- n. 歌剧；歌剧院；歌剧团
- n. (Opera)人名；(意)奥佩拉
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- opera (n.)
- "a drama sung" [Klein], 1640s, from Italian opera, literally "a work, labor, composition," from Latin opera "work, effort" (Latin plural regarded as feminine singular), secondary (abstract) noun from operari "to work," from opus (genitive operis) "a work" (see opus). Defined in "Elson's Music Dictionary" as, "a form of musical composition evolved shortly before 1600, by some enthusiastic Florentine amateurs who sought to bring back the Greek plays to the modern stage."
No good opera plot can be sensible. ... People do not sing when they are feeling sensible. [W.H. Auden, 1961]As a branch of dramatic art, it is attested from 1759. First record of opera glass "small binoculars for use at the theater" is from 1738. Soap opera is first recorded 1939, as a disparaging reference to daytime radio dramas sponsored by soap manufacturers.
- 1. The following year she joined the Royal Opera House.
- 2. Young conductors earn their spurs in a small orchestra or opera house.
- 3. The opera lacks the polish of his later work.
- 4. I love opera and last year I got tickets for Covent Garden.
- 5. The opera is due to be premiered by ENO next year.
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