WorldCat Identities

Velis, Andrea 1932-1994

Overview
Works: 64 works in 133 publications in 4 languages and 1,260 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Music  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture music  Interviews 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrea Velis
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )
31 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book (125 p. :
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera directed by Baz Luhrmann of Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom fame. DVD
American masters by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The airborne symphony by Marc Blitzstein( Recording )
3 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Luciano Pavarotti's Cavaradossi in Tosca was his most celebrated role at the Met. It was captured for posterity in Tito Gobbi's famous production in 1978, with Shirley Verrett in the title role and the tenor in his glorious prime." -- Back cover
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 57 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 33 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 12 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 )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This production was recorded in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli in 1960 and is sung in Italian. This CD set also includes excerpts from two other productions; one with Giuletta Simionato as Carmen, recorded in Palermo in 1959 (sung in Italian) and one with Simionato as Carmen and Di Stefano as Don José recorded in La Scala Milan in 1955 and conducted by Karajan
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Birgit Nilsson gives a spectacular performance as Strauss's biblical princess. Walter Cassel is the imprisoned prophet Jochanaan, the object of Salome's desire. When he rejects her advances, Salome has no hesitation in exacting her murderous revenge. The infamous final scene, in which she kisses Jochanaan's severed head, is one of the most searing endings in all of opera--and one of Nilsson's legendary performances. Karl Böhm, a protégée and collaborator of Strauss, leads a authoritative, colorful, and impassioned rendition of the score, in a performance that also stars Karl Liebl as Herod, Irene Dalis as Herodias, and George Shirley as Narraboth
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
2 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Tosca ( Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Fille du régiment: Opéra comique en deux actes. Livret: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges et Jean François Alfred Bayard
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
3 editions published in 1982 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the entire opera
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
Adriana Lecouvreur [opera in 4 acts by Francesco Cilèa( Recording )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1985 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
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Carmen (extraits) by Georges Bizet( Recording )
2 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Italian (47)
German (15)
French (5)
English (2)