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Adamas

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(Rameau: Les Boréades). Bass. High Priest of Apollo, entrusted with raising Apollo's son Abaris. Created (f. stage p. 1982) by Françoix Le Roux.

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Adams, Rev. Horace

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(Britten: Peter Grimes). Ten. Rector of the Borough. Suspecting Grimes of being responsible for the death of his apprentices, he leads the men as they march to Grimes's hut to investigate...

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Adelaide Borghi-Mamo

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(b Bologna, 9 Aug 1826; d Bologna, 29 Sept 1901).

Italian mezzo-soprano. She studied in Milan and made her début in 1843 at Urbino in Saverio Mercadante's Il giuramento. She ...

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Adelaide Malanotte

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(b Verona, 1785; d Salò, 31 Dec 1832).

Italian contralto. She made her début in 1806 at Verona, then sang in Turin and at the Teatro Valle, Rome, in the ...

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Adele

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1 (J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus). Sop. The Eisensteins’ maid. With her sister Ida, she goes to Prince Orlofsky's party, wearing a dress she has ‘borrowed’ from her mistress....

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Adèle Isaac

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(b Calais, 8 Jan 1854; d Paris, 22 Oct 1915). French soprano. She studied with Gilbert Duprez in Paris, making her début in 1870 at the Théâtre Montmartre in Victor Massé's Les noces de...

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Adele Kern

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(b Munich, 25 Nov 1901; d Munich, 6 May 1980).

German soprano. She studied in Munich, making her début there in 1924 as Olympia in Les contes d᾽Hoffmann. She was ...

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Adèle Leigh

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(b London, 15 June 1928; d London, 23 May 2004).

English soprano. After studying drama she went to the Juilliard School and was a pupil of maggie Teyte. From 1948 ...

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Adelina Patti

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(b Madrid, 1843; d Craig‐y‐Nos Castle, nr. Brecon, Wales, 1919).

It. soprano. Daughter of singers. Taken to NY as child, touring USA as child prodigy for 3 years, accomp. by her...

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Adelina Stehle

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(b Graz, 30 June 1860; d Milan, 24 Dec 1945). Austrian, later Italian, soprano. She studied in Milan and made her début as Amina at Broni in 1881. In the following years she sang in many of...

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Adina

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(Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore). Sop. Wealthy young lady who owns a farm. She finds the courting of the peasant Nemorino rather slow and in order to tease him she flirts with the soldier...

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Admetus

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Gluck: Alceste). Ten. Husband of Alceste. He is dying and can be saved only by somebody else being sacrificed in his place. Created (1767 vers.) by Giuseppe Tibaldi; (1776 vers.) by Joseph...

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Adolar, Count of Nevers

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Weber: Euryanthe). Ten. Betrothed to Euryanthe. His rival, Lysiart, convinces him of her unfaithfulness and he plans to kill her. When the truth is revealed, they are happily reunited....

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Adolphe Maréchal

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(b Liège, 26 Sept 1867; d Brussels, 1 Feb 1935). Belgian tenor. He studied at the Liège Conservatory and made his début at Dijon in 1891. After singing for some years in provincial French...

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Adolphe Menjou

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1890–1963). Film performer. With his precise mustache, suave demeanor, and well-tailored clothes, the debonair character actor had one of Hollywood's longest screen careers (1914 to 1960),...

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Adolphe Nourrit

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(b Montpellier, 3 March 1802; d Naples, 8 March 1839). French tenor, son of Louis Nourrit. He studied with the elder Manuel García for 18 months, initially against his father's wishes, then...

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Adolphe-Joseph-Louis Alizard

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(b Paris, 29 Dec 1814; d Marseilles, 23 Jan 1850).

French bass-baritone. He began his career as a violinist, studying under Chrétien Urhan, but switched to singing in 1834,...

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Adorno, Gabriele

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(Verdi: Simon Boccanegra). Ten. A Genoese nobleman (patrician), in love with Amelia Grimaldi, not knowing she is the daughter of the Doge, Simon Boccanegra, who was responsible for the...

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Adriana Ferrarese

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(b Valvasano [now Friuli], 19 Sept 1759; d after 1803). Italian soprano. As a student at the Ospedale dei Mendicanti in Venice from 1778 to 1782 she sang in oratorio. She has long been...

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Adriana Lecouvreur

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Opera in 4 acts by Cilea to lib. by Colautti from play of same name by Scribe and Legouvé (1849). Prod. Milan 1902; London 1904; New Orleans 1907. Adriana was one of greatest 18th‐cent. Fr....

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