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Cehanovsky, George 1892-1986

Overview
Works: 283 works in 599 publications in 4 languages and 4,364 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Motion picture music  Art music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Arrangements (Music)  Interviews 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Commentator, Other, Author
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Cehanovsky
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

19 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and German and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jussi Bjoerling and Bidu Sayao star as the famous star crossed lovers in this February 1947 performance of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and German and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

44 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

22 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a generation of opera lovers, Rise Stevens was the Carmen. Her husky, insinuating voice was the embodiment of Bizet's gypsy temptress. Taken from a February 16, 1952 broadcast, this two CD set sees the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this unforgettable performance
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 96 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 by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young, innocent Tatiana (Karita Mattila) meets the handsome Eugene Onegin (Thomas Hampson), she falls in love almost immediately. In one of Russian opera's most memorable solo scenes, she pours out her heart in a passionate letter to Onegin--only to be coldly rejected. When the two meet again several years later, Tatiana has become the elegant wife of wealthy Prince Gremin (James Morris), and it is Onegin's turn to beg for her love. Piotr Beczala is Onegin's unlucky friend, Lenski
Historical recordings 1935-1960 by Samuel Barber( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1950 production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia features Lily Pons as Rosina, Giuseppe di Stefano as Count Almaviva and Giuseppe Valdengo as Figaro
Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and held by 53 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
Opera arias & concert songs, 1928-1940 : Opera arias & sound tracks, 1935-1939( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This legendary performance features a cast of Verdians that is among the greatest ever assembled for this opera. Zinka Milanov gives a passionate performance as Leonora, the aristocratic young woman in love with Don Alvaro, sung by the magnificent Richard Tucker. Leonard Warren is Don Carlo, Leonora brother, who mercilessly pursues the lovers after Alvaro accidentally kills his and Leonora father. Cesare Siepi as Padre Guardiano, Rosalind Elias as Preziosilla, and Fernando Corena as Fra Melitone complete the all-star lineup. Fritz Stiedry is on the podium
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

2 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Steber by Eleanor Steber( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eleanor Steber collection by Eleanor Steber( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
 
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Alternative Names
Cehanovski George 1892-1986

Cehanovskij George 1892-1986

Cehanovsky, G.

Cehanovsky, G. 1892-1986

Cehanovsky, G. (George), 1892-1986

Cehanowsky, George 1892-1986

George Cehanovsky American operatic baritone

George Cehanovsky Amerikaans zanger (1892-1986)

George Cehanovsky baritono statunitense

Languages
Italian (114)

French (32)

English (21)

German (7)