A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OPERA

Mon, 22 Nov '21
"Tosca" or "Turandot"
Mon, 15 Nov '21
They say this "ain't over until the fat lady sings"
Mon, 8 Nov '21
"Carmen" or "Elektra"
Wed, 27 Oct '21
Unsuk Chin's "Alice in Wonderland," for one
Sun, 19 Sep '21
Literally, "works"
Sun, 29 Aug '21
"What's ___, Doc?" (old Bugs Bunny short)
Mon, 9 Aug '21
"The Phantom of the ___"
Thu, 5 Aug '21
Grammy category
Tue, 4 May '21
"La Bohème," for one
Wed, 14 Apr '21
"The Barber of Seville," e.g.
Sun, 21 Feb '21
Where trills provide thrills