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Oberlin, Russell, 257

Oberon (Weber), 24

O'Connell, Charles, 25

Odyssey (Homer), 108

Oedipus Rex (Sophocles), 81 , 91 -93

Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky), xiv , 81 , 90 -93, 275

Offenbach, Jacques, xiv , 10 , 49 , 128 , 224 -34, 252 ;

La belle Hélène,23 , 229 , 231 ;

La Grande Duchesse de Gèolstein,23 , 229 , 231 , 232 ;

Orphée aux enfers,22 , 229 , 231 ;

La Périthole,12 , 229 , 231 , 232 ;

Tales of Hoffmann,21 , 224 -34, 226;

La Vie parisienne,22 , 229 , 231 , 232

Offenbach-am-Main (Germany), 228

L'Olimpiade (text by Metastasio; set to music by Vivaldi and others), 36 , 95 , 98 , 106

Oliver, A. Richard, 182

Olivier, Laurence, 167

On Trial at Nuremberg (Neave), 133

O'Neill, Eugene, 81 , 133 , 145

O'Neill, James, 133

Opera:

aesthetics of, 37 -78;

criticism of audiences, 5 , 7 , 8 , 12 , 13 -14, 31 -32;

criticism of inadequate performances, 8 -15;

criticism of inherent dramatic "absurdity" and archaism, 33 -34;

criticism of novel productions, 51 -58, 62 -64, 135 -55, 212 -14;

dramatic values, 12 , 13 -14, 34 , 40 , 67 ;

economics of, 7 , 8 , 15 , 16 n. 30 -31, 33 ;

festivals, 16n, 17 , 101 -2, 269 -70;

fundamental criticism of, 1 -7, 31 -36;

ideal spectator, 66 -73;

most often performed works (the "standard repertory"), 16 , 19 -27, 49 , 69 , 70 ;

opera companies, comparison of, 16 -18;

production styles and standards, 51 -66, [of Wagner's Ring ] 204 -24;

scenic design, 265 -71;

singers, 100 and passim ; social criticism of, 8 , 65 -66;

on television, 7 , 134 , 238

Opera (London), 13 , 20 , 27 , 103 , 124 , 218 , 243 , 257

Opera and Ideas (Robinson), 35

Opera as Drama (Kerman), 38 -45, 38 n, 44 n, 48 n, 122

Opéra-Comique. See Paris

Opera in Crisis (Pleasants), 53

Opera News (New York), 42 n, 243

Opera, or the Undoing of Women [Opéra ou la défaite des femmes ] (Clément), 34 n, 167 -68, 168 n

Opera seria, 46 , 49 , 61 , 70 , 94 -106, 141 ;

rules for, 98 -99

Opera Today (M. and S. Harties), 24

The Operas of Mozart (Mann), 150 n

Operetta (or light opera, musical, opera bouffe, opéra comique), 20 , 25 , 34 , 224 , 229 , 252

Orange (France) Festival, 219

Orfeo (Monteverdi), 38 , 39 , 79

Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck), 22 , 26 , 142 , 270

Orff, Carl, 255 n

Orlando (Handel), 102 , 112 , 116 , 134 , 135 , 136


298

Orlando furioso (Ariosto), 107 -119;

in art, 110 -12;

in literature, 108 -10;

in madrigals, 112 -15;

in opera, 115 -16

Orlando furioso (Ronconi stage pageant and film), 115

Orlando furioso (Vivaldi), 27 , 94 , 112 , 116

Orlando paladino (Haydn), 112 , 116

Orléans, Duchesse de (Hélène de Mecklenburg), 174

Ormindo (Cavalli), 27

Orpheus in the Underworld [Orphée aux enfers ] (Offenbach), 22 , 229 , 231

Osborne, Nigel, 134

Osmin's Rage (Kivy), ix , 37 n

Osud ( Janácek[*] ), 236 , 240

Otello (Verdi), xiv , xv , 10 , 11 , 21 , 25 , 33 , 39 , 215 -23, 221,242 , 273

Otello : Disposizione sceniche (i.e., production book, ed. Ricordi), 60 n

Othello (Shakespeare), 152 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 260

Ovid, 111

Owen Wingrave (Britten), 273

Oxford University, 80 , 245


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