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A major (or the key of A) is a major scale based on A, with the pitches A, B, sharp, D, E, sharp, and sharp.
Adolf Dallapozza (born 14 March 1940 in Bolzano) is an Austrian tenor in opera, operetta and musical theatre He worked for more than 40 years at the Vienna Volksoper.
In Greek mythology, Agamemnon (Ἀγαμέμνων, Ἀgamémnōn) was the son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Iphigenia, Electra or Laodike (Λαοδίκη), Orestes and Chrysothemis.
Agni Baltsa (Aγνή Mπάλτσα; also known as Agnes Baltsa; born 19 November 1944) is a leading Greek mezzo-soprano singer.
Alceste, Wq. 37 (the later French version is Wq. 44), is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck from 1767.
Alessandra Marc (born July 29, 1957) is an American dramatic soprano who has appeared at many of the world's opera houses and orchestras.
Alexandrina Pendatchanska (sometimes written as Alexandrina Pendachanska) (Александрина Пендачанска) (born 24 September 1970) is a Bulgarian operatic soprano.
Alfred Poell (18 March 1900 – 30 January 1968) was an Austrian operatic baritone.
The musical term alto, meaning "high" in Italian (Latin: altus), refers to the second highest part of a contrapuntal musical texture and is also applied to its associated vocal range, especially in choral music.
André Campra (baptized 4 December 1660 – 29 June 1744) was a French composer and conductor.
Anja Harteros (born 23 July 1972) is a German operatic soprano.
Anne Pashley (5 June 1935 – 7 October 2016) was a British track and field sprinter, who represented Great Britain at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Anne Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) is a Swedish mezzo-soprano.
Anneliese Rothenberger (19 June 192424 May 2010) was a German operatic soprano who had an active international performance career which spanned from 1943 to 1983.
Annette Dasch (born 24 March 1976 in Berlin) is a German soprano.
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (5 November 1940 – 21 July 2010) was an English operatic tenor.
Antoine Danchet (7 September 1671 – 21 February 1748) was a French playwright, librettist and dramatic poet.
Anton Raaff (6 May 1714 – 28 May 1797) was a German tenor from Gelsdorf near Bonn.
Argos (Modern Greek: Άργος; Ancient Greek: Ἄργος) is a city in Argolis, the Peloponnese, Greece and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
The Arnold Schoenberg Choir (Arnold Schoenberg Chor) is a Viennese/Austrian choir which was founded 1972 by Erwin Ortner, who is still its artistic director.
Barbara Frittoli (born 19 April 1967) is an Italian operatic soprano who has sung leading roles in opera houses throughout Europe and in the United States.
Barbara Hendricks (born November 20, 1948) is an African-American operatic soprano and concert singer.
A bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.
The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble.
The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) is based in Munich, Germany, one of two full-size symphony orchestras operated under the auspices of Bayerischer Rundfunk, or Bavarian Broadcasting (BR).
The Bavarian State Opera (German) is an opera company based in Munich, Germany.
The BBC Symphony Chorus is a British amateur chorus based in London.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC SO) is a British orchestra based in London.
Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist.
Bernard Johan Herman Haitink (born 4 March 1929) is a Dutch conductor.
Bernarda Fink Inzko (born 29 August 1955) is an Argentine mezzo-soprano.
Märta Birgit Nilsson (17 May 1918 – 25 December 2005) was a celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano who specialized in operatic works of Wagner and Richard Strauss, though she sang the operas of many other composers, including Verdi and Puccini.
Boris Goldovsky (Борис Анисимович Голдовский; June 7, 1908 - February 15, 2001) was a Russian-born conductor and broadcast commentator, active in the United States.
A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips.
Bruce Alan Brown, professor of musicology at the USC Thornton School of Music Los Angeles, California.
Camilla Tilling (born 1971) is a Swedish soprano in opera and concert.
Camille Maurane (November 29, 1911 – January 21, 2010), born Camille Moreau, was a French baryton-martin singer.
Carol Theresa Vaness (born July 27, 1952) is an American lirico-spinto soprano.
A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a type of classical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto.
Cecilia Bartoli, Cavaliere OMRI (born 4 June 1966) is an Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist.
The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a string instrument.
Sir Alan Charles Maclaurin Mackerras (1925 2010) was an Australian conductor.
Charles Theodore (Karl Theodor; 11 December 1724 – 16 February 1799) reigned as Prince-elector and Count Palatine from 1742, as Duke of Jülich and Berg from 1742 and also as prince-elector and Duke of Bavaria from 1777 to his death.
