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Kraus, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 1,020 works in 2,633 publications in 6 languages and 14,985 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Television adaptations  Operas  Interviews  Music  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Vocalist, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Alfredo Kraus, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Alfredo Kraus
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
109 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 935 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 )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in seventeenth-century Scotland
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
48 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 620 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
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's operatic sweetheart Beverly Sills is the feisty Norina in Donizetti's classic comedy, opposite the great Alfredo Kraus as Ernesto, the man she loves. His miserly old uncle, Don Pasquale (the marvelous Gabriel Bacquier) has cut Ernesto out of his will for wanting to marry Norina--and announces his intention to take a wife himself. But the clever Doctor Malatesta (an energetic Hk̄an Hagegr̄d) comes up with a plan and all ends well, with Pasquale giving his blessing to the two young lovers. Nicola Rescigno is the conductor of this effervescent performance
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
39 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 491 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 [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
54 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 489 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
Faust by Charles Gounod ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic tale in which a medieval scholar makes a pact with the devil
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti ( )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 379 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
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod ( Recording )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No one ever doubted the handsome, charismatic Italian tenor Franco Corelli was the personification of the romantic hero. So what better role for him than Roméo, the impetuous youth who defies his family, and his city, to follow where his heart leads? Corelli's ardor knows no bounds in his quest for Juliette (the sparkling Judith Blegen). This performance leaves no doubt that even though Roméo and Juliette are young, they are truly, profoundly in love
La jolie fille de Perth by Georges Bizet ( Recording )
37 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Jolie fille de Perth: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges et Jules Adenis
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
40 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 315 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
Manon by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
41 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 306 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 traviata by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
69 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Traviata: Opera in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Doña Francisquita by Amadeo Vives ( Recording )
44 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dona Francisquita: Zarzuela in drei Akten. Libretto: F.Romero & G.Fernandez-Shaw
Marina by Emilio Arrieta ( )
27 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in Italian and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This presentation of Donizetti's tale of 16th-century opulence and decadence tells the story of the powerful Borgia family, led by Cesare Borgia and his sister Lucretia
James Levine's 25th anniversary by James Levine ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in German and French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La muette de Portici by D. F. E Auber ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tenor and baritone duet in French
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini ( )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 192 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
Arie Antiche by Alfredo Kraus ( )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ALFREDO KRAUS
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
Languages
Italian (341)
French (161)
Spanish (71)
German (32)
English (18)
Dutch (1)
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