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  1. S is for soprano, the highest women’s voice, and...

    S is for soprano, the highest women’s voice, and the one frequently assigned to an opera’s heroine. But sopranos can be nasty, too: the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte or Lady...
  2. R is for Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, another leading...

    R is for Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, another leading international star of the late 20th century. A versatile artist, the tenor was as much in demand as an oratorio soloist and Lied interpreter as he was...
  3. R is for rivalries, which in opera can be either...

    R is for rivalries, which in opera can be either of the fictional or actual varieties. In the case of the former, opera plots are often driven by romantic rivalries (two gentlemen competing for the...
  4. R is for Sir Simon Rattle, one of the major...

    R is for Sir Simon Rattle, one of the major international conductors of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, currently finishing up his tenure as principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic...
  5. R is for revenge, and Rigoletto. The first often...

    R is for revenge, and Rigoletto. The first often plays a role in operas' plots, and especially in the case of the second. Revenge also drives the plots of Verdi's Il Trovatore and La Forza del...
  6. R is for Katia Ricciarelli, one of the leading...

    R is for Katia Ricciarelli, one of the leading sopranos in the lyric/spinto Italian repertoire in the late 20th century and a frequent partner, onstage and in the recording studio, of one or another...
  7. R is for Gioachino Rossini, one of the most...

    R is for Gioachino Rossini, one of the most popular and versatile of opera composers, many of whose works are part of the standard repertoire. He wrote Italian comic operas (Il Barbiere di Siviglia,...
  8. R is for Rodolfo, the hero of (a) Puccini’s or...

    R is for Rodolfo, the hero of (a) Puccini’s or Leoncavallo’s La Boheme, and (b) Verdi’s Luisa Miller. The latter gets to sing what might be one of the most beautiful arias Verdi wrote for a tenor,...
  9. Q is for Queenie Pie, Duke Ellington’s unfinished...

    Q is for Queenie Pie, Duke Ellington’s unfinished “street opera” from the early 1970s whose protagonist, the beauty salon owner and cosmetologist Queenie Pie, who has built up her successful business...
  10. Q is for Peter Quint, one of the two sinister...

    Q is for Peter Quint, one of the two sinister ghosts in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, based on Henry James’ novel. Quint was the former valet at Bly House, the Victorian country estate where...
  11. Q is for the Portuguese soprano Ana Quintans, who...

    Q is for the Portuguese soprano Ana Quintans, who is particularly well known for her interpretations of Baroque roles. She has sung under the baton of conductors such as William Christie, Alan...
  12. Q is also for Quinquin, the "pet name" of...

    Q is also for Quinquin, the "pet name" of Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier.
  13. Q is for "Questa o quella," the first aria of the...

    Q is for "Questa o quella," the first aria of the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, in which one of opera's biggest cads expounds on his philosophy of amorous adventures.

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  14. P is for Josef Protschka, a lyric and...

    P is for Josef Protschka, a lyric and lirico-spinto tenor who was born in the former Czechoslovakia but grew up in Germany. After studying philosophy and German, he initially worked as a journalist...
  15. P is for Saimir Pirgu, an Albanian lyric tenor...

    P is for Saimir Pirgu, an Albanian lyric tenor trained in Italy who has won an international reputation for his interpretations of Mozart and bel canto roles (with the occasional excursion into...
  16. P is for Giovanni Paisiello, a prolific Italian...

    P is for Giovanni Paisiello, a prolific Italian composer of the classical period whose works included operas, secular cantatas, and a wide variety of religious music (oratorios, Masses, motets, etc.)...
  17. P is for the young Italian bass-baritone Luca...

    P is for the young Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, who has achieved international stardom as an interpreter of roles by Mozart and in the bel canto and Baroque repertoires. Detailed information...
  18. Now I'm curious. Need to check YouTube . . .

    Now I'm curious. Need to check YouTube . . .
  19. P is for Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, one of the great...

    P is for Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, one of the great opera directors during the second half of the 20th century. He initially studied philosophy, art, and history; he first worked in opera as a set...
  20. P is for the lovely Slovakian soprano Lucia Popp...

    P is for the lovely Slovakian soprano Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová), a leading international singer whose repertoire encompassed everything from lyric coloratura and lyric roles to lighter parts by...
  21. P is for the Bulgarian soprano Alex Penda (née...

    P is for the Bulgarian soprano Alex Penda (née Alexandrina Pendatchanska), who specialized in roles by Mozart and in bel canto operas earlier in her career, but has recently been moving into...
  22. P is for Alexander Pereira, general manager and...

    P is for Alexander Pereira, general manager and artistic director of Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala. Before arriving at La Scala last year, he served as artistic director of the Salzburg Festival...
  23. Some of the most beautiful packaging of...

    Some of the most beautiful packaging of recordings must come from the Palazzetto Bru Zane, dedicated to researching the French repertoire from the late 18th to the beginning of the 20th centuries. ...
  24. P is for Lorenzo da Ponte, who wrote the...

    P is for Lorenzo da Ponte, who wrote the librettos for a total of 28 operas, but is best known for those he supplied for Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, and Le Nozze di Figaro. With the help...
  25. P is for Hermann Prey, a leading international...

    P is for Hermann Prey, a leading international singer of lyric baritone roles that encompassed Mozart’s and Rossini’s Figaros, Mozart’s Papageno, Guglielmo, and Don Giovanni, Wagner’s Wolfram and...
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