I understand the song except for every mention of Опера. What does it mean? Google translate says it means Opera, and indeed it sound like the word too, but what is the context? It doesn't make sense to me.

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    Apr 13, 2016 at 22:23

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Опер (slang) - is a short form of оперуполномоченный, which means detective / tec / sleuth.
Plural form of опер is оперá (stressed а).

So the phrase

Прорвёмся, оперá

means something like

Everything will be OK, detectives

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    You translated "Прорвемся" wrong - it is not just "Everything will be OK", it is "We will survive and win". This is a word from war movies. May 5, 2016 at 8:59

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