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Robert E. Seletsky.

in The Opera Quarterly

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Opera. 530 words.

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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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Aase Nordmo Løvberg

Robert Baxter.

in The Opera Quarterly

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Opera. 0 words.

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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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Abbadia, Luigia

Elizabeth Forbes.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music. 111 words.

(b Genoa, 1821; d Milan, 1896). Italian mezzo-soprano . She studied with her father, the composer and teacher Natale Abbadia, making her début in 1836 at Sassari. In Vienna she sang...

Abendroth, Irene

J.B. Steane.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music. 166 words.

(b Lemberg [now L’viv], July 14, 1872; d Weidling, nr Vienna, Sept 1, 1932). Polish soprano of Austrian parentage . She first appeared as a child prodigy, singing operatic arias in...

Abert, Johann Joseph

Anna Amalie Abert.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music. 388 words.

(b Kochowitz, nr Leitmeritz, Bohemia, Sept 20, 1832; d Stuttgart, April 1, 1915). Bohemian composer. After studying at the Prague Conservatory, he was engaged in 1853 as a double-bass...

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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Abott [née Pickens], Bessie

J.B. Steane.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music. 150 words.

(b Riverside, ny , 1878; d New York, Feb 9, 1919). American soprano . She appeared first with her sister Jessie in vaudeville, then, in London, in operetta; she was heard there in...

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Joe K. Law.

in The Opera Quarterly

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Opera. 0 words.

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Joe K. Law.

in The Opera Quarterly

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Opera. 0 words.

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Acevedo Guajardo, Remigio

Samuel Claro-Valdés.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music. 169 words.

(b Santiago, 1863; d Santiago, May 29, 1911). Chilean composer. He studied theory and singing at the National Conservatory, and the organ and composition privately. He was organist at...

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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Achille De Bassini

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Milan, 5 May 1819; d Cava de’ Tirreni, 3 Sept 1881). Italian baritone. He was the type of the ‘noble’ baritone for whom Giuseppe Verdi wrote parts exploiting a high tessitura, firm...

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Achté [née Ströer] Emmy

Elizabeth Forbes.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music. 86 words.

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(b Oulu, Nov 14, 1850; d Helsinki, Dec 2, 1924). Finnish soprano . After studying in Paris, Stockholm and Dresden, she was engaged at Helsinki in 1875, where...

Acis

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

In Greek mythology, a young shepherd, lover of the sea nymph Galatea, who was killed out of jealousy by his rival Polyphemus; as he died, Galatea turned him into a river.

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Acis and Galatea

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Handel). Lib. by John Gay and others; 2 acts; f.p. Cannons, Edgware, nr. London, 1718, possibly dir. by Johann Christoph Pepusch. Better defined as a masque or pastoral.

Mythologi...

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Ackermann, Otto

Jürg Stenzl.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Contemporary Music. 149 words.

(b Bucharest, Oct 18, 1909; d Wabern, nr Berne, March 9, 1960). Swiss conductor . After studying at the Royal Academy in Bucharest and the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, he became...