orchestra pit


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Noun1.orchestra pit - lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performersorchestra pit - lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
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orchestra pit

nfossa dell'orchestra
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Contract notice: the present project concerns the replacement of the orchestra pit of the room to avoid the tnba and more precisely of the replacement of the lifting mechanisms of the elevator, putting in protection of its surroundings and setting up of networks of feeding
The $34,000 study is due in June to determine the feasibility and cost of building a theater with a large enough stage, orchestra pit for 50 musicians, backstage area and dressing rooms.
I recall Danny Kaye sitting on the stage with his legs dangling over the orchestra pit, conversing with the audience.
A riot ensues - literally - and in an explosion of leather, bare flesh and huge hairdos this strange world heads for hell in a handcart - or the orchestra pit in a Chevy.
A riot ensues and, in an explosion of leather, bare flesh and huge hairdos, this strange world heads for hell in a handcart - or the orchestra pit in a Chevy.
It also supplies orchestra pit fillers and lifts; fixed audience seating; pipe and wire grids; and stage draperies, acoustic curtains, and curtain track systems for professional, educational, and community venues.
A MAN caused an opera to be cancelled when he sprinkled a powdery substance into an orchestra pit in the middle of a show.
President Erdogan stands above it, a conductor flailing his baton at an orchestra pit full of roaring monsters ripping each other to pieces, unworried that they might turn around, grab his leg, and pull him into the pit.
In was a nice touch on a night when the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, normally hidden away in the orchestra pit, were on stage in full view of the customers who particularly enjoyed their performance of Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana.
The ancient anecdotes come thick and fast: when Liberace played the Empire, two stage-hands spent the entire performance crouched under his piano to stop it rolling into the orchestra pit.
A total of 21 cameras capture all the action; from above the stage to the trap door, from the orchestra pit to the wings.
When he is not wielding his baton in the orchestra pit or on TV in BBC2's Maestro At The Opera, he is director of music at Warwick University.