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Merritt, Chris 1952-

Overview
Works: 204 works in 704 publications in 9 languages and 7,148 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Nonfiction films  History  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Other, ten, Musician, Author, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Merritt
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This astonishing cast introduced Vespri to Met audiences only a few weeks before this broadcast and opera lovers fought for tickets to hear in person what all the excitement was about. James Levine's conducting was as passionate as it was authoritative, and the singers responded with performances that are still talked about with awe. Montserrat Caballé is lustrous as Elena, the young woman whose marriage to Arrigo (Nicolai Gedda) ignites a bloodbath. Sherrill Milnes is in top form as Monforte, the hated oppressor, who turns out to be much more than he seems
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 555 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 : dramma in cinque atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's 1855 Paris opera includes a rarely-seen thrid act ballet, with internationally-acclaimed dancers Carla Fracci and Wayne Eagling
Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

10 editions published in 1999 in French and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armida by Gioacchino Rossini( )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodrama in three acts (Complete recording)
Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 329 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
Guglielmo Tell : melodramma tragico in quattro atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 314 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
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few sopranos have tackled the extraordinarily difficult role of Elvira in Bellini's last opera at the Met. In this remarkable performance, the great Edita Gruberova sails through the vocal challenges, pulling off her trademark coloratura stunts and caressing Bellini's long, languid phrases with equal ease. She creates a poignant, very human portrait of a young woman who goes insane when she loses the man she loves, only to be restored when he returns. Chris Merritt is Arturo, the object of her affection
La donna del lago : melodramma in due atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossini's Neopolitan masterpiece set in feudal sixteenth-century Scotland
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opening of this extraordinary production of The Ring, from Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, combines the lyrical, mythical and philosophical qualities of Wagner's work
SCHOENBERG : Moses und Aron( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ermione by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ermione: Azione tragica in due atti. Libretto: Andrea Leone Tottola
Shirat ma'ayan. Al naharot bavel( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tell : an opera in four acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Scala Opera's production of Rossini's William Tell
Milken Archive Digital( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life for the Tsar by M. I Glinka( Recording )

11 editions published between 1904 and 1991 in Russian and Spanish and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zelmira by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zelmira: Dramma per musica in due atti. Libretto: Andrea Leone Tottola
Rossini Gala by Gioacchino Rossini( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand macabre by György Ligeti( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 123 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
 
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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

Languages
Italian (163)

German (53)

English (17)

Russian (10)

French (8)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Chinese (1)

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