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Simionato, Giulietta

Works: 955 works in 2,205 publications in 6 languages and 12,881 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  History  Musical settings  Biography  Librettos  Anecdotes  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, per, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( )

87 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

62 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Dimitri Mitropoulous conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a 1955 performance of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera that sees Marian Anderson reprise her history making role of Ulrica
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

128 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Callas as Leonora in her first performance of this role
Adriana Lecouvreur [opera in 4 acts by Francesco Cilèa( Recording )

63 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 568 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

79 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Il trovatore (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine on the podium brings an ideal blend of sparkle and lyricism to Rossini's enchanting comedy. Olga Borodina is Isabella, the Italian girl who ends up in Algiers as she searches for her lost lover, Lindoro, sung by the sensational Juan Diego Flórez. Ferruccio Furlanetto is Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers, who keeps Lindoro prisoner and decides to make Isabella his own wife--even though he is already married to Elvira (Lyubov Petrova). Earle Patriarco is Taddeo and Mariusz Kwiecien sings the pirate captain Haly
La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

52 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 362 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 320 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
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tabarro (Il) (La Houppelande),. Houppelande (La) (Il Tabarro),, Giacomo4230. Puccini
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 207 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
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

51 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 193 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to the June 30, 1959 recorded performance of Medea at the Royal Opera House, which received raved reviews on opening day. Other versions of the Covent Garden Medea exist but ICA Classics have very carefully re-mastered some new tapes that have produced excellent sound for their period
Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa( Recording )

15 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geronimo, a wealthy citizen of Bologna, attemps to marry his daughter Elisetta to an English lord, Count Robinson. But the count prefers Geronimo's other daughter, Carolina, who is secretly married to Paolino, a young lawyer and business associate of Geronimo. Geronimo's sister Fidalma is herself in love with Paolino. Carolina and Paolino plan to elope. After a bedroom scene of mistaken identities, all ends happily with the Count agreeing to marry Elisetta
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il bacio di Tosca by Daniel Schmid( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in Italian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the world of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. Featuring Giuseppe Manacchini, Leonida Bellon, Salvatore Locapo, Giovanni Erminio Puligheddu, and Sara Scuderi, its inhabitants are singers many of whom had significant careers on the opera stage, re-living and re-enacting their triumphant roles of the glorious past
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Giulietta Simionato artiste lyrique

Giulietta Simionato Italiaans zanger

Giulietta Simionato Italiaans zangeres

Giulietta Simionato italienische Opernsängerin (Mezzosopran, Alt)

Giulietta Simionato Singer

Giulietta Simionato włoska śpiewaczka operowa

Simionato, G.

Simionato, G. 1910-2010

Simionato, G. (Giulietta)

Simionato, Giuletta 1910-2010

Джулиета Симионато

Джульєтта Сіміонато

Симионато, Джульетта


Italian (600)

English (22)

German (20)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (2)

French (1)