OPERA in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OPERA
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opera
 n.  a drama set to music and consists of singing
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  His liking for Mozart's music brought him sometimes to an opera or a concert: these were the only dissipations of his life.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
2  He had appeared in grand opera.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A MOTHER
3  One night, when an operatic artiste had fallen ill, he had undertaken the part of the king in the opera of Maritana at the Queen's Theatre.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A MOTHER
4  The subject of talk was the opera company which was then at the Theatre Royal.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
5  Nobody answered this question and Mary Jane led the table back to the legitimate opera.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
6  "My dear Harry, we either lunch or sup together every day, and I have been to the opera with you several times," said Dorian, opening his blue eyes in wonder.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
7  You must come and dine with me, and afterwards we will look in at the opera.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
8  And to-night I am to dine with you, and then go on to the opera, and sup somewhere, I suppose, afterwards.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
9  I think I shall join you at the opera, Harry.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
10  An hour later he was at the opera, and Lord Henry was leaning over his chair.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
11  I called last night, and they told me you were at the opera.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
12  They had met at Lady Berkshire's the night that Rubinstein played there, and after that used to be always seen together at the opera and wherever good music was going on.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
13  We go to Bucharest every year for the opera season; and I have spent a whole month in Vienna.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT I
14  Eliza opens the door and is seen on the lighted landing in opera cloak, brilliant evening dress, and diamonds, with fan, flowers, and all accessories.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT IV
15  The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music and the opera of voices pitches a key higher.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  It rarely happened that people in the town flocked to the theatre to see the new opera.
2  The purists won't like it, but opera on TV certainly brings in the audiences.
3  No composer was considered worthy of the name until he had written an opera.
4  Rock musicians are working in collaboration with an orchestra to create a new opera.
5  This opera is one of the cultural totems of Western civilisation.
6  I've never been a huge fan of opera.
7  The object of his affections was a young opera singer.
8  The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings.
9  Fine music, particularly opera, has become aspirational, like fine wine or foreign travel.
10  The opera had a good press.
11  The six principal roles in this opera have an average vocal range of two octaves.
12  The opera's subtitle is 'The School for Lovers'.
13  The story has all the elements of a soap opera.
14  The opera house was handed over by the builders nearly a year ago, but it's taken many months to install new stage machinery and to adjust the acoustics.
15  I was called smug and haughty for simply not following this personal soap opera.