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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 922 works in 2,835 publications in 8 languages and 29,367 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Operas  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Interviews  Oratorios 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Artist, Actor, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Publications about Samuel Ramey
Publications by Samuel Ramey
Most widely held works by Samuel Ramey
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( file )
36 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Contains the entire opera
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
62 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Schwarzkopf samlingen
Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Carlisle Floyd's powerful opera, the story of a beautiful Tennessee girl who innocently incites the lust of her church Elders, leading to her denouncement as a sinner. Samuel Ramey is the Reverend Olin Blitch, whose concern for Susannah turns into desire, and Jerry Hadley sings Susannah's brother, Sam, who tries to take his revenge on the preacher. James Conlon conducts this broadcast performance from the opera's Met premiere run
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 602 libraries worldwide
The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 595 libraries worldwide
James Levine leads a great cast in Stravinsky's powerful tale of a young man's fall. Paul Groves is Tom Rakewell, who leaves a life in the country and the faithful Anne Trulove (Dawn Upshaw) for the temptations of London--seduced by the sinister Nick Shadow (Samuel Ramey), better known as the devil. Stephanie Blythe stars as Baba the Turk
Carmen by Georges Bizet( visu )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Presents Bizet's opera, the tragic tale of a Spanish officer who throws his life away for the love of a gypsy temptress
Opera arias by Samuel Ramey( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( visu )
34 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 503 libraries worldwide
A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 482 libraries worldwide
James Levine on the podium brings an ideal blend of sparkle and lyricism to Rossini's enchanting comedy. Olga Borodina is Isabella, the Italian girl who ends up in Algiers as she searches for her lost lover, Lindoro, sung by the sensational Juan Diego Flórez. Ferruccio Furlanetto is Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers, who keeps Lindoro prisoner and decides to make Isabella his own wife--even though he is already married to Elvira (Lyubov Petrova). Earle Patriarco is Taddeo and Mariusz Kwiecien sings the pirate captain Haly
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 477 libraries worldwide
The pretty Rosina (Frederica von Stade in one of her most beloved roles) blithely foils her old guardian Bartolo's (Louis Quilico) plans to keep her from the man she loves so he can marry her himself. But her sweetheart, Count Almaviva (Stanford Olsen), would be lost without the help of Figaro, the ever resourceful barber of the title (Thomas Hampson). Together, the three outwit the crotchety old man, and even Don Basilio (Samuel Ramey) can't help him
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Scenisk opførelse af Händels oratorium
Attila [lyrical drama in one prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 450 libraries worldwide
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( visu )
33 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
The Glyndebourne Festival's production of Stravinsky's Opera The Rake's Progress
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Alfred Drake, Roberta Peters
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 407 libraries worldwide
This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 391 libraries worldwide
On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Sound Recording )
57 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 383 libraries worldwide
This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
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Ramey, Sam 1942-
Ramey, Samuel Edward.
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