Christel Goltz (8 July 1912 – 14 November 2008) was a German operatic soprano.
Christoph Willibald (Ritter von) Gluck (born on 2 July, baptized 4 July 1714As there is only a documentary record with Gluck's date of baptism, 4 July. According to his widow, he was born on 3 July, but nobody in the 18th century paid attention to the birthdate until Napoleon introduced it. A birth date was only known if the parents kept a diary. The authenticity of the 1785 document (published in the Allgemeinen Wiener Musik-Zeitung vom 6. April 1844) is disputed, by Robl. (Robl 2015, pp. 141–147).--> – 15 November 1787) was a composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period.
The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.
In music, a coda (Italian for "tail", plural code) is a passage that brings a piece (or a movement) to an end.
Sir Colin Rex Davis (25 September 1927 – 14 April 2013) was an English conductor, known for his association with the London Symphony Orchestra, having first conducted it in 1959.
Concentus Musicus Wien (CMW) is an Austrian baroque music ensemble based in Vienna.
Crete (Κρήτη,; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica.
The Cuvilliés Theatre (Cuvilliés-Theater) or Old Residence Theatre (Altes Residenztheater) is the former court theatre of the Residenz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
D major (or the key of D) is a major scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, sharp, G, A, B, and sharp.
Daniel Harding (born 31 August 1975) is a British conductor.
Daniel Heartz is an American musicologist and Professor emeritus of Music at the University of California, Berkeley.
David Adam Cairns CBE (born 8 June 1926, Loughton, Essex) is a British journalist, non-fiction writer and musician.
Death in a Strange Country (1993) is the second novel in Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti mysteries set in Venice and the sequel to Death at La Fenice (1992).
Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.
Delores Ziegler (born 4 September 1951) is an American mezzo-soprano who has had an active international performance career since the late 1970s.
Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical music record label that was the precursor of corporation called PolyGram.
The Deutsche Oper Berlin is an opera company located in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, Germany.
Deyan Vatchkov (Деян Вачков), born April 8, 1979, in Sofia, Bulgaria is a Bulgarian Opera Singer Bass.
Die ägyptische Helena (The Egyptian Helen), Op. 75, is an opera in two acts by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Dieter Dorn (born 31 October 1935 in Leipzig) is a German theatre director, also for the opera, the manager of the Münchner Kammerspiele from 1983 to 2001 and now manager of the Bavarian Staatsschauspiel.
In music, the dominant is the fifth scale degree of the diatonic scale, called "dominant" because it is next in importance to the tonic, and a dominant chord is any chord built upon that pitch, using the notes of the same diatonic scale.
Donna Leon (born September 28, 1942, in Montclair, New Jersey) is the American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice, Italy featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti.
(Maria) Dorothea Wendling, née Spurni (21 March 1736 – 20 August 1811) was a German soprano.
Eberhard Freiherr von Waechter (9 July 1929 – 29 March 1992) was an Austrian baritone celebrated for his performances in the operas of Mozart, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.
Edda Moser (born 27 October 1938) is a German coloratura soprano.
Edita Gruberová (born 23 December 1946), is a Slovak coloratura soprano.
Edith Mathis (born 11 February 1938) is a Swiss soprano and a leading exponent of the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worldwide.
In Greek mythology, Elektra (Ēlektra "amber") was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus princess of Argos.
Elisabeth ("Lisl") Augusta Wendling, (née Sarselli; 20 February 1746 (baptised) – 10 January 1786) was a German soprano, for whom Mozart wrote the role of Electra in his opera Idomeneo, re di Creta.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
The English Baroque Soloists is a chamber orchestra playing on period instruments, formed in 1978 by English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
The English Opera Group was a small company of British musicians formed in 1947 by the composer Benjamin Britten (along with John Piper, Eric Crozier and Anne Wood) for the purpose of presenting his and other, primarily British, composers' operatic works.
In Greek mythology the Erinyes (sing. Erinys; Ἐρῑνύες, pl. of Ἐρῑνύς, Erinys), also known as the Furies, were female chthonic deities of vengeance; they were sometimes referred to as "infernal goddesses" (χθόνιαι θεαί).
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (born Ermanno Wolf) (January 12, 1876 – January 21, 1948) was an Italian composer and teacher.
In musical form and analysis, exposition is the initial presentation of the thematic material of a musical composition, movement, or section.
