One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural opera companies
A group of singers and musicians who perform in an opera together.‘the star of the opera company’
- ‘He helped me both with management and with getting my name out to opera companies.’
- ‘We need opera companies to commission new operas.’
- ‘He became a member of the opera company, and this led to an appointment with the Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg.’
- ‘She establishes herself in the chorus of a Parisian opera company.’
- ‘He spent much of his early life touring with his family in a travelling opera company.’
- ‘I was second oboist in a touring opera company he was conducting.’
- ‘Opera companies are lining up to stage the piece.’
- ‘The opera company has toured from Italy to Japan with relatively traditional productions.’
- ‘The island's opera company took a great deal of care to see that it did justice to this beloved masterpiece.’
- ‘You'll seldom hear your local opera company attempt Norma, while La boheme and Carmen are perpetual fair game.’
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