Definitions

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  • noun informal, music, uncountable A crossover genre combining elements of pop music and classical opera.
  • noun informal, music, countable A musical or operatic work performed in this style.

Etymologies

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Blend of pop and opera

Examples

  • Contemplating the evolution of the style he only calls "my genre" - he can't seem to bring himself to say "classical crossover" or, heaven forbid, "popera" - Groban made a surprising comparison.

    latimes.com - News

  • Her albums, which are strictly classical (as opposed to crossover recordings from so-called popera stars such as Andrea Bocelli), sell like pop music.

    Dining With a Diva

  • Opera snobs are terribly snooty about Bocelli's particular brand of "popera" - Time To Say Goodbye, which he does with Sarah Brightman, is possibly the cheesiest song ever to have been recorded - but I imagine that as he sang to the crowd in Central Park, he couldn't have given two hoots.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • the purists who sniff at classical crossover, and in particular, 'popera' - seethed at her switch of recording label from Universal to Warner two years ago, in a reputed £5.8 million deal, which has seen her transform herself from sweetheart-from-the-Valleys to worldwide superstar.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • A new generation of "popera" (pop meets opera) acts like blind Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli followed in their footsteps.

    A Maestro for the Masses

  • BRYANT: Their sound is called "popera," an international group with a big "American Idol" connection.

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2005

  • Known for his sweeping, orchestral presentation, the puppy-petting "popera" star dials it down a notch with an intimate show featuring only voice, guitar and piano.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • She won the audience over with her own brand of 'popera', enchanting voice and a warm tribute to "all those touched by tragedy in the last year".

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • She won the audience over with her own brand of 'popera', enchanting voice and a warm tribute to "all those touched by tragedy in the last year".

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • She won the audience over with her own brand of 'popera', enchanting voice and a warm tribute to "all those touched by tragedy in the last year".

    Whitehaven News headlines

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