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A form of theatre in which all, or at least most, of the lines are sung rather than spoken. They are commonly written in Italian, German, and French. However, there are also Czech, Chinese, Russian, and English operas. Frequently, the three largest roles are given to a soprano, a bass, and a tenor.

A soprano is a female singer with the highest vocal range. There are, however, many different types of sopranos, each suited to certain roles.

A bass is a male singer with the lowest range. An example of a very good bass voice is Nicolai Ghiaurov.

A tenor is a male singer with the highest vocal range. Often, they are the hero of the story and are in love with the soprano's character.

The plots range from a light-hearted comedy such as "La Fille du Regiment" (The Daughter of the Regiment) to tragedies such as "Aida" or "La Boheme". The music is often difficult to sing, though some arias are easier than others. I would not recommend attempting to sing any of them without training, however. Contrary to what some people believe, singing opera takes a great deal of work and skill and hitting all those high notes, which many people refer to as shrieking, is certainly not easy.

If you intend to go to the opera, it is a good idea to read the story first. Whether you have the story in a book or find it online, it tends to be more enjoyable if you know the story. Especially if you aren't a great opera fan and are simply going because some one you know wants you to accompany them.
Notable opera singers are: Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Maryline Horne, Maria Callas, Renee Fleming, Angela Gheorgiu, Roberto Alagna, and Jose Carreras.
додав Don't have one. 30 Грудень 2007
A style of theater/drama in which the characters sing all or most of their lines.

The story is usually simpler than that of movie plots, since it takes longer to sing than to speak. The stories, perhaps melodramatic to our modern eyes, are as varied as movies; from lighthearted, romantic prances ("The Marriage of Figaro", "The Elixer of Love"); heartbreaking romantic tragedies ("La Boheme". "Madame Butterfly", "Aïda"); and some almost x-rated shockers ("Elektra"(much like the Mendez brothers case), "Salome"). Operas are often quite true to life and often deal with some of the most difficult choices that a person can make; matters of life and death, in other words. ...Of course, the plot is much more dramatic than in reality.

Opera relies on voice types (unlike movies, which rely on appearance):

Soprano: highest female voice; plays the heroine, the sweetheart, the victim woman.

Mezzo-soprano: medium female voice; plays the villainess, seductresses.

Contralto: lowest female voice; very rare, usually limited to maids, mothers, grandmothers, and witches.

Tenor: highest male voice: plays the hero, the lover, the doomed hero. Usually romances the soprano.

Baritone: medium male voice; plays the villain, evil prison wardens, and other mean ones.

Bass: lowest male voice; plays priests, kings, fathers, and the Devil.

Opera houses are theaters designed especially for opera... and don't be surprised to find a (rather sexy) tuxedo-clad ghost wandering the dark recesses of the opera house, living his life away on a lake beneath the theater.
Opera is a grim world; there's competition all over for parts... and not to mention some rather unusual situations: tantrums and refusals to do something that the director wants to be staged.

What's the difference between a soprano and a terrorist?
-You can negotiate with a terrorist.;)

"He's here! The Phantom of the Opera!"
додав Lorelili 29 Травень 2005
1. The fastest Internet Browser available. Faster than Mozilla Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in all tests, but still only 1% of people use it.

2. Some gay kind of concert that rich people go to where they have to wear special glasses just to see the stage.
Example 1:

guy 1: Dude! Firefox is the fastest browser on the planet. I can't believe you're still using IE7.

guy 2: Dude!! Opera 9 is the fastest in all tests, and is more cutting edge than both of them.

guy 1: Oh... well I'm just going off of what my Firefox cult tells me. They didn't mention Opera.

Example 2:

Guy 1: Dude! Where did you take your girlfriend yestarday on your date?

Guy 2: I took her to the Opera. I wanted her to assume I was both rich and an intellectual.

Guy 1: Well... Did it work?

Guy 2: Ohhhh yea!
додав Todd W 11 Грудень 2006
Though it only owns about 20% of the global browser market share, it's quite possibly the best browser available. Unlike Internet Explorer, it's secure. Unlike Firefox, it's fast. Unlike Safari, it actually works. It meets W3C Web Standards, and got a higher score than any other browser on the Acid 3 test.
Opera is the browser of choice, by Jesus Christ himself.
додав Da Milkman 3 Червень 2009
Opera is a web browser that is superior to FireFox and Internet Explorer in many ways. Its a lot more secure and feature-filled than both and unlike FireFox is small and quick, not a horrible resource hog that requires every extention imaginable to be functional and/or useful.

I'm browsing Urban Dictionary using the keyboard and voice recognition found in Opera.
додав IPF 24 Березень 2007
1) Acronym for "Oscillation Project with Emulsion-Racking Apparatus" an experiment at the LGNS facility in Italy, an experiment known for promoting a sensational and clearly incorrect result that the neutrino can travel faster than light.

2) Verb: to screw up in an experimental or research context

3) Noun: an experimental error that should have been caught, but affected results.

4) to pull an OPERA. verb: to make an error when showing results; to engage in definition #3
Don't OPERA that cable!

Wait, this graph wrong, I pulled an OPERA.
додав MikeMikeMik 24 Лютий 2012
An fast internet browser which only renders standards compliant code. Since a large portion of websites rely on non-standard code, Opera is out of touch with the real world.
In a perfect world Opera would be the browser of choice. Until then, many developers will sadly find it easier to block opera browsers.
додав xpenzif 3 Березень 2010