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Battistini, Mattia 1856-1928

Overview
Works: 675 works in 900 publications in 5 languages and 2,219 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Recipient, Artist
Classifications: M1500.M37, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Mattia Battistini
Legendary baritones ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Jules Massenet ( )
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CT I. Wetzlar, near Frankfurt, 1780s. Though it is July, the widowed Bailiff teaches his younger children a Christmas carol in the garden of their house. Their progress is watched with amusement by two neighbors, Schmidt and Johann. They ask for Charlotte, the eldest daughter, who is engaged to Albert. In his absence, the Bailiff tells them, she will be escorted to the local ball that night by a young visiting poet, Werther, whom they find uncongenial. As the friends go off to supper and the Bailiff goes into the house, Werther arrives. He rhapsodizes on the beauty of the evening and watches unseen as Charlotte cuts bread and butter for the children's supper. When the party has left for the ball and the Bailiff has gone to join his friends at the tavern, Albert returns unexpectedly. Disappointed at not finding Charlotte, he promises her sister Sophie he will return in the morning. As the moon rises, Werther and Charlotte return. He has fallen in love with her, but his declaration is cut short when the Bailiff passes by, observing that Albert has returned. Despite his despair, Werther urges Charlotte not to break her promise to marry Albert. ACT II. Three months later, Charlotte and Albert, now married, walk contentedly across the town square on their way to church, followed by Werther. Albert tries to comfort the youth, and Sophie also attempts to cheer him up, but when Charlotte comes out of the church, he speaks of their first meeting; disturbed, she tells him he must leave Wetzlar until Christmas. Werther contemplates suicide, and when Sophie interrupts him, he rushes away. As Charlotte consoles the tearful girl, Albert realizes that Werther must be in love with his wife. ACT III. Alone at home on Christmas Eve, Charlotte rereads the dejected letters written to her by Werther. While she prays for strength, he suddenly appears. Charlotte tries to remain calm and asks him to read to her from his translation of Ossian. Werther chooses a passage where the poet foresees his own death, and when Charlotte begs him to stop, he realizes she returns his love. But she runs from his embrace with a final farewell, and Werther leaves, resolved to die. Albert enters, surprised to find Charlotte distraught, and when a message arrives from Werther asking to borrow Albert's pistols, her reaction convinces him of her love for Werther. He makes her give the pistols to the servant herself, but when Albert has gone she hurries off, praying she may reach Werther in time. ACT IV. Charlotte arrives at Werther's quarters to find him mortally wounded. She declares her love, and he begs forgiveness. As he dies, the voices of the children outside are heard singing their Christmas carol
The era of Adelina Patti ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1993 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Battistini by Mattia Battistini ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera arias ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1961 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les urnes de l'Opéra ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Dec. 24, 1907, 48 gramophone records of the greatest singers of the day were buried in the basement of the Paris Opéra, with instructions to leave them there for 100 years. In 2007, the records were unearthed and restored with the help of EMI Classics technicians. These recordings, released in partnership with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Opéra National de Paris, and the Association pour le Rayonnement de l'Opéra de Paris, feature such performances as Enrico Caruso in Bohème, Rigoletto, and Lucia; Nellie Melba singing Mozart's Figaro; Reynaldo Hahn singing his own composition and another by Chabrier; Pol Plançon as Méphistophélès; and Adelina Patti in Don Giovanni. The set also includes instrumental soloists such as Fritz Kreisler, Raoul Pugno, Jan Kubelik, and Ignacy Paderewski
50 years of Mozart singing on record by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mattia Battistini recital by Mattia Battistini ( Recording )
in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le nozze di Figaro Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great singers at La Scala, Milan ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Scala edition, 1878-1946. 1878-1914 ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stars of the golden age ( Recording )
in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great singers at the Gran Teatro del Liceo ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great singers in Donizetti by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covent Garden on record a history ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Roi Arthus by Ernest Chausson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1981 in Multiple languages and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Roi Arthus: Drame lyrique en trois actes
Mattia Battistini by Mattia Battistini ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 great Mozartian singers of the twentieth century by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1959 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The golden age of singing. 50 years of great voices on record ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty duets of the twentieth century ( Recording )
and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Batistīni, Matea, 1856-1928
Battistini, Mattia, 1856 or 7-1928
Баттистини, М. (Маттиа), 1856-1928
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