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opera
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a musical play with orchestra in which most dialogue is sung — (typically associated with classical music and often in a language foreign to the audience)

or:

the art form (or describing something as related to it) that consists of musical plays with orchestra in which most dialogue is sung
  • 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.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (17% in)
  • 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.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (17% in)
  • The opera had been performed then, nineteen years ago, and had closed after one performance, to the sound of booing and catcalls.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (17% in)
  • 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.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (18% in)
  • 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.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (18% in)
  • Why not a new symphony or opera?
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (90% in)
  • 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.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (53% in)
  • 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.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (53% in)

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