The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera

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Abbreviations
Voice ranges
alt alto mez mezzo-soprano
con contralto mez cas mezzo-soprano castrato
con cas contralto castrato sop soprano
counter-ten counter-tenor sop cas soprano castrato
bar baritone ten tenor
bs bass treb, treble
bs-bar bass-baritone nar narrator
Opera-Houses, Conservatories, Companies, and Venues
Barcelona L Teatro Liceo
Berlin D Deutsche Oper
H Hofoper (Court Opera, i.e. Königliche Oper)
K Komische Oper
S Staatsoper
Sch. Schauspielhaus
SO Städtische Oper
V Volksoper
Bologna C Teatro Comunale
Brussels M Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie
Buenos Aires C Teatro Colón
Dresden H Hofoper (Court Opera)
S Staatsoper (Semperoper)
Florence P Teatro alla Pergola
C Teatro Comunale
Genoa CF Teatro Carlo Felice
Glyndeboume Gly. Glyndebourne
Hamburg S Staatsoper (Stadttheater)
Hanover H Hofoper (Court Opera)
Leningrad See St Petersburg
London BNOC British National Opera Company
C Coliseum
CG Covent Garden
COG Chelsea Opera Group
CR Carl Rosa Opera Company
DL Drury Lane
ENO English National Opera
GSM Guildhall School of Music (pre- 1935)
GSMD Guildhall School of Music and Drama (post- 1935)
H Haymarket 1705-14: Queen's Theatre
1714-1837: King's Theatre
1837- : see Her Majesty's
HM Her (His) Majesty's
J St James's Theatre
L Lyceum (English Opera House)
QEH Queen Elizabeth Hall
QH Queen's Hall
RAH Royal Albert Hall
RAM Royal Academy of Music
RCM Royal College of Music
RFH Royal Festival Hall
SW Sadler's Wells Theatre
TCM Trinity College of Music
Manchester RMCM Royal Manchester College of Music
RNCM Royal Northern College of Music
Milan S Teatro alla Scala
L Teatro Lirico
N Teatro Nuovo
PS Piccola Scala
RD Teatro Regio Ducal
V Teatro dal Verme
Moscow B Bolshoy Teatr
Z Zimin Teatr
Munich N Hof- und Nationaltheater
P Prinzregententheater
S Staatsoper
Naples B Teatro San Bartolomeo
C Teatro San Carlo
N Teatro Nuovo
New York AM Academy of Music
CC City Center
CO City Opera
M or Met. Metropolitan Opera House
P Palmo's Opera House
Paris B Opéra Bastille
BP Bouffes-Parisiens
C Thâétre du Châtelet
CE Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
CI Comédie-Italienne
FP Fantaisies-Parisiennes
I Théâtre Italien
L Théâtre Lyrique
O Opéra (Académie Royale de Musique)
OC Opéra Comique
SB Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt
Philadelphia AM Academy of Music
Prague C Czech Theatre
N Národná Divadlo (National Theatre)
P Prozatimní Divadlo (Provisional Theatre)
Rome Ad. Teatro, Adriano
Ap. Teatro Apollo
Arg. Teatro Argentina
C Teatro, Costanzi
R Teatro Reale dell'Opera
(after 1946 Teatro dell'Opera)
St Petersburg B Bolshoy Teatr
K Kirov Teatr (when Leningrad)
M Maryinsky Teatr
Turin R Teatro Regio
V Teatro Vittorio Emanuele
Venice B Teatro San Benedetto
C Teatro San Cassiano
F Teatro La Fenice
GG Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo
GP Teatro Sand Giovanni e Paolo
L Teatro Santa Lucia
S Teatro San Samuele
Vienna B Burgtheater
H Hofoper
J Theater in der Josephstadt
K Kärntnerthortheater (Theater nächst dem Kärntnerthor)
L Theater in der Leopoldstadt
S Staatsoper
V Volksoper
W Theater auf der Wieden (an der Wien)

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Key to Vocal Compasses x
  • Abbreviations xi
  • A 1
  • B 28
  • C 72
  • D 112
  • E 144
  • F 157
  • G 181
  • H 218
  • I 241
  • J 251
  • K 259
  • L 277
  • M 305
  • N 356
  • O 370
  • P 384
  • Q 419
  • R 421
  • S 449
  • T 505
  • U 525
  • V 529
  • W 545
  • X 563
  • Y 564
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