Crossword clues for opera
- Where to hear "Bravo!" and "Brava!"
- Space ___
- Alban Berg's "Wozzeck," e.g.
- "What's ___, Doc?" (classic Bugs Bunny short)
- The Marx Brothers spent a night at one
- "Don Giovanni" or "Don Pasquale"
- "Carmen" or "Rigoletto"
- "Cavalleria Rusticana," for one
- "Porgy and Bess," e.g.
- "Macbeth" or "Otello"
- Consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
- A drama set to music
- "La Boh"
- Paris M
- "Oberto" is one
- "Fidelio," e.g.
- "Ernani," for one
- Setting for a Marx Brothers film
- "Nabucco," for one
- "Luisa Miller," e.g.
- "Norma," e.g.
- Concern of an impresario
- "Nabucco" is one
- Theme of this puzzle
- Gounod's forte
- Puccini work
- Seria or comique preceder
- Puccini's forte
- Verdi product
- Charpentier creation
- Covent Garden attraction
- "Peter Grimes," for one
- Vehicle for Bartoli
- Gluck product
- Comic or horse follower
- "Manon," e.g.
- Wagnerian work
- Copland's "The Tender Land," e.g.
- Cherubini work
- "Carmen" or "Norma"
- "Lulu" or "Wozzeck"
- Covent Garden offering
- Setting for a Marx Bros. film
- "Carmen" is one
- Horse or light follower
- Cherubini product
- Gluck work
- "Carmen" or "Faust"
- " . . . Mahagonny" is one
- Verdi's forte
- Plural of opus
- Lincoln Center attraction
- "Martha" is one
- Output of 42 Down
- Dvorak's "Russia," e.g.
- "Carmen" or "Aida"
- "Werther," for one
- "Salome," e.g.
- "Billy Budd" or "Peter Grimes"
- "Louise," for one
- "Turandot" is one
- "Billy Budd" is one
- Kind of glass or house
- Word with glass or house
- This can be grand
- Place to see tall headgear
- "Lulu" or "Louise"
- "Euridice" is one
- Singspiel, e.g.
- "Dido and Aeneas," for one
- "Louise" or "Norma"
- Soap or horse chaser
- The works, to Cato
- Salieri's "Tarare," e.g.
- "Euridice" was the first complete one
- "Rienzi" or "Jenufa"
- "Fidelio" is one
- "Die Fledermaus," e.g.
- "Peter Grimes" is one
- Teatro San Carlo offering
- Soap or horse follower
- Word with hat or house
- Mascagni product
- ___ buffa
- Grand or light
- "Aida," for one
- "Otello," for one
- "Peter Grimes," e.g.
- ___ bouffe
- "Aïda" or "Carmen"
- "Oberon" is one
- Musical works
- Where the Marxes spent a night
- "Wozzeck" is one
- "Lulu" or "Lakme"
- Massenet's forte
- "Lakmé," e.g.
- Meyerbeer product
- "Norma" or "Martha"
- Certain phantom's haunt
- Leonie Rysanek's field
- Barry McCauley's forte
- Vehicle for Domingo
- Met fare
- "Norma," for one
- "Norma" is one
- "Wozzeck" or "Vanessa"
- Locale for lorgnettes
- Sill's milieu
- Type of hat
- Wagner's forte
- Grand or light work
- Light or horse
- Threepenny or horse
- ___ hats
- It's usually grand
- "Martha" or "Louise"
- Paer product
- "Falstaff," e.g.
- It's sometimes grand
- "Lulu" or "Zaza"
- H. Parker's "Fairyland" is one
- "Schwanda the Bagpiper," e.g.
- Donizetti specialty
- "Norma" or "Carmen"
- Jacopo Peri work
- "Martha," e.g.
- "Otello" is one
- "Les Troyens," e.g.
- "William Tell," e.g.
- Horse ___
- "Faust," for one
- Where the fat lady sings
- "Yolanta," e.g.
- "La Gioconda," e.g.
- "Pique Dame," e.g.
- Threepenny entertainment?
