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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Marietta Biancolini

Marietta Biancolini  

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(b Fermo, Ascoli Piceno, 20 Sept 1846; d Florence, 31 May 1905).Italian mezzo-soprano. She made her début in 1864 as Vincenzo Bellini's Romeo at Novara, then appeared in Florence ...
Colette Alliot-Lugaz

Colette Alliot-Lugaz  

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(b Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, 20 July 1947).French soprano. She studied in Bonneville and then Geneva, where she graduated from the Centre Lyrique. She made her début at the Opéra-Studio in Paris ...
John Joseph Elwes

John Joseph Elwes  

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(b London, 20 Oct 1946).English tenor. He studied in London with George Malcolm at Westminster Cathedral, where he was a chorister, and at the RCM. From the age of ...
Anne Roselle

Anne Roselle  

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(b Budapest, 20 March 1894 or 19 April 1890; d Philadelphia, ?21 March 1955).Hungarian soprano. She grew up in the USA. Following her début in Budapest in 1915, she ...
Hermann Uhde

Hermann Uhde  

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(b Bremen, 20 July 1914; d Copenhagen, 10 Oct 1965).German baritone. He studied as a bass at Philipp Kraus's opera school in Bremen, where he made his début as ...
Ivan Vasil'yevich Yershov

Ivan Vasil'yevich Yershov  

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(b Malïy Nesvetay, nr Novocherkassk, 8/20 Nov 1867; d Leningrad [now St Petersburg], 21 Nov 1943).Russian tenor. He studied in Moscow and with S. W. Gabel in St Petersburg ...
Elisabeth Wendling

Elisabeth Wendling  

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(b Mannheim, 20 Feb 1746; d Munich, 10 Jan 1786).German soprano. Her parents, the tenor Pietro Sarselli and his wife Carolina (née Valvasori), were singers at Mannheim. She accompanied ...
Helen Traubel

Helen Traubel  

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(b St Louis, 20 June 1899; d Santa Monica, CA, 28 July 1972).American soprano. From the age of 13 she studied singing with Vetta Karst. She made her concert ...
Mariya Alekseyevna Olenina d'Alheim

Mariya Alekseyevna Olenina d'Alheim  

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(b Istomino, Ryazan province, 20 Sept/1 Oct 1869; d Moscow, 27 Aug 1970).Russian mezzo-soprano. Although she had lessons in 1887 with Yuliya Platonova and Aleksandra Molas, and later studied ...
Hans Hermann Nissen

Hans Hermann Nissen  

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(b Zippnow, nr Marienwerder [now Kwidzyn], 20 May 1893; d Munich, 28 March 1980).German bass-baritone. He studied in Berlin and later in England with Manuel Garcia, and made his ...
Christine Nilsson

Christine Nilsson  

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(b Sjöabol, nr Växjö, 20 Aug 1843; d Stockholm, 22 Nov 1921).Swedish soprano. She studied with Franz Berwald in Stockholm, where she sang publicly from an early age, and ...
Licia Albanese

Licia Albanese  

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(b Bari, 1913).It.‐born soprano (Amer. cit. 1945). Début Milan 1934 (Madama Butterfly). La Scala 1935; CG 1937; NY Met 1940–63 and 1964–6. Recorded Mimì and Violetta with Toscanini.
Flora Perini

Flora Perini  

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(b Rome, 20 Nov 1887; d Rome, Sept 1975).Italian mezzo-soprano. She studied at the Accademia di S Cecilia in Rome and made her début at La Scala in 1908 ...
Borilée

Borilée  

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(Rameau: Les Boréades). Bar. A Boread who unsuccessfully woos Queen Alphise. Created (f. stage p. 1982) by Gilles Cachemaille.
Ännchen

Ännchen  

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(Weber: Der Freischütz). Sop. Cousin of Agathe (who is to marry the forester Max). Created (1821) by Johanne Eunicke.
Clement, VII, Pope

Clement, VII, Pope  

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(Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini). Bass. Commissions Cellini to cast a statue of Perseus. Created (1838) by Mons. Serda.
Cuno

Cuno  

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(Weber: Der Freischütz). Bass. Head forester. Father of Agathe, who wants to marry Max. Created (1821) by Herr Wauer.
Don Curzio

Don Curzio  

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(Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro). Ten. Counsellor at law. Created (1786) by Michael Kelly (who also created Basilio).
Frederick Sharp

Frederick Sharp  

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(b Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts., 19 Oct 1911; d Tadworth, Surrey, 20 April 1988).English baritone. He studied in London at the RCM. He made his début in 1946 as Junius ...
Schwerlein, Marthe

Schwerlein, Marthe  

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(Gounod: Faust). Mez. Friend and neighbour of Marguerite, to whom Méphistophélès is attracted. Created (1859) by Mlle Duclos.

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