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sensitive

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Claire Croiza

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Paris, 1882; d Paris, 1946).

Fr. mezzo‐soprano. Opera début Nancy 1905. Sang for many years at Th. de la Monnaie, Brussels. Paris Opéra début 1908 as Dalila in Samson et Dalila....

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Duke of Nottingham

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Donizetti: Roberto Devereux). Bar. Husband of Sara, with whom Devereux (Earl of Essex) is in love. He realizes that Sara also loves Devereux. When Devereux is sentenced to death, he...

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Elise Elizza

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Vienna, 6 Jan 1870; d Vienna, 3 June 1926). Austrian soprano. Her teacher in Vienna was Adolf Limley, who became her husband. She sang first in operetta, then joined the opera company at...

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Ars moriendi

Helen Greenwald.

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Opera. 9942 words.

This chapter reflects on the prima donna’s art of dying, focusing particularly on the extraordinary stillness of Mimi’s consumptive death in Puccini’s La bohème—a silent passing marked...

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Tina Poli-Randaccio

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b nr Ferrara, 13 April 1879; d Milan, 1 Feb 1956). Italian soprano. She studied in Pesaro and made her début in 1902 at Bergamo in Un ballo in maschera. She travelled widely in Italy,...

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Urlus, Jacques

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Hergenrath, 9 Jan 1867; d Noordwijk aan Zee, 6 June 1935). Dutch tenor. He studied at The Hague Conservatory, with Cornelie van Zanten and others in Amsterdam, and made his operatic...

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Richard Holm

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Stuttgart, 3 Aug 1912; d Munich, 20 July 1988). German tenor. He studied in Stuttgart with Rudolf Ritter and made his début at Kiel in 1937. After engagements at Nuremberg and Hamburg,...

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Charles Dalmorès

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Nancy, 21 or 31 Dec 1871; d Los Angeles, 6 Dec 1939). French tenor. He began his musical career as a horn player in Paris, where he was at first refused admission to the Conservatoire...

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Leone Giraldoni

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(b Paris, 1824; d Moscow, 19 Sept/1 Oct 1897). Italian baritone, father of Eugenio Giraldoni. He studied in Florence, making his début in 1847 at Lodi. After singing in Florence and, from...

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Plácido Domingo

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(1941– )

Spanish tenor who is renowned for the conviction of his acting and his sensitive musicianship.

Born in Spain, he moved to Mexico with his family in 1950. In...

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Royal Academy of Music

Katherine Kolb.

in Berlioz on Music

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Opera; Musicology and Music History. 2243 words.

Like French composers in general, Berlioz considered ballet an essential part of opera. And although he had once planned to produce a Faust ballet, as a critic, he repeatedly derides...

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Lambelet, Edouardos

George Leotsakos.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music. 223 words.

[Edoardo]

(b ?1820; d Piraeus, May 6, 1903). Greek composer, father of Napoleon Lambelet. He studied reportedly in Bologna (possibly at the Liceo Filarmonico), and in Corfu...

Vaughan, Elizabeth

Max Loppert.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Contemporary Music. 187 words.

(b Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, March 12, 1937). Welsh soprano. She studied with Olive Groves at the RAM. In 1960 she first appeared as Abigaille in Nabucco with the WNO: her success...

Maurice, Pierre

Pierre Meylan.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music. 235 words.

(b Allaman, Nov 13, 1868; d Geneva, Dec 25, 1936). Swiss composer. He studied composition with Massenet at the Paris Conservatoire (1891–9); he was influenced by his teacher and by...

Kern, Patricia

Alan Blyth.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Contemporary Music. 182 words.

(b Swansea, July 4, 1927). Welsh mezzo-soprano. From 1949 to 1952 she studied with Parry Jones at the Guildhall School, London. She began her career with Opera for All (1952–5). In...

Dranishnikov, Vladimir Alexandrovich

I.M. Yampol′sky.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 162 words.

(b St Petersburg, 29 May/June 10, 1893; d Kiev, Feb 6, 1939). Russian conductor and composer . He studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory with Lyadov and Shteynberg (composition)...

Fornia, Rita

J.B. Steane.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 191 words.

[Newman, Regina]

(b San Francisco, July 17, 1878; d Paris, Oct 27, 1922). American mezzo-soprano. Her teachers included Emil Fischer, Sofia Scalchi, Selma Nicklass-Kempner and...