Dame Felicity Joan Palmer, DBE (born 6 April 1944), is an English mezzo-soprano and music professor.
Figured bass, or thoroughbass, is a kind of musical notation in which numerals and symbols (often accidentals) indicate intervals, chords, and non-chord tones that a musician playing piano, harpsichord, organ, lute (or other instruments capable of playing chords) play in relation to the bass note that these numbers and symbols appear above or below.
A fortepiano is an early piano.
Francesco Meli (born 1980 in Genoa) is an Italian operatic tenor particularly associated with the bel canto repertoire.
José Francisco Araiza Andrade (born 4 October 1950), is a Mexican operatic tenor and lied singer who has sung as soloist in leading concert halls and in leading tenor operatic roles in the major opera houses of Europe and North America during the course of a lengthy career.
Frederica von Stade (born June 1, 1945) is an American mezzo-soprano.
Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) is a German orchestra founded in 1987, with the mission statement: "to enliven the world of Baroque music with new sounds".
Fritz Busch (13 March 1890 – 14 September 1951) was a German conductor.
G minor is a minor scale based on G, consisting of the pitches G, A, flat, C, D, Eflat, and F. Its key signature has two flats.
George Irving Shirley (born April 18, 1934) is an American operatic tenor, and was the first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Gertrude Grob-Prandl (11 November 191716 May 1995) was an Austrian Wagnerian soprano.
Father Giambattista Varesco (Trento, 26 November 1735 – Salzburg, 25 August 1805) was a chaplain, musician, poet and (most famously) librettist to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Giovanni Valesi (born Johann Evangelist Wallishauser, Walleshauser or Wellesberger; pseudonym also spelled Walesi or Vallesi) (28 April 1735, Hattenhofen – 10 January 1816, Munich) was a German tenor.
The Glasgow Grand Opera Society, known by its members and audiences alike as simply 'The Grand', was an opera company based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Glyndebourne is an English country house, the site of an opera house that, since 1934, has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
The Glyndebourne Label is a UK-based record label founded in 2006 to release live recordings of Glyndebourne Festival Opera performances.
Glyndebourne Festival Opera is an annual opera festival held at Glyndebourne, an English country house near Lewes, in East Sussex, England.
Gundula Janowitz (born August 2, 1937) by Alan Blyth, Grove Music Online is a German-born Austrian lyric soprano singer of operas, oratorios, lieder, and concerts.
Gustave Cloëz (3 August 1890 – 15 March 1970)Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.
Guy de Mey (born 4 August 1955) is a Belgian tenor from Sint-Niklaas.
Hans Neuenfels (born 31 May 1941, Krefeld) is a German writer, poet, film producer, librettist, theatre director and opera director.
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (5 May 190028 May 1973) was a German conductor and composer.
Harmonia Mundi is an independent record label which specializes in classical music, jazz, and world music (on the World Village label).
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard which activates a row of levers that in turn trigger a mechanism that plucks one or more strings with a small plectrum.
Heather Harper CBE (born 8 May 1930) is an operatic soprano from Northern Ireland.
Herbert Handt (26 May 1926) is an American operatic tenor and later conductor, particularly known for his conducting and critical editions of rarely performed Italian scores.
Hildegard Behrens (9 February 1937 – 18 August 2009) was a German soprano with a wide repertoire including Wagner, Weber, Mozart, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg roles.
Hillevi Martinpelto (January 9, 1958) is a Swedish lyric soprano.
Ian Charles Bostridge CBE (born 25 December 1964) is an English tenor, well known for his performances as an opera and lieder singer.
Idoménée (English: Idomeneus) is an opera by the French composer André Campra.
In Greek mythology, Idomeneus (Ἰδομενεύς) was a Cretan commander, father of Orsilochus, Cleisithyra and Iphiclus, son of Deucalion and Cleopatra, grandson of Minos and king of Crete.
Ileana Cotrubaș (born June 9, 1939) is a Romanian opera soprano whose career spanned from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Iphigénie en Aulide (Iphigeneia in Aulis) is an opera in three acts by Christoph Willibald Gluck, the first work he wrote for the Paris stage.
Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigenia in Tauris) is a 1779 opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck in four acts.
James Lawrence Levine (born June 23, 1943) is an American conductor and pianist.
Janine Micheau (17 April 1914 – 18 October 1976) was a French operatic soprano, one of the leading sopranos of her era in France, particularly associated with lyric soprano and coloratura soprano repertory.
