In his endeavour to treat the grand-opera form honestly he accepted as his musical models several of his predecessors.
He is one of the greatest 'cellists we have, and is married to Madame Concetta Doria, the grand-opera singer.
Mrs. Stuart had visited Egypt before, but to Grace it was like a glimpse of grand-opera land, a scene from "Aida."
There were things in that bag I couldn't have believed existed out of a museum or a grand-opera property-room.
“Mr. Fairfax is giving a luncheon for two of the grand-opera people,” she explained.
The brown thrasher, that grand-opera singer who loves a tree-top and an audience, has a more brilliant song.
The grand-opera folk indulge themselves to the limit, invariably at the expense of the beneficent impresario.
I am 142 very conscious of this difference, and I feel as though I had started to sing aloud before a group of grand-opera stars.
"That is another angle of the grand-opera proposition, Mawruss," Abe said.
Stella Wing, who would have been a grand-opera star except for her drive to know everything about language.