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Cossotto, Fiorenza

Works: 648 works in 1,977 publications in 7 languages and 14,277 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Operas  Musical settings  Interviews  Televised operas  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, per, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Fiorenza Cossotto
Most widely held works by Fiorenza Cossotto
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

99 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's beloved opera overflows with marvelous arias, ensembles, and choruses--all superbly sung by this all-star cast, under the direction of James Levine. Aprile Millo (Leonore) is in love with the mysterious troubadour Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti) but the nefarious Count Di Luna (Sherrill Milnes) wants her for himself. Add to the roiling drama the mysterious old gypsy Azucena (the intense Fiorenza Cossotto in her final Met performance), and it's a situation that is disastrous for the characters--though it inspired some of the best-known music in all of Italian opera
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

67 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

37 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

93 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary Diana Damrau brings aching lyricism and coloratura fireworks to the role of Amina, the innocent village girl whose sleepwalking causes misunderstandings that almost prevent her marriage to the handsome Elvino, sung by new bel canto star tenor Javier Camarena. Michele Pertusi is Count Rodolfo, and Marco Armiliato conducts Bellini's melodious score
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

54 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 566 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

76 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montserrat Caballé is one of the few sopranos who have triumphed at the Met in the Herculean role of Norma. She was acclaimed for the astonishing beauty of her voice, her unbelievable breath control, and the ability to spin out shimmering soft tones that sent the audience into a frenzy. When she brought those formidable gifts to Bellini's magical score, the result was electrifying. Fiorenza Cossotto is Norma's friend, Adalgisa, and her rival for the affections of Pollione (Carlo Cossutta, in his Met debut)
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadour. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war agaist the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him & whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The majesty of the Egypt of the Pharoahs provides the background for the human drama arising from the conflicting demands of love, patriotism, and filial piety
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 407 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
Adriana Lecouvreur opera in quattro atti by Francesco Cila( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This La Scala production of Cilea's verismo opera dramatizes the celebrated 18th-century French actress rivalry with the Princess of Bouillon for the Count of Saxony's love
Ifigenia in Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

27 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at the Rome Opera House in June and July 1943
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 281 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

52 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 274 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compact disc
Un giorno di regno (Il finto Stanislao) by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

5 editions published in 1974 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno: Melodramma giocoso in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
The marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cassotto, Fiorenza.

Cossotto, F.

Cossotto, F. (Fiorenza)

Fiorena Cosotto

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English (38)

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