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Merritt, Chris 1952-

Overview
Works: 216 works in 584 publications in 7 languages and 5,312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Music  Television adaptations  History  Film adaptations 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Author, Actor, Other, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Chris Merritt
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 394 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
Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1999 in French and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint François d'Assise: Opéra en trois actes
La donna del lago melodramma in due atti by Gioacchino Rossini ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rossini's rarely performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth-century Scotland
Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schoenberg's only full-length opera, based on the Biblical story of the exodus, was left incomplete at the time of his death. It is stunningly brought to life here in its Met premiere run, conducted by James Levine, who brings out all of the score's emotional intensity. John Tomlinson is Moses, the man appointed by God to lead his chosen people out of bondage and to worship its one, true, invisible Lord. His brother Aron (Philip Langridge) dazzles the people by working miracles and makes them worship a golden calf--leaving Moses in despair about his mission
Guglielmo Tell melodramma tragico in quattro atti ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Italian and held by 259 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 )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ermione: Azione tragica in due atti. Libretto: Andrea Leone Tottola
A life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin) by M. I Glinka ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1991 in Russian and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I vespri siciliani dramma in cinque atti by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Italian and held by 202 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
Emilia di Liverpool L'eremitaggio di Liwerpool by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Italian and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Armida by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melodrama in three acts (Complete recording)
I Vespri siciliani opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in Italian and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the historical peasants revolt that occurred in Sicily during the French occupation of the island. Includes the rarely seen third act Ballet of the four seasons
Wozzeck by Alban Berg ( )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 161 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
William Tell an opera in four acts ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Italian and English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Scala Opera's production of Rossini's William Tell
Zelmira by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zelmira: Dramma per musica in due atti. Libretto: Andrea Leone Tottola
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationally renowned conductor Antonio Pappano leads an all-star cast of soloists, as well as one of Italy's best-known orchestras, in the first recording of Rossini's Stabat Mater in over ten years. This is a companion piece to last year's Verdi Messa Da Requiem by Pappano
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A performance of the first of four operas in Der Ring des Nibelungen, focusing on the theft of the ring and the efforts of the gods to recover it
Bianca e Falliero by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le grand macabre by György Ligeti ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 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
Meyerbeer in Italy extracts from his six Italian operas by Giacomo Meyerbeer ( )
3 editions published in 2002 and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Merrit, Chris 1952-
Merritt, C. 1952-
Merritt, C. (Chris), 1952-
Merritt, Chris Allan 1952-
Languages
Italian (118)
German (42)
English (12)
Latin (8)
Russian (7)
French (6)
Dutch (2)