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noun opera pronunciation in British English /ˈɒp(ə)rə/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a type of play performed by singers and an orchestra
    Wagner’s operas
    go to the opera: We went to the opera last night and saw La Boheme.
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] connected with, consisting of, or performing in opera
      an opera company/singer/festival
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] opera considered as an art form
    the great composers of opera


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