- "Lakme," e.g.
- "Siegfried," e.g.
- It may be seria or buffa
- "Simon Boccanegra," e.g.
- Puccini product
- Battle field?
- "Ernani," e.g.
- "Otello," e.g.
- Kind of hat or house
- Soap ___
- Paris cultural center
- Mozart offering
- Milieu of 99-Down
- Met offering
- "Le Coq d'Or," e.g.
- "Lulu," e.g.
- Work for Moffo or a buffo
- "ThaГЇs," e.g.
- Aria area
- 16-Down, for one
- Paris landmark, with "L'"
- Donizetti work
- "Don Giovanni," for one
- "Tosca" or "Thais," e.g.
- "The Barber of Seville," e.g.
- "Pagliacci," e.g.
- "Falstaff" or "Fidelio"
- La Scala performance
- Gig for Domingo
- "Orfeo," e.g.
- Beethoven wrote just one
- La Scala offering
- "La BohГЁme," e.g.
- La Scala production
- Field of buffos
- "HГ¤nsel und Gretel," e.g.
- "Pagliacci," for one
- Part of Mozart's art
- Where to hear a 14-Across
- Where to hear an aria
- Word after grand or soap
- "Lohengrin," e.g.
- 14-Across, e.g.
- "Don Giovanni," for example
- "Carmen," e.g.
- 35-Down, for one
- "Tosca," e.g.
- "Faust," e.g.
- Rameau work
- Verdi work
- What the fat lady sings?
- Field of Battle
- Comic ___
- Wagner work
- Setting for a 1935 Marx Brothers farce
- Theater offering
- See 21-Across
- "Wozzeck," e.g.
- Kiri Te Kanawa's milieu
- "The Magic Flute," e.g.
- Collected works
- "Nixon in China," for one
- Bizet work
- Word with buff or buffa
- 6-Across, e.g.
- Gounod production
- Word with light or horse
- "Dido and Aeneas," for an early English example
- Paris MГ©tro station next to a music center
- Phantom's haunt
- Plural of 21-Across
- Place to find a C-note?
- "Il Trovatore," e.g.
- Where you might take a lorgnette
- Musical work featuring 3-Down
- "Martha" or "Norma"
- Met production
- "Fidelio," for one
- Activity for some season ticket holdersВ В
- Sydney ___ House
- Word with light or rock
- "Idomeneo," e.g.
- Lincoln Center offering
- "Faust" or "Don Giovanni"
- Numbered works
- Work with choruses
- Price production
- Glass work
- "Tosca" or "ThaГЇs"
- Wagner composition
- Puccini production
- "Tosca," for one
- Musical work that's often not in English
- "La Traviata," e.g.
- See 29-Down
- Lincoln Center production
- Workplace where there are many openings
- Setting for a Marx Brothers farce
- Teatro La Fenice offering
- Work on a grand scale
- Works in the music business
- Word with grand or soap
- "No good ___ plot can be sensible ...": W. H. Auden
- Record store section
- "The Makropulos Affair," for one
- "Anna Bolena" or "Anna Nicole"
- Strauss's "Die Fledermaus," for one
- See 108-Across
- "William Tell," for one
- High-culture work
- Kind of glasses
- 25-Down, for one
- "L'Africaine," e.g.
- "La BohГЁme" or "La Traviata"
- Each of this puzzle's long Across answers sounds like one
- Setting for a 1935 Marx Brothers comedy
- Boito's "Mefistofele," e.g.
- "Bluebeard's Castle," e.g.
- "Der Rosenkavalier," for one
- Covent Garden performance
- Grammy category
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Opera \Op"er*a\ ([o^]p"[~e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains, work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op['e]ra. See Operate.]
A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama.
The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.
The house where operas are exhibited.
Op['e]ra bouffe [F. op['e]ra opera + bouffe comic, It. buffo], Opera buffa [It.], light, farcical, burlesque opera.
Opera box, a partially inclosed portion of the auditorium of an opera house for the use of a small private party.
Op['e]ra comique [F.], comic or humorous opera.
