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Ambrosian Opera Chorus

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Works: 1,071 works in 3,216 publications in 8 languages and 45,045 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Film adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Operas  Motion picture music  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
55 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Act II. A ground-floor hall in the castle; a door leads to the garden. Iago continues his plan: he suggests to Cassio to ask Desdemona to intercede in his favour with Otello. In a monologue, Iago describes his cynical view of life, then he plants the seeds of jealousy in the Moor's soul, leading him to suspect that there is a secret love between Cassio and Desdemona. Thus, when the woman, arriving from the garden, tries to intercede for the degraded captain, Otello's jealousy is enflamed, and he brusquely refuses the request. Once again, Iago insinuates having heard some compromising words murmured by Cassio in his sleep, and, having obtained with the help of his wife Emilia a handkerchief that Otello had given to his young wife, affirms having seen it in Cassio's hands. For Otello, this is proof enough. He vows terrible revenge
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
46 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,257 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 ( Recording )
88 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,073 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
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
55 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1950 production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia features Lily Pons as Rosina, Giuseppe di Stefano as Count Almaviva and Guiseppe Valdengo as Figaro
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 917 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini ( )
35 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitrij D Šostakovič ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of Katerina Ismailova, who is trapped in a loveless marriage. The action takes place in Mtsensk immediately before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the tradition of "Anna Karenina" and "Madame Bovary" Katerina's fatalistic pusuit of passion has disasterous results
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, or The slave of duty by Arthur Sullivan ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of pirates who can't seem to make piracy pay, fall in love with the ten daughters of a major general. Includes an introduction by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and a concluding section showing behind-the-scenes aspects of the production, interviews with the producer, performers and stage producer, and views of the area in Cornwall surrounding Penzance
Giovanna d'Arco [lyric drama in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Booklet contains notes on Verdi's career & the first performance of this opera, a synopsis, the libretto and biographical sketches of the soloists & conductor
Manon by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
40 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Enchanting" might the best word to describe Donizetti's delightful, tune-filled, and touching comedy. The marvelous Carlo Bergonzi is Nemorino, a simple, good-hearted farmer, in love with the beautiful, capricious--and wealthy--Adina (Renato Scotto), who hardly knows he even exists. She is much more taken with the flashy good looks and superficial charms of Sergeant Belcore (Mario Sereni). Enter the clever quack Dr. Dulcamara (Fernando Corena), who's peddling cheap Bordeaux wine as a mystical love potent. But Nemorino's affection for Adina is honest and sincere, and since this is a comic opera, everything ends just the way it should
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in Italian and held by 608 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
Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience, or Bunthorne's bride by Arthur Sullivan ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poet and aesthete Reginald Bunthorne loves village milkmaid Patience who doesn't love poetry or understand love. She finally discovers what it means and decides to marry Reginald's rival
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Les Huguenots [opera in five acts] by Giacomo Meyerbeer ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After dominating the international opera stage for more than 30 years, Dame Joan Sutherland takes a final bow in her stunning farewell performance of Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer's grand French opera. Now regarded as one of the most memorable nights in Australia's musical history, Sutherland's formidable vocal skill is on full display throughout the demanding score, while conductor Richard Bonynge inspires orchestral brilliance at every turn
Semiramide by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SUTHERLAND, Joan. HORNE, Marilyn. ROULEAU, Joseph. SERGE, John. CLARK, Patricia. MALAS, Spiros. FYSON, Leslie. LANGDON, Michael. AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS. LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. MCCARTHY, John (conductor)
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni ( Recording )
47 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 555 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
Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, or The lass that loved a sailor ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore, Captain Corcoran 's ship and his crew await the coming of Sir Joseph Porter, who is going to inspect Corcoran's ship and marry his daughter, Josephine. But Josephine is secretly in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a member of the crew. they attempt to elope but are apprehended. Through a strange twist revealed by Buttercup, the bumboat woman, all ends happily after all"--Container
 
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controlled identity Ambrosian Chorus

controlled identity Ambrosian Singers

Ambrosian Choir
Ambrosian Chorus.
Ambrosian Singers.
Coro de la Ópera Ambrosiana
Coro dell'Opera Ambrosiana
Opernyĭ khor "Ambrozian"
Opernyj chor "Ambrozian"
Languages
Italian (473)
English (49)
French (46)
Russian (18)
German (3)
Dutch (3)
Spanish (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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