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command performance

Syllabification: com·mand per·for·mance

Definition of command performance in English:

noun

A presentation of a play, concert, opera, or other show at the request of royalty.
Example sentences
  • Known for his jazz musicality, Slyde is a favorite of musicians, and presented a command performance at the White House during the Clinton administration.
  • A starring role in a command performance of Coppelia for the Netherlands's royal family highlighted his career.
  • Sophonisba opened at Drury Lane on 28 February 1730 and ran for ten nights, giving the author three benefit performances, one of which was a command performance for the Prince and Princess of Wales that drew a glittering audience.

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