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Faust

Music:Charles GounodLibretto:Michel Carré and Jules BarbierPremiere:Paris, March 19, 1859 Rich drama and ornate occultism made Faust an immediate popular success. The elderly philosophe…

Brewer's: Faust

(1 syl.). The grandest of all Goethe's dramas. Faust makes a compact with Mephistopheles, who on one occasion provides him with a cloak, by means of which he is wafted through the air whith…

Drew Gilpin Faust

Name at birth: Catharine Drew GilpinDrew Gilpin Faust made history in 2007 when she became the first female president in the 371-year history of Harvard University. Faust is a veteran Ivy League prof…

Charles Lee FAUST

FAUST, Charles Lee, a Representative from Missouri; born near Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, April 24, 1879; moved with his parents to a farm near Highland, Doniphan County, Kans.; attended…

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is one of the great figures in the history of German literature. Early in his career he studied law, and in 1775 he joined the court of Duke Charles Augustus. For ten year…

The Congress of Women

by Mrs. Mary H. Peabody Pioneer Woman of OregonPhilanthropy for Girls in Paris.A Study in Göethe's Faust. Mrs. Mary H. Peabody was born at Hartford, Conn. Her father was Dr. S. Saltmarsh who…

Nicolai Ghiaurov 2004 Deaths

Nicolai GhiaurovAge: 74 Bulgarian opera singer who used his rich bass voice in such productions as Gounod's Faust and Verdi's Don Carlo. Died: Modena, Italy, June 2, 2004GenevièveG - LJoe…

Helen Jepson Biography

Helen Jepsonactress, singerBorn: 11/28/1905Birthplace: Titusville, Pennsylvania This revered soprano spent much of her career at New York City's Metropolitan Opera. However, she gained a wider…

Frank Guarrera Biography

opera singerDied: Nov. 23, 2007 (Bellmawr, New Jersey) Best Known as: baritone opera singer for the Metropolitan Opera A baritone opera singer with remarkabl…

Brewer's: Fauna

(2 syl.). The animals of a country at any given geological period; so called from the mythological fauns, who were the patrons of wild animals. Nor less the place of curious plant he knows …