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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 885 works in 3,114 publications in 9 languages and 33,331 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Motion picture music  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Musicals  Excerpts  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Instrumentalist, Musician, Artist, bas, Actor, Honoree, per, Illustrator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Publications about Samuel Ramey
Publications by Samuel Ramey
Most widely held works by Samuel Ramey
Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( file )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 871 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
Opera arias by Samuel Ramey( file )
20 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 839 libraries worldwide
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
38 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 767 libraries worldwide
Contains the entire opera
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 750 libraries worldwide
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Music Director James Levine has long championed Verdi's majestic opera that pits a ruler's public duty against private desires. Aprile Millo is Elizabeth of Valois, engaged to Don Carlo (Michael Sylvester), heir to the Spanish throne. But their love is thwarted when his father, King Philip II (Samuel Ramey), marries her himself. Dolora Zajick is Princess Eboli, the king's mistress who is also in love with Don Carlo. Vladimir Chernov is Don Carlo's best friend, Rodrigo, and Sergei Koptchak is the imperious Grand Inquisitor
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Sound Recording )
45 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 624 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
Don Giovanni : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
16 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Italian and German and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( file )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 595 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
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( visu )
38 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Opéra dirigé par Maurizio Arena Avec le ch?ur et l'orchestre de l'Opéra de San Francisco et les interprètes Samuel Ray, Gabriela Banackova, Dennis O'Neil et Judith Cristin
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
47 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 546 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
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( file )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 536 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
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Jennifer Larmore is the cheeky, beautiful Isabella, the Italian woman shipwrecked on the African coast who catches the eye of Mustafà, the amorous Bey of Algiers (the great Samuel Ramey). Isabella is searching for her lost lover, Lindoro (Matthew Polenzani), who, it turns out, has become a slave of Mustafà's. Also involved in the comic confusions are the Bey's unloved wife, Elvira (Joyce Guyer), the elderly Italian Taddeo (Alessandro Corbelli), and Mustafà's confidant, the pirate Haly (Mariusz Kwiecien). Bruno Campanella conducts
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Sound Recording )
62 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 453 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
Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Hamlet: Opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Michel Carré et Jules Barbier
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 436 libraries worldwide
The elderly scholar Faust is returned to his youth by the satanic Mefistofeles for the pursuit of beauty and knowledge. In the sordid aftermath of two failed love affairs, he reflects on the illusory nature of worldly beauty, and through a mystical union with the divinity, dies redeemed
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel : 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Alfred Drake, Roberta Peters
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 394 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
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Ramey, Sam 1942-
Ramey, Samuel Edward.
Samuel Eduardus Ramey
Samuel Ramey Amerikaans zanger
Samuel Ramey amerikansk skådespelare och sångare
Samuel Ramey amerikansk skodespelar og songar
Samuel Ramey amerikansk skuespiller og sanger
Samuel Ramey artiste lyrique
Samuel Ramey basso statunitense
Samuel Ramey US-amerikanischer Opernsänger (Bass-Bariton)
Самюэл Рейми
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