the opera


: an opera performance or opera performances
Have you ever been to the opera?
I enjoy going to the opera.

Examples of the opera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Wagner constructed the opera precisely to avoid any break in continuity. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2023 Even the striking outfits and headpieces that symbolize the spread of cholera were drawn from the opera’s setting. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 A couple of things in the opera’s libretto reminded me of our political language today. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 10 Nov. 2023 Starting from the beginning of his life is important, Robert O’Hara, the opera’s director, tells NPR’s Anastasia Tsioulcas. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Nov. 2023 As opera industry professionals, what are your thoughts on how the opera industry will change and adapt to attract new audiences in the future? Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Oct. 2023 The result is something that feels split between the opera’s 1867 Paris premiere and the everything-all-at-once pop pastiche of today. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2023 In the interview, the Davises discussed the opera’s creation; their experience with Malcolm’s widow, Betty Shabazz; and revising the piece. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2023 But the transformation of the pilot—called Jess in the opera—is what matters, and with the backstory adding extra weight, especially in Act 1, the drama takes too long to catch fire. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2023 See More

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“The opera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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