Júlia Várady (Várady Júlia, born Júlia Tözsér, 1 September 1941) is a German soprano of Hungarian origin born in Nagyvárad, Hungary (today Oradea, Romania), who started out as a mezzo-soprano.
Jerry Hadley (June 16, 1952 – July 18, 2007) was an American operatic tenor.
Jessye Mae Norman (born September 15, 1945) is an American opera singer and recitalist.
John Alexander (October 21, 1923 – December 8, 1990) was an American operatic tenor who had a substantial career during the 1950s through the 1980s.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, CBE HonFBA (born 20 April 1943) is an English conductor, particularly known for his performances of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and of other baroque music.
John Mark Ainsley (born 9 July 1963) is an English lyric tenor.
Sir John Michael Pritchard, CBE (5 February 19215 December 1989) was an English conductor.
Juliane Banse (born 10 July 1969 in Tettnang, Germany) is a German opera soprano and noted singer.
Karl August Leopold Böhm (28 August 1894 in Graz – 14 August 1981 in Salzburg) was an Austrian conductor.
The Köchel-Verzeichnis or Köchelverzeichnis is a chronological catalogue of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, originally created by Ludwig von Köchel, in which the entries are abbreviated K. and KV.
Kenneth Tarver is an African-American operatic tenor.
Kent George Nagano (born November 22, 1951) is an American conductor and opera administrator.
Kurt Böhme (5 May 1908 – 20 December 1989) was a German bass.
Kurt Equiluz (born 13 June 1929 in Vienna) is an Austrian classical tenor in opera and concert, known for recording works of Johann Sebastian Bach with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Helmuth Rilling, a member of the Vienna State Opera as a tenor buffo from 1957 until 1983.
Kurt Streit (born 14 October 1959 in Itazuke, JapanInternational who's who in music and musicians' directory: (in the classical and light classical fields), David M. Cummings, Volume One, 2000/2001) is an Austrian-American tenor who performs in operas.
La Scala (abbreviation in Italian language for the official name Teatro alla Scala) is an opera house in Milan, Italy.
Léopold Simoneau, (May 3, 1916 – August 24, 2006) was a French-Canadian lyric tenor, one of the outstanding Mozarteans of his time.
Leo Nucci (born 16 April 1942) is an Italian operatic baritone, particularly suited to Verdi roles.
Johann Georg Leopold Mozart (November 14, 1719 – May 28, 1787) was a German composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist.
A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata or musical.
Lisa Milne is a Scottish soprano described by the BBC as "one of RSAMD's best-known alumni", who was among the first artists to be invited to the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme in 1999-2001.
This is a list of arts and cultural festivals regularly taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres.
The following is a list of rulers during the history of Bavaria.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London.
Lorenzo Quaglio (25 May 1730 – 7 May 1804) was a German stage designer of Italian extraction.
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (March 1, 1954 – July 3, 2006) was an American mezzo-soprano.
Luc Bondy (17 July 194828 November 2015) was a Swiss theatre and film director.
Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová; 12 November 193916 November 1993) was a Slovak operatic soprano.
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 19356 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
Lucilla Udovich (September 7, 1930 – September 23, 1999) was an American soprano of Croatian ancestry.
Magdalena Kožená (also Lady Rattle;; born 26 May 1973) is a Czech mezzo-soprano.
Margherita Rinaldi (born 12 January 1935) is an Italian lyric soprano, primarily active in the 1960s and 1970s.
The MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (in German simply the MDR Sinfonieorchester) is a German radio orchestra based in Leipzig.
The Metropolitan Opera is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
A mezzo-soprano or mezzo (meaning "half soprano") is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range lies between the soprano and the contralto voice types.
In music, modulation is most commonly the act or process of changing from one key (tonic, or tonal center) to another.
The Monteverdi Choir was founded in 1964 by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers (1610) in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
The Mostly Mozart Festival is an American classical music festival based in New York City.
The Residenz (Residence) in central Munich is the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria.
In classical music, musical development is a process by which a musical idea is communicated in the course of a composition.
The natural horn is a musical instrument that is the ancestor of the modern-day horn, and is differentiated by its lack of valves.
Neptune (Neptūnus) was the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion.
The Neue Mozart-Ausgabe (NMA; English: New Mozart Edition) is the second complete works edition of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Harry Gustaf Nikolai Gädda, known professionally as Nicolai Gedda (11 July 1925 – 8 January 2017), was a Swedish operatic tenor.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Johann Nikolaus Graf de la Fontaine und d’Harnoncourt-Unverzagt; 6 December 1929 – 5 March 2016) was an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier.
