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Del Monaco, Mario 1915-1982

Overview
Works: 1,030 works in 2,594 publications in 6 languages and 13,542 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Stories, plots, etc  Musical settings  Motion picture music  Interviews  Music  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Author of introduction, Actor, Narrator, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Mario Del Monaco
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
154 editions published between 1324 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For many opera fans tenor Mario Del Monaco simply was Otello. His brilliant, ringing voice was enormous, but he could also scale it down to a haunting whisper. This is a performance of gripping dramatic power that will never be forgotten. Fortunately this broadcast also includes the renowned Victoria del los Angeles as a melting Desdemona, and the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren as Iago
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano ( Recording )
91 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
59 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This cd presents the complete opera plus a bonus disc of highlights from the alternate performance" -- from container
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani ( Recording )
56 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Wally: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Luigi Illica
Great tenors of the century ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 426 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
Adriana Lecouvreur [opera in 4 acts by Francesco Cilèa ( Recording )
37 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Renata Scotto gives a spellbinding performance as the legendary actress of the title. With all of France at her feet, she has doubts about the faithfulness of her lover, the handsome military hero Maurizio (Neil Shicoff). To aid his claim for the Saxon throne, Maurizio has been paying court to the Princess di Bouillon (Viorica Cortez). Emotions erupt at a party given by the Princess when Adriana publicly accuses her of adultery. But the Princess gets even by sending Adriana a bouquet of poisoned flowers. The great baritone Mario Sereni is Michonnet, the faithful friend and theater director who is hopelessly in love with Adriana
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
73 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 357 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni ( Recording )
68 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 351 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
47 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
40 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
52 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
41 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete recording of Guiseppe Verdi's Aida on two CDs
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
44 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 270 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
47 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book (125 p. :
La fanciulla del West The girl of the golden West by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Recording )
43 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This production was recorded in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli in 1960 and is sung in Italian. This CD set also includes excerpts from two other productions; one with Giuletta Simionato as Carmen, recorded in Palermo in 1959 (sung in Italian) and one with Simionato as Carmen and Di Stefano as Don José recorded in La Scala Milan in 1955 and conducted by Karajan
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli ( Recording )
37 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 219 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
Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This sumptuous production by Piero Faggioni (sets by Ezio Frigerio and costumes by Franca Squarciapino) seduced Met audiences into the enchanting world of Zandonai's rarely heard opera. His retelling of Dante's story of the immortal passion of Paolo and Francesca in 13th century Italy is as musically elegant and beautiful as the details of the production on stage. James Levine's fervent conducting galvanizes the fabulous cast: Renata Scotto and Plácido Domingo as the lovers with Cornell MacNeil as an appropriately brutal Giovanni
Fedora by Umberto Giordano ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fedora: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Arturo Colautti
 
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Alternative Names
Del Monaco, M. 1915-
Del Monaco, M. 1915-1982
Del Monaco, M. (Mario), 1915-1982
Del Monaco, Mario
Del Monaco, Mario, 1915-
Del Monaco, Mario 1915-1982
Del' Monako, Mario.
Del' Monako, Mario 1915-1982
DelMonaco, Mario 1915-1982
Monaco, Mario del.
Monaco, Mario del 1915-
Mónaco, Mario del 1915-1982
Languages
Italian (760)
German (29)
French (26)
English (26)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (1)