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Dorothea Wendling

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(b Stuttgart, 21 March 1736; d Munich, 20 Aug 1811). German soprano. She was the daughter of two Stuttgart court musicians, the horn player Franz Spurni and Maria Dorothea (née ...

Wendling, Dorothea

Wendling, Dorothea (21 March 1736)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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

..., Dorothea [ Dorothea née Spurni ] ( b Stuttgart , 21 March 1736 ; d Munich , 20 Aug 1811 ). German soprano . She was the daughter of two Stuttgart court musicians, the horn player Franz Spurni and Maria Dorothea (née St Pierre), a lutenist. On 9 January 1752 she married the flautist Johann Baptist Wendling. (Her sister-in-law was the soprano Elisabeth Wendling .) Having made her Paris début with her husband, she was appointed a singer at the Mannheim court in the same year, where her first role was Hermione in Baldassare Galuppi's Antigona ...

Dorothea Wendling

Dorothea Wendling  

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(b Stuttgart, 21 March 1736; d Munich, 20 Aug 1811).German soprano. She was the daughter of two Stuttgart court musicians, the horn player Franz Spurni and Maria Dorothea (née ...
Ilia

Ilia  

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(Mozart: Idomeneo). Sop. Daughter of the Trojan King Priam, sent to Crete by Idomeneo. She falls in love with his son, Idamante, and offers herself in his place as a sacrifice demanded by Neptune. ...
Wendling, Elisabeth

Wendling, Elisabeth (20 Feb 1746)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
168 words

...in the seconda donna roles at the Hoftheater, singing opposite her sister-in-law, Dorothea Wendling . Her performances at Mannheim included the premières of J.C. Bach's Temistocle ( 1772 ) and Lucio Silla ( 1775 ). She accompanied the court to Munich in 1778 , and there created her most famous role, Electra in W.A. Mozart's Idomeneo ( 1781 ). She also sang the title role in Antonio Salieri's Semiramide ( 1782 ); her last role was Zelmira in Alessio Prati's Armida abbandonata ( 1785 ). Paul Corneilson...

Ilia

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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85 words

...relents and Idomeneo abdicates in favour of Idamante and Ilia. Aria: Zeffiretti lusinghieri (‘Gentle breezes’). A delightful role in which sopranos of the calibre of Sylvia McNair , Rebecca Evans , and Melanie Diener have made an impression. Created ( 1781 ) by Dorothea Wendling...

Idomeneo, re di Creta

Idomeneo, re di Creta   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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2,802 words

...Crete’ ) Dramma per musica in three acts, k366, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a libretto by Giovanni Battista Varesco after Antoine Danchet's Idomenée; Munich, Residenztheater, 29 January 1781 . The original cast included Anton Raaff (Idomeneus), Dorothea Wendling (Ilia), Elisabeth Wendling (Electra), Vincenzo dal Prato (Idamantes) and Domenico de Panzacchi (Arbaces). Idomeneo [Idomeneus] King of Crete tenor Idamante [Idamantes] his son soprano castrato Ilia Trojan princess, daughter of Priam soprano Elettra [Electra] princess, daughter...

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