Oboes are a family of double reed woodwind instruments.
Opera seria (plural: opere serie; usually called dramma per musica or melodramma serio) is an Italian musical term which refers to the noble and "serious" style of Italian opera that predominated in Europe from the 1710s to about 1770.
Overture (from French ouverture, "opening") in music is the term originally applied to the instrumental introduction to an opera.
Palais Auersperg, originally called Palais Rosenkavalier, is a baroque palace at Auerspergstraße 1 in the Josefstadt or eighth district of Vienna, Austria.
Domenico de' Panzacchi (1733 – after 1805) was an Italian operatic tenor and the first Arbace in Mozart's Idomeneo re di Creta.
Pauline Tinsley (born 1928) is a British soprano, notable for her performances for the Welsh National Opera (1962–1972, 1975–1981) and the English National Opera (1963–1974).
A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.
Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears (22 June 19103 April 1986) was an English tenor.
Peter Schreier (born 29 July 1935) is a German tenor and conductor.
Philip Gordon Langridge CBE (16 December 1939 – 5 March 2010) was an English tenor, considered to be among the foremost exponents of English opera and oratorio.
Philips Records is a record label that was founded by the Dutch electronics company Philips.
The piccolo (Italian for "small", but named ottavino in Italy) is a half-size flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments.
Pier Luigi Pizzi (born June 15, 1930) is an Italian opera director, set designer, and costume designer.
Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, better known by his pseudonym of Pietro Metastasio (3 January 1698 – 12 April 1782), was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti.
José Plácido Domingo Embil, (born 21 January 1941), known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator.
In Greek mythology, Priam (Πρίαμος, Príamos) was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and youngest son of Laomedon.
Rachel Yakar (born March 3, 1938) is a French soprano.
Rae Woodland (9 April 1922 – 12 December 2013) was a British soprano who studied with Roy Henderson.
RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A. (commercially styled Rai; known until 1954 as Radio Audizioni Italiane is the national public broadcasting company of Italy, owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The RAI operates many DVB and Sat television channels and radio stations, broadcasting via digital terrestrial transmission (15 television and 7 radio channels nationwide) and from several satellite platforms. It is the biggest television broadcaster in Italy and competes with Mediaset, and other minor television and radio networks. The RAI has a relatively high television audience share of 33.8%. RAI broadcasts are also received in neighboring countries, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Slovenia, Vatican City, Switzerland, and Tunisia, and elsewhere on cable and satellite. Sometimes Rai 1 was received even further in Europe via Sporadic E until the digital switch off in July 2012. Half of the RAI's revenues come from broadcast receiving licence fees, the rest from the sale of advertising time Retrieved on 2007-10-10 Italian Ministry of Communications, Retrieved on 2007-10-10. In 1950, the RAI became one of the 23 founding broadcasting organizations of the European Broadcasting Union.
Ramón Vargas (born 11 September 1960) is a Mexican operatic tenor.
Ranieri de' Calzabigi (23 December 1714 – July 1795) was an Italian poet and librettist, most famous for his collaboration with the composer Christoph Willibald Gluck on his "reform" operas.
In music theory, the recapitulation is one of the sections of a movement written in sonata form.
Recitative (also known by its Italian name "recitativo") is a style of delivery (much used in operas, oratorios, and cantatas) in which a singer is allowed to adopt the rhythms of ordinary speech.
René Jacobs (born 30 October 1946) is a Belgian musician.
Resolution in western tonal music theory is the move of a note or chord from dissonance (an unstable sound) to a consonance (a more final or stable sounding one).
The RIAS Kammerchor (RIAS Chamber Choir) is a German choir based in Berlin, Germany.
Richard Croft is an American opera singer who is often characterized as a lyric tenor or "Mozart tenor." Richard Croft debuted in the United States (including at the Metropolitan Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, the Washington Opera and Dallas), by singing the major roles of Mozart and Rossini, before being invited on the leading international stages (Salzburg Festival, Paris Opera, Staatsoper Berlin, Zurich Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Theater an der Wien among others).
Richard Lewis CBE (10 May 191413 November 1990) was a Welsh tenor.
Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.
Robert Tear, (pronounced to rhyme with "hear") CBE (8 March 1939 – 29 March 2011) was a Welsh tenor singer, teacher and conductor.
Roberta Alexander (born 3 March 1949, in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American operatic soprano.
