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Cappuccilli, Piero

Works: 650 works in 2,012 publications in 6 languages and 16,123 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Stories, plots, etc  Musical settings  Film and video adaptations  Music  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, per, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Piero Cappuccilli
Most widely held works by Piero Cappuccilli
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
54 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
120 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was a performance of Lucia that literally made Joan Sutherland a star overnight. And no wonder. Her enormous, sumptuous voice seemed made for the role of the hapless young woman, driven mad by her fate. When Sutherland sang Lucia's famous "mad scene" it drove audiences, well, mad. Her cascading vocal embellishments seemed both unending and superhuman, but she tossed them off with the élan of an Olympic gymnast dazzling the crowd with a gold-medal performance. But then, Sutherland's voice was always golden
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
88 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
72 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of Simon Boccanegra is one of the capstones of Verdi's baritone repertoire. Sherrill Milnes gives a stunning portrayal of the 14th century Genoa doge, singing with both power and poetry, and reminding everyone why audiences acclaimed him the great American Verdi baritone of the day. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is Amelia, his long-lost daughter, in love with one of Boccanegra's most bitter political enemies. James Levine reveals his passion for Verdi's score, bringing out all the drama while reveling in its aching lyricism
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
36 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lyric drama in four parts
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )
45 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 547 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
Il pirata by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )
47 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bellini's emotion-drenched opera had never been performed at the Met until superstar soprano Renée Fleming revealed its riches to captivated audiences. Gualtiero (Marcello Giodani) is an exiled count, forced to become a pirate. His enemy Ernesto (Dwayne Croft) blackmails Imogene (Fleming) into marrying him, even though he knows she loves Gualtiero. In the searing final scene Imogene goes insane when Gualtiero is condemned to death. This is riveting bel canto drama as you have seldom hear it
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the entire opera
I due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
38 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
32 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
50 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
I masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
39 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First complete recording."--Container
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )
32 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
46 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )
28 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 366 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
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
42 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded at the Rome Opera House in June and July 1943
Il trittico three one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Il Tabarro an act of murder is the resolution for passion, infidelity and jealousy. Suor Angelica treats the banishment to a convent of a noblewoman who gives birth to a child without benefit of marriage and when she learns of the child's death commits suicide. In Gianni Schicchi the greedy family of a dying wealthy man conspires with a lawyer to obtain the dying man's wealth only to be doublecrossed by the lawyer
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Macbeth melodramma in quattro atti di Francesco Maria Piave (versione 1865) by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
27 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A performance of Verdi's last tragic opera, Otello. Based on the original Shakespeare play, this tragic story of love and intrigue was adapted by librettist Boito
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Cappucilli, Piero
Cappucilli Piero 1929-2005
Capuccilli, Pierro 1929-2005
Capucilli, Piero 1929-2005
Kappuččilli, P'ero
Piero Cappuccili
Italian (683)
German (34)
English (31)
Spanish (7)
Multiple languages (2)
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