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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 ...
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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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640 words

(Moses und Aron—Schoenberg) by Philip Langridge

I have to confess that the first time I looked

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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210 words

1 (Aron) (Schoenberg: Moses und Aron). Ten. Brother of Moses, who asks him to use

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 ...
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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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47 words

(Rameau: Les Boréades). Ten. Son of Apollo. Brought up by the High Priest Adamas, his identity has

Abbadia, Luigia

Abbadia, Luigia (1821)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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(b Genoa, 1821; d Milan, 1896).

Italian mezzo-soprano. She studied with her father, the

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 ...
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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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(Verdi: Nabucco). Sop. Elder but illegitimate daughter of Nabucco. She is in love with the Hebrew Ismaele

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 ...
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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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(Saint‐Saëns: Samson et Dalila). Bass. Satrap of Gaza. He taunts the subjugated Hebrews for praying to their

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.
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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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(Handel: Giulio Cesare). Bass. General and Counsellor to Tolomeo, who cheats him. Achilla defends Cleopatra against Tolomeo

Achille(s)

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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1 (Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide). Ten. Greek hero betrothed to Iphigénie. Defends her against her father, Agamemnon,

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.
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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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(Handel: Acis and Galatea). Ten. A shepherd, in love with Galatea. Killed by the giant Polyphemus. Galatea

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, ...
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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Masque or serenata in one act (later two) by George Frideric Handel to words by John Gay and others; Cannons,

Acis and Galatea

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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(Handel). Lib. by John Gay and others; 2 acts; f.p. Cannons, Edgware, nr. London, 1718, possibly dir.

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. ...

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