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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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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...

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...

Stanislavsky [Alexeyev], Konstantin Sergeyevich (opera)

Paul Sheren.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 701 words.

(b Moscow, 5/Jan 17, 1863; d Moscow, Aug 7, 1938). Russian theatre and opera producer and theorist . He directed and performed in operettas in his family’s private theatre and...

Antoniou, Theodore (opera)

James P. Cassaro.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 337 words.

(b Athens, Feb 10, 1935). Greek composer. He studied composition with Iōhannēs Papaioannou and Günter Bialas and then taught composition at Stanford University (1969–70), the...

Poli-Randaccio, Tina (opera)

J.B. Steane.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 185 words.

[Ernestina ]

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

Wagner-Régeny, Rudolf (opera)

Tilo Medek.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 1406 words.

(b Szász-Régen, Transylvania, Aug 28, 1903; d East Berlin, Sept 18, 1969). German composer of Romanian origin. Born Rudolf Wagner, he later adopted the name Wagner-Régeny, after his...

Pertile, Aureliano (opera)

Rodolfo Celletti.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 334 words.

(b Montagnana, Nov 9, 1885; d Milan, Jan 11, 1952). Italian tenor. A pupil of Orefice and Fugazzola, he made his début at Vicenza in Martha in 1911. He began to attract notice in 1914...