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Madama Butterfly
Romantic opera from 1903

Madama Butterfly (IPA: [maˈdaːma ˈbatterflai]; Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It is based on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John ...

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Romantic opera from 1867

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (German: [diː ˈmaɪ̯stɐˌzɪŋɐ fɔn ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk]; "The Master-Singers of Nuremberg") is a music drama (or opera) in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. It is among the longest operas commonly performed, usually taking around four ...

Andrea Chénier
Late-romantic opera

Andrea Chénier is a verismo opera in four acts by the composer Umberto Giordano, set to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica. It premiered on 28 March 1896 at La Scala, Milan. The opera's story is loosely based on the ...

Jenny Lind
Johanna Maria Lind (6 October 1820 – 2 November 1887), better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she performed...
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Carl Heinrich Graun
Carl Heinrich Graun (7 May 1704 – 8 August 1759) was a German composer and tenor singer. Along with Johann Adolph Hasse, he is considered to be the most important German composer of Italian opera of his time.
Composer
Albert Lortzing
Gustav Albert Lortzing (October 23, 1801 – January 21, 1851) was a German composer, actor and singer. He is considered to be the main representative of the German Spieloper, a form similar to the French opéra comique, which gre...
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Jacopo Peri
Jacopo Peri (Zazzerino) (20 August 1561 – 12 August 1633) was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera. He wrote the first w...
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Stephen Storace
Stephen Storace (4 April 1762 – 19 March 1796) was an English composer. His sister was the famous opera singer Nancy Storace. He was born in London in the Parish of St Marylebone to an English mother and Italian father. ...
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Josephine Lang
Josephine Caroline Lang (March 14, 1815 in Munich – December 2, 1880 in Tübingen) was a German composer. Josephine Lang was the daughter of Theodor Lang, a violinist, and Regina Hitzelberger, opera singer. Her mother taught you...
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Riccardo Broschi
Riccardo Broschi (c. 1698 – 1756) was a composer of baroque music and the brother of the opera singer Carlo Broschi, known as Farinelli. Broschi was born in Naples, the son of Salvatore Broschi, a composer and chapelmaster of t...
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Maria Callas
Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977), was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised he...
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Boris Papandopulo
Boris Papandopulo (Honnef am Rhein, today's Bad Honnef, February 25, 1906 – Zagreb, October 16, 1991) was a Croatian composer and conductor of Russian Jewish descent. He was the son of Greek nobleman Konstantin Papandopulo and ...
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Coda: Old Songs Resung
Opera News (2002) Vol. 66, No. 9, pp. 100
... Reviews Decca's series of multimedia compact discs entitled "The Singers," which features twenty opera singers. ...
Diary: Young Opera
Music Teacher (1996) Vol. 75, No. 11, pp. 39
... Examines the important role that youth opera companies play in the training of opera singers in ... the United Kingdom. Explains that youth opera is geared for singers in their twenties and thirties ... a summer education program for young opera singers. ...
Albert Herring
M D (1996) , No. 4, pp. 31-32
... coordinated production between the five Nordic countries and 24 of their future opera singers ... . Reviewer says this opera is well suited as character studies for singers. ... Reviews Copenhagen, Denmark performance of Benjamin Britten's opera "Albert Herring," which was a ...
... singers, the Bavarian Opera Chorus and Orchestra, opera directors August Everding and Karl Bohm, and ... video director Karlheinz Hundorf (Deutsche Grammophon/Universal); (2) opera singers, the Glyndebourne ... director Dave Heather (Arthaus/Ferysa); and (3) opera singers, the Covent Garden Orchestra and Chorus ...
... Smith's monograph on opera and great opera singers (Trafalgar Square Publishing) is reviewed. ...
... An editorial on the disregard of opera singers is presented. ...
... McCant's tome on the recordings of 52 American opera singers and three Hollywood singing stars is reviewed (McFarland, 2004). ...
... Swedish opera singer Gösta Winbergh died at the age of 58. ...