Sir Roger Arthur Carver Norrington CBE (born 16 March 1934) is a British conductor.
Rudolf Johann Schock (4 September 1915 – 13 November 1986) was a German tenor.
Ryland Davies (born 9 February 1943) is a Welsh operatic tenor.
Saimir Pirgu (born 23 September 1981 in Elbasan) is an Albanian international opera singer (tenor).
The Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele) is a prominent festival of music and drama established in 1920.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is an Edinburgh-based UK chamber orchestra.
Srebrenka "Sena" Jurinac (24 October 192122 November 2011) was a Bosnia-born Croatian-Austrian operatic soprano.
Sonata form (also sonata-allegro form or first movement form) is a musical structure consisting of three main sections: an exposition, a development, and a recapitulation.
Sonia Ganassi (born 1966) is an Italian mezzo-soprano.
A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (known colloquially as the Staatskapelle Dresden) is a German orchestra based in Dresden.
Steve Davislim (born 1967) is a Malaysian-born Australian operatic tenor.
The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family.
Styriarte (also written styriarte) is an annual summer festival of classical music in Graz and Styria, Austria, established in 1985.
Sunhae Im (born January 15, 1976) is a South Korean soprano.
Susanne Mentzer (born January 21, 1957) is an American operatic mezzo-soprano.
Sylvia McNair (born June 23, 1956) is an American opera singer and classical recitalist who has also achieved notable success in the Broadway and cabaret genres.
The Tanglewood Music Festival is a music festival held every summer on the Tanglewood estate in Stockbridge and Lenox in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts.
The Real Teatro di San Carlo (Royal Theatre of Saint Charles), its original name under the Bourbon monarchy but known today as simply the Teatro di San Carlo, is an opera house in Naples, Italy.
Teldec (Telefunken-Decca Schallplatten GmbH) is a German record label in Hamburg, Germany.
Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice, whose vocal range is normally the highest male voice type, which lies between the baritone and countertenor voice types.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
Thomas Walter Hampson (born June 28, 1955) is an American lyric baritone, a classical singer who has appeared world-wide in major opera houses and concert halls and made over 170 musical recordings.
The time signature (also known as meter signature, metre signature, or measure signature) is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats (pulses) are to be contained in each measure (bar) and which note value is equivalent to one beat.
Timpani or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
In music, the tonic is the first scale degree of a diatonic scale (the first note of a scale) and the tonal center or final resolution tone that is commonly used in the final cadence in tonal (musical key-based) classical music, popular music and traditional music.
Sir Trevor Robert Nunn, CBE (born 14 January 1940) is an English theatre director.
In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta.
The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family.
Trudeliese Schmidt (7 November 1942 − 24 June 2004) was a German operatic mezzo-soprano who had an international career, performing at major opera houses and festivals in Europe.
A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.
The Vienna Philharmonic (VPO; Wiener Philharmoniker), founded in 1842, is an orchestra considered to be one of the finest in the world.
The Vienna State Opera (German) is an Austrian opera house and opera company based in Vienna, Austria.
The Vienna Symphony (Wiener Symphoniker) is an Austrian orchestra based in Vienna.
Vincenzo dal Prato (5 May 1756 – 1828) was an Italian castrato singer, famous for his work with Mozart.
A voice type classifies a singing voice by vocal range, vocal weight, tessitura, vocal timbre, vocal transition points (passaggia) like breaks and lifts, and vocal register.
Vox Records is a budget classical record label.
Waldemar Kmentt (Wien, 2 February 1929 Ibidem, 21 January 2015) was an Austrian operatic tenor, who was particularly associated with the German repertory, both opera and operetta.
The Western concert flute is a transverse (side-blown) woodwind instrument made of metal or wood.
Wiesław Ochman (born 6 February 1937) is a Polish tenor.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era.
Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments within the more general category of wind instruments.
Yvonne Kenny AM (born 25 November 1950) is an Australian soprano, particularly associated with Handel and Mozart roles.
Oper Zürich (Zurich Opera) is a Swiss opera company based in Zurich.
On September 26, 2006, the Deutsche Oper Berlin announced the cancellation of four performances of Mozart's opera Idomeneo, re di Creta, planned for November 2006, citing concerns that the production's depictions of the severed head of the Islamic prophet Muhammad raised an "incalculable security risk." "To avoid endangering its audience and employees, the management has decided against repeating Idomeneo in November 2006," the opera house said in a press release.
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