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Bergonzi, Carlo

Works: 1,047 works in 3,315 publications in 6 languages and 23,652 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Drama  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Interviews  History  Stories, plots, etc  Librettos  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carlo Bergonzi
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

133 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

70 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

91 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marvelous cast vividly brings to life Verdi's passionate story of love, betrayal, and revenge. Suave-voiced Carlo Bergonzi, often called the poet of tenors, is the Swedish king in love with Amelia (the glorious Leontyne Price in stupendous form). But she is the wife of his best friend and confidant, Count Anckarström (the great baritone Robert Merrill) who discovers the lovers' secret and assassinates the king at a royal ball. Roberta Peters is the perky page Oscar and Mignon Dunn is the fortuneteller Ulrica. A stellar lineup of singers from top to bottom
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

113 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

38 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

83 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seldom has Puccini's beloved opera sounded so sweet and utterly innocent as it does in this emotionally devastating performance. Conductor Thomas Schippers was very young when he led this broadcast, but he understood the nuances of Puccini's style and how to encourage his singers to blossom into their characters. Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi simply are Mimì and Rodolfo, and their love--and loss--are the stuff of operatic legend. With Laurel Hurley as Musetta and Mario Sereni as her on-again, off-again love, Marcello
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark, daunting role of Lady Macbeth requires a great singing actress to bring to life everything Verdi--and Shakespeare--wrote. Shortly before this broadcast, the Viennese soprano Leonie Rysanek made her Met debut in the role--and right away became a legend. The intensity of her soaring soprano and her charismatic stage presence made her a beloved favorite of the New York audience for almost 40 years. With the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren in the title role and Carlo Bergonzi and Jerome Hines also in the cast, this Macbeth is one for the ages
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

59 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

87 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis in English, French, German and Italian, and libretto with English translation (66 p.) laid in container
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

52 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca, the beautiful, glamorous singer who has all of Rome at her feet, is one of the iconic soprano roles of the Italian repertoire. She's caught between two men--her lover, the handsome, idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and the villainous Baron Scarpia, Rome's all-powerful chief of police, who will stop at nothing to win Tosca for himself. Puccini's story of torture, attempted rape, murder, suicide, and general mayhem is as thrilling and dramatic as anything seen on the operatic stage. Thanks to Eleanor Steber's impetuous title heroine, George London's malevolent Scarpia, and Carlo Bergonzi's romantic Cavaradossi, this Tosca still sends chills down your spine
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

43 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

55 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great tenors of the century( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First complete recording."--Container
Edgar [Libretto by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame lyrique en 3 actes. Livret de Ferdinando Fontano daprès le poème dramatique dAlfred de Musset "La Coupe et les lèvres."
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

62 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 390 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
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

57 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Verdi's most intriguing masterpieces, this March 1964 performance of Verdi's Don Carlo captures the opera's unique and tragic grandeur
Tosca : (highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca(excerpts): Dammi i colori...Recondita armoni;Mario!Mario!Mario!...Perce chiuso;Tre sbirri...Una carrozza;Floria!Amore...La povera mia cena fu interrotta...Gia, mi dicon venal;Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore...Sei troppo bella...Tosca, finalmente mia!;E lucevan le stella...O dolci mani...Amaro sol er te Maria Callas, soprano Chorus of the Theatre National de l'Opera Jean Laforge, chorus master Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Georges Pretre, conductor
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thrilling performance of Verdi's passionate drama features the legendary Leontyne Price in one of her most acclaimed roles. As Leonora, she is heard opposite Carlo Bergonzi, who plays her lover, Don Alvaro. When Alvaro accidentally kills Leonora's father, the two escape but are separated on their flight, with Leonora's brother Don Carlo (Kostas Paskalis) pursuing them to take revenge and restore his family's honor. The great Cesare Siepi is Padre Guardiano, the monk who hides Leonora. But when the lovers are finally reunited, tragedy ensues
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 322 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
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Madama Butterfly
Alternative Names
Bergonci, Karlo.

Bergonci, Karlo 1924-

Bergonzi, Carlo 1926-

C. Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi Italian opera singer

Carlo Bergonzi italienischer Tenor

Carlo Bergonzi italský operní pěvec, tenorista

Carlo Bergonzi tenor

Carlo Bergonzi ténor italien

Carolus Bergonzi

Karlo Berqonsi

Бергонци, Карло оперный певец, тенор

Карла Бергонцы

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Italian (844)

German (57)

English (42)

French (4)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)