from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A professional singer who takes part in operas.


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  • Giacomo Puccini Rome, Italy, 1900Dubbed a "shabby little shocker", Tosca opens with three crashing orchestral chords and never lets up until the opera-singer heroine, having stabbed the villain Scarpia and watched her artist-lover Cavaradossi die, leaps to her own death.

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  • Based now in Tennessee with his opera-singer wife, Ailyn Perez, Mr. Costello comes to New York often for continued study with his voice teacher.

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  • The main protagonist is a tough cop who gets dragged into body guarding a Diva opera-singer who has had her life threatened.

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  • I don't see either of you trouncing Opera Chic for her egregious and adolescent drooling over opera-singer hunks and their "packages."

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  • Then it's Day 2... there were a few more singers, including a nice opera-singer girl who gets through.

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  • With crazy good programming to back the vocal dexterity of Dana (the classically trained former opera-singer Aussie) and Ra's rhymes - Ra produced most of the album, but he's also joined by beatboxer Guy Licata, DJ Big Wiz (resident Def Jux DJ), and DJ Boo (Jugganots) - the album is intense.

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  • Never had Ursula measured as she did at that moment the distance which separated Vicomte de Portenduere from the daughter of a regimental musician, a former opera-singer and the natural son of an organist.


  • The place changed hands repeatedly until the 1930s, when the next long shadow fell upon the place in the shape of Magnus Willcraft: aristocrat, composer, former opera-singer, occultist and one-time Aleister Crowley acolyte.

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  • Sung by Dennis McNeill (an opera-singer friend of Bob Weir's) with Ratdog on 8 December 1995 and with The Other Ones on 22 July 1998.

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  • There was a dowager whose aristocratic name appeared daily on the fourth page of the newspapers, attesting the merits of some kind of quack medicine; and a retired opera-singer, who, having been called Zenaide Rochet till she grew up in Montmartre, where she was born, had had a brilliant career as a star in Italy under the name of Zina Rochette.

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