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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 897 works in 2,995 publications in 8 languages and 34,136 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Music  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Opera films  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, per, Musician, Artist, Actor, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Publications about Samuel Ramey
Publications by Samuel Ramey
Most widely held works by Samuel Ramey
The Messiah highlights by George Frideric Handel( file )
20 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,694 libraries worldwide
Don Giovanni (highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
16 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Italian and German and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 935 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
Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 817 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 )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 762 libraries worldwide
Contains the entire opera
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( file )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 735 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
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 673 libraries worldwide
Carmen by Georges Bizet( visu )
27 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 662 libraries worldwide
In 19th century Seville, Carmen seduces a naive Army corporal, Don José, who abandons his career, his fiancée, and his dying mother for Carmen
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 611 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( visu )
37 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 517 libraries worldwide
A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( file )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 515 libraries worldwide
This sensational new production of La boheme, the inspired concept of director Gale Edwards, is set in early 1930s Berlin, a city of liberal indulgence, glittering Spiegeltents and glitzy cabaret clubs, where no excess is considered too much
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 483 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 )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Semele: Weltliches Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 58. Text: William Congreve
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
42 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 474 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Sound Recording )
58 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 451 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
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Alfred Drake, Roberta Peters
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 414 libraries worldwide
On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( visu )
27 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 406 libraries worldwide
The Glyndebourne Festival's production of Stravinsky's Opera The Rake's Progress
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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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