Lachner, Franz (b Rain am Lech, 1803; d Munich, 1890). Ger. conductor and composer. Most eminent of remarkable mus. family. Taught and played org. in Munich 1822. Went to Vienna 1823, becoming friend of Schubert. Cond. at Kärntnerthor Th., 1827–34. Opera cond., Mannheim, 1834–6. Cond. Munich Court Opera 1836–65 (dir. from 1852). Resigned over differences with Wagner. Responsible for eminence of Munich Opera. Comp. operas, masses, oratorios, 8 syms., chamber mus., etc. Cherubini's Médée is usually perf. in his edn. which omits the spoken dialogue.
More From encyclopedia.com
Antonio Salieri , Salieri, Antonio (b Legnano, 1750; d Vienna, 1825). It. composer and conductor. Taken to Vienna 1766 as protégé of Gassmann. Début as cond. Vienna Co… Opera Seria , Skip to main content opera seria opera seria (It.). Serious opera. In the 17th and 18th cents., opera seria was the chief operatic genre, becoming ve… John Anthony Quitman , Besch, Anthony (John Elwyn) (b London, 1924; d London, 2002). Eng. opera producer for Glyndebourne, ENO, Scottish Opera, NY City Opera, S. Francisco… Bononcini , Bononcini, Giovanni Bononcini, Giovanni, Italian composer, son of Giovanni Maria and brother of Antonio Maria Bononcini; b. Modena, July 18, 1670; d.… Sarah Caldwell , Caldwell, Sarah Conductor Director Sarah Caldwell, who was born in 1924, was the founder of the Boston Opera Group, now known as the Opera Company of… Samuel Ramey , Opera singer With a mellifluous style and a charismatic way with the villainous roles that lie at the heart of the repertoire of the operatic bass, S…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like