Opera flannel, a light flannel, highly finished.
Opera girl or Opera girls (Bot.), an East Indian plant ( Mantisia saltatoria) of the Ginger family, sometimes seen in hothouses. It has curious flowers which have some resemblance to a ballet dancer, whence the popular name. Called also dancing girls.
Opera glass, a short telescope with concave eye lenses of low power, usually made double, that is, with a tube and set of glasses for each eye; a lorgnette; -- so called because adapted for use at the opera, theater, etc.
Opera hat, a gentleman's folding hat.
Opera house, specifically, a theater devoted to the performance of operas.
Opera seria [It.], serious or tragic opera; grand opera.
Opus \O"pus\, n.; pl. Opera. [L. See Opera.] A work; specif. (Mus.), a musical composition.
Note: Each composition, or set of pieces, as the composer may choose, is called an opus, and they are numbered in the order of their issue. (Often abbrev. to op.)
Opus incertum. [L.] (Arch.) See under Incertum.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"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.
n. 1 (lb en music) A theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance. 2 (lb en 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 (lb en by extension) Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera. 6 A collection of work (opus).
n. a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
theater where opera is performed [syn: opera house]
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 ( 3, 7 and 8) cross each other at one point, known as a "well".
The station offers a connection to the following stations:
- Auber on RER line A
- Haussmann – Saint-Lazare on RER line E
- Havre – Caumartin on lines 3 and 9
- Saint-Augustin on line 9
- Saint-Lazare on lines 3, 12, 13 and 14
The station is famous for its strong odors of sewers. When it was being built, there were concerns that one of Hector Guimard's characteristic iron metro entrances would spoil the view of the opera house, so a marble entrance was built instead.
Opera is a Western performance art which combines music and drama.
Opera may also refer to:
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. This is the second Dario Argento horror film to have THX audio certified and picture quality.
Opera is a station of the yellow M1 (Millennium Underground) line of the Budapest Metro, in front of the Hungarian State Opera House.
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.
Opera (; English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere ) is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text ( libretto) and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting. In traditional opera, singers do two types of singing: recitative, a speech-inflected style and arias, a more melodic style. Opera incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery, and costumes and sometimes includes dance. The performance is typically given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble, which since the early 19th century has been led by a conductor.
Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition. It started in Italy at the end of the 16th century (with Jacopo Peri's lost Dafne, produced in Florence in 1598) and soon spread through the rest of Europe: Schütz in Germany, Lully in France, and Purcell in England all helped to establish their national traditions in the 17th century. In the 18th century, Italian opera continued to dominate most of Europe (except France), attracting foreign composers such as Handel. Opera seria was the most prestigious form of Italian opera, until Gluck reacted against its artificiality with his "reform" operas in the 1760s. In the 2000s, the most renowned figure of late 18th-century opera is Mozart, who began with opera seria but is most famous for his Italian comic operas, especially The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze Di Figaro), Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte, as well as The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), a landmark in the German tradition.
The first third of the 19th century saw the high point of the bel canto style, with Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini all creating works that are still performed in the 2000s It also saw the advent of Grand Opera typified by the works of Auber and Meyerbeer. The mid-to-late 19th century was a "golden age" of opera, led and dominated by Wagner in Germany and Verdi in Italy. The popularity of opera continued through the verismo era in Italy and contemporary French opera through to Puccini and Strauss in the early 20th century. During the 19th century, parallel operatic traditions emerged in central and eastern Europe, particularly in Russia and Bohemia. The 20th century saw many experiments with modern styles, such as atonality and serialism ( Schoenberg and Berg), Neoclassicism ( Stravinsky), and Minimalism ( Philip Glass and John Adams). With the rise of recording technology, singers such as Enrico Caruso and Maria Callas became known to much wider audiences that went beyond the circle of opera fans. Since the invention of radio and television, operas were also performed on (and written for) these mediums. Beginning in 2006, a number of major opera houses began to present live high-definition video transmissions of their performances in cinemas all over the world. In 2009, an opera company offered an online download of a complete performance.
