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Serafin, Tullio 1878-1968

Overview
Works: 1,937 works in 4,514 publications in 7 languages and 27,708 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Operas  Stories, plots, etc  Musical settings  Motion picture music  Music  Interviews  Pictorial works 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, per, Director, Composer, l4, Vocalist, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Tullio Serafin, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Tullio Serafin
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
223 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
198 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
91 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni ( Recording )
120 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 887 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
79 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
62 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
59 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Forza Del Destino. Maria Callas,soprano Richard Tucker,tenor Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, bass Elena Nicolai,mezzo-soprano Carlo Tagliabue,baritone Renato Capecchi,baritone Plinio Clabassi,bass Orchestra and chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Milan. Tullio Serafin, conductor
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
58 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
56 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Medea by Luigi Cherubini ( Recording )
62 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compact disc
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
82 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
TAIO, Italo (bass). STIGNANI, Ebe (mezzo-soprano). CANIGLIA, Maria (soprano). GIGLI, Benjamino (tenor). BECHI, Gino (baritone). PASERO, Tancredi (bass). ZAGONARA, Adelio (tenor). HUDER, Maria (soprano). ROME OPERA HOUSE CHORUS. ROME OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA. SERAFIN, Tullio (conductor)
Lyric & coloratura arias by Maria Callas ( )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in Italian and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito ( Recording )
35 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elderly scholar Faust is returned to his youth by the satanic Mefistofeles for the pursuit of beauty and knowledge. In the sordid aftermath of two failed love affairs, he reflects on the illusory nature of worldly beauty, and through a mystical union with the divinity, dies redeemed
Maria Callas, the legend by Maria Callas ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Italian and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The very best of Maria Callas by Maria Callas ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Italian and German and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
70 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
61 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
43 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded at the Rome Opera House in June and July 1943
Requiem mass by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti ( )
18 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
 
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Serafin, T. 1878-1968
Serafin, T. (Tullio), 1878-1968
Languages
Italian (1,003)
English (73)
German (56)
Latin (25)
Spanish (9)
French (3)
Dutch (1)
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