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Alessandro Polonini (1844, Crema – 1920, Crema) was an Italian bass-baritone.
Amiens is a city and commune in northern France, north of Paris and south-west of Lille.
Ana María Martínez (born 1971) is a Puerto Rican soprano.
Andrea Bocelli, (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Anthony "Tony" Tommasini (born 1948) is chief music critic for The New York Times, and has authored three books.
Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles (1 April 169725 November 1763), usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost, was a French author and novelist.
Antonio Scotti (25 January 1866 – 26 February 1936) was an Italian baritone.
Arras (Atrecht) is the capital (chef-lieu/préfecture) of the Pas-de-Calais department, which forms part of the region of Hauts-de-France; prior to the reorganization of 2014 it was located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Arturo Vigna (1863, Turin - January 30, 1927, Milan) was an Italian opera conductor who was particularly associated with the operas of Giuseppe Verdi.
A baritone is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice types.
A bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.
The bass clarinet is a musical instrument of the clarinet family.
A bass drum, or kick drum, is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.
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.
Bruno Bartoletti (Sesto Fiorentino, 10 June 1926 – Florence, 9 June 2013) was an Italian operatic conductor.
A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn; litters (palanquins) and sedan chairs are excluded, since they are wheelless vehicles.
The celesta or celeste is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.
Cesira Ferrani (May 8, 1863 in Turin – May 4, 1943 in Pollone) was an Italian operatic soprano who is best known for debuting two of the most iconic roles in opera history, Mimì in the original 1896 production of Giacomo Puccini's La bohème and the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut in its 1893 world premiere.
Clara Petrella (March 28, 1914 in Greco Milanese – November 19, 1987 in Milan) was an Italian operatic soprano, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, an outstanding singing-actress nicknamed the "Duse of Singers".
The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.
A coach is originally a large, usually closed, four-wheeled carriage with two or more horses harnessed as a team, controlled by a coachman and/or one or more postilions.
A convent is either a community of priests, religious brothers, religious sisters, or nuns; or the building used by the community, particularly in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.
The cor anglais or original; plural: cors anglais) Longman has /kɔːz/ for British and /kɔːrz/ for American --> or English horn in North America, is a double-reed woodwind instrument in the oboe family. It is approximately one and a half times the length of an oboe. The cor anglais is a transposing instrument pitched in F, a perfect fifth lower than the oboe (a C instrument). This means that music for the cor anglais is written a perfect fifth higher than the instrument actually sounds. The fingering and playing technique used for the cor anglais are essentially the same as those of the oboe and oboists typically double on the cor anglais when required. The cor anglais normally lacks the lowest B key found on most oboes and so its sounding range stretches from E3 (written B) below middle C to C6 two octaves above middle C.
A courtesan was originally a courtier, which means a person who attends the court of a monarch or other powerful person.
A cymbal is a common percussion instrument.
Daniel François Esprit Auber (29 January 178212/13 May 1871) was a French composer.
Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.
Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical music record label that was the precursor of corporation called PolyGram.
Donna non vidi mai (English: I have never seen a woman) is an aria from the first act of Giacomo Puccini's opera, Manon Lescaut.
Dwayne Croft is an American baritone who has sung in more than 500 performances in 38 roles at the Metropolitan Opera.
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.
Enrico Caruso (25 February 1873 – 2 August 1921) was an Italian operatic tenor.
Federico Del Cupolo (Naples, 1884-Milan, 1974) was an Italian orchestra conductor whose activity mainly focussed on Italian opera.
Francesco Merli (27 January 188712 December 1976) was an Italian opera singer, particularly associated with heavy roles such as Otello, Canio and Calaf.
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (born July 4, 1911 Bologna, died July 8, 1996 Bologna) was a prominent Italian opera conductor.
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 gavotte (also gavot, gavote, or gavotta) is a French dance, taking its name from a folk dance of the Gavot, the people of the Pays de Gap region of Dauphiné in the southeast of France, where the dance originated according to one source.
Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 29 November 1924) was an Italian opera composer who has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi".
Giulio Fioravanti (17 October 1923, Ascoli Piceno – 3 May 1999, Milan) was an Italian operatic baritone, particularly associated with the Italian repertory.
Giulio Ricordi (19 December 1840 in Milan – 6 June 1912 in Milan) was an Italian editor and musician who joined the family firm, the Casa Ricordi music publishing house, in 1863, then run by his father, Tito, the son of the company's founder Giovanni Ricordi.
Giuseppe Cremonini (25 November 1866 – 9 May 1903) was an Italian operatic tenor who had a prominent opera career in Europe and the United States during the last decade of the nineteenth century.
Giuseppe Giacosa (21 October 1847 – 1 September 1906) was an Italian poet, playwright and librettist.
Giuseppe Sinopoli (2 November 1946 – 20 April 2001) was an Italian conductor and composer.
A glockenspiel (or, Glocken: bells and Spiel: set) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano.
The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.
James Lawrence Levine (born June 23, 1943) is an American conductor and pianist.
Ionel Perlea (13 December 190029 July 1970) was a Romanian conductor particularly associated with the Italian and German opera repertories.
José Cura (born December 5, 1962 in Rosario, Argentina) is an Argentine operatic tenor, conductor, director, scenographer and photographer known for intense and original interpretations of opera characters, notably Otello in Verdi’s Otello, Samson in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, Canio in Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, Stiffelio in Giuseppe Verdi's Stiffelio and many others.
Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (12 May 184213 August 1912) was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty.
Julian Medforth Budden (9 April 1924 in Hoylake, Wirral – 28 February 2007 in Florence, Italy) was a British opera scholar, radio producer and broadcaster.
Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling (5 February 19119 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor.
Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa (born Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron, 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand soprano.
La bohème is an opera in four acts,Puccini called the divisions quadro, a tableau or "image", rather than atto (act).
La Scala (abbreviation in Italian language for the official name Teatro alla Scala) is an opera house in Milan, Italy.
Le Havre, historically called Newhaven in English, is an urban French commune and city in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northwestern France.
A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata or musical.
Licia Albanese (July 22, 1909 – August 15, 2014) was an Italian-born American operatic soprano.
Natalina "Lina" Cavalieri (25 December 18747 February 1944) was an Italian operatic soprano, actress, and monologist.
Lorenzo Molajoli (1868 - 4 April 1939) was an Italian opera conductor who was active in recording during the 1920s and 1930s.
Louisiana (La Louisiane; La Louisiane française) or French Louisiana was an administrative district of New France.
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.
Luigi Illica (9 May 1857 – 16 December 1919) was an Italian librettist who wrote for Giacomo Puccini (usually with Giuseppe Giacosa), Pietro Mascagni, Alfredo Catalani, Umberto Giordano, Baron Alberto Franchetti and other important Italian composers.
Madama Butterfly (Madam Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras.
Manon is an opéra comique in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost.
Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a novel by French author Abbé Prévost.
Manon Lescaut is an opera or opéra comique in 3 acts by Daniel Auber to a libretto by Eugène Scribe, and, like Puccini's Manon Lescaut and Massenet's Manon, is based on the Abbé Prévost's novel Manon Lescaut (1731).
Marco Praga born in Milan on June 20, 1862; died on January 31, 1929) was an Italian playwright popular in his era. His two most successful plays were La vergini and La moglie ideale (1890), which reportedly contained one of Eleonora Duse great roles. He continued to do notable works until 1915. He collaborated in the preparation of the libretto for Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut. His father was poet Emilio Praga.
Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was a New York-born Greek soprano, one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century.
Maria Agasovna Guleghina (Mapия Aгacoвнa Гулeгинa, Марія Агасівна Гулегіна, Մարիա Գուլեգինա, née Meytardjan (Мейтарджян); born August 9, 1959) is a soprano opera singer born in Odessa (USSR, now in Ukraine), particularly associated with the Italian repertory.
Maria Zamboni (25 July 1895 – 25 March 1976) was an Italian operatic soprano who had a prolific career in Italy and South America between 1921 and 1936.
Mario Del Monaco (27 July 191516 October 1982) was an Italian operatic tenor who earned worldwide acclaim for his powerful voice.
Giacomo Puccini's Messa or Messa a quattro voci (currently more widely known under the apocryphal name of Messa di Gloria) is a Mass composed for orchestra and four-part choir with tenor, bass and baritone soloists.
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.
A minuet (also spelled menuet) is a social dance of French origin for two people, usually in 4 time.
Mirella Freni (born Mirella Fregni on 27 February 1935) is an Italian soprano whose repertoire includes Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
Montserrat Caballé (born 12 April 1933) is a Spanish operatic soprano.
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
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.
The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia) is an Italian symphony orchestra based in Rome.
Pablo Elvira (September 24, 1937 – February 5, 2000) was a Puerto Rican baritone.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is a British orchestra based in London.
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.
José Plácido Domingo Embil, (born 21 January 1941), known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator.
A postilion or postillion guides a horse-drawn coach or post chaise mounted on the horse or one of a pair of horses whereas a coachman is on the vehicle.
RCA Records (formerly legally traded as the RCA Records Label) is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Renata Scotto (born 24 February 1934) is an Italian soprano and opera director.
Renata Tebaldi (1 February 1922 – 19 December 2004) was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano popular in the post-war period.
Riccardo Muti (born in Naples 28 July 1941) is an Italian conductor.
Robert Merrill (June 4, 1917 – October 23, 2004) was an American operatic baritone and actor, who was also active in the musical theatre circuit.
The Royal Opera House (ROH) is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.
Ruggero (or Ruggiero) Leoncavallo (23 April 18579 August 1919) was an Italian opera composer and librettist.
Saturno Meletti (1906 in Fano – 23 September 1985 in Rome) was an Italian operatic bass-baritone particularly associated with the standard Italian repertory and contemporary works.
A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
The Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Rome Opera House) is an opera house in Rome, Italy.
The Teatro Regio (Royal Theatre) is a prominent opera house and opera company in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.
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.
Sir Thomas Boaz Allen (born 10 September 1944) is an English operatic baritone.
Timpani or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
The triangle is an idiophone type of musical instrument in the percussion family.
The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family.
A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
The tuba is the largest and lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family.
Tullio Serafin (1 September 18782 February 1968) was an Italian conductor.
Turin (Torino; Turin) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy.
Vasco Campagnano (1910–1976) was an Italian operatic tenor, particularly associated with the Italian repertory.
Vicente (Vicenç) Sardinero (12 January 1937 – 9 February 2002), né Sardinero-Puerto, was a Spanish operatic lyric baritone.
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.
The Western concert flute is a transverse (side-blown) woodwind instrument made of metal or wood.