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Beatty-Kingston, William (1837 - 1900), librettist, translator

Arthur Jacobs

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b 1837; d at sea, 4 Oct 1900). English librettist and translator. He wrote the librettos for Isidore de Lara’s The Light of Asia (‘a sacred legend’) and Leonhard Emil Bach’s Irmengarda, both produced without success at Covent Garden in 1892, and was the author of the English version of Tosca, published in the vocal score (1900). Its notoriously clumsy diction (opening with the rhymed couplet ‘Ha! I

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