WorldCat Identities

Bumbry, Grace 1937-

Works: 540 works in 1,443 publications in 7 languages and 17,555 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Excerpts  Drama  Live sound recordings  Christmas music  Filmed operas  Art music  Arrangements (Music)  Songs  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Commentator, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, mzs, Instrumentalist, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Grace Bumbry
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

117 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

67 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a hot-blooded young corporal in the Spanish cavalry stationed near Seville, Don Jose is ordered to arrest Carmen, a young, flirtatious Gypsy woman, for assaulting a co-worker. Greatly charmed by her, Jose allows her to escape. He deserts the army, kills two men on Carmen's account, and takes up a life as a robber and smuggler. He is insanely jealous of Carmen, who is unfaithful to him, and when she refuses to change on his behalf, he kills her and surrenders himself to the authorities
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Le cid by Jules Massenet( Recording )

51 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

60 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 595 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
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

66 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner worked on Tannhäuser, his fifth opera, from 1842 to 1845, conducting the first performance on October 19, 1845 at the Dresden Royal Opera. The first two nights were uncertaqin successes, but by the third performance the opera began to have its effect on the audience. Over the next few years it became enormously popular throughout Germany, then moved to other countries. In 1859 it became the first Wagner opera to be performed in America. By 1861 Tannhäuser had been given hundreds of times, when Wagner was called upon to produce a revised version for the Paris Opéra. Despite the composer's efforts to adapt the work for French tastes, anti-Wagner riots broke out and he withdrew the work. It was not seen again in France until 1895. Meanwhile Tannhäuser, in the Dresden version, opened the second season of New York's Metropolitan Opera in November of 1884. Nowadays either the Dresden or Paris version may be given, depending on the director's preference; the current recording is an amalgam of the two. -- Page [1-2] of program notes
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
Don Carlo : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A videotape of the opera by Giuseppe Verdi
The firebird : suite by Manuel de Falla( )

9 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Champagne and laughter : the music of Johann Strauss II by Johann Strauss( )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"--Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
Berühmte Opernarien = Famous opera arias = Airs d'opéra célèbres by Grace Bumbry( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zagreb Philharmonic, Niksa Bareza, conductor. Zagreber Opera Orchestra, Jovan Sajnovic, conductor. Slovenische Philharmonic, Jovan Sajnovic, conductor. Ljiljan Molnar-talajic, soprano; Biserka Cvejic, soprano; Bozena Ruk-Focic, soprano; Vanda Gerlovic, soprano
Carmen : highlights by Georges Bizet( )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano María Callas sings in French excerpts from Bizet's opera Carmen, with s upporting soloists, charms and orchestra
Early recordings : oratorio, opera, Lieder by Grace Bumbry( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Domingo : the Verdi opera collection by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TAIO, Italo (bass). STIGNANI, Ebe (mezzo-soprano). CANIGLIA, Maria (soprano). GIGLI, Benjamino (tenor). BECHI, Gino (baritone). PASERO, Tancredi (bass). ZAGONARA, Adelio (tenor). HUDER, Maria (soprano). ROME OPERA HOUSE CHORUS. ROME OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA. SERAFIN, Tullio (conductor)
Symphonien 33, 34, 40 ; Mauerisches [i.e. Maurerische] Trauermusik = Masonic funeral music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Latin and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Macht des Schicksals by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in German and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Don Carlo : opera in four acts
CarmenDon Carlo : opera in four acts
Alternative Names
Brumbry, Grace

Brumbry, Grace 1937-

Bumbry, Grace Ann Melzia 1937-

Bumbry, Grace M. 1937-

Bumbry, Grace Melzia Ann.

Bumbry, Grace Melzia Ann 1937-

Grace Bumbry Amerikaans muzikante

Grace Bumbry amerikansk musikar

Grace Bumbry amerikansk musiker

Grace Bumbry mezzo soprano américaine

Grace Bumbry mezzosoprano e soprano statunitense

Grace Bumbry US-amerikanische Sängerin

Бамбри, Грейс