"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.
The song was performed 6th on the night, following Italy's Riccardo Fogli with " Per Lucia" and preceding Spain's Remedios Amaya with " Quién maneja mi barca". The song received no points from the 19 other countries taking part, placing joint last of 20 together with Spain who also failed to score.
The song was succeeded as Turkish representative at the 1984 contest by Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra with " Halay".
Opera is the debut studio 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" (BBC), "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" (Mixmag). It is "one of the few sure things in a modest genre" (Sasha Frere-Jones, LA Weekly).
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.
Opera is a station in the Antwerp premetro network, lying under the Leien near the Teniersplaats in the city centre. The station was opened on March 25, 1975, at the initial opening of the Antwerp premetro network. The station lies in the immediate proximity of the Antwerp opera building and is a part of the central east-west premetro axis.
Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software. The latest version is available for Microsoft Windows, , and Linux operating systems, and uses the Blink layout engine. An earlier version using the Presto layout engine is still available, and additionally runs on FreeBSD systems.
Opera siblings – Opera Mobile, Opera Mini and Opera Coast – work on devices running Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian, Maemo, Bada, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile operating systems, while Opera Mini runs on Java ME-capable devices.
According to Opera Software, the browser had more than 350 million users worldwide in the 4th quarter 2014. Total Opera mobile users reached 291 million in June 2015. Opera has been noted for originating many features later adopted by other web browsers. Prominent examples are Speed Dial, Pop-up Blocking, Browser Sessions, Private Browsing and, among major browsers, Tabbed Browsing.
Opera is a monthly British magazine devoted to covering all things related to opera. It 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. The magazine also contains major features and analysis on individual operas and people associated with opera.
The magazine employs a network of international correspondents around the world who write for the magazine. Contributors to the magazine, past and present, include William Ashbrook, Martin Bernheimer, Julian Budden, Rodolfo Celletti, Alan Blyth, Elizabeth Forbes, and J.B. Steane among many others.
Opera is printed in A5 size, with colour photos, and consists of around 130 pages. Page numbering is consecutive for a complete year (e.g. September 2009 goes from p1033-1168). All issues since August 2006 are available online to current subscribers (through Exact Editions).
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'.
After Lascelles, Harold Rosenthal served as editor from 1953–1986, Rodney Milnes from 1986 and John Allison has held that position since 2000, with Milnes as chair of the Editorial Board.
In 1965 Victor Gollancz Limited published a wide-ranging collection of articles which had appeared in the magazine during the first 15 years, with alongside those by regular Opera contributors, articles by Benjamin Britten, Sylvia Fisher, Magda Olivero, Helga Pilarczyk, Dennis Arundell, Osbert Lancaster, Joan Cross, Gottfried Schmiedel and Erwin Stein.
An occasional series of supplements have been published: Thirty all-time great recordings (August 2002), Great Opera Houses of the World (July 2003), In character: Great singers in great roles 1 (August 2004) and 2 (September 2006), Great First Nights (September 2005), Opera stage on screen (September 2007); along with four volumes of reprints of profiles of singers (grouped by voice type, 2002–2004) and directors (January 2006 and January 2007).
A separate annual 'Festivals' issue was published until 2012, with listings of opera or operetta festivals (or music festivals including operas) in the UK and all around the world for the coming season, preceded by longer articles on particular festival projects or personalities. From 2013, the separate issue was dropped in favour of a festivals focus in the April edition, due to the ready availability of listings on-line.
In recent years, the last page has been a lighter feature, such as 'I can't live without... golf' by Barbara Bonney (August 1999), ‘My First Opera – Don Giovanni’ by Osmo Vänskä (February 2004), and Roger Parker on why he would like to come back as Pasha Selim (December 2007).
Opera, also spelled as Gli Opera, was an Italian pop-rock band, active between 1975 and 1985.
Opera is a term commonly used in Tuscany ( Italy)) 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.
