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Pertusi, Michele

Works: 205 works in 525 publications in 7 languages and 4,959 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Operas  Music  Interviews  Film adaptations  Methods‡vSelf-instruction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Vocalist, Author, Other, Artist, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michele Pertusi
La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 611 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)
La cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gioachino Rossini's operatic version of the folk tale Cinderella
The #1 opera album ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in French and Italian and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded Mar. 30-Apr. 15, 1932 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Giovanni ossia Il Dissoluto punito: Dramma giocoso in due atti, KV 527. Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 283 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
Il turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il Turco in Italia: Dramma buffo per musica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )
12 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 damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz( Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baritone solo in French
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 148 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
The greatest opera show on Earth ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Messa solenne Libera me ; Sacred works by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
5 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ernani [opera in four acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who better than the great Luciano Pavarotti to play Ernani, Verdi's Spanish nobleman forced to become an outlaw. His true love is Elvira (Leona Mitchell) who wants only to be with him. But there are other men who desire her. One is Sherrill Milnes, in one of his most memorable roles as Don Carlo, the king who is elected Emperor Charles V. Another is her legal guardian, Don Ruy Gomez de Silva, played by Ruggero Raimondi--who gives her to Ernani, only to then demand his life to satisfy his honor. James Levine conducts
The cantatas by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
5 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Comte Ory by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy set in France during medieval times when most of the men have gone off to the Crusades. Among the few who have remained behind is Comte Ory, a young nobleman intent on seducing as many women as he can. His eye is on the virtuous Countess Adèle in particular, and he disguises himself and takes up residence outside her castle. When his cover is blown, he boldly decides to make another attempt at conquest by dressing up as a nun
Torvaldo e Dorliska by Gioacchino Rossini( )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 97 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
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 96 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
Michele Pertusi live recital by Michele Pertusi( )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gala opera concert ( )
2 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the entire opera
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Italian (125)
French (22)
German (10)
English (6)
Latin (2)
Chinese (1)
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