153 relations: Academy of Ancient Music, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Alfred Einstein, Alfred Meissner, Amphitheatre, Andrew Davis (conductor), Ann Murray, Anne Sofie von Otter, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Salieri, Ashley Putnam, Barbara Bonney, Bass (voice type), Basset clarinet, Basset horn, Bassoon, Berenice (daughter of Herod Agrippa), Bernarda Fink, Blu-ray, Bohemia, Brian Robins, Brigitte Fassbaender, Carol Vaness, Castrato, Caterino Mazzolà, Cecilia Bartoli, Cello, Charles Mackerras, Christoph Prégardien, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Christopher Hogwood, Clarinet, Colin Davis, Coronation, Daniel E. Freeman, Decca Records, Della Jones, Delores Ziegler, Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Diana Montague, Domenico Guardasoni, Don Giovanni, Dora Stock, Dutch National Opera, Edith Mathis, EMI, English Baroque Soloists, Erik Smith, ..., Estates Theatre, Felsenreitschule, Figured bass, Fortepiano, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Frederica von Stade, Freiburger Barockorchester, French horn, French Revolution, Gösta Winbergh, Glyndebourne, Gramophone (magazine), Harmonia Mundi, Harpsichord, Hillevi Martinpelto, István Kertész (conductor), Janet Baker, Júlia Várady, John A. Rice (musicologist), John Braham, John Eliot Gardiner, John Relyea, Josef Mysliveček, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Karl Böhm, Köchel catalogue, L'italiana in Algeri, La Cenerentola, La clemenza di Tito (Mysliveček), La Scala, László Polgár (bass), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Libretto, List of operas by Mozart, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lucia Popp, Magdalena Kožená, Magnanimity, Marga Schiml, Maria Luisa of Spain, Mark Padmore, Mezzo-soprano, Monteverdi Choir, Nancy Storace, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Oboe, Opera, Opera seria, Paris Opera, Patrician (ancient Rome), Peter Schreier, Peter Sellars, Philip Langridge, Philips Classics Records, Pietro Metastasio, Praetorian Guard, Praetorian prefect, Recitative, René Jacobs, RIAS Kammerchor, Riccardo Muti, Robert Lloyd (bass), Roman Empire, Rome, Royal Opera House, Ruth Ziesak, Salzburg, Salzburg Festival, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Soprano, Staatskapelle Dresden, Stanley Sadie, String section, Stuart Burrows, Suetonius, Sunhae Im, Susan Graham, Sylvain Cambreling, Sylvia McNair, Tanglewood Music Center, Teldec, Tenor, Teodor Currentzis, Teresa Berganza, The Barber of Seville, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, The Twelve Caesars, Theo Adam, Timpani, Titus, Travesti (theatre), Trumpet, Vespasian, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna State Opera, Vitellius, Voice type, Werner Krenn, Western concert flute, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Yvonne Minton, Zurich Opera. Expand index (103 more) » « Shrink index
The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is a period-instrument orchestra based in Cambridge, England.
Alexandrina Pendatchanska (sometimes written as Alexandrina Pendachanska) (Александрина Пендачанска) (born 24 September 1970) is a Bulgarian operatic soprano.
Alfred Einstein (December 30, 1880February 13, 1952) was a German-American musicologist and music editor.
Alfred Meissner (15 October 1822, Teplitz – 29 May 1885, Bregenz) was an Austrian poet.
An amphitheatre or amphitheater is an open-air venue used for entertainment, performances, and sports.
Sir Andrew Frank Davis (born 2 February 1944) is an English conductor.
Ann Murray, DBE (born 27 August 1949) is an Irish mezzo-soprano.
Anne Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) is a Swedish mezzo-soprano.
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (5 November 1940 – 21 July 2010) was an English operatic tenor.
Antonio Caldara (1670 – 28 December 1736) was an Italian Baroque composer.
Antonio Salieri (18 August 17507 May 1825) was an Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher.
Ashley Putnam (born August 10, 1952) is an American soprano from New York City.
Barbara Bonney (born April 14, 1956) is an American soprano.
A bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.
The basset clarinet is a clarinet similar to the usual soprano clarinet but longer and with additional keys to enable playing several additional lower notes.
The basset horn (sometimes written basset-horn) is a musical instrument, a member of the clarinet family.
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.
Berenice of Cilicia, also known as Julia Berenice and sometimes spelled Bernice (28 AD – after 81), was a Jewish client queen of the Roman Empire during the second half of the 1st century.
Bernarda Fink Inzko (born 29 August 1955) is an Argentine mezzo-soprano.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
Bohemia (Čechy;; Czechy; Bohême; Bohemia; Boemia) is the westernmost and largest historical region of the Czech lands in the present-day Czech Republic.
Brian Robins was born in Cheltenham, England, but spent most of his early life in Bournemouth.
Brigitte Fassbaender (born 3 July 1939), is a German mezzo-soprano opera singer and a stage director.
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.
