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Alagna, Roberto

Works: 774 works in 1,625 publications in 8 languages and 15,915 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Operas  Music  Biography 
Roles: Vocalist, Performer, Singer, Other, Interviewee, Artist, Commentator, Conductor, Librettist, Host, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500.P97, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Roberto Alagna
Great tenors of the century ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first work is a love tale set among the poor bargemen of Paris. The second work relates the story of a nun's suicide. The third work is a humorous story of greedy relatives who manipulate a dead man's will
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two tragic young lovers from opposing families in Verona, Italy cannot survive the feud
Manon by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duets & arias by Roberto Alagna ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La rondine Morire? ; La [sic] villi : excerpts by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Jules Massenet ( )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CT I. Wetzlar, near Frankfurt, 1780s. Though it is July, the widowed Bailiff teaches his younger children a Christmas carol in the garden of their house. Their progress is watched with amusement by two neighbors, Schmidt and Johann. They ask for Charlotte, the eldest daughter, who is engaged to Albert. In his absence, the Bailiff tells them, she will be escorted to the local ball that night by a young visiting poet, Werther, whom they find uncongenial. As the friends go off to supper and the Bailiff goes into the house, Werther arrives. He rhapsodizes on the beauty of the evening and watches unseen as Charlotte cuts bread and butter for the children's supper. When the party has left for the ball and the Bailiff has gone to join his friends at the tavern, Albert returns unexpectedly. Disappointed at not finding Charlotte, he promises her sister Sophie he will return in the morning. As the moon rises, Werther and Charlotte return. He has fallen in love with her, but his declaration is cut short when the Bailiff passes by, observing that Albert has returned. Despite his despair, Werther urges Charlotte not to break her promise to marry Albert. ACT II. Three months later, Charlotte and Albert, now married, walk contentedly across the town square on their way to church, followed by Werther. Albert tries to comfort the youth, and Sophie also attempts to cheer him up, but when Charlotte comes out of the church, he speaks of their first meeting; disturbed, she tells him he must leave Wetzlar until Christmas. Werther contemplates suicide, and when Sophie interrupts him, he rushes away. As Charlotte consoles the tearful girl, Albert realizes that Werther must be in love with his wife. ACT III. Alone at home on Christmas Eve, Charlotte rereads the dejected letters written to her by Werther. While she prays for strength, he suddenly appears. Charlotte tries to remain calm and asks him to read to her from his translation of Ossian. Werther chooses a passage where the poet foresees his own death, and when Charlotte begs him to stop, he realizes she returns his love. But she runs from his embrace with a final farewell, and Werther leaves, resolved to die. Albert enters, surprised to find Charlotte distraught, and when a message arrives from Werther asking to borrow Albert's pistols, her reaction convinces him of her love for Werther. He makes her give the pistols to the servant herself, but when Albert has gone she hurries off, praying she may reach Werther in time. ACT IV. Charlotte arrives at Werther's quarters to find him mortally wounded. She declares her love, and he begs forgiveness. As he dies, the voices of the children outside are heard singing their Christmas carol
Roberto Alagna by Roberto Alagna ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini ( )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 260 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tosca is set in Rome at the end of the 18th century. Love and jealousy drive the story to its inevitable, tragic end. Tosca, an actress, kills her tormentor, Scarpia, and rushes to save her lover, Mario. All goes awry and Mario is executed. Tosca, in an act of defiance, then throws herself from the roof of Castel Sant'Angelo to her death
Don Carlos an opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in French and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 16th century, with the aftermath of war between Spain and France, Don Carlo, the heir to the Spanish throne, comes to France to meet with his beloved Elizabeth de Valois. Inevitably politics divide the lovers, and while Rodrigue falls in with Flemish rebels, the Inquisition is determined to be the power behind the peace
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in French and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is brought to life by Gounod in what some say is his most impassioned opera
Verdi per due by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Eyre's stunning new production of Bizet's opera was the talk of the town when it was unveiled on New Year's Eve 2009. Elīna Garanča leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title--a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Roberto Alagna is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the toreador Escamillo (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) piques Carmen's interest. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by rising maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet's tale to thrilling life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax
Messa di gloria Preludio sinfonico ; Crisantemi by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream original motion picture soundtrack by Simon Boswell ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overture A midsummer night's dream --; Brindisi; (Renee Fleming &Marcello Giordani) --; Che gelida manina; (Luciano Pavarotti) --; Course of true love --; Between the cold moon and the earth --; Hot ice --; Forgeries of jealousy --; I know a place where the wild thyme blows --; Casta diva; (Renee Fleming) --; Intermezzo --; What fools these mortals be --; Strange snow --; Fair lovers you are fortunately met --; Una furtiva lagrima; (Roberto Alagna) --; Wedding march --; Most rare vision --; Non piu mesta; (Cecilia Bartoli)
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Madama Butterfly, music director Antonio Pappano turned his sights toward Verdi's spectacular Requiem. Joining him is a stellar cast of soloists that includes superstar tenor Rolando Villazon
Italian opera arias by Natalie Dessay ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Italian and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alagna, Robert 1963-
Italian (92)
French (81)
English (16)
Latin (13)
German (12)
Dutch (5)
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