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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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Domanínská Klobásková, Vyčichlová, Libuše (opera)

Alena Němcová.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 150 words.

(b Brno, July 4, 1924). Czech soprano. She studied at Brno Conservatory and with Řezníčková, made her début as Blaženka in Smetana’s The Secret with the Brno Opera in 1945 and soon...

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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Kennedy, (George) Michael (opera)

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 155 words.

(Sinclair)

(b Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Feb 19, 1926). English writer on music. He joined the Manchester staff of the Daily Telegraph in 1941 and from 1950 to 1989...

Thompson, Randall (opera)

Elliot Forbes.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 253 words.

(b New York, April 21, 1899; d Boston, July 9, 1984). American composer . He graduated in 1920 from Harvard University, where he had studied with A. T. Davison, Edward Burlingame Hill...

Anglesi, Domenico (opera)

Nigel Fortune.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 200 words.

(b ? between c 1610 and 1615; d after Aug 28, 1669). Italian composer . He became an instrumentalist and composer to the Grand Duke of Tuscany at Florence in 1638, and for several...

Poe, Edgar Allan (opera)

Burton R. Pollin.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 696 words.

(b Boston, Jan 19, 1809; d Baltimore, Oct 7, 1849). American writer. After being orphaned in 1811 he had a disturbed childhood and youth and became prey to alcoholism at an early age....

Lemnitz, Tiana (opera)

Harold Rosenthal.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 163 words.

(Luise )

(b Metz, Oct 26, 1897; d Berlin, Jan 26, 1994). German soprano . She studied with Anton Kohmann in Frankfurt and made her début at Heilbronn in 1920 in Lortzing’s U...

Cebotari, Maria (opera)

Harold Rosenthal.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 166 words.

(b Kishineu, 10/Feb 23, 1910; d Vienna, June 9, 1949). Austrian soprano of Russian birth . She studied with Oskar Daniel in Berlin and made her début at the Dresden Staatsoper in...

Schmidt, Franz (opera)

Peter P. Pachl.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 352 words.

(b Pressburg [now Bratislava], Dec 22, 1874; d Perchtoldsdorf, nr Vienna, Feb 11, 1939). Austrian composer. Mainly self-taught as a pianist and composer, he studied briefly with...

Tolstoy, Lev [Leo] Nikolayevich (opera)

Richard Taruskin.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 1038 words.

(b Yasnaya Polyana, 28 Aug/Sept 9, 1828; d Astapovo railway station, 7/Nov 20, 1910). Russian writer, distinguished hater of opera. He had some musical education: he could play the...

Bjelinski, Bruno (opera)

Niall O’Loughlin and Koraljka Kos.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 283 words.

(b Trieste, Nov 1, 1909; d Silba, Nov 3, 1992). Croatian composer. He first studied law at Zagreb University and later music at the Zagreb Academy, where his teachers included Blagoje...

Bertinotti(-Radicati), Teresa (opera)

Albert Mell.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 169 words.

(b Savigliano, Piedmont, 1776; d Bologna, Feb 12, 1854). Italian soprano . She studied under La Barbiera and sang at the Teatro Fiorentino, Naples, from 1788 (in works by Tritto,...

Villeneuve, Louise (opera)

Dorothea Link.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 174 words.

[Luisa, Luigia]

Soprano . In 1787–8 she sang in Venice in operas by Guglielmi and Martín y Soler; in Milan in 1788 her roles included Amore in Martín’s L’arbore di Diana....

Moreno Torroba, Federico (opera)

Lionel Salter.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 482 words.

(b Madrid, March 3, 1891; d Madrid, Sept 12, 1982). Spanish composer, conductor and critic . After early lessons with his father, an organist, he entered the Madrid Conservatory and...

Giraldoni, Leone (opera)

Elizabeth Forbes.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 157 words.

(b Paris, 1824; d Moscow, 19 Sept/Oct 1, 1897). Italian baritone. He studied in Florence, making his début in 1847 at Lodi. After singing in Florence and, from 1855, at La Scala, he...

Dawson, Lynne (opera)

Nicholas Anderson.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 165 words.

(b York, June 3, 1956). English soprano. She studied at the GSM. She made her début as the Countess with Kent Opera in 1986 and sang Monteverdi’s Orfeo (a role she later recorded) at...

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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