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Mountain Sylph, The

Nigel Burton and Nicholas Temperley

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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Grand opera in two acts by john Barnett to a libretto by Thomas James Thackeray after Jean Charles Emmanuel Nodier’s short story Trilby, ou Le lutin d’Argail and Adolphe Nourrit and Jean Schneitzhöffer’s ballet La Sylphide; London, English Opera House, 25 August 1834.

The opera is set in the Western Isles of Scotland. Eolia (soprano), the mountain sylph, discovers Donald (tenor) sleeping and falls in love with him; she casts a spell on him

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