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Ghiaurov, Nicolai 1929-2004

Works: 1,041 works in 3,697 publications in 10 languages and 34,349 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Televised operas  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  History  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Musician, Artist, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

113 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF THE THEATRE NATIONAL DE L'OPERA, PARIS. PRETRE, Georges. DOMINGO, Placido (tenor). FRENI, Mirella (soprano). GHIAUROV, Nicolai (bass). ALLEN, Thomas (baritone). COMMAND, Michelle (soprano). TAILLON, Jocelyn (mezzo-soprano). VENTO, Marc (baritone)
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

59 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

120 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,222 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

60 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème (London 421 049-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on February 11 & 12, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,151 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 )

63 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PAVAROTTI, Luciano (tenor). MILNES, Sherrill (baritone). SUTHERLAND, Joan (soprano). DAVIES, Ryland (tenor). GHIAUROV, Nicolai (bass). TOURANGEAU, Huguette (mezzo-soprano). POLI, Pier Francesco (tenor). ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CHORUS. ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA. BONYNGE, Richard (conductor)
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

103 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eagerly-awaited complete opera recording from superstar Andrea Bocelli, the tenor assembles a fine cast to explore Verdi's most spectacular work: the award-winning American soprano Kristin Lewis takes the role of Aida, the brilliant Italian mezzo Veronica Simeoni as Amneri. Giorgio Giuseppini takes the role of Il Re (the Egyptian King), the powerful Ambrogio Maestri ("Italy's answer to Bryn Terfel") as Amonasro and Carlo Colombara, renowned Verdi bass, as Ramfis
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( )

57 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

93 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

33 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin on two CDs
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

65 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 743 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
Faust : (Highlights) by Charles Gounod( )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

42 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 7 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Sonnambula" (The Sleepwalker) was first produced at the Teatro Careano, Milan, in March 1831. The libretto, by Romani, the foremost Italian librettist of the time, sets forth a rather childish if simple and natural story of lowly life in a Swiss village. The heroine, Amina, is a rustic damsel who walks in her sleep. Rodolfo, the young lord of the village, has just returned from abroad, and Amina, in her sleep, enters his room at the inn. Amina's wedding to Elvino, a wealthy landowner, was just about to be celebrated. But now the jealous Lisa, the pretty hostess of the inn, denounces Amina, and herself gains the temporary regard of Elvino. Rodolfo proclaims Amina's innocence, but nobody believes him until Amina is seen walking in her sleep, this time over a slim bridge above the mill-wheel. Her innocence is thus confirmed, and the conventional happy ending is assured
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet opera of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker, is a beautifully balanced series of tableaux depicting the infectious joie de vivre of youth and the tragic waste of disease and separation. The legendary and incomparable partnership of Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti as the two lovers has been captured in this special live recording from stage of the San Francisco Opera. Brian Large has adapted Francesca Zambello's production for the video, further illuminating the fascinating interaction of Puccini's deeply human characters. Gino Quilico sings Marcello, the colorful and moody painter, whose tempestuous relationship with the flirtatious Musetta (sung by Sandra Pacetti), comically mirrors the more profound love of Rodolfo and Mimi. Nicolai Ghiaurov sings Colline
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Renata Tebaldi wringing every bit of drama out of the title role, there are plenty of opportunities for goose bumps here. Add to that Carlo Bergonzi's glowing portrayal of the Enzo, the man she loves and the impassioned Fiorenza Cossotto as the woman he loves, plus one jealous husband (Bonaldo Giaiotti), and an Inquisition spy (Cornell MacNeil) bent on revenge, and you have operatic extravagance at its wonderful best, all set in romantic, mysterious 17th century Venice
Messa da Requiem ; Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

54 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of Simon Boccanegra is one of the capstones of Verdi's baritone repertoire. Sherrill Milnes gives a stunning portrayal of the 14th century Genoa doge, singing with both power and poetry, and reminding everyone why audiences acclaimed him the great American Verdi baritone of the day. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is Amelia, his long-lost daughter, in love with one of Boccanegra's most bitter political enemies. James Levine reveals his passion for Verdi's score, bringing out all the drama while reveling in its aching lyricism
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Gâurov, Nikolaj Georgiev

Ghiarov, Nicolai 1929-2004

Ghiauroff, Nicolai 1929-2004

Ghiaurov, Nicolaï

Ghiaurov Nicolaï 1929-2004

Ghiaúrov, Nikolaï

Ghiaurov, Nikolai 1929-2004

Giaourov, Nicolas

Giaourov Nicolas 1929-2004

Giaurov, Nikolai.

Giaurov, Nikolaï Georgiev

Gi︠a︡urov, Nikolaĭ Georgiev 1929-

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Gjaurov, Nikolaï

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Gjaurow, Nicolaj G. 1929-2004

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