Caterino Tommaso Mazzolà (18 January 1745 at Longarone – 16 July 1806 in Venice) was an Italian poet and librettist.
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.
Christoph Prégardien (born 18 January 1956) is a German lyric tenor whose career is closely associated with the roles in Mozart operas, as well as performances of Lieder, oratorio roles, and Baroque music.
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.
Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood CBE (10 September 194124 September 2014) was an English conductor, harpsichordist, writer, and musicologist.
The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.
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.
A coronation is the act of placement or bestowal of a crown upon a monarch's head.
Daniel Evan Freeman (born 27 April 1959) is an American musicologist who specializes in European art music of the eighteenth century, in particular the musical culture of eighteenth-century Prague and the Bohemian lands.
Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.
Della Jones (born 13 April 1946), is a Welsh mezzo-soprano, particularly well known for her interpretations of works by Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, and Britten.
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.
Diana Montague (born 8 April 1953) is a British mezzo-soprano known for her performances in opera and as a concert singer.
Domenico Guardasoni (c. 1731 – 14 June 1806) was an Italian tenor singer, opera producer and impresario.
Don Giovanni (K. 527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, namely Don Giovanni or The Libertine Punished) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
Dora (Doris, Dorothea) Stock (6 March 1760 – 30 March 1832) was a German artist of the 18th and 19th centuries who specialized in portraiture.
Dutch National Opera (DNO; formerly De Nederlandse Opera, now De Nationale Opera in Dutch) is a Dutch opera company based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Edith Mathis (born 11 February 1938) is a Swiss soprano and a leading exponent of the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worldwide.
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.
Erik George Sebastian Smith (25 March 19314 May 2004) was a German-born British record producer, pianist and harpsichordist.
The Estates Theatre or Stavovské divadlo is a historic theatre in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Felsenreitschule (literally "rock riding school") is a theatre in Salzburg, Austria and a venue of the Salzburg Festival.
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.
Franz Xaver Süssmayr (German: Franz Xaver Süßmayr or Suessmayr in English; 1766 – September 17, 1803) was an Austrian composer and conductor.
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".
The French horn (since the 1930s known simply as the "horn" in some professional music circles) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.
The French Revolution (Révolution française) was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies that lasted from 1789 until 1799.
Gösta Winbergh (December 30, 1943 – March 18, 2002) was a Swedish tenor.
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.
Gramophone is a magazine published monthly in London devoted to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings.
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.
Hillevi Martinpelto (January 9, 1958) is a Swedish lyric soprano.
István Kertész (28 August 192916 April 1973) was an internationally acclaimed Jewish Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor who, throughout his brief but distinguished career led many of the world's great orchestras, including the Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Francisco and Minnesota Orchestras in the United States, as well as the London Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Dame Janet Abbott Baker (born 21 August 1933) is an English mezzo-soprano best known as an opera, concert, and lieder singer.
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.
John A. Rice is an American musicologist.
John Braham (– 17 February 1856) was an English tenor opera singer born in London.
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 Relyea (born 1972 in Toronto) is a Canadian bass-baritone opera singer and winner of the 2003 Richard Tucker Award.
Josef Mysliveček (9 March 1737 – 4 February 1781) was a Czech composer who contributed to the formation of late eighteenth-century classicism in music.
Joseph II (Joseph Benedikt Anton Michael Adam; 13 March 1741 – 20 February 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to his death.
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.
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, based on his earlier text set by Luigi Mosca.
(Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini.
La clemenza di Tito ("The Clemency of Titus") is an 18th-century Italian opera in 3 acts by the Czech composer Josef Mysliveček.
La Scala (abbreviation in Italian language for the official name Teatro alla Scala) is an opera house in Milan, Italy.
László Polgár (1 January 1947 – 19 September 2010) was a Hungarian operatic bass.
Leopold II (Peter Leopold Josef Anton Joachim Pius Gotthard; 5 May 1747 1 March 1792) was Holy Roman Emperor and King of Hungary and Bohemia from 1790 to 1792, Archduke of Austria and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790.
A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata or musical.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is one of five permanent symphony orchestras based in London.
Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová; 12 November 193916 November 1993) was a Slovak operatic soprano.
Magdalena Kožená (also Lady Rattle;; born 26 May 1973) is a Czech mezzo-soprano.
Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magna, great, and animus, mind) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart.
Marga Schiml (born 29 November 1945) is a German opera singer who sings mezzo-soprano and alto.
Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain (Spanish: María Luisa, German: Maria Ludovika) (24 November 1745 – 15 May 1792) was Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Grand Duchess of Tuscany as the spouse of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor.
Mark Padmore is a British tenor appearing in concerts, recitals, and opera.
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.
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.
Anna (or Ann) Selina Storace, known as Nancy Storace (27 October 176524 August 1817), was an English operatic soprano.
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 (English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers.
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.
The Paris Opera (French) is the primary opera company of France.
The patricians (from patricius) were originally a group of ruling class families in ancient Rome.
