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Merritt, Chris 1952-

Works: 202 works in 676 publications in 9 languages and 6,724 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Historical films  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Music  Nonfiction films  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Actor, Musician, Other, ten, Vocalist
Classifications: M2020, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chris Merritt
Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoenberg's masterpiece in the twelve-tone system he developed was his unfinished opera, a vastly complex work based on a single tone row that it remained a fragment may be essential to its spiritual message, for while Schoenberg never stated it explicitly, it would seem that he left this most ambitious project of his mature style incomplete on purpose
I vespri siciliani [opera in 5 acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's gripping tale of Sicilians rising against the occupying French stars Renata Scotto in her only broadcast of this rarely heard masterpiece. From the beginning of the opera, when Elena (Scotto) sings an "innocent" song fanning the people's resentment against the foreign army, to the end, when the ringing of her wedding bells signals the start of the revolt, Scotto's artistry blazes. James Levine leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in a wonderfully idiomatic performance, and Ruggero Raimondi is magnificent as Procida, the outlawed Sicilian leader
I vespri siciliani dramma in cinque atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With occupied Sicily seething under French oppression, a nationalistic Sicilian patriot returns from exile to lead a rebellion. As the unarmed French guests gather for a betrothal party, the wedding bells sound the knell for the tragic couple and signal the beginning of a bloodbath
La donna del lago melodramma in due atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossini's rarely performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth-century Scotland
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine, a longtime champion of this groundbreaking work, has conducted every Met performance of Wozzeck since 1974. He brings Berg's revolutionary score to dramatic life in this broadcast, leading an extraordinary cast headed by Christian Boesch and Hildegard Behrens. Boesch gives a heartbreaking performance as the poor, abused soldier of the title, and Behrens is stunning as his faithless and conflicted wife, Marie. Richard Cassilly sings the vain Drum Major who seduces her, and Ragnar Ulfung and Franz Mazura are the Captain and the Doctor, who mock and torture Wozzeck
Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

9 editions published in 1999 in French and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilia di Liverpool L'eremitaggio di Liwerpool by Gaetano Donizetti( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Italian and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armida by Gioacchino Rossini( )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodrama in three acts (Complete recording)
Guglielmo Tell melodramma tragico in quattro atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast led by Giorgio Zancanaro in the title role of Rossini's towering and opulent last opera with the Corps de Ballet, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala
Ermione by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ermione: Azione tragica in due atti. Libretto: Andrea Leone Tottola
William Tell an opera in four acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Scala Opera's production of Rossini's William Tell
Meyerbeer in Italy extracts from his six Italian operas by Giacomo Meyerbeer( )

4 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge fragmentos de: Crociato in Egitto ; Romilda e costanza ; Semiramide riconosciuta. ; Emma di Resburgo ; Margherita d'Anjou ; Esule de Granata
A life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin) by M. I Glinka( Recording )

9 editions published in 1991 in Russian and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirat ma'ayan. Al naharot bavel( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milken Archive Digital( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zelmira by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zelmira: Dramma per musica in due atti. Libretto: Andrea Leone Tottola
Le grand macabre by György Ligeti( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is based on a play by Michel de Ghelderode (1898-1962) and unfolds in an imaginary land inspired by the famous Dutch painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder: Nekrotzar, the Grand Macabre, announces the end of the world; but in a land ruled by Eros, alcohol and corruption, his plan to unleash the Apocalypse bursts like a soap bubble. The people continue to lead their lives as before and refuse to be frightened by thoughts of death and a dark future
Rossini gala by Gioacchino Rossini( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartoli continues her exploration of Steffani's music by championing his last and greatest masterpiece - her first Stabat Mater since the best-selling Pergolesi recording.&quot;La Bartoli sings as enthrallingly as ever, and with this new CD reasserts her place as No.1 in the international diva firmament.&quot; - Financial Times Germany on Mission. Cecilia Bartoli&#39;s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording &lsquo;Mission&#39; with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani&#39;s greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani&#39;s sacred choral music on CD. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Pr&eacute;gardien. Steffani&#39;s Stabat Mater is his masterpiece, completed shortly before he died in 1728. It has been described as the most powerful expression of his religious fervour and, at almost half an hour, the largest-scale, most complex and heartfelt of his compositions outside his operas. The opening solo &quot;Stabat Mater dolorosa&quot; featured on the &lsquo;Mission&#39; DVD. The album is completed by six world premiere recordings of the best of Steffani&#39;s remaining sacred music, including Sperate in Deo and Laudate Pueri. These are scored for orchestra, chorus and soloists featuring two young baroque-specialist sopranos Nuria Rial and Yetzabel Arias Fernandez alongside Behle, Pregardien and Vitale. Also amongst these world premieres is Non plus me Ligate, a seven-minute solo motet for Cecilia Bartoli. Released in the same month is an album of Steffani&#39;s greatest orchestral music &lsquo;Ouvertures et Danzes&#39; with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti</p>
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
William Tell an opera in four acts
Alternative Names
Chris Merritt Amerikaans operazanger

Chris Merritt artiste lyrique

Chris Merritt tenore statunitense

Chris Merritt US-amerikanischer Opernsänger (Tenor)

Merrit, Chris 1952-

Merritt, C. 1952-

Merritt, C. (Chris), 1952-

Merritt, Chris Allan 1952-

Крис Мерритт

Italian (148)

German (43)

English (22)

Russian (9)

Latin (8)

French (7)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)