Opera vs Theater - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between opera and theater
is that opera
) a theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance while theater
is a place or building, consisting of a stage and seating, in which an audience gathers to watch plays, musical performances, public ceremonies, and so on.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(lb) A theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.
(lb) The score for such a work.
A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.
*:“I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera , the gorged dowagers,, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
A company dedicated to performing such works.
(lb) Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera.
A collection of work (plural of opus).
* comic opera
* grand opera
* horse opera
* oat opera
* opera bouffe
* opera comique
* opera buffa
* opera hat
* opera house
* opera seria
* opera singer
* opera slipper
* soap opera
* space opera
* musical comedy
* theatre (standard spelling in all English-speaking countries except the USA)
A place or building, consisting of a stage and seating, in which an audience gathers to watch plays, musical performances, public ceremonies, and so on.
* (rfdate) :
A region where a particular action takes place; a specific field of action, usually with reference to war.
- The theater is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, it is also the return of art to life.
A lecture theatre.
(medicine) An operating theatre or locale for human experimentation.
- His grandfather was in the Pacific theater during the war.
(US) A cinema.
- This man is about to die, get him into theater at once!
Drama or performance as a profession or artform.
- We sat in the back row of the theater and threw popcorn at the screen.
- I worked in the theater for twenty-five years.
* The spelling (theatre) is the main spelling in British English, with (theater) being rare.
* In United States English, (theater) accounts for about 80 percent of usage in the major corpus of usage, COCA.