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Gui, Vittorio 1885-1975

Works: 582 works in 1,144 publications in 5 languages and 5,572 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Music  Filmed operas  Interviews  Methods‡vSelf-instruction 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Arranger, Editor, Director, Composer, Adapter, Librettist, Author of introduction, per, con, Dedicator, l4, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Vittorio Gui
Most widely held works by Vittorio Gui
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

66 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story involves Rosina who is kept under lock and key by her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, who intends to marry her. However, she is being wooed by Count Almaviva disguised as Lindoro, a student. Bartolo is alerted to the scheme as the comic love story unravels
La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossini's enchanting retelling of the Cinderella story features Jennifer Larmore as Angelina, the good and modest girl at the mercy of her nasty stepsisters. Her charms capture the heart of her Prince Charming, the handsome Don Ramiro (Raúl Giménez)--who is disguised as his own valet, Dandini (Alessandro Corbelli). Heartbreak and comic confusion ensue before the lovers are finally united. Simone Alaimo sings Angelina's bumbling stepfather Don Magnifico and John Relyea is the suave and wizardly philosopher Alidoro
Le Comte Ory by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenor Juan Diego Flórez gives a sensational performance in the title role of Rossini's rarely heard, gender-bending comedy. Disguised as nuns, Ory and his men gain entrance to the castle of Countess Adèle (Pretty Yende in her Met debut), but the Counts attempts at seduction go comically wrong. Karine Deshayes is Isolier, Ory's page who is also in love with the Countess and determined to beat the Count at his own game. Nathan Gunn sings Raimbaud, Ory's boon companion, and bel canto specialist Maurizio Benini conducts
Le nozze di Figaro ; Symphony no. 38 : "Prague" ; Symphony no. 39 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mario Del Monaco rarities by Mario Del Monaco( )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arie Verdiane Luisa Maragliano live recordings by Luisa Maragliano( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic complete recording of the opera Nabucco (Nebukadnezar) in Italian
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 150 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
Great sopranos of our time( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of Figaro [highlights] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
Operatic arias by Verdi & Bellini by Boris Christoff( Recording )

3 editions published in 1958 in Italian and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria de los Angeles by Victoria de los Angeles( Recording )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libro con información en catalán sobre: Historia de la música catalana: Música instrumental al clasicismo por Josep M. Vilar. Victoria de los Ángeles, biografía y obra por Jaume Radigales. Historia del Palau de la Música Catalana : 100 años de música, primera piedra, construcción e inauguración por Xosé Aviñoa
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 91 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

22 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live, 1953, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
The new age of bel canto by Maria Callas( Recording )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in Italian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una voce poco fa (The Barber of Seville) (Rossini) (5:30); Regnava nel silenzo ... Quando rapita in estasi (Lucia di Lammermoor) (Donizetti) (7:57); Son geloso del zefiro errante (La Sonnambula) (Bellini) (6:39); Col sorriso d'innocenza ... Oh, Sole! ti vela di tenebre oscure (Il Pirata) (Bellini) (7:30); O rendetemi la speme ... Qui la voce ... Vien, diletto (I Puritano) (Bellini) (7:36); Una furtiva lagrima (L'Elisir d'Amore) (Donizetti) (4:49); Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto ... No, no; tergete il ciglio (La Cenerentola) (Rossini) (6:17); Addio, del passato bei sogni ridenti (La Traviata) (Verdi) (6:17) Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Montserrat Caballe, Nicolai Gedda, Mirealla Freni, and Victoria de Los Angeles, vocals
Wagner overtures by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1961 and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 57 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
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Vittorio Gui Italian conductor, and composer

Vittorio Gui italienischer Komponist und Dirigent

Гуи, Витторио итальянский дирижёр и композитор

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