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Aaron

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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1 (Aron) (Schoenberg: Moses und Aron). Ten. Brother of Moses, who asks him to use his powers of oratory to convince the Israelites to follow Moses out of bondage. Aaron is ... More
Aaron

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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(Moses und Aron—Schoenberg) by Philip Langridge I have to confess that the first time I looked at the part of Aaron with a view to singing it, I thought it much too difficult to ... More
Abaris

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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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 ... More
Abbadia, Luigia

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Elizabeth Forbes

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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118 words

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

Italian mezzo-soprano. She studied with her father, the composer and teacher Natale Abbadia...

Abigaille

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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 who rejects her in favour of her younger sister Fenena. She attempts to replace ... More
Abimélech

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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 God who is not helping them in their distress. Their leader, Samson, slays him. ... More
Achilla

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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 and is mortally wounded. Created (...

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, who is about to sacrifice her. Created (...

Acis

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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(Handel: Acis and Galatea). Ten. A shepherd, in love with Galatea. Killed by the giant Polyphemus. Galatea transforms him into a stream. Creator (...

Acis and 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. by ...

Adalgisa

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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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 ... More
Adam, Theo

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Alan Blyth

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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(b Dresden, 1 Aug 1926). German bass-baritone. As a boy he was a member of the Dresden Kreuzchor, and he studied in that city and at Weimar before making his début at the Dresden ... More
Adamas

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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(Rameau: Les Boréades). Bass. High Priest of Apollo, entrusted with raising Apollo's son Abaris. Created (f. stage p. ...

Adamberger, Valentin

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Thomas Bauman and Paul Corneilson

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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485 words

(b Rohr, nr Rothenburg, Bavaria, 22 Feb 1740, or Munich, 6 July 1743; d Vienna, 24 Aug 1804)....

Adams, Charles R.

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H. Wiley Hitchcock and June C. Ottenberg

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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184 words

(b Charlestown, MA, 9 Feb 1834; d West Harwich, MA, 4 July 1900).

American tenor. He studied singing in Boston and in ...

Adams, Donald

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Elizabeth Forbes

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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195 words
(b Bristol, 20 Dec 1928; d Norwich, 8 April 1996). English bass. He was a chorister at Worcester Cathedral and later became an actor. After singing in the D'Oyly Carte Opera ... More
Adams, Rev. Horace

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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(Britten: Peter Grimes). Ten. Rector of the Borough. Suspecting Grimes of being responsible for the death of his apprentices, he leads the men as they march to Grimes's hut to investigate ... More
Adelaide

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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(Strauss: Arabella). See Waldner, Gräfin Adelaide.

Adele

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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1 (J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus). Sop. The Eisensteins’ maid. With her sister Ida, she goes to Prince Orlofsky's party, wearing a dress she has ‘borrowed’ from her mistress. ... More

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