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Valdengo, Giuseppe 1914-2007

Works: 217 works in 534 publications in 5 languages and 3,017 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Motion picture music  Live sound recordings  Stories, plots, etc  Music  Interviews  Methods‡vSelf-instruction 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, per, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Giuseppe Valdengo
Most widely held works by Giuseppe Valdengo
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

65 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 673 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

57 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arturo Toscanini played in the orchestra for the premiere of Otello and memorized all of Verdi's instructions and tempi; hence these precious recordings provide students and scholars with priceless information as the music dates from the time when Toscanini knew Verdi and knew precisely what he wanted
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

31 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in Italian and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Recording )

9 editions published between 1951 and 1993 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instrumental selection
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1950 production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia features Lily Pons as Rosina, Giuseppe di Stefano as Count Almaviva and Giuseppe Valdengo as Figaro
La rondine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magda and her protector Rambaldo are entertaining their friends in a luxurious room of a Paris apartment. Prunier sings a song of Doretta, who dreams that one day the King favours her, but admits he cannot end the song. A young man has been waiting to see Rambaldo and now comes in. Magda recalls earlier years of happiness, particularly at the café Chez Bullier, where she once met a man she loved but whose name she never knew. It is here that the young man, Ruggero, is sent for the evening, while Lisette, the object of Prunier's repeated complaints, now goes out with him, dressed in her mistress Magda's clothes. At Chez Bullier Ruggero sits alone, among the crowd of dancers and young people. He is joined by Magda, now simply dressed, and then by Prunier and Lisette, the girls so different in appearance as not to be sure of each other's identity. The arrival of Rambaldo, seeking some explanation of Magda's presence, allows her to tell him that she has found love and will leave him. In the third act, set on the Côte d'Azur, Magda and Ruggero are together, although their money is running out. He has sought his family's permission to marry her, but knows nothing of her life with Rambaldo. Prunier, who has failed to establish Lisette on the stage, now arranges that Magda take her back into service, while Magda herself makes it clear that she must part from Ruggero, who has received his mother's blessing on his proposed marriage to a virtuous wife. Now she will go back to Rambaldo, who is willing to take her back again as his mistress." (viewed on Sept. 27, 2007)
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's early opera captures all the youthful ardor of the scandalous story of Manon Lescaut. A gripping Dorothy Kirsten plays the desirable young girl being shipped off to a convent, who falls in love with Des Grieux (the sensational Jussi Björling) and leads him to ruin. When the story was first published in the 18th century it was meant as a warning to young people. But Puccini's sweeping melodies and lush harmonies are as enticing as the unforgettable performances by Kirsten and Björling. Young, heedless romance at its best
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 54 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1974 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 51 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
The Television concerts, 1948-52 by Arturo Toscanini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacle musical enregistré au NBC Studio 8-H à New York les 26 mars et 2 avril 1949. Avec Herva Nelli, Teresa Stich Randall, sopranos ; Eva Gustavson, mezzo-soprano ; Richard Tucker, Virginio Assandri, ténors ; Guiseppe Valdengo, bariton ; Dennis Harbour, Norman Scott, basses ; Robert Shaw Chorale ; NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini, chef d'orchestre
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
The secret of Suzanne (complete) by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari( Recording )

3 editions published in 1955 in Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seldom has the Bohemian world of 19th-century Paris, with its young writers, painters, philosophers, and the women they love, been brought to life more vividly than in this broadcast. Young Giuseppe di Stefano's charismatic Rodolfo is the embodiment of romantic ardor, and Bidú Sayão brings charm and personality to her portrayal of Mimì. Together they make a couple to sweep audiences off into the land of first love at its most beguiling. The great Cesare Siepi, in his first Met season, is a delightful Colline
Don Pasquale opera buffa in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

1 edition published in 1956 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il segreto di Susanna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari( Recording )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Segreto di Susanna: Intermezzo in un'atto. Libretto: Enrico Golisciani
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enchanting" is the word for this one. A charming and pert Bidú Sayô (Adina) has been ignoring poor Nemorino (Ferruccio Tagliavini), forcing him to take desperate measures to win her love. Salvatore Baccaloni is Dr. Dulcamara, a wily snake-oil salesman with a bogus "elixir of love" that he promises will do the trick. It eventually works, of course, but not before the sensational cast has made us laugh and touched our hearts
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

13 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Aïda( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic love in ancient Egypt
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Giuseppe Valdengo baritono italiano

Giuseppe Valdengo Italian opera singer

Giuseppe Valdengo italienischer Opernsnger (Bariton)

Giuseppe Valdengo italiensk sngare

Giuseppe Valdengo italiensk sanger

Giuseppe Valdengo italiensk songar

Italian (204)

English (9)

French (8)

German (7)

Russian (2)