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1776

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

America’s obsession with its own history had already resulted in at least two Broadway musicals based on momentous national events before this show opened at the 46th Street Theatre on ...

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A. Edward Sutherland

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1895–1974).

Film director. A performer-turned-director, he specialized in comedies and musicals at Paramount. Sutherland was born in London to American parents in show business...

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Aage Haugland

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Copenhagen, 1944; d Copenhagen, 2000).

Danish bass‐baritone. Début Oslo 1968 in Martinů's Comedy on the Bridge. Member of Danish Royal Opera from 1973. CG début 1975. Sang Hagen...

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Aaron

Overview page. Subjects: Opera — Religion.

In Hebrew tradition Moses's brother. He was assigned to Moses as his assistant (Exod. 4: 14), and later he and his descendants were appointed priests (Exod. 28 f.). In Christian theology he...

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Abaris

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Rameau: Les Boréades). Ten. Son of Apollo. Brought up by the High Priest Adamas, his identity has remained a secret. In love with Queen Alphise, he is only able to marry her when his royal...

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Abbott and Costello

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Teaming up in 1931, Abbott And Costello were in vaudeville before gaining success in radio, films and television. Bud Abbott (b. William A. Abbott, 2 October 1895, Asbury Park, New ...

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Abigaille

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Verdi: Nabucco). Sop. Elder but illegitimate daughter of Nabucco. She is in love with the Hebrew Ismaele who rejects her in favour of her younger sister Fenena. She attempts to replace her...

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Abimélech

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Saint‐Saëns: Samson et Dalila). Bass. Satrap of Gaza. He taunts the subjugated Hebrews for praying to their God who is not helping them in their distress. Their leader, Samson, slays him....

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Academy award

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Any of a series of awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Hollywood, US) given annually since 1928 for achievement in the film industry in various categories; an Oscar.

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Achilla

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Handel: Giulio Cesare). Bass. General and Counsellor to Tolomeo, who cheats him. Achilla defends Cleopatra against Tolomeo and is mortally wounded. Created (1724) by Giuseppe Boschi.

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