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Kraus, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 986 works in 2,887 publications in 7 languages and 19,569 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Operas  Drama  Musical settings  History  Filmed operas  Art music  Interviews  Concert television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Musician, Other, Vocalist, Honoree, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfredo Kraus
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

101 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,343 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

129 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,131 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
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 915 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'
Werther by Jules Massenet( )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 893 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico tries to force his sister to wed Arturo in order to save a family fortune
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 687 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
Così fan tutte (Highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 440 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
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 387 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
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 362 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
Rigoletto : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doña Francisquita by Amadeo Vives( )

49 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dona Francisquita: Zarzuela in drei Akten. Libretto: F.Romero & G.Fernandez-Shaw
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

47 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 309 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)
Marina by Emilio Arrieta( )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jolie fille de Perth by Georges Bizet( Recording )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Jolie fille de Perth: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges et Jules Adenis
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 291 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
Arie Antiche by Alfredo Kraus( )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 258 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Lucia di Lammermoor
Alternative Names
ALFREDO KRAUS

Alfredo Kraus Spaans zanger

Alfredo Kraus spanischer Opernsänger (Tenor)

Alfredo Kraus Spanish singer

Alfredo Kraus ténor espagnol

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 José 1927-1999

Kraus Trujillo, Alfredo José María del Carmen

Kraus Trujillo, Alfredo José María del Carmen 1927-1999

Trujillo Alfredo José Kraus 1927-1999

Trujillo, Alfredo José María del Carmen Kraus

Trujillo, Alfredo José María del Carmen Kraus 1927-1999

Алфредо Краус

Краус, Альфредо

אלפרדו קראוס

آلفردو کرائوس خواننده و خواننده اپرا اسپانیایی

อัลเฟรโด เกราส์

アルフレード・クラウス

阿弗雷多·克劳斯

Languages
Italian (399)

French (136)

Spanish (74)

German (37)

English (25)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Lucia di Lammermoor