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1. p20-ARC One of the subunits of ARP2/3. 2. p20-CGGBP (CGG-binding protein1) A protein that binds to the unmethylated form of the trinucleotide repeat ...

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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Jane Manning

Jane Manning  

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(b Norwich, 1938).Eng. soprano, expert in contemporary music. Début London 1964 (Park Lane Group) in songs by Webern, Messiaen, and Dallapiccola. Has given f.ps. of numerous works by Eng. composers. ...
Les Troyens

Les Troyens  

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Opera in 5 acts by Berlioz to his own lib. from Virgil's Aeneid. Comp. 1856–8. To achieve a staging, Berlioz in 1863 divided it into two operas: Acts I and II became La Prise de Troie (The Capture of ...
Ludwig Weber

Ludwig Weber  

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(b Vienna, 1899; d Vienna, 1974).Austrian bass. Opera début Vienna Volksoper 1920. Sang in opera at Elberfeld 1925–7; Düsseldorf 1927–30; Cologne 1930–3; Munich 1933–45; Vienna from 1945. CG début ...
Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy  

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Opera in 1 act by Birtwistle, lib. by Stephen Pruslin. Comp. 1966–7. F.p. Aldeburgh 1968, Minneapolis 1970, London (concert) 1979, (stage) 1982.
Mary Garden

Mary Garden  

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(b Aberdeen, 1874; d Inverurie, 1967).Amer. soprano of Scot. birth. Taken to USA as a child. Befriended by Amer. sop. Sibyl Sanderson who sent her to Carré, dir. of Opéra‐Comique. Studied title‐role ...
Lighthouse, The

Lighthouse, The   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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...The ( Maxwell Davies ). Lib. by comp.; prol. and 1 act; f.p. Edinburgh 1980 , cond. Richard Dufallo . Edinburgh and a lighthouse, early 20th cent.: Three lighthouse keepers have dis‐appeared and an Edinburgh court is hearing evidence from three officers. These three become the keepers, Arthur , Blazes , and Sandy . They have lived together for many months with tensions developing between them. They imagine ghosts from the past and each believes he is being claimed by ‘the Beast’. As the Beast approaches, its eyes are seen to be the lights of the...

Riders to the Sea

Riders to the Sea   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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...to the Sea ( Vaughan Williams ). Text by J. M. Synge ; 1 act; f.p. London 1937 , cond. Malcolm Sargent . An island off the west coast of Ireland, early 20th cent.: Nora believes clothes taken from a drowned man belong to her brother Michael. Her sister Cathleen agrees and they hide them from their mother, Maurya , who has already lost her husband and four sons at sea. Her last surviving son, Bartley , is to cross the sea to take horses to Galway Fair. The women try to dissuade him and, when he insists, the sisters coax Maurya into taking him food...

Tiefland

Tiefland   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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154 words

... ( The Lowlands ) ( d’Albert ). Lib. by Rudolf Lothar [Rudolf Spitzer]; prol. & 2 acts; f.p. Prague 1903 . The Pyrenees and the Lowlands of Catalonia, early 20th cent.: On the mountains, the shepherd Pedro dreams of marriage. Wealthy Sebastiano and his mistress Marta arrive . Deciding he wants to marry a rich girl, Sebastiano orders Marta to marry Pedro and go to live in the village below—but she must continue as his mistress. Marta insists that she and Pedro sleep in separate rooms, but realizing that Sebastiano is already in her room, she...

Tebaldi, Renata

Tebaldi, Renata (1 Feb 1922)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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...sang in Chicago, and became a member of the Metropolitan in 1955 , remaining with the company for nearly 20 years. Besides the usual lirico spinto repertory, she sang such rarely heard roles as Gaspare Spontini's Olympia, Pamyre in Gioachino Rossini's Le siège de Corinthe , Cleopatra in G.F. Handel's Giulio Cesare and the title role of Giuseppe Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco . Tebaldi possessed one of the most beautiful Italian voices of the 20th century; her mezza voce singing was a joy to hear. She relied more on her rich, impeccably produced tone...

Brandram, Rosina

Brandram, Rosina (2 July 1845)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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...over 20 years. She created Katisha in The Mikado ( 1885 ) and the Duchess of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers ( 1889 ) and took principal roles in Sullivan's later comic works, including Dancing Sunbeam in The Rose of Persia ( 1900 ), and in Edward German's Savoy operas. She performed only in comic opera, nearly always in roles written for her, and seldom appeared outside London. Although typecast in matronly, sometimes unsympathetic, roles, Brandram was not unattractive. Her deep, rich voice was characterized by Gilbert (in a speech to the O.P. Club, ...

Nimsgern, Siegmund

Nimsgern, Siegmund (14 Jan 1940)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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256 words

...his Wagner roles included Gunther, Alberich, Klingsor (both of which he recorded), Kurwenal, the Dutchman and Wotan, which he sang at Bayreuth ( 1983–5 ). His voice was keenly focussed and finely projected, while his scrupulous musicianship made him a noted interpreter of such 20th-century roles as Béla Bartók's Bluebeard (of which he made a commanding recording with Pierre Boulez) and Sergey Prokofiev's Ruprecht ( The Fiery Angel ). Nimsgern's evenness of production and firm legato were also admired in the concert repertory, especially in J. S. Bach ,...

Poulenard, Isabelle

Poulenard, Isabelle (5 July 1961)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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184 words

..., Antonio Vivaldi's L᾽incoronazione di Dario , Rameau's Le temple de la gloire , Platée and Les indes galantes , G. F. Handel's Alessandro and Tamerlano and G. P. Telemann's Orpheus . Her performances are not confined to the Baroque and Classical periods; she has sung in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites and in French sacred choral repertory of the 19th and 20th centuries. Poulenard's agile technique, tonal purity and light-textured voice, however, are especially well suited to 17th- and 18th-century music, in which she reveals an...

Wendling, Dorothea

Wendling, Dorothea (21 March 1736)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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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 ...

Rolfe Johnson, Anthony

Rolfe Johnson, Anthony (5 Nov 1940)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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319 words

...singing) to Oedipus rex , The Rake's Progress and many works by Benjamin Britten , notably Peter Grimes and the War Requiem . He was appointed Director of Singing Studies at the Britten–Pears School in 1990 , and was made a CBE in 1992 . D. P. Stearns : ‘ Quick Study ’, ON , lii/10 (1987–8), 20–21, 46 A. Blyth : ‘ Anthony Rolfe Johnson ’, Opera , xliv (1993), 647–53 Noël...

Nilsson, Christine

Nilsson, Christine (20 Aug 1843)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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462 words

...Christine [ Kristina Törnerhjelm ] ( 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 then with P. F. Wartel , N. -J. -J. Masset and Enrico Delle Sedie in Paris. Her stage début was in 1864 as Violetta in La traviata at the Théâtre Lyrique, where she sang until 1867 . She made her London début in 1864 at Her Majesty's Theatre as Violetta, also appearing as Marguerite in Faust . Although contracted to sing...

Amato, Pasquale

Amato, Pasquale (21 March 1878)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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274 words

...he sang at Covent Garden ( 1904 ) and at La Scala with Arturo Toscanini ( 1907–8 ), where he was the first Italian Golaud and also premièred the role of Folco in Francesco Cilea's Gloria ( 1907 ), before making his début at the Metropolitan Opera as Germont in La traviata on 20 November 1908 . He quickly established himself there and remained a member of the company until 1921 , singing all the principal roles of the Italian repertory, as well as Valentin, Escamillo and many other French parts, and Kurwenal and Amfortas in German. He often sang with ...

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