The New Opera Glass; Containing The Plots Of The Popular Operas And A Short Biography Of The…

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byJohn E. Barker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... Marchioness of Birkenfeld appears and claims Maria, declaring, that the Captain was the husband of her sister. She takes her from the regiment, leaving Tonio in despair; for he is considered by the Marchioness as wholly unsuitable to be connected with any member of her noble family. But Maria, suddenly deprived of her accustomed freedom, is not happy, and laments more deeply than ever her separation from Tonio. All at once, the sound of approaching drums announce the advance of troops. It is her old, much beloved regiment, headed by Tonio, who has been made an officer for his noble conduct. He renews his offer for Maria's hand, but the haughty Marchioness refuses, for she intends to marry her to the son of a Duke. The Marchioness hearing, that Maria has consented to elope with Tonio, reveals to her, that the Captain who fell on the field of battle was her husband and consequently Maria is her daughter. Now Maria, seeing no other expedient, complies with the wishes of her mother and renounces Tonio in despair. But this act of filial devotion awakens the maternal feelings of the Marchioness and she gives her consent to the union of Maria and Tonio. Baron Frederick Flotow. B. April i2,h 1812 on his parents' estate at Fentendorf (Mecklenburg). His father first intended to educate him for the diplomacy, but discovering the musical talents of his son, he decided on sending him to Paris, where he studied musics under Reiche's direction. When the French Revolution broke out 1830 he returned to Germany and composed here some pieces for the piano, but soon afterwards returned to Paris. In 1855 he became Intendant of the Court-theatre at Schwerin. The best of his operas are Stradella (1844) and Martha (1846). Lady Durham, disgusted with court-life, disguises herself ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... Marchioness of Birkenfeld appears and claims Maria, declaring, that the Captain was the husband of her sister. She takes her fro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217394248

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