WorldCat Identities

Alfano, Franco 1875-1954

Overview
Works: 666 works in 1,520 publications in 5 languages and 13,572 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Librettos  Televised performances  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Excerpts  Scores  Vocal scores  Art music 
Roles: Author, Composer, Arranger, Librettist, Editor, Other, Performer, Creator, Contributor, Adapter, lbr
Classifications: M1500.P977, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Franco Alfano
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

129 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 5,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"-Wikipedia (Sept 2006)
Turandot : lyric drama in three acts & five scenes by Giacomo Puccini( )

31 editions published between 1926 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano de Bergerac by Franco Alfano( )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Franco Alfano may best be remembered as the composer tasked with completing Puccini's Turandot after his untimely death, he was also a skilled creator in his own right, and his 1936 adaptation of the classic tale of Cyrano de Bergerac has found new appreciation by both critics and audiences alike. In this performance, tenor Roberto Alagna takes on the swashbuckling title character, exuding panache throughout and singing with both lyric beauty and ringing top notes. Rising star Jennifer Rowley offers a warm, bright timbre as Roxane, the object of Cyrano's clandestine affections, and as the comely but simple Christian, tenor Atalla Ayan sings with a wealth of ardent lyricism. Juan Jesús Rodríguez brings a rich baritone to the role of De Guiche, with Met favorite Marco Armiliato conducting a lively account of this rare operatic gem
Turandot : at the Forbidden City of Beijing by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot : dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri by Giacomo Puccini( )

80 editions published between 1923 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risurrezione by Franco Alfano( )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia classica ; Seconda sinfonia by Franco Alfano( )

4 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello sonata ; Concerto for violin, cello and piano by Franco Alfano( )

5 editions published in 2009 and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber music by Franco Alfano( )

3 editions published in 2011 and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot : in the Forbidden City of Beijing by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

10 editions published in 1999 in Italian and English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Peking, Princess Turandot will become the bride of the royal suitor who can successfully answer three riddles. Unsuccessful suitors lose not only the hand of the princess, but their heads as well
Turandot : lyric drama in three acts and five scenes by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

22 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot : lyrisches Drama in drei Akten by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in Italian and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's last opera is a story of a beautiful but cruel Chinese princess, Turandot. The opera is characterized by its tension between the denial of love and secret affection, Turandot's obsession with sacrificial victims, and between cold cruelty and pure love
Turandot : dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri : partitura by Giacomo Puccini( )

8 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in Italian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata by Franco Alfano( )

7 editions published in 1926 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

26 editions published between 1926 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risurrezione by Franco Alfano( )

29 editions published between 1904 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano de Bergerac : opera in 5 acts by Franco Alfano( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano has an unusually long nose which makes him unattractive to any woman. Thus, he cannot have the woman he loves, his cousin Roxxane
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Peking, Princess Turandot will become the bride of the royal suitor who can successfully answer three riddles. Unsuccessful suitors lose not only the hand of the princess, but their heads as well
Resurrection : drama in 4 acts by Franco Alfano( Book )

5 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot : (excerpts) by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Turandot : dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri Turandot : dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri : partitura
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Turandot : dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadriTurandot : dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri : partituraFranco Alfano : presagio di tempi nuovi con finale controcorrente
Alternative Names
Alfanas Frankas

Alfano F.

Alfano, F. 1875-1954

Alfano, F. (Franco)

Alfano, F. (Franco), 1875-1954

Alfano, Franco 1875-1954

Alfano , Frank

Alfano, Frank 1875-1954

Franco Alfano

Franco Alfano compositeur italien

Franco Alfano compositor e pianista italiano

Franco Alfano Italiaans pianist (1876-1954)

Franco Alfano Italian composer and pianist

Franco Alfano italienischer Komponist des ausgehenden Verismo

Franco Alfano italiensk komponist og pianist

Franco Alfano italiensk kompositör och pianist

Franco Alfano włoski kompozytor

Franko Alfano

Φράνκο Αλφάνο

Альфано Ф.

Альфано, Ф. (Франко), 1875-1954

Франко Алфано

Франко Альфано

פרנקו אלפאנו

פרנקו אלפאנו סופר איטלקי

فرانكو ألفانو

フランコ・アルファーノ

阿爾法諾

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