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Opera Characters - Oxford Dictionary

Opera Characters - Oxford Dictionary

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Powered by Handmark, The Dictionary of Opera Characters is a marvelous guide to over 2,500 operatic characters, along with invaluable synopses of over 200 major works. From Arabella to Wozzeck and from Aeneas to Zaida, this app has a wealth of information on the main characters in the repertoire of both opera and operetta, ranging from brief identifications of minor characters to extensive multi-page essays on major figures.

Each entry provides a full description of the role, indicates its vocal category, and discusses who first created the part and other notable performers. This new edition has been revised and fully updated, with fascinating new entries of contemporary operas of the last ten years, including detailed synopses and world premiere cast lists, plus a list of opera-related web links. Best of all, the application boasts more than two dozen feature articles on major characters, written by well-known personalities who themselves constitute a who's who of opera. For instance, Placido Domingo discusses the character of Otello, perhaps his greatest role, and Janet Baker writes about Mary Stuart.

+ A unique reference guide containing A-Z entries on more than 2,500 operatic characters, with information on the creator of the role and notable performances
+ Synopses of over 200 operas and operettas
+ Feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, such as Placido Domingo, Dame Janet Baker, and Joyce DiDonato
+ Entries of contemporary opera of the last ten years with detailed synopses followed by world premiere cast lists
+ No wireless connection required

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What's New

+ Updated 2nd Edition
+ Buy one application and use it on your iPhone or iPad, optimized for both devices!
+ Brand-new integrated design is accessible, clear, and easy to use.
+ Added Sounds-like to help find those difficult to spell words.
+ Share entries via email, Facebook and Twitter
+ Tag words with bookmarks or custom tags for easy retrieval.

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