The Opera Goers' Complete Guide: Comprising Two Hundred and Twenty-nine Opera Plots with Musical Numbers and Casts

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Dodd, Mead, 1913 - Operas - 508 pages

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Page 169 - The juggler Jean wanders hungry and miserable through the countryside, but rejoices in his freedom. It does not satisfy his wants, however, and he is unsuccessful in gaining the attention of the people, who deride his performance. (Jean: "Give place to the king of jugglers"; Chorus: "Gentle king, choose thy queen.
Page 293 - House of Mme. de la Tour. Virginia is arrayed in festival attire and decked with jewels. Domingues sits on the floor, weaving a mat. Virginia's mother hands her a mirror. Domingues, shaking his head, declares that the gold will bring sorrow. Virginia is to go to France, and she is overcome with grief
Page 109 - Lenski is angry with Olga, because she is flirting with Onegin, and becomes so jealous that the girl, to punish him, says that she will dance the quadrille with Onegin. Before it begins the Frenchman Triquet sings a song of doubtful character to the praise of Tatjana, which is received with applause.
Page 511 - won the prize offered by the Metropolitan Opera Company for the best grand opera, written in English and composed by an American.
Page 67 - his unhappy lot. Neither in nature, nor in books, nor in old memories has he found solace. He decides to take poison, but as he raises the cup to drink the strains of an Easter hymn turn his thoughts toward good.
Page 263 - witches' Sabbath. The witches dance and sing in weird revelry; they make incantations, bringing before Faust a realistic picture of Marguerite's sorrowful fate. Mefistofele receives from them a crystal ball, which he balances on his hand, saying: "Behold the earth.
Page 39 - The heart bowed down.") The captain of the guard reports Arline's capture. She is brought in and pleads her innocence, but in her humiliation is about to stab herself. The count, while stopping her, observes a scar by which he
Page 101 - Donizetti. Libretto adapted from the older Italian opera, "Ser Marc' Antonio,
Page 109 - A room in Larina's house, filled with a merry crowd. Lenski dances with Olga, Onegin with Tatjana. They are compelled to endure the tattling of the older dames. Notwithstanding the protest of Lenski, Onegin asks Olga to dance.
Page 109 - captain with Tatjana, and Lenski stands moodily apart. When Onegin asks him what is wrong, he answers angrily; a quarrel ensues, and the dance is interrupted. Amid general consternation Lenski asks his friend to fight a duel.

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