Peter Schreier (born 29 July 1935) is a German tenor and conductor.
Peter Sellars (born 27 September, 1957) is an American theatre director, noted for his unique contemporary stagings of classical and contemporary operas and plays.
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 Classics Records was started in the 1980s as the new classics record label for Philips Records.
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.
The Praetorian Guard (Latin: cohortes praetorianae) was an elite unit of the Imperial Roman army whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Roman emperors.
The praetorian prefect (praefectus praetorio, ἔπαρχος/ὕπαρχος τῶν πραιτωρίων) was a high office in the Roman Empire.
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.
The RIAS Kammerchor (RIAS Chamber Choir) is a German choir based in Berlin, Germany.
Riccardo Muti (born in Naples 28 July 1941) is an Italian conductor.
Robert Andrew Lloyd CBE (born 2 March 1940) is an English operatic bass.
The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).
The Royal Opera House (ROH) is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.
Ruth Ziesak is a German soprano in opera and concert.
Salzburg, literally "salt fortress", is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of Salzburg state.
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.
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.
Stanley John Sadie, CBE (30 October 1930 – 21 March 2005) was an influential and prolific British musicologist, music critic, and editor.
The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family.
Stuart Burrows OBE (born 7 February 1933) is a Welsh operatic tenor.
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly known as Suetonius (c. 69 – after 122 AD), was a Roman historian belonging to the equestrian order who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire.
Sunhae Im (born January 15, 1976) is a South Korean soprano.
Susan Graham (born July 23, 1960, Roswell, New Mexico) is an American mezzo-soprano.
Sylvain Cambreling (born 2 July 1948 in Amiens, France) is a French conductor.
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 Center is an annual summer music academy in Lenox, Massachusetts, United States, in which emerging professional musicians participate in performances, master classes and workshops.
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.
Teodor Currentzis (Θεόδωρος Κουρεντζής; Теодор Курентзис; born February 24, 1972) is a Greek-Russian conductor, musician and actor.
Teresa Berganza Vargas OAXS (born on 16 March 1935) is a Spanish mezzo-soprano.
The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution (Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini.
The Magic Flute (German), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder.
The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
De vita Caesarum (Latin; literal translation: About the Life of the Caesars), commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus.
Theo Adam (born 1 August 1926) is a German classical bass-baritone who had an active international career in operas, concerts, and recitals from the 1940s through the 1990s.
Timpani or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
Titus (Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus; 30 December 39 – 13 September 81 AD) was Roman emperor from 79 to 81.
Travesti (literally "disguised" in French) is a theatrical term referring to the portrayal of a character in an opera, play, or ballet by a performer of the opposite sex.
A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
Vespasian (Titus Flavius Vespasianus;Classical Latin spelling and reconstructed Classical Latin pronunciation: Vespasian was from an equestrian family that rose into the senatorial rank under the Julio–Claudian emperors. Although he fulfilled the standard succession of public offices and held the consulship in AD 51, Vespasian's renown came from his military success; he was legate of Legio II ''Augusta'' during the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 and subjugated Judaea during the Jewish rebellion of 66. While Vespasian besieged Jerusalem during the Jewish rebellion, emperor Nero committed suicide and plunged Rome into a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. After Galba and Otho perished in quick succession, Vitellius became emperor in April 69. The Roman legions of Roman Egypt and Judaea reacted by declaring Vespasian, their commander, emperor on 1 July 69. In his bid for imperial power, Vespasian joined forces with Mucianus, the governor of Syria, and Primus, a general in Pannonia, leaving his son Titus to command the besieging forces at Jerusalem. Primus and Mucianus led the Flavian forces against Vitellius, while Vespasian took control of Egypt. On 20 December 69, Vitellius was defeated, and the following day Vespasian was declared emperor by the Senate. Vespasian dated his tribunician years from 1 July, substituting the acts of Rome's Senate and people as the legal basis for his appointment with the declaration of his legions, and transforming his legions into an electoral college. Little information survives about the government during Vespasian's ten-year rule. He reformed the financial system of Rome after the campaign against Judaea ended successfully, and initiated several ambitious construction projects, including the building of the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known today as the Roman Colosseum. In reaction to the events of 68–69, Vespasian forced through an improvement in army discipline. Through his general Agricola, Vespasian increased imperial expansion in Britain. After his death in 79, he was succeeded by his eldest son Titus, thus becoming the first Roman emperor to be directly succeeded by his own natural son and establishing the Flavian dynasty.
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.
Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Augustus; 24 September 15 – 22 December 69 AD) was Roman Emperor for eight months, from 16 April to 22 December AD 69.
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.
Werner Krenn (born 21 September 1943 in Vienna) is an Austrian tenor.
The Western concert flute is a transverse (side-blown) woodwind instrument made of metal or wood.
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.
Yvonne Fay Minton CBE (born 4 December 1938) is an Australian-born but mostly British-resident opera singer.
Oper Zürich (Zurich Opera) is a Swiss opera company based in Zurich.