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Pertusi, Michele

Works: 186 works in 516 publications in 6 languages and 6,474 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Excerpts  Marches (Music) 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Author, Vocalist, Artist, Musician, per, bas, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michele Pertusi
La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) BARTOLI, Cecila (mezzo-soprano). (1) MATTEUZZI, William (tenor). (1) CORBELLI, Alessandro (baritone). (1) PERTUSI, Michele (bass). (1) DARA, Enzo (baritone). (1) CORO DEL TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA. (1) ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA. (1) CHAILLY, Riccardo (conductor)
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gioachino Rossini's operatic version of the folk tale Cinderella
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Préparation à l'écoute de l'opéra ; explication de l'intrigue et du livret ; étude des personnages et des voix."--Conteneur
La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baritone solo in French
The #1 opera album( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and Italian and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Turco in Italia: Dramma buffo per musica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 207 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
Torvaldo e Dorliska by Gioacchino Rossini( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livret est tiré du Chevalier de Fairblas, roman français de Jean-Baptiste de Coudray. Une femme sauve son mari emprisonné par un affreux tyran séducteur cousin de lignoble Scarpia selon certains qui a tenté de semparer delle, sans y réussir. Le climat doppression politique combiné avec une histoire damour conjugal nest pas sans rappeler Fidelio. Loriginalité de lopéra de Rossini réside dans un curieux mélange de cynisme et de légèreté
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

13 editions published in 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this complete studio recording of a newly prepared critical edition -- the first on period instruments -- Giovanni Antonini and Cecilia Bartoli reveal Norma's authentic pre-Romantic roots and return to Bellini's original conception. The role of Norma was written for Giuditta Pasta, who sang what today's listeners would consider to be mezzo-soprano roles, while Adalgisa was conceived for a light silvery soprano. With Cecilia Bartoli and Sumi Jo heard here for the first time on record together, this iconic opera has been restored as Bellini originally intended."--Container
La gazza ladra by Gioacchino Rossini( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Italian and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gala opera concert( )

2 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michele Pertusi live recital by Michele Pertusi( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Lombardi alla prima crociata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellini's romantic opera 'La sonnambula' (1831), hinges on the love and misunderstanding between Elvino and Amina (the 'sleepwalker' of the title). Discovered in the bedroom of Rodolfo, Amina is assumed to have been unfaithful, and Elvino cancels their wedding. But in the dramatic final scene, he witnesses Amina sleepwalking, understands her innocence, and all ends happily. Mary Zimmerman's production plays with the dual realities of a rehearsal of the opera and a performance of the opera itself. In his latest Decca DVD release, bel canto star Juan Diego Flórez assumes the role of Elvino in Bellini's romantic drama, playing opposite the mercurial French soprano, Natalie Dessay, in the MET's striking, modern-dress production, screening live worldwide in March 2009. The MET's 'La Sonnambula' website reads: "Mary Zimmerman, who directed Natalie Dessay in last season's hit new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, underlines La Sonnambula's dual elements of sleep and wakefulness in an intriguing staging set in the present. Bellini's hauntingly lyrical score soars as performed by Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, back from their sensational run together in La Fille du Régiment in leading opera houses around the world."The DVD release will benefit from the addition of the customary MET backstage and interview footage, familiar to devotees of their live worldwide cinema broadcasts. Following Flórez's latest DVD release (Cenerentola, in October 2009), 2010 will also see a second Flórez DVD - Bellini's 'I Puritani', with Nino Machaidze, from Bologna
Thaïs comédie lyrique in three acts and seven scenes by Jules Massenet( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the conversion of the beautiful courtesan, and the clash between spirituality and sensuality
Messa solenne Libera me ; Sacred works by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

8 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest opera show on Earth( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Michele Pertusi basso-baritono italiano

Michele Pertusi Italian opera singer

Michele Pertusi italienischer Opernsänger

Italian (129)

French (25)

English (5)

Latin (2)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)