grand opera


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grand opera

n.
1. A serious or tragic opera for which the entire text is set to music.
2. A lavishly produced opera.

grand opera

n
(Classical Music) an opera that has a serious plot and is entirely in musical form, with no spoken dialogue

grand′ op′era


n.
a serious, usu. tragic, opera.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grand opera - opera in which all the text is sung
opera - a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
Translations

grand opera

nopera lirica
References in classic literature ?
Monseigneur had been out at a little supper last night, where the Comedy and the Grand Opera were charmingly represented.
He was driven on, and other carriages came whirling by in quick succession; the Minister, the State-Projector, the Farmer-General, the Doctor, the Lawyer, the Ecclesiastic, the Grand Opera, the Comedy, the whole Fancy Ball in a bright continuous flow, came whirling by.
An illusion that won't convince is a palpable lie, and that's what grand opera is to me when little Barillo throws a fit, clutches mighty Tetralani in his arms (also in a fit), and tells her how passionately he adores her.
It is used to call the duck-shooters in Western Canada when a flock of birds has arrived; and to direct the movements of the Dragon in Wagner's grand opera "Siegfried.
Every half minute he chanted a harsh, unintelligible phrase akin to the jabber of car conductors and grand opera.
I have promised to escort to the Academie a Greek princess of my acquaintance who has never seen your grand opera, and who relies on me to conduct her thither.
Returning from one of Mozart's grand operas, splendidly performed at the Royal Theatre, he looked over his own, played a few of the best parts, sat staring at the busts of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and bach, who stared benignly back again.
Dates: Sunday 18 March - Saturday 24 March Times: Sun - Thurs, 8pm; Fri, 6pm and 9pm; Sat, 5pm and 8pm Venue: Grand Opera House, Belfast Watch out Northern Ireland - Uncle Andy is heading your way
Cleaveland Cady, the opening of this great architectural work of art was by a performance of Faust, a French grand opera.
STANDING proudly on the corner of Linthorpe and Southfield Roads in Middlesbrough was once the Grand Opera House opened in 1903.
It gave a fresh take on Dylan Thomas' story as part of the centenary celebrations of the Swansea writer's birth and is now competing with five other companies, including Houston Grand Opera and English National Opera, in the world premiere category.
This is a newly created position that is charged, in the company's terms, to "lead the development and implementation of strategic efforts to maximize the opera company's earned revenue opportunities, directly manage all marketing and communication-based activities that promote and enhance the COG brand, lead the expansion of the COG'S community outreach and engagement activities, and oversee communications efforts to maximize the opera company's international, national and regional impact" Kelley joins the company after four years as Director of Marketing for Houston Grand Opera.