WorldCat Identities

Kraus, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 943 works in 2,675 publications in 6 languages and 17,788 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Live sound recordings  Music videos  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, per, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfredo Kraus
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

114 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,049 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in seventeenth-century Scotland
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

90 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 772 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
Werther [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet( )

56 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther is one of the iconic figures in literature, an innocent young man who feels nature deeply and loves unreservedly. In Massenet's alluring operatic version, Alfredo Kraus magnificently captures every nuance of this complex character--his aristocratic bearing and pure soul, his anguish that the only woman he can love is promised to another man, and finally the despair that leads to his suicide. Frederica von Stade sings Charlotte, the woman who returns Werther's feelings but honors her promise to someone else. Dawn Upshaw is a sparkling Sophie, Charlotte's younger sister
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy old bachelor decides to take a pretty young wife, he is--this being opera--in for trouble. Especially when that wife is the enchanting Reri Grist. Fernando Corena sings the matrimonially inclined title hero, whose plan to disinherit his nephew--the suave, mesmerizing Alfredo Kraus--backfires with more than a little help from Tom Krause's Dr. Malatesta
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Victor Hugo's most sensational play, 'Lucrece Borgia', a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti's opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian 'bel canto' repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion. Brimming with high drama and pathos, this production stars Greek diva Dimitra Theodossiou in the infamous title role, praised for her stupendous acting and singing as England's Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux'
La Bohème highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Così fan tutte (Highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust by Charles Gounod( Visual )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Charles Gounod's tragic opera, based on the German Faust legend in which the aging philosopher and chemist sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for youth. Utilizes minimalist set designs, and costumes of the 19th century
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary tenor Alfredo Kraus as Roméo brings flawless vocalism, elegance, and consummate style to Gounod's romantic take on the world's most famous love story. Cecilia Gasdia is an innocent yet alluring Juliette, and Met stalwart Paul Plishka sings the sympathetic Frère Laurent with dignity and charisma. Plácido Domingo, a celebrated Roméo himself, conducts
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 344 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavatina:Regnava nel silenzio;Sulla tomba che rinserra;Appressati, Lucia;Il pallor funesto orrendo;Dov e Lucia?;Chi mi frena;Oh giusto cielo Ardon gl'incentsi Maria Calla, soprano Philharmonia Orchestraand Chorus Tullio Serafin, conductor Libretto included for selections
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COTRUBAS, Ileana (soprano). KRAUS, Alfredo (tenor). DAM, Jose van (bass). BURLES, Charles (tenor). FREMEAU, Jean-Marie (baritone). RAPHANEL, Ghyslaine (soprano). ALLIOT-LUGAZ, Colette (soprano). MAHE, Martine (mezzo-soprano). LOREAU, Jacques (baritone). CAPITOLE CHORUS. ORCHESTRE DU CAPITOLE DE TOULOUSE. PLASSON, Michel (conductor)
La jolie fille de Perth by Georges Bizet( Recording )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Jolie fille de Perth: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges et Jules Adenis
Doña Francisquita by Amadeo Vives( )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dona Francisquita: Zarzuela in drei Akten. Libretto: F.Romero & G.Fernandez-Shaw
Arie Antiche by Alfredo Kraus( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marina by Emilio Arrieta( )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular cast makes any listener wonder why such a marvelous, colorful opera isn't much better known. Sensational Shirley Verrett is Leonora, the beautiful, mysterious lady who so completely captures the heart of the monk Fernando (Luciano Pavarotti at his finest) that he forsakes his calling to defeat the Moors in battle in order to win her hand. Alas, she is the mistress of the king (Sherrill Milnes), who is so besotted with her he is determined to defy the pope himself to make Leonora his queen. It's a tragic opera, so no one wins--except the audience
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Lucia di Lammermoor
Alternative Names
ALFREDO KRAUS

Alfredo Kraus Spaans zanger

Alfredo Kraus spanischer Opernsnger (Tenor)

Alfredo Kraus Spanish singer

Alfredo Kraus tenore spagnolo

Kraus, A.

Kraus, A. 1927-1999

Kraus, A. (Alfredo)

Kraus, A. (Alfredo), 1927-1999.

Kraus, Alfredo

Kraus, Alfredo 1927-1999

Kraus Trujillo, Alfredo 1927-1999

Kraus Trujillo Alfredo Jos 1927-1999

Kraus Trujillo, Alfredo Jos Mara del Carmen

Kraus Trujillo, Alfredo Jos Mara del Carmen 1927-1999

Trujillo Alfredo Jos Kraus 1927-1999

Trujillo, Alfredo Jos Mara del Carmen Kraus

Trujillo, Alfredo Jos Mara del Carmen Kraus 1927-1999

Алфредо Краус

אלפרדו קראוס

อัลเฟรโด เกราส์

アルフレード・クラウス

阿弗雷多克劳斯

Languages
Italian (348)

French (139)

Spanish (70)

German (34)

English (20)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Rigoletto