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metropolitan opera

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Metropolitan Opera definition


The most prominent opera company in the United States, often called “the Met” for short. It is based in New York City.

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  • The audience at the metropolitan opera House reminds me of a family that lives in the country and won't travel.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • Our musical rivals of yesterday are as chorus people compared to metropolitan opera stars, with us.

  • One of them is at the same time a singer in the metropolitan opera Company.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • I could've filled the metropolitan opera House three times over!

    The Destroying Angel Louis Joseph Vance
  • "But it might be valuable to you to have your name on the billboards of the metropolitan opera House," he urged good-naturedly.

    Geraldine Farrar Geraldine Farrar

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