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Definition: Opera seria
([o^]p"[~e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work,
composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains,
work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op['e]ra. See
1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an
essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting
of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with
orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes,
together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a
2. The score of a musical drama, either written or in print;
a play set to music.
3. The house where operas are exhibited.
[F. op['e]ra opera + bouffe comic, It.
buffo], Opera buffa
[It.], light, farcical, burlesque
, a partially inclosed portion of the auditorium
of an opera house for the use of a small private party.
[F.], comic or humorous opera.
, a light flannel, highly finished. --Knight.
or Opera girls
(Bot.), an East Indian plant
) of the Ginger family, sometimes
seen in hothouses. It has curious flowers which have some
resemblance to a ballet dancer, whence the popular name.
Called also dancing girls
, a short telescope with concave eye lenses of
low power, usually made double, that is, with a tube and
set of glasses for each eye; a lorgnette; -- so called
because adapted for use at the opera, theater, etc.
, a gentleman's folding hat.
, specifically, a theater devoted to the
performance of operas.
[It.], serious or tragic opera; grand opera.