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Warren, Leonard 1911-1960

Works: 600 works in 1,581 publications in 7 languages and 14,832 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture music  Art music  Musical settings  Stories, plots, etc  Librettos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Other, Vocalist, Musician, Conductor, Commentator, Speaker, Proofreader
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

57 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

103 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Callas as Leonora in her first performance of this role
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

67 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's Aida has come to symbolize grand opera, and with such a legendary cast as the one assembled for this performance it's easy to see why. With her sumptuous sound, Zinka Milanov embodied Aida for a generation of opera-lovers, and her distinctive voice filled the theater, and listeners' hearts, with every facet of the character's conflicting emotions. With the great Leonard Warren as her father, Amonasro, their monumental clash, then reconciliation, is a performance for the ages. Fedora Barbieri is Amneris, Aida's rival for the love of the mighty warrior Radamès (Kurt Baum), and Jerome Hines is the high priest Ramfis
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

70 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark, daunting role of Lady Macbeth requires a great singing actress to bring to life everything Verdi--and Shakespeare--wrote. Shortly before this broadcast, the Viennese soprano Leonie Rysanek made her Met debut in the role--and right away became a legend. The intensity of her soaring soprano and her charismatic stage presence made her a beloved favorite of the New York audience for almost 40 years. With the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren in the title role and Carlo Bergonzi and Jerome Hines also in the cast, this Macbeth is one for the ages
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

27 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few singing actresses can resist the appeal of playing Violetta, the beautiful courtesan who gives up everything for her one chance at true love. Renata Tebaldi's idiomatic portrayal is heartbreaking; from the glittering gaiety of Act I, through gripping confrontation with Alfredo's father (Leonard Warren) and the misunderstanding with Alfredo himself (Giuseppe Campora) in Act II, to the final, tragic reunion at the end, this is one Lady of the Camellias you'll never be able to forget
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

74 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded from the broadcast performance of 29th December 1945
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

69 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes everything clicks during a performance, and this Tosca is one of those rare moments. Three of the greatest singers in the world--Renata Tebaldi, Richard Tucker, and Leonard Warren--all in such spectacular voice, effortlessly convey every bit of Puccini's hair-raising drama. With Dimitri Mitropoulos bringing the orchestra and chorus into the same fever pitch as the singers, it's no wonder some operagoers say this Tosca is their standard for judging all others
O paradiso : great opera arias by Jussi Björling( )

7 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

36 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a generation, Zinka Milanov owned the role of La Gioconda, the woman who kills herself rather than yield to the cruel Inquisition spy (Leonard Warren) as she saves the man she loves (Kurt Baum) and the woman he loves (Fedora Barbieri). With the great Cesare Siepi and the sumptuous-voiced Jean Madeira, this opera is filled with over-the-top emotion and white-hot drama
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

35 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For an entire generation, Zinka Milanov was the Verdi soprano, and this broadcast of one of her greatest roles shows why. Her enormous, dark, rich voice was even from top to bottom, and she could unfurl it dramatically to soar over orchestra and chorus, or scale it back to a haunting whisper. Richard Tucker plays the man who loves her, and Leonard Warren is her brother, who is so consumed with the desire for vengeance that he wants to kill them both
The force of destiny : highlights = La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producers' showcase : festival of music( Visual )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Warren commemorative by Leonard Warren( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

16 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance features the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson in her history-making Met debut role of Ulrica, the fortune-teller. At first her predictions are all good news. But who would believe the best friend of the king would actually murder him? Absurd. That's what the king (Jan Peerce) thinks. But he loves Amelia (Zinka Milanov), the wife of his friend Renato (Robert Merrill). And when Renato discovers them together, he joins the plot against the king. This is Verdian passion at its best
Il trovatore (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

24 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensational cast brings Verdi's dark drama--a rarity in 1950--to stirring life. The great baritone Leonard Warren takes on the title role, opposite Astrid Varnay as his long-lost daughter Amelia, one of the legendary Wagnerian soprano's few Italian roles. Met audience favorite Richard Tucker is Gabriele Adorno, Amelia's lover and Boccanegra's political enemy-turned-supporter. Mihály Székely sings Fiesco, Giuseppe Valdengo is Paolo, and Fritz Stiedry conducts
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

13 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in Italian and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera's most popular double bill comes to dramatic life in this broadcast with a lineup of great singing actors, led by the magnetic Zinka Milanov as Santuzza and the incomparable Richard Tucker as her beloved Turiddu, in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Pagliacci's iconic clown, Canio, is sung by Kurt Baum, opposite Delia Rigal as Nedda--his young wife whose infidelity leads to tragedy and death, in a thrilling scene of life imitating art. The legendary Leonard Warren is Tonio
Leonard Warren on tour in Russia by Leonard Warren( Recording )

6 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

30 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many opera fans tenor Mario Del Monaco simply was Otello. His brilliant, ringing voice was enormous, but he could also scale it down to a haunting whisper. This is a performance of gripping dramatic power that will never be forgotten. Fortunately this broadcast also includes the renowned Victoria del los Angeles as a melting Desdemona, and the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren as Iago
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Leonard Warren

Leonard Warren Amerikaans muzikant (1911-1960)

Leonard Warren amerikansk sångare och musiker

Leonard Warren amerikansk sanger og musiker

Leonard Warren amerikansk songar og musikar

Leonard Warren amerykański śpiewak operowy

Leonard Warren artiste lyrique

Leonard Warren baritono statunitense

Leonard Warren Operatic baritone

Leonard Warren US-amerikanischer Opernsänger (Bariton)

Uorren, Leonard

Varenov, Leonard

Varenov Leonard 1911-1960

Warenoff Leonard

Warenoff, Leonard 1911-1960

Warren 1911-1960

Warren, L. 1911-1960

Warren, Leonard

Уоррен, Леонард

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