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Velis, Andrea 1932-1994

Works: 110 works in 234 publications in 4 languages and 2,222 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Televised operas  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Opera films  Music videos 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrea Velis
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-act opera set in 19th-century Paris about a poor poet and his love for a beautiful girl who dies of tuberculosis
Tosca : (highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 247 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
The airborne symphony by Marc Blitzstein( Recording )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American masters by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias & duets by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Vickers, one the the great Otellos of the 20th century brings his remarkable vocal power and dramatic intensity to Verdi's masterful Shakespeare adaptation. His Desdemona is Renate Scotto, as the height of her powers, and Cornell McNeil's menacing Iago is one of the baritone's greatest roles
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 35 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
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary Diana Damrau brings aching lyricism and coloratura fireworks to the role of Amina, the innocent village girl whose sleepwalking causes misunderstandings that almost prevent her marriage to the handsome Elvino, sung by new bel canto star tenor Javier Camarena. Michele Pertusi is Count Rodolfo, and Marco Armiliato conducts Bellini's melodious score
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultraphonic: 1660
Salome : Opera in one act ; [2] by Richard Strauss( Recording )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro opera in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance features the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson in her history-making Met debut role of Ulrica, the fortune-teller. At first her predictions are all good news. But who would believe the best friend of the king would actually murder him? Absurd. That's what the king (Jan Peerce) thinks. But he loves Amelia (Zinka Milanov), the wife of his friend Renato (Robert Merrill). And when Renato discovers them together, he joins the plot against the king. This is Verdian passion at its best
Tosca( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act IV. Desdemona's room. She is getting ready to go to bed, aided by Emilia. She is hurt by Otello's attitude toward her, for which she finds no explanation. She has just finished her prayers when Otello enters. He openly accuses her of having been unfaithful to him, even though, unheeded, Desdemona proclaims her innocence. He has already condemned her and proceeds to strangle her. Emilia returns announcing that Roderigo has been killed while trying to assassinate Cassio. Seeing Desdemona dead, she accuses Otello and cries that he has killed an innocent woman. Iago appears, and Emilia reproaches him for his intrigue; his only answer is to flee. Otello, dismayed and suddenly aware of the trap into which he has fallen gives a last kiss to his beloved wife and stabs himself
Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilèa( Recording )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Renata Scotto gives a spellbinding performance as the legendary actress of the title. With all of France at her feet, she has doubts about the faithfulness of her lover, the handsome military hero Maurizio (Neil Shicoff). To aid his claim for the Saxon throne, Maurizio has been paying court to the Princess di Bouillon (Viorica Cortez). Emotions erupt at a party given by the Princess when Adriana publicly accuses her of adultery. But the Princess gets even by sending Adriana a bouquet of poisoned flowers. The great baritone Mario Sereni is Michonnet, the faithful friend and theater director who is hopelessly in love with Adriana
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Andrea Velis American operatic tenor

Italian (44)

German (18)

French (6)

English (4)