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.
#opera #singer #soprano #bass #tenor
von Don't have one. 30. Dezember 2007
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!
#internet browser #firefox #ie #internet explorer #opera #ie7 #firefox 2 #opera 9
von Todd W 11. Dezember 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.
#opera #internet #explorer #internet explorer #fire #fox #firefox #safari
von Da Milkman 3. Juni 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.

http://www.opera.com
I'm browsing Urban Dictionary using the keyboard and voice recognition found in Opera.
#opera #internet #browser #web #tubes
von IPF 24. März 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.
#fail #screw up #fuck up #be careless #err
von MikeMikeMik 24. Februar 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.
#opera #browser #internet #firefox #explorer #javascript
von xpenzif 3. März 2010
The most demanding form of music, singing and theater. It is too much for 99% of all the people alive today because they only have shit in their heads and only two neurons. It is beyond their understanding because they are all sheep: mindless animals that dance to rock, rap and other third class music that will be quickly forgotten in the next 50 years because they don't have the brain power to understand opera. Opera has the best singers in the world, no other singers can match opera singers because opera demands it's singers to sing not only live but with out the help of the microphone and over an orchestra of at least 80 peaces. Opera has only one true goddes: María Callas. Next to her cheap whores like Beyonce, Shakira, Britney Spears, Xtina, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Lady Rip OFf... i mean Lady Ga Ga and the rest of skanks of that type don't hold a candle. Callas alone with her GARGANTUAN voice could drown all of the other bitches if all of them sang together at the same time.
Pop, rock and specially rap music are trash unlike the refined matchless art call opera.
#art #singing #soprano #assoluta #sfogato
von fresero_abre_culos@hotmail.com 15. März 2011
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