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opera
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • He was forty-three years old and it was the opening night of Phaethon, an opera he had written at the age of twenty-four.
  • The opera had been performed then, nineteen years ago, and had closed after one performance, to the sound of booing and catcalls.
  • Why not a new symphony or opera?
  • On the night when the opera was presented again, nineteen years later, the last sounds of the music crashed into the sounds of the greatest ovation the opera house had ever heard.
  • On the night when the opera was presented again, nineteen years later, the last sounds of the music crashed into the sounds of the greatest ovation the opera house had ever heard.
  • He had changed the ancient Greek myth to his own purpose and meaning: Phaethon, the young son of Helios, who stole his father’s chariot and, in ambitious audacity, attempted to drive the sun across the sky, did not perish, as he perished in the myth; in Halley’s opera, Phaethon succeeded.
  • But five million dollars was being spent by the office of Morale Conditioning on the People’s Opera Company, which traveled through the country, giving free performances to people who, on one meal a day, could not afford the energy to walk to the opera house.
  • But five million dollars was being spent by the office of Morale Conditioning on the People’s Opera Company, which traveled through the country, giving free performances to people who, on one meal a day, could not afford the energy to walk to the opera house.

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  • She is a popular opera singer.
  • We’re going to the opera this evening.

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