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Bergonzi, Carlo

Works: 1,729 works in 4,802 publications in 7 languages and 37,559 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Art music  Motion picture music  Opera adaptations  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, t=t, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Conductor, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carlo Bergonzi
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

145 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary by Daniel S. Brink with additional commentary by William Berger. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

66 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca, the beautiful, glamorous singer who has all of Rome at her feet, is one of the iconic soprano roles of the Italian repertoire. She's caught between two men--her lover, the handsome, idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and the villainous Baron Scarpia, Rome's all-powerful chief of police, who will stop at nothing to win Tosca for himself. Puccini's story of torture, attempted rape, murder, suicide, and general mayhem is as thrilling and dramatic as anything seen on the operatic stage. Thanks to Eleanor Steber's impetuous title heroine, George London's malevolent Scarpia, and Carlo Bergonzi's romantic Cavaradossi, this Tosca still sends chills down your spine
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( )

61 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marvelous cast vividly brings to life Verdi's passionate story of love, betrayal, and revenge. Suave-voiced Carlo Bergonzi, often called the poet of tenors, is the Swedish king in love with Amelia (the glorious Leontyne Price in stupendous form). But she is the wife of his best friend and confidant, Count Anckarström (the great baritone Robert Merrill) who discovers the lovers' secret and assassinates the king at a royal ball. Roberta Peters is the perky page Oscar and Mignon Dunn is the fortuneteller Ulrica. A stellar lineup of singers from top to bottom
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in Italian and German and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

83 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

152 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Verdi's sentimental favorite is the story of Violetta, the self-sacrificing courtesan who sells her jewels to keep her younger lover living in bucolic bliss
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

74 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Di Lammermoor Beverly Sills, soprano Carlo Bergonzi, tenor Piero Cappuccilli, baritone Justino Diaz, bass London Symphony Orchestra Thomas Schippers, conductor Librett
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

106 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis in English, French, German and Italian, and libretto with English translation (66 p.) laid in container
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

63 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luisa Miller Anna Moffo, soprano Carlo Bergonzi, tenor Cornell MacNeil, baritone Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano Giorgio Tozzi, bass Ezio Flagello, bass RCA Italiana Opera ORchestra and Chorus FaustoCleva, conductor Libretto included
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

112 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seldom has Puccini's beloved opera sounded so sweet and utterly innocent as it does in this emotionally devastating performance. Conductor Thomas Schippers was very young when he led this broadcast, but he understood the nuances of Puccini's style and how to encourage his singers to blossom into their characters. Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi simply are Mimì and Rodolfo, and their love--and loss--are the stuff of operatic legend. With Laurel Hurley as Musetta and Mario Sereni as her on-again, off-again love, Marcello
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

64 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 823 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
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

38 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Madama Butterfly (Highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

48 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1064 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude -- Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) -- Un di felice -- È strano!-- Ah, fors' è lui-- Sempre libera -- Lunge da lei-- De' miei bollenti spiriti -- Pura siccome un angelo -- Ah! dite alla giovine -- Di provenza il mar -- Ogni sup aver tal femmina -- Teneste la promessa--' Addio del passato -- Parigi, o cara -- Ah, Violetta!-Voi? Signor
I masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First complete recording."--Container
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

69 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member 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
La Bohème : opera highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Italian and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

70 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

62 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Trovatore. Antonietta Stella, soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, mezzo soprano Carlo Bergonzi, tenor Ettore Bastianini Tullio Serafin, conductor Libretto included
Tosca : (highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 475 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Madama Butterfly
Alternative Names
Bergonci, Karlo

Bergonci, Karlo 1924-

Bergoncis Karlas


Bergonzi, Carlo 1926-

C. Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi amhránaí ceoldrámaíochta Iodálach

Carlo Bergonzi Italiaanse opera tenoor

Carlo Bergonzi Italian opera singer

Carlo Bergonzi italienischer Tenor

Carlo Bergonzi italský operní pěvec, tenorista

Carlo Bergonzi tenor

Carlo Bergonzi tenor italiano

Carlo Bergonzi ténor italien

Carolus Bergonzi

Karlo Berqonsi

Бергонци, Карло оперный певец, тенор

Карла Бергонцы

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