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Aachen (opera)

Gábor Halász.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 302 words.

(Fr. Aix-la-Chapelle)

City in western Germany. In the 1780s and early 90s Johann Böhm’s company performed annually in the Komödienhaus (completed 1751), where their...

Aaron

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 645 words.

(Moses und Aron—Schoenberg) by Philip Langridge

I have to confess that the first time I looked at the part of Aaron with a view to singing it, I thought it much too difficult to...

Aaron

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 216 words.

1 (Aron) (Schoenberg: Moses und Aron). Ten. Brother of Moses, who asks him to use his powers of oratory to convince the Israelites to follow Moses out of bondage. Aaron is...

Abaris

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 7 words.

Abaris

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 50 words.

(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...

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...

Abbadia, Luigia (1821)

Elizabeth Forbes.

in The Grove Book of Opera Singers

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 110 words.

(b Genoa, 1821; d Milan, 1896).

Italian mezzo-soprano. She studied with her father, the

Abbado, Claudio (opera)

Edward Greenfield.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 590 words.

(b Milan, June 26, 1933). Italian conductor . Son of the violinist and teacher Michelangelo Abbado, he heard Debussy’s Nocturnes as a small boy and was immediately fired with the...

Abbate, Carolyn (opera)

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 152 words.

(b New York, Nov 20, 1955). American musicologist . She studied at Yale, Munich and Princeton. Her dissertation, on Wagner’s Parisian Tannhäuser, was completed in 1984 at Princeton,...

Abbatini, Antonio Maria (opera)

Margaret Murata.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 805 words.

(b Città di Castello, Jan 26, 1595; d Città di Castello, ? after March 15, 1679). Italian composer . His birth date, hitherto unknown, is reported by Ciliberti (1986). After moving...

Abbiati, Franco (opera)

Carolyn Gianturco.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 120 words.

(b Verdello, Sept 14, 1898; d Bergamo, Jan 22, 1981). Italian music critic. He studied composition and musicology in Turin before working in Milan as a critic, first on Secolo sera (1...

Abbott, Emma (opera)

H. Wiley Hitchcock.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 143 words.

(b Chicago, Dec 9, 1850; d Salt Lake City, Jan 5, 1891). American soprano. After studying in New York, she went in 1872 to Europe, studying further in Milan and with Mathilde Marchesi,...

Abduction from the Harem, The

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 11 words.

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, Anna Amalie (opera)

Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 191 words.

(b Halle, Sept 19, 1906). German musicologist , daughter of Hermann Abert. She studied with Abert, Blume and Sachs at the University of Berlin where she took the doctorate in 1934....

Abert, Hermann (opera)

Lothar Hoffmann-Erbrecht.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 241 words.

(b Stuttgart, March 25, 1871; d Stuttgart, Aug 13, 1927). German musicologist. He took the doctorate at Berlin in 1897 and in 1902 he completed the Habilitation at the University of...

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...

Abesalom da Eteri

Stephen Johnson.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 503 words.

(‘Absalom and Etery’)

Opera in four acts by Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili to a libretto by P. Mirianashvili after the Georgian legend Eteriani; Tbilisi, Georgian National...

Abigaille

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 75 words.

(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...

Abimélech

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 41 words.

(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....