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Aage Haugland

Aage Haugland  

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(b Copenhagen, 1944; d Copenhagen, 2000).Danish bass‐baritone. Début Oslo 1968 in Martinů's Comedy on the Bridge. Member of Danish Royal Opera from 1973. CG début 1975. Sang Hagen in The Twilight of ...
Aaron

Aaron  

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In Hebrew tradition Moses's brother. He was assigned to Moses as his assistant (Exod. 4: 14), and later he and his descendants were appointed priests (Exod. 28 f.). In Christian theology he is a type ...
Abaris

Abaris  

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(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 blood is ...
Abigaille

Abigaille  

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(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 father as ...
Abimélech

Abimélech  

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(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. Created ...
Achilla

Achilla  

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(Handel: Giulio Cesare). Bass. General and Counsellor to Tolomeo, who cheats him. Achilla defends Cleopatra against Tolomeo and is mortally wounded. Created (1724) by Giuseppe Boschi.
Acis

Acis  

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In Greek mythology, a young shepherd, lover of the sea nymph Galatea, who was killed out of jealousy by his rival Polyphemus; as he died, Galatea turned him into a river.
Acis and Galatea

Acis and Galatea  

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(Handel). Lib. by John Gay and others; 2 acts; f.p. Cannons, Edgware, nr. London, 1718, possibly dir. by Johann Christoph Pepusch. Better defined as a masque or pastoral.Mythological times. Galatea, ...
Ada Adini

Ada Adini  

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(b Boston, 1855; d Dieppe, Feb 1924).American soprano. She studied with Pauline Viardot and Giovanni Sbriglia in Paris. Her début role was Giacomo Meyerbeer's Dinorah, at Varese in 1876. ...
Adalgisa

Adalgisa  

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(Bellini: Norma). Sop. (but often sung by mez.). An acolyte of the temple. Pollione's love for her makes him reject Norma, the High Priestess. Adalgisa is horrified to realize that Pollione was ...

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