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Definition of Opera

Opera

  1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arials, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama.
  2. The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.
  3. The house where operas are exhibited.
  4. of Opus

Opera Quotations

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
Maria Callas

We're a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .
Freddie Mercury

My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
Wole Soyinka

I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house.
Alvar Aalto

I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.
William Butler Yeats
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Opera Translations

opera in Afrikaans is opera
opera in Dutch is opera
opera in Finnish is ooppera
opera in German is Oper
opera in Norwegian is opera