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Pons, Juan

Works: 339 works in 1,058 publications in 6 languages and 8,896 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music videos  History  Operas  Film and video adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Actor, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Juan Pons
Most widely held works by Juan Pons
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
52 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in ancient Egypt, this opera tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard for a slave girl, Aïda. She is the daughter of the King of Ethiopia who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops. Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried alive. He is joined by Aïda who dies with him
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Recording )
32 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
28 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
La fanciulla del West opera in tre atti by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Puccini's wild west opera, based on Belasco's play The girl of the golden west, has the California gold rush as its dramatic backdrop for a story in which Minnie, the only woman in a mining camp, gambles on her one chance of happiness."--Container
Pagliacci a film by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Visual )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera in one prologue and two acts
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shy pesant Nemorino falls in love with Adina from a distance but comes to believe that she is in love with Belcore. Listening to Adina tell the story of Tristan and Iseult, he becomes convinced that by taking a magic love potion he will gain Adina's love. Following a series of misteps, Nemorino enlists in the army so that he can earn enough money to buy more of the so called love potion. Adina, aware of Nemorino's love buys his enlistment contract and professes her love for him
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Recording )
23 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Instrumental selection
Il trittico three one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Il Tabarro an act of murder is the resolution for passion, infidelity and jealousy. Suor Angelica treats the banishment to a convent of a noblewoman who gives birth to a child without benefit of marriage and when she learns of the child's death commits suicide. In Gianni Schicchi the greedy family of a dying wealthy man conspires with a lawyer to obtain the dying man's wealth only to be doublecrossed by the lawyer
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana Pagliacci ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pagliacci : A traveling troupe of entertainers, Canio, his wife Nedda, Peppe and Tonio, arrive in the village for an evening performance. Nedda and her lover, Silvio, a young lad from the village, plan to leave together that night. Tonio overhears the plot and tells Canio. A drama in two acts
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iris by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iris: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Luigi Illica
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donizetti's best-known opera is also one of the most popular. Audiences swooned over the unjust plight of Donizetti's Lucia (Mariella Devia), whose brother Enrico (Juan Pons) makes her renounce the man she loves, Edgardo (Jerry Hadley). She's forced into marriage, but goes insane on her wedding night, and in the riveting mad scene, still holding the bloody dagger with which she killed her bridegroom, she can finally voice her true emotions. "Spectacular" doesn't begin to describe it
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Il tabarro by Brian Large( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Italian and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This DVD offers a unique coupling of Luciano Pavarotti in Puccini's Il Tabarro and Placido Domingo as the tragic clown in Pagliacci. Both of these Metropolitan Opera productions feature James Levine as conductor
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verdi's opera opens in ancient Jerusalem, as King Nabucco of Babylon, whose daughter Fenena is a hostage to the Jews, invades and sacks the Jewish Temple. Installed by Nabucco as Regent of Jerusalem and inspired by her love for the Jew Ismaele, Fenena converts to Judaism and frees the Jewish prisoners. The slave Abigaille, who claims to be Fenena's sister, also loves Ismaele and masterminds a vengeful plot to imprison Nabucco and steal the crown of Jerusalem for herself. In his cell, Nabucco dreams that Fenena is about to be executed, but he escapes in time to free her and also converts to Judaism, as a repentant Abigaille poisons herself
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first work is a love tale set among the poor bargemen of Paris. The second work relates the story of a nun's suicide. The third work is a humorous story of greedy relatives who manipulate a dead man's will
Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poliuto: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Aroldo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
26 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the official Barcelona Games ceremony Domingo, Carreras, Caballe, with Aragall, Berganza, Pons ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Pons i Álvarez, Joan 1946-
Pons, Joan
Pons, Joan 1946-
Pons, Juan 1946-
Italian (297)
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French (13)
English (12)
Spanish (1)
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