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Molinari-Pradelli, Francesco

Works: 870 works in 2,035 publications in 7 languages and 16,051 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Songs  Art music  Arrangements (Music)  Musical settings  Overtures  Interviews  Interviews (Sound recordings) 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Singer, Collector, Author, Other, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

73 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birgit Nilsson, soprano Franco Corelli, tenor Renata Scotto, soprano Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, conductor
Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

62 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca. Renata Tebaldi, soprano Mario del Monaco, tenor George London, bass-baritone Silvio Maionica, Fernando Corena, bass Piero De Palma, Giovanni Morese, Ernesto Palmerini. Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, conductor. Libretto and notes
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

79 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few roles captured the artistry of the great Luciano Pavarotti as completely as the loveable, simple farmer Nemorino. This is the first time the tenor starred in a broadcast of L'elisir from the Met, and it shows just why he, his incomparable voice, and his charm were embraced by the entire world. It's also no wonder that Adina (a sparkling Judith Blegen) finally admits she returns his love. John Reardon is the dashing Sergeant Belcore who momentarily throws a wrench into things, but with some help from Ezio Flagello (Dr. Dulcamara) everything turns out as it should
The art of the prima donna by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

42 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record one, side one: The soldier tir'd (Arne), Let the bright seraphim (Handel), Casta diva (Bellini), Son vergin vezzosa (Bellini). Record 1, side 2: Bel raggio (Rossini), Qui la voce (Bellini), Come per me sereno (Bellini), The jewel song (Gounod); record two, side one: The waltz song (Gounod), The willow song (Verdi), Marten aller arten (Mozart), Ah fors' e lui and sempre libera (Verdi); Record two, side two: The mad scene (Thomas), The bell song (Delibes), O beau pays (Meyerbeer), Caro nome (Verdi). Joan Sutherland, vocalist
Verdi heroines by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Italian and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème : opera highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Kristine Opolais made a celebrated Met debut in Puccini's bittersweet story of love and loss. She sings Magda, a young woman who leaves behind her luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich Rambaldo (Dwayne Croft) to follow her heart and live with Ruggero (Giuseppe Filianoti)--but their happiness is short-lived. Anna Christy is Magda's feisty maid Lisette and Marius Brenciu sings the poet Prunier
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

45 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

46 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Renata Tebaldi had a special affinity for Puccini. It wasn't only that her rich, mahogany sound delivered his soaring vocal lines so beautifully, that her voice would rise triumphantly over the most dramatic orchestral climaxes, or soar in the most haunting pianissimo. It was also that she gave every word its own special timbre, making you feel every bit of her character's emotion. In this broadcast, she calls on each of these vocal resources to portray Manon Lescaut, a passionate young girl overwhelmed by her conflicting desires
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member 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
Tosca : (highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in Italian and English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca(excerpts): Dammi i colori ... Recondita armoni;Mario!Mario!Mario! ... Perce chiuso;Tre sbirri ... Una carrozza;Floria!Amore ... La povera mia cena fu interrotta ... Gia, mi dicon venal;Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore ... Sei troppo bella ... Tosca, finalmente mia!;E lucevan le stella ... O dolci mani ... Amaro sol er te Maria Callas, soprano Chorus of the Theatre National de l'Opera Jean Laforge, chorus master Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Georges Pretre, conductor
Mirella Freni : opera arias and duets by Mirella Freni( )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular cast makes any listener wonder why such a marvelous, colorful opera isn't much better known. Sensational Shirley Verrett is Leonora, the beautiful, mysterious lady who so completely captures the heart of the monk Fernando (Luciano Pavarotti at his finest) that he forsakes his calling to defeat the Moors in battle in order to win her hand. Alas, she is the mistress of the king (Sherrill Milnes), who is so besotted with her he is determined to defy the pope himself to make Leonora his queen. It's a tragic opera, so no one wins--except the audience
Arias and scenes by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Augustine Arne by Thomas Augustine Arne( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arie Verdiane : Luisa Maragliano live recordings by Luisa Maragliano( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great love duets from opera by Anna Moffo( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Moffo : selected arias from her RCA opera recordings( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics( )

in Multiple languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera gala honoring Sir Rudolf Bing by Rudolf Bing( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in Italian and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Francesco Molinari-Pradelli conductor and art collector from Italy

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli Italiaans dirigent (1911-1996)

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli italienischer Dirigent

Molinari-Pradelli, .. 1911-1996

Molinari-Pradelli, F. 1911-1996

Molinari Pradelli, Francesco

Molinari Pradelli, Francesco 1911-1996

Molinari-Pradelli, Frančesko.

Molinari-Pradelli, Franchesco

Pradelli, F. Molinari- 1911-1996

Pradelli, Francesco Molinari-.

Pradelli Francesco Molinari 1911-1996

Pradelli, Francisco Molinari

Pradelli Molinari, Francesco

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