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 for opera house
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Opera \Op"er*a\ ([o^]p"[~e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work,
     composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains,
     work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op['e]ra. See
     Operate.]
     1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an
        essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting
        of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with
        orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes,
        together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a
        lyric drama.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The score of a musical drama, either written or in print;
        a play set to music.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The house where operas are exhibited.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Opera bouffe [F. op['e]ra opera + bouffe comic, It. buffo],
     Opera buffa [It.], light, farcical, burlesque opera.
  
     Opera box, a partially inclosed portion of the auditorium
        of an opera house for the use of a small private party.
  
     Opera comique [F.], comic or humorous opera.
  
     Opera flannel, a light flannel, highly finished. --Knight.
        
  
     Opera girl or Opera girls (Bot.), an East Indian plant
        ({Mantisia saltatoria) of the Ginger family, sometimes
        seen in hothouses. It has curious flowers which have some
        resemblance to a ballet dancer, whence the popular name.
        Called also dancing girls.
  
     Opera glass, a short telescope with concave eye lenses of
        low power, usually made double, that is, with a tube and
        set of glasses for each eye; a lorgnette; -- so called
        because adapted for use at the opera, theater, etc.
  
     Opera hat, a gentleman's folding hat.
  
     Opera house, specifically, a theater devoted to the
        performance of operas.
  
     Opera seria [It.], serious or tragic opera; grand opera.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  opera house
      n 1: a building where musical dramas are performed [syn:
           opera, opera house]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "opera house":
     Elizabethan theater, Globe Theatre, Greek theater, amphitheater,
     arena, arena theater, assembly hall, auditorium, cabaret, chapel,
     circle theater, club, concert hall, convention hall, dance hall,
     exhibition hall, gallery, hall, house, lecture hall,
     little theater, meetinghouse, music hall, night spot, nightclub,
     opera, outdoor theater, playhouse, showboat, stadium, theater,
     theater-in-the-round, theatron
  
  

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