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Corena, Fernando

Works: 576 works in 1,903 publications in 7 languages and 13,976 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Art music  Excerpts  Marches (Music)  Motion picture music  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Musician, Commentator, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Fernando Corena
Most widely held works by Fernando Corena
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

86 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

76 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,214 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
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera's most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina's foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

112 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca. Zinka Milanov, Jussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren, Leonardo Monreale, Fernando Corena, Mario Carlin, Nestore Catalani, Vincenzo Preziosa, Giovanni Bianchini. Rome Opera House and Chorus. Erich Liensdorf,conductor
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

60 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 454 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This legendary performance features a cast of Verdians that is among the greatest ever assembled for this opera. Zinka Milanov gives a passionate performance as Leonora, the aristocratic young woman in love with Don Alvaro, sung by the magnificent Richard Tucker. Leonard Warren is Don Carlo, Leonora brother, who mercilessly pursues the lovers after Alvaro accidentally kills his and Leonora father. Cesare Siepi as Padre Guardiano, Rosalind Elias as Preziosilla, and Fernando Corena as Fra Melitone complete the all-star lineup. Fritz Stiedry is on the podium
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

58 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a cast like this you can't help falling in love all over again with The barber of Seville. The marvelous Hermann Prey is Figaro, a guy you wouldn't buy a used car from, but he's great to have on your side considering he can charm anyone out of anything. The sensational Marilyn Horne (Rosina) and Enrico Di Giuseppe (a love-struck Count Almaviva) immediately enlist him in their quest to foil Fernando Corena (Dr. Bartolo) so they can marry. With James Levine conducting, it's all just sensational
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

48 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BERGANZA, Teresa (soprano). ALVA, Luigi (tenor). CORENA, Fernando (bass). PANERAI, Rolando (bass). TAVOLACCINI, Giuliana (soprano). PACE, Miti Truccato (mezzo-soprano). MONTARSOLO, Paolo (bass-baritone). CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE MAGGIO MUSICALE FLORENTINO. VARVISO, Silvio (conductor)
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

43 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operatic arias for bass by Fernando Corena( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in Italian and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
La Clementina by Luigi Boccherini( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and Spanish and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème : opera highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

in Italian and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Corena, F. 1916-1984

Fernando Corena basso svizzero

Fernando Corena Italian-Turkish Swiss singer

Fernando Corena Schweizer Opernsänger

Fernando Corena zanger uit Zwitserland (1916-1984)