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Justus von Liebig (1803-1873). Engraving copied from a photograph by Mr. J. Albert of Munich. Illustrated London News, 3 May 1873.

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Musically Themed Liebig Cards – Part III

November 2021

Musically Themed Liebig Cards – Part III

We began our displays of musically themed Liebig cards in March 2021 with a set showing ‘An Alphabet of Male Operatic Roles’.  We now continue with ‘An Alphabet of Female Operatic Roles’.  In the male set, each letter was identified as an operatic role, but in the female set below only a third of the the letters represent actual operatic parts, even when a role could have been assigned to the letter illustrated.  We leave the viewer to draw their own conclusions.

These are followed by scenes from Der Freischütz, premiered 200 years ago, scenes from Samson and Delila by Camille Saint-Saëns who died 100 years ago and scenes from some of Verdi’s operas.

An Alphabet of Female Operatic Roles

N.B. Cards for the letters J and W were  omitted from the original series.
Der Freischütz. Opera in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826). First performed 18 June 1821 at the Schauspielhaus, Berlin (featured as our June Exhibition of the Month)

Samson and Delila. Opera in three acts and four tableaux by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921).  First performed 2 December 1877 at the Grossherzogliches Theater, Weimar

Verdi and his Works