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A20

A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Sofronia

Sofronia  

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(Donizetti: Don Pasquale). The name used by Norina when she poses as a bride for Don Pasquale. See Norina.
Squeak

Squeak  

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(Britten: Billy Budd). Ten. A ship's corporal. Claggart uses him to spy on Billy. Created (1951) by David Tree.
Marchese d' Obigny

Marchese d' Obigny  

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(Verdi: La traviata). Bass. ‘Protector’ of Flora and a friend of Violetta. Created (1853) by Arnaldo Silvestri.
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.
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).
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.
Queen Tye

Queen Tye  

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(Glass: Akhnaten). Sop. Widow of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, and mother of Akhnaten. Created (1984) by Marie Angel.
Werdenberg, Princess Marie Therese von

Werdenberg, Princess Marie Therese von  

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(Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier). Wife of the field marshal, hence the Feldmarschallin (or Marschallin). See Marschallin.
Schaumberg, Sylvester von

Schaumberg, Sylvester von  

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(Hindemith: Mathis der Maler). Ten. An officer in the Confederate Army. Created (1938) by Max Theo Zehntnera.
King Hildebrand

King Hildebrand  

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(Sullivan: Princess Ida). Bass‐bar. His son Hilarion was engaged to Ida in infancy. Created (1884) by Rutland Barrington.
Haudy, Capt.

Haudy, Capt.  

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(Zimmermann: Die Soldaten). Bar. Officer in the French Army. Another of Marie's lovers. Created (1965) by Gerd Nienstedt.
Narciso

Narciso  

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(Rossini: II turco in Italia). Ten. Young man in love with Geronio's wife Fiorilla. Created (1814) by Giovanni David.
Old Gondolier

Old Gondolier  

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(Britten: Death in Venice). Bass‐bar. He rows Aschenbach from Venice to the Lido. Created (1973) by John Shirley‐Quirk.
Samuel

Samuel  

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(Halévy: La Juive). Name used by Léopold to obtain work with Rachel's father, the goldsmith Eléazar. See Léopold (1).

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