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Definition of the noun opera

What does opera mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: operas

  1. a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: classical / classical music / serious music = traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    • more specific terms:
    • parts:
      • supertitle / surtitle = translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage
      • act = a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
      • aria = an elaborate song for solo voice
  2. a commercial browser
  3. a building where musical dramas are performed
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of opera: opera house
    • more generic words: house / theater / theatre = a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

Alternative definition of the noun opera


  1. [music] A theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.
  2. [music] The score for such a work.
  3. A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.
  4. A company dedicated to performing such works.
  5. [context: by extension] Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera.
  6. A collection of work (plural of opus).


  1. Opera a.k.a. Opéra is a station of the Paris Métro, named after the nearby Opera Garnier, built by the architect Charles Garnier. It is located at the end of the Avenue de l'Opera, one of the accesses being opposite the Opera, and serves the district of the Boulevard Haussmann. Three Métro lines cross each other at one point, known as a "well".
  2. Opera a.k.a. Ópera is a station on Line 2, Line 5 and Ramal of the Madrid Metro. It is located in fare Zone A, in the Plaza de Isabel II, in the central district of Madrid. The station provides access to an area with tourist landmarks such as Teatro Real, Plaza de Oriente and the Royal Palace. Its name comes from nearby Madrid opera house, the Teatro Real.
  3. Opera is a station of the yellow M1 line of the Budapest Metro, in front of the Hungarian State Opera House.
    • also known as 歌剧院站
  4. OPERA is an Aviation waypoint.

There are other places with in their name, like Graz Opera, Paris Opera, Cologne Opera, Opera Comique, Tampere Opera, City Opera House, Wire Opera House, Cairo Opera House, Grand Opera House, Buxton Opera House, Oamaru Opera House, Paris Opera Ballet, Sydney Opera House, Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera House.


Opera is a musical group.


  1. "Opera", written by Buğra Uğur and Aysel Gürel, was the song performed by Çetin Alp & The Short Waves that represented Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983.
  2. "Opera" is the third official Japanese single of South Korean boy band Super Junior, released on 9 May 2012 by Avex Trax. It was originally released in Korean as part of their fifth Korean studio album, Mr. Simple on 3 August 2011. This single set a new record as the most singles sold by a Korean artist in a week.
  3. "Opera" is the first Classical compilation album of opera arias by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The album was only released in the United Kingdom and charted in the album charts of both the UK and Ireland.
    • genre: Opera
    • released on
  4. "Opera" a.k.a. "Ópera": Todmobile's third studio album, Ópera released in 1991.
  5. "Opera" is the first album of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber's electronic music project Tosca. It combines new material and previously released singles, including "Chocolate Elvis". "Irresistibly funky", "the blues, and the thick sultry bass, makes it as sexy and melancholy as cigarette smoke after a one-night stand in a strange city". It is "one of the few sure things in a modest genre".
    • also known as Opera (Tosca album)
    • genres: Downtempo, Trip hop
    • released on (18 years ago)
  6. "Opera" is a musical album of Tape.
    • also known as Opera Plus
    • released in (13 years ago)
  7. "Opera" is the 2012 single album by Super Junior.
    • released on
  8. "Opera" is a musical album of César.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  9. "Opera" is a musical album of Flavio Boltro & Danilo Rea.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  10. "Opera" is a musical single of Andrew Rayel.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  11. "Opera" is a composition.
  12. "Opera" is a musical single of Cass & Slide.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  13. "Opera" a.k.a. "OPERA?" is a musical album of Hajime Mizoguchi.
    • released on (9 years ago)


"Opera", also known as Terror at the Opera, is a 1987 Italian giallo horror film written and directed by Dario Argento and starring Cristina Marsillach, Urbano Barberini and Ian Charleson. The film's score was composed by Brian Eno and Claudio Simonetti. The film was released in the United States under the title Terror at the Opera. The film was one of Argento's most commercially successful films, seeing 1,363,912 ticket sales in his native country of Italy.


  1. Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software. The latest version is available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux operating systems, and uses the Blink layout engine. An earlier version using the Presto layout engine is still supported, and additionally runs on FreeBSD systems. Editions of Opera are available for devices running the Android, iOS, Symbian, Maemo, Bada, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile operating systems, and for Java ME capable devices.
    • also known as โอเปร่า (เว็บเบราว์เซอร์), MultiTorg Opera
    • developer: Opera Software
    • genres: Web browser, News aggregator
    • license: Freeware, Open source, Proprietary software
    • released in (20 years ago)
    • official website:
  2. Opera a.k.a. The Paris Opera is the primary opera company of France. It was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Académie d'Opéra, and shortly thereafter was placed under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Lully and officially renamed the Académie Royale de Musique, but continued to be known more simply as the Opéra. Classical ballet as we know it today arose within the Paris Opera as the Paris Opera Ballet and has remained an integral and important part of the company. Currently called the Opéra National de Paris, it mainly produces operas at its modern 2700-seat theatre Opéra Bastille which opened in 1989, and ballets and some classical operas at the older 1970-seat Palais Garnier which opened in 1875. Small scale and contemporary works are also staged in the 500-seat Amphitheatre under the Opéra Bastille.
  3. Opera is a monthly British magazine devoted to covering all things related to opera. Based in London, the magazine was founded in 1950 by George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood. It was launched at the house of Richard Buckle, under the imprint 'Ballet Publications Ltd'. The magazine contains reviews and articles about current opera productions internationally, as well as articles on opera recordings, opera singers, opera companies, opera directors, and opera books.
  4. Opera is a term commonly used in Tuscany ) to describe the Fabrica ecclesiae foundations. The general term in use in Italy is Fabbriceria, but local entities use Opera, instead, or Fabbrica or Cappella or Maramma, depending on the Region.

