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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Paul Bunyan

Arnold Whittall.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 365 words.

Operetta in a prologue and two acts by Benjamin Britten to a libretto by W(ystan) H(ugh) Auden ; New York, Columbia University, Brander Mathews Hall, 5 May 1941 (revised version,...

Singende Teufel, Der

Peter Franklin.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 133 words.

(‘The Singing Devil’)

Opera in four acts by Franz Schreker to his own libretto; Berlin, Staatsoper, 10 December 1928.

Schreker linked an often spare and more...

Inganno felice, L’

Richard Osborne.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 242 words.

(‘The Happy Deception’)

Farsa in one act by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa ; Venice, Teatro S Moisè, 8 January 1812.

The...

Etranger, L’

Robert Orledge.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 376 words.

(‘The Stranger’)

‘Action musicale’ in two acts, op.53, by Vincent d’ Indy to his own libretto; Brussels, Théâtre de la Monnaie, 7 January 1903.

Like D’Indy’s Fervaalnull...

Diavolo nel campanile, Il

John C.G. Waterhouse.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 191 words.

(‘The Devil in the Belfry’)

Grottesco in one act by Adriano Lualdi to his own libretto after Edgar Allan Poe ’s short story; Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 21 April...

Besuch der alten Dame, Der

Erik Levi.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 839 words.

(‘The Visit of the Old Lady’)

Opera in three acts by Gottfried von Einem to a libretto by Friedrich Dürrenmatt after his tragicomedy; Vienna, Staatsoper, 23 May 1971.

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Pescatrici, Le

Gordana Lazarevich.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 382 words.

(‘The Fisherwomen’)

Libretto by Carlo Goldoni , first set by Ferdinando Bertoni (1751, Venice).

Nerina and Lesbina are two fisherwomen, betrothed to each others’...

Satyagraha

Tim Page.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 810 words.

Opera in three acts by Philip Glass to a libretto by the composer and Constance DeJong after the Bhagavad Gita; Rotterdam, Netherlands Opera, 5 September 1980.

Shortly...

Jasager, Der

Stephen Hinton.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 1234 words.

(‘The Affirmer’)

Schuloper in two acts by Kurt Weill to a libretto by Bertolt Brecht after the Japanese noh play Taniko; Berlin, Zentralinstitut für Erziehung und...

Saint François d’Assise

Paul Griffiths.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 949 words.

[Scènes franciscains (‘Franciscan Scenes’)](‘St Francis of Assisi’)

Opera in three acts by olivier Messiaen Olivier Messiaen .

The work is in eight self-contained...

Yerma

Simon Wright.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 310 words.

Opera in three acts by Heitor Villa-Lobos after Federico García Lorca ’s play; Santa Fe, 12 August 1971.

Yerma (soprano) lives in a rural Spanish community where the...

Pilgrim’s Progress, The

Michael Kennedy.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 912 words.

Morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue by Ralph Vaughan Williams to his own libretto after John Bunyan’s allegory, with interpolations from the Bible and verse by Ursula...

Oedipus rex

Richard Taruskin.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 1191 words.

Opera-oratorio in two acts by Igor Stravinsky to a libretto by Jean Cocteau after Sophocles; Vienna, Staatsoper, 23 February 1928 (previously performed as an oratorio, Paris, Théâtre...

Favola del figlio cambiato, La

John C.G. Waterhouse.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 531 words.

(‘The Fable of the Changeling Son’)

Opera in three acts by Gian Francesco Malipiero , to a libretto by Luigi Pirandello, partly from his unfinished I giganti della montagna;...

Dibuk, Il

John C.G. Waterhouse.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 406 words.

(‘The Dybbuk’)

Opera in a prologue and three acts by Lodovico Rocca to a libretto by Renato Simoni after Shalom Anski’s play Tzvishen tzvei Velter (1920); Milan, Teatro alla...

Wreckers, The

Stephen Banfield.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 423 words.

[Les naufrageurs; Strandrecht]

Lyrical drama in three acts by ethel Smyth to a libretto in French by Henry Brewster and Smyth; Leipzig, Neues Theater, 11 November 1906.

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Pepita Jiménez

Frances Barulich.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 499 words.

Lyric comedy in one act by Isaac Albéniz to a libretto by Francis Burdett Money-Coutts after Juan Valera’s novel; Barcelona, Gran Teatro del Liceo, 5 January 1896.

Set in a...

Golem

Andrew Clements.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Music. 398 words.

Opera in two parts (Prelude and legend) by John Casken to a libretto by the composer with Pierre Audi; London, Almeida Theatre, 28 June 1989.

The ancient Jewish legend of...

McPherson, Aimee (Elizabeth Kennedy) Semple

John Koegel.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 935 words.

[Sister Aimee ]

(b Salford, ON, Oct 9, 1890; d Oakland, CA, Sept 27, 1944). American evangelist, composer, librettist, and hymn writer. Known worldwide as “Sister Aimee,” she...

West Side Story

Jon Alan Conrad.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 864 words.

Musical in two acts by Leonard Bernstein to a libretto by Arthur Laurents after William Shakespeare , from a conception by Jerome Robbins , with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ;...