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war establishment

The level of equipment and manning laid down for a military unit in wartime.

Lechmere

Lechmere  

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Music, Opera
(Britten: Owen Wingrave). Ten. A young student with Owen at Coyle's cramming establishment. He can't wait to go to war and fight. Created (1971 TV/1973) by Nigel Douglas.
Lechmere

Lechmere   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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

...( Britten : Owen Wingrave ). Ten. A young student with Owen at Coyle's cramming establishment. He can't wait to go to war and fight. Created ( 1971 TV/ 1973 ) by Nigel Douglas...

Williams, Harold

Williams, Harold (3 Sept 1893)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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

...from its beginning in 1947 . Williams toured Australia as a soloist in 1929 and 1940–44 , taught at the NSW State Conservatorium in Sydney from 1952 (at Eugene Goossens's invitation) and took part, notably as Escamillo, in the postwar Sydney seasons that led to the establishment of a permanent professional opera company. Margreta Elkins was his pupil. Roger...

Owen Wingrave

Owen Wingrave   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,201 words

... as Mrs Julian; Peter Pears was Sir Philip, Nigel Douglas sang Lechmere, Sylvia Fisher was Miss Wingrave, Heather Harper was Mrs Coyle. Owen Wingrave the last of the Wingraves baritone Spencer Coyle who runs a military cramming establishment bass‐baritone Lechmere a young student with Owen at Coyle's establishment tenor Miss Wingrave Owen's aunt dramatic soprano Mrs Coyle soprano Mrs Julian a widow and dependant at Paramore soprano Kate her daughter mezzo‐soprano General Sir Philip Wingrave Owen's grandfather tenor Narrator a ballad singer...

Faust

Faust   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
2,858 words
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...in French opera such as Massenet's Manon . The ensuing quartet features a wealth of finely wrought detail, both in orchestration (too often overlooked in critiques of the work) and shaping of the melodic line. Faust became particularly important to the French musical establishment at the end of the century. A work by a winner of the Prix de Rome that could claim to be thoroughly modern and personal in style at its première, and go on to international stages, was a significant enhancement to the musical prestige of a French operatic culture previously...

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