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1776

1776   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
414 words

(46th Street Theatre 1969). An unlikely musical hit and the surprise of its season, the historical piece boasted one

Aaron

Aaron   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
216 words
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.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
645 words
(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
Aarons, Alex[ander] A.

Aarons, Alex[ander] A.   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
316 words

Stage producing team. A pair of farsighted producers, they presented some outstanding musicals by the Gershwins during their brief but

Abaris

Abaris   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
50 words
(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

Abbadia, Luigia (1821)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
110 words

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

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

Abbott and Costello

Abbott and Costello   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
320 words

Film comedy team. A highly successful clowning duo in the 1940s and 1950s, neither sang nor danced yet were featured

Abbott, George

Abbott, George (1887–1995)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
425 words
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(1887–1995).

Stage and film director, writer, and producer. One of Broadway's most successful and durable directors, his

Abigaille

Abigaille   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
75 words
(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

Abimélech   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
41 words
(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
Aborn, Milton

Aborn, Milton (1864–1933)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
176 words

(1864–1933).

Stage director. A presenter of popular musicals on Broadway and on tour, he was a leading

Abraxas

Abraxas   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
344 words

Ballet in five scenes. Choreography: Marcel Luipart. Music and libretto: Werner Egk. Scenery: Wolfgang Znamenacek. Costumes: Elly

Abraxas

Abraxas   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
156 words

Ballet in five scenes with choreography by Luipart, libretto and music by Werner Egk, and design by Wolfgang Znamenacek. Premiered ...

abstract dance

abstract dance   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
66 words
A term loosely used to describe dance works without plot or character, though it has been argued that no dance can be entirely abstract given that movement is performed by men and women ... More
abstrakter Tanz

abstrakter Tanz   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
48 words
Term used by *Schlemmer to describe the dance aesthetic he developed at the Bauhaus, Weimar, during the mid-1920s. Dancers dressed in elaborate, disguising costumes were choreographed to ... More
academic dance

academic dance   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
62 words
A term loosely synonymous with classical ballet, i.e. the theatre dance which evolved from the court ballets of the 16th and 17th centuries and which was refined through the national ... More
Académie De Musique Et De Poésie

Académie De Musique Et De Poésie   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,082 words

The institution dubbed the Académie de Musique et de Poésie was founded by royal patent in 1570 by Charles IX

Académie Royale De Danse

Académie Royale De Danse   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,913 words

As the first dance institution established in the Western world, the Académie Royale de Danse is widely known by name

Académie de Musique et de Poésie, L'

Académie de Musique et de Poésie, L'   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
24 words

Institution founded in Paris in 1570 by Charles IX to foster the love and study of arts.

Académie Royale de Danse, L'

Académie Royale de Danse, L'   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
151 words
The first dance institution established in the Western world, founded in Paris in 1661 by Louis XIV. He gave thirteen dancing masters the task of establishing standards of perfection for ... More

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