opera opera  /ˈɑ prə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
  2. (n) a commercial browser
  3. (n) a building where musical dramas are performed

Usage(s):

  1. Nothing testifies to the growing up of a regional American opera company quite like a world premiere.
  2. The library shelves, opera lovers like to think, are stuffed with forgotten masterpieces.
  3. Kunqu, China's oldest known operatic form, enjoyed its peak of popularity in the 18th century, when the best performers were adored by hundreds of thousands of fans.

News

  1. Seattle Opera’s new general director: Aidan Lang

    Aidan Lang, director of New Zealand Opera, will become general director of the Seattle Opera in September 2014, after the retirement of longtime general director Speight Jenkins.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Opera Solutions Makes Gartner's 2013 "Cool Vendor" in Analytics Report Available

    NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opera Solutions  (@OperaSolutions ), a global leader in Big Data, machine learning, and advanced analytics, today announced that it has made Gartner's Cool Vendors ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Lyric Opera: Ticket sales up thanks to new patrons

    The Lyric Opera of Chicago says ticket sales were up during the most recent fiscal year, thanks in part to new fans. The opera says it sold 264,000 tickets during the year, a 15 percent increase from 2012. That helped the season's overall ticket revenue climb more than 6 percent.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

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Quotes

  1. "I remember the soap opera watching him throw in the bullpen and having the doctors and the trainers out there, and he really shouldn't have pitched," said Francona. "And I can't remember one moment ever thinking he wouldn't pitch, and not...
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Terry Francona Source: Brockton Enterprise

  2. "I loved the role," Sills wrote in her 1976 autobiography. "I read everything that had ever been written about her. ...... I absorbed her so completely in those five weeks of studying the opera that I knew her inside and out. I was Baby Doe."
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Beverly Sills Source: Forbes

  3. "Some can sing opera; Luciano Pavarotti WAS an opera," Bono said on his Web site. "I spoke to him last week ...... the voice that was louder than any rock band was a whisper."
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Bono Source: Reuters

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