Young, the Met Adds Changing Tables and Stroller Parking," 29 Mar. 2018 The show may be too grandiose for the Lyric Opera stage but a transplant to the Met is said to be on the books, which is good news for American operagoers. ‘ John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "In Salzburg, Muti's return to 'Aida' was worth the wait," 22 Aug. 2017 Michael Capasso, City Opera’s general director, likes things in the traditional manner, and the costumes and décor are rather dated—to the Joseph Volpe era at the Met, which will probably suit many New York operagoers just fine. Russell Platt, The New Yorker, "Not Heard in New York Since 1929: Respighi’s “La Campana Sommersa”," 3 Apr. 2017

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Operagoer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/operagoer. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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