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opera
used in My Antonia

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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
  • On Saturday nights, Mrs. Harling used to play the old operas for us—'Martha,'
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (29% in)
  • He gave a concert at the Opera House on Monday night, and he and his manager spent Saturday and Sunday at our comfortable hotel.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (34% in)
  • Mrs. Harling came to the Opera House to hear the Commencement exercises, and I looked at her most of the time while I made my speech.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (78% in)
  • I walked home from the Opera House alone.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (78% in)
  • There was a note on the programme, saying that the 'incidental music' would be from the opera 'Traviata,' which was made from the same story as the play.
    Book 3 — Lena Lingard (41% in)

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