Operas are a confessional foundation, led by a laical deputation elected in part from the bishop and in part from Ministry of the Interior. This is and old heritage of the highly diversified nature of Fabrica ecclesiae foundation all over Italy. Originally they were designated by bishops who wanted to separate their spiritual affairs from pecuniary ones but, in the centuries, people from the local administrations entered the deputations. In the past was very important to have control of a fabrica, because they managed the commerce of cereals and had possession of several palaces, it was like being a second Lord of the city. Nowadays fabricas are only intended to keep their buildings with restoration works, maintenance, sourveillance and letting conduct daily religious services without interfering. Most of fabricas are under Associazione Fabbricerie Italiane a national association founded in 2007. The following fabricas are part of the Associazione Fabbricerie Italiane:
- Opera Laicale della Cattedrale di Chiusi ( Cathedral of Chiusi)
- Opera di Santa Croce di Firenze ( Church of Santa Croce of Florence))
- Opera Santa Maria del Fiore di Firenze ( Cathedral of Florence)
- Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano ( Cathedral of Milan)
- Opera del Duomo di Orvieto ( Cathedral of Orvieto)
- Fabbriceria della Basilica Cattedrale di Parma ( Cathedral of Parma)
- Fabbriceria della Chiesa Cattedrale Monumentale di S. Stefano Martire in Pavia ( Cathedral of Pavia)
- Fabbriceria della Chiesa Cattedrale di Pienza ( Cathedral of Pienza)
- Opera della Primaziale Pisana ( Cathedral of Pisa)
- Opera del Duomo di Prato della Chiesa Cattedrale Monumentale di S. Stefano ( Cathedral of Prato)
- Opera della Metropolitana di Siena ( Cathedral of Siena)
- Fabbriceria della Sagrestia della Cattedrale di Todi ( Cathedral of Todi)
- Procuratoria di San Marco di Venezia ( Cathedral of Venice)
- Opere Ecclesiastiche Riunite di Montepulciano ( Cathedral of Montepulciano)
- Fabbriceria del Duomo di Monreale ( Cathedral of Monreale)
Category:Roman Catholic Church organizations
Usage examples of "opera".
I always had abonnement at the Opera Comique, and Mignon came round frequently.
As we left the Tuileries, Patu took me to the house of a celebrated actress of the opera, Mademoiselle Le Fel, the favourite of all Paris, and member of the Royal Academy of Music.
At the second ballet at the opera an actress dressed in a tippet held out her cap to the bones as if to beg an alms, while she was dancing a pas de deux.
You protect yourself from the evil, Alan, with your Red Sox and your opera and your funny little job.
He said that he had traveled all over the world when he was young and that he had studied opera in Milan and in Buenos Aires and as they rolled through the countryside he sang arias and gestured with great vigor.
Instead, she had faked a histrionic attack of amnesia, like something right out of a soap opera.
Another misfortune which befel poor Sophia, was the company of Lord Fellamar, whom she met at the opera, and who attended her to the drum.
At the time when the opera began the marshal left the room, and everybody went away.
I was just locking my door when Cecilia, half undressed, came in to say that Bellino begged me to take him to Rimini, where he was engaged to sing in an opera to be performed after Easter.
The young wanton begged me to protect her against the manager of the opera, who was a Jew.
All things fell into order, stars and men, the silent growing things, the seas, the mountains and the plains, fell into order like a vast choir to obey the command of the canticle: Benedicite, omnia opera!
Additionally, Boa had twice spent the holidays with Miss Marspan at her Chelsea flat, being taken about to operas, concerts, and private musicals every night of her visit.
He had a sugar plantation called Bonheur on the Mississippi that supplied the wealth that allowed him to keep a townhouse for the season, a stable of horses and three carriages, a box at the opera, and to give his wife and daughter all the fripperies and fashionable nothings their hearts desired.
Casti had neither a fine style, nor a knowledge of dramatic requirements, as appears from two or three comic operas composed by him, in which the reader will find nothing but foolish buffooneries badly put together.
The hostess came up to enquire whether we wanted anything, and she asked if we were not going to the opera, which everybody said was so beautiful.