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The Standard Operaglass Detailed Plots of One Hundred and Fifty-one Celebrated Operas   By:

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[Transcriber's note: the punctuation in this file is somewhat inconsistent. There are many commas and other punctuation where none appears to be needed, and vice versa. Syntax and grammar are occasionally shaky. Spelling and the use of accented characters are inconsistent. In general, only severe errors have been corrected.]

[Illustration: Photograph of Therese Malten. Evchen. ]

[Illustration: Photograph of Karl Scheidemantel. Hans Sachs. ]

The

Standard Operaglass

CONTAINING

THE DETAILED PLOTS

OF

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE CELEBRATED OPERAS

WITH CRITICAL

AND BIOGRAPHICAL REMARKS, DATES &c. &c.

BY

CHARLES ANNESLEY

THIRTY FIRST TO THIRTY THIRD THOUSAND REVISED

AND ENLARGED EDITION

DEDICATED TO THERESE MALTEN

KOeNIGL. SAeCHS. KAMMERSAeNGERIN

(with 2 portraits of Malten and Scheidemantel).

LONDON. SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO. LIMITED. 17a PATERN0STER ROW. 100 SOUTHWARK STREET.

DRESDEN. PARIS. NEW YORK. CARL TITTMANN. BRENTANO'S. LEMCKE & BUECHNER PRAGERSTRASSE 19. AVENUE DE L'OPERA 37. 11 EAST 17th STREET.

MAYENCE. LONDON. MILAN. PARIS. SAARBACH'S NEWS EXCHANGE.

1911.

COPYRIGHT BY A. TITTMANN.

(Right of translation reserved.)

To

Therese Walten

Koeniglich Saechsische Kammersaengerin

With profound admiration of her Genius

this little work is dedicated

by the Author.

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INDEX OF THE OPERAS.

Operas. Composers. Fol.

Abu Hassan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weber . . . . . . . 1 Africaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meyerbeer . . . . . 3 Aida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Verdi . . . . . . . 8 Alessandro Stradella . . . . . . . . . Flotow . . . . . . 10 Armida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gluck . . . . . . . 12 Armorer (Waffenschmied) . . . . . . . Lortzing . . . . . 14 Ballo in Maschera . . . . . . . . . . Auler . . . . . . . 15 Barber of Bagdad . . . . . . . . . . . Cornelius . . . . . 18 Barbiere di Seviglia . . . . . . . . . Rossini . . . . . . 22 Benvenuto Cellini . . . . . . . . . . Berlins . . . . . . 25 By Order of His Highness . . . . . . . Keineckt . . . . . 30 Carlo Broschi (Teufel's Antheil) . . . Auber . . . . . . . 33 Carmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bizet . . . . . . . 36 Cavalleria Rusticana . . . . . . . . . Mascagni . . . . . 39 Cosi fan tutte . . . . . . . . . . . . Mozart . . . . . . 41 Czar and Zimmermann . . . . . . . . . Lortzing . . . . . 43 Dame Blanche . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boieldieu . . . . . 46 Demonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rubinstein . . . . 49 Domino Noir . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auber . . . . . . . 52 Don Carlos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Verdi . . . . . . . 54 Don Juan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mozart . . . . . . 57 Don Pasquale . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donizetti . . . . . 59 Dragons de Villars . . . . . . . . . . Maillart . . . . . 62 Dusk of the Gods . . . . . . . . . . . Wagner . . . . . . 68 Euryanthe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weber . . . . . . . 72 Falstaff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Verdi . . . . . . . 75 Fidelio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beethoven . . . . . 78 Figlia del Reggimento . . . . . . . . Donizetti . . . . . 81

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Flying Dutchman . . . . . . . . . . . Wagner . . . . . . 84 Folkungs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kretschmer . . . . 87 Fra Diavolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auber . . . . . . . 90 Frauenlob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becker . . . . . . 94 Freischuetz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weber . . . . . . . 98 Friend Fritz . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mascagni . . . . . 102 Genoveva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schumann . . . . . 105 Golden Cross . . . . . . . ... Continue reading book >>




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