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Merritt, Chris 1952-

Overview
Works: 211 works in 577 publications in 7 languages and 5,312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Music  Television adaptations  History 
Roles: Singer, Performer, 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 417 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 )
6 editions published in 1999 in French and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint François d'Assise: Opéra en trois actes
Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 334 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
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 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rossini's rarely performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth-century Scotland
Guglielmo Tell melodramma tragico in quattro atti ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Italian and held by 257 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
Emilia di Liverpool L'eremitaggio di Liwerpool by Gaetano Donizetti ( )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Italian and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ermione by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
26 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 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I vespri siciliani dramma in cinque atti ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Italian and held by 201 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
Wozzeck by Alban Berg ( )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 186 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
I Vespri siciliani opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in Italian and held by 165 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
Armida by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melodrama in three acts (Complete recording)
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
Meyerbeer in Italy extracts from his six Italian operas by Giacomo Meyerbeer ( )
3 editions published in 2002 and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zelmira by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zelmira: Dramma per musica in due atti. Libretto: Andrea Leone Tottola
Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 130 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
SCHOENBERG : Moses und Aron ( )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Lepage's landmark staging of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, unveiled over the course of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, was the first new Met production of the complete cycle in more than 20 years. Combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional storytelling, it brings Wagner's vision into the 21st century. In this first part of the epic, the theft of the Rhinegold treasure sets in motion the course of events that will change the world and end the rule of the gods. Met Music Director James Levine conducts a cast of some of the greatest Wagnerian singers of our time, including Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, and Eric Owens as Alberich
Bianca e Falliero by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 113 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 (116)
German (42)
English (10)
Latin (9)
Russian (7)
French (5)
Dutch (2)