Phrases with Opera

Phrases starting with the word Opera:

  1. opera hat
  2. Opera cake
  3. opera hood
  4. opera star
  5. Opera buffa
  6. opera cloak
  7. Opera Glass
  8. Opera Glove
  9. opera house
  10. opera bouffe
  11. Opera Singer

Phrases ending with the word Opera:

  1. rock opera
  2. soap opera
  3. Soap-Opera
  4. comic opera
  5. grand opera
  6. horse opera
  7. light opera
  8. Space opera
  9. Ballad opera

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Opera

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Google previewThe Collected Works of Friedrich Nietzsche (2017)

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, Ecce Homo, Genealogy of Morals, Birth of Tragedy, The Antichrist, The Twilight of the Idols, The Case of Wagner, Letters & Essays by Friedrich Nietzsche

Opera is the birth of the theoretical man, of the critical layman, not of the artist: one of the most surprising facts in the whole history of art. It was the demand of thoroughly unmusical hearers that the words must above all be understood, so that ...

Google previewPeking Opera and Politics in Taiwan (2005)

by Nancy Guy

“Our national opera is a lofty art that represents the national spirit and culture,” said Legislator Mu Yuanchao.

Google previewThus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, Hellenism & Pessimism – 3 Unbeatable Philosophy Books in One Volume (2017)

The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche

Opera is the birth of the theoretical man, of the critical layman, not of the artist: one of the most surprising facts in the whole history of art. It was the demand of thoroughly unmusical hearers that the words must above all be understood, so that ...

Google previewThe Art of Music: The opera (1916)

by Daniel Gregory Mason

THE OPERA INTRODUCTION The opera is a problem — a problem to the composer and to the audience. The composer's problem has been in the course of solution for over three centuries and the problem of the audience is fresh with every ...

Google previewThe Art of Music (1916)

A Comprehensive Library of Information for Music Lovers and Musicians by Daniel Gregory Mason

THE OPERA INTRODUCTION The opera is a problem — a problem to the composer and to the audience. The composer's problem has been in the course of solution for over three centuries and the problem of the audience is fresh with every ...

Google previewA History of Opera (2005)

Milestones and Metamorphoses by Burton D. Fisher

Opera is a formal theatrical medium that expresses its dramatic essence by integrating its words and action with music. Like drama, opera embraces the entire spectrum of theatrical elements: dialogue, acting, costumes, scenery, and action, ...

Google previewThe New English Drama, with Prefatory Remarks, Biographical Sketches, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory (1818)

Being the Only Edition Existing which is Faithfully Marked with the Stage Business, and Stage Directions, as Performed at the Theatres Royal by William Hazlitt

iattitavks; Tnrs opera is a very suflicient witness of the patience and kindly' forbearance of our forefathers; nothing but the most enduring good-nature could have suffered it to pass in safety through. the fiery ordeal of a first night; a disposition ...

Google previewRed Rising and Philosophy (2016)

by Courtland Lewis, Kevin McCain

Instead, the opera is an abstract object: an object that exists, but does not physically exist at any particular place or time.

the tools of performance— instruments and scores—the opera is a system of musical objects in a certain arrangement.

Google previewA Chronology Of Western Classical Music 1600-2000 (2014)

by Jon Paxman

The opera is a phenomenal success, with productions following across Europe and the Americas.

Google previewTelevision and Criticism (2008)

by Solange Davin, Rhona Jackson

The soap opera is a form which is revered by fans, reviled by some critics. Its history spans and reflects social change, artistic and cultural development and national and international broadcasting history. For broadcasters, the soap opera ...

Google previewMunsey's Magazine (1911)

LIBRETTISTS 2 A third objection that has been advanced against American grand opera is that we have not the composers and librettists equal to writing it. Such an objection has little reasonable support, and is gradually tottering to a fall.

Google previewWritings of Nietzsche: Volume II

by Friedrich Nietzsche

Opera is the birth of the theoretical man, of the critical layman, not...

Google previewAdams' New Musical Dictionary of Fifteen Thousand Technical Words, Phrases, Abbreviations, Initials, and Signs Employed in Musical and Rhythmical Art and Science, in Nearly Fifty Ancient and Modern Languages (1865)

by John Stowell Adams

Opera. Opera. ( Ita.) A musieal drama, eonsisting of reeitatives, airs, ehoruses, &c , eombined with seenery, deeorations, and aetion; the seore of a musieal drama; the house in whieh operas are performed ; a publieation or work of an author.

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

who has been claimed as the founder of modern Russian opera, wrote two fairly well-known works, "The Water-Sprite" and "The Stone Guest," the story of the latter being closely allied to that of Mozart's "Don ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2006)

by Melissa Hope Ditmore

Alexandra Lutnick OPERA. Opera has been the perfect medium for telling sentimental stories about prostitutes. Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, the best- known opera based on a prostitute's life, has become a classic, but its first performance in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Three Thousand Musical Terms, etc. (Third edition, revised by J. A. Hamilton.). (1840)

by Thomas BUSBY

OPERA. A species of drama invented about the year 1600, by Ottavio Rinucinni, a Florentine. Its original structure was, however, so inferior to what was afterwards produced, that later times would not have deemed ...

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I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera. (Robert Ashley)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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