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Orchestral music and opera are expensive because they need large numbers of people. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The jokes are obvious, but that is part of its charm, and the commitment of the cast makes this hammy comedy soap opera work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is the soap opera that is playing out. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Too many who adore opera and classical music simply live in their own narrow world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Opera and theatre performances had to be stopped because the coughing audiences could not see the stage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)An opera without a libretto has no meaning. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Working in opera has introduced a new form of social anxiety. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This beautiful book will appeal to lovers of contemporary fiction and opera alike. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The opera personnel also showed their appreciation of their boss. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)California is also a home for opera and classical music. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had a beautiful voice and she can sing anything from opera to musicals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the holidays he directed youth operas and played saxophone. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is like trying to understand a work of theatre or an opera. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also wrote operas and sacred works. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The opera also includes a penguin and a chorus of monsters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has written classical opera and music for theatre but today he will want to talk about his new album. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We all know that Italy loves its opera but the country excels in another musical sphere. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was drama and soap opera all in one show, and also quite good football. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She loved all the opera as she was half Maltese. The Sun (2015)Inevitably this limits the opera's drama. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Still, it makes a welcome change for a contemporary opera to aim to push our comic rather than tragic buttons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If only all this musical invention and energy wasn't spent on an opera and a libretto content to hammer the head of a nail. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'opera'
British English: opera /ˈɒpərə/ NOUN
An opera is a musical entertainment. It is like a play, but most of the words are sung.
...an opera singer.
- American English: opera
- Arabic: أُوبِرَا
- Brazilian Portuguese: ópera
- Chinese: 歌剧
- Croatian: opera
- Czech: opera
- Danish: opera
- Dutch: opera
- European Spanish: ópera
- Finnish: ooppera
- French: opéra
- German: Oper
- Greek: όπερα
- Italian: opera
- Japanese: オペラ
- Korean: 오페라
- Norwegian: opera
- Polish: opera
- European Portuguese: ópera
- Romanian: operă
- Russian: опера
- Spanish: ópera
- Swedish: opera
- Thai: โอเปร่า
- Turkish: opera
- Ukrainian: опера
- Vietnamese: opera
Definition of opera from the Collins English Dictionary
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