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Ente lirico Arena di Verona

Overview
Works: 136 works in 282 publications in 3 languages and 2,831 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Filmed performances  Live sound recordings  Music videos  Televised performances  Film adaptations  Television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Production personnel, Other, Editor, 475, isb, Musician
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ente lirico Arena di Verona
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance of Puccino's Madama Butterfly was recorded in the open-air Arena di Verona
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action takes place in ancient Egypt, and tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard, for a slave girl, Aida. She is the daughter of the King of Ethiopia, who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops. Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried alive. He is joined by Aida, who dies with him
Il mondo alla rovescia by Antonio Salieri( )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Renata Tebaldi wringing every bit of drama out of the title role, there are plenty of opportunities for goose bumps here. Add to that Carlo Bergonzi's glowing portrayal of the Enzo, the man she loves and the impassioned Fiorenza Cossotto as the woman he loves, plus one jealous husband (Bonaldo Giaiotti), and an Inquisition spy (Cornell MacNeil) bent on revenge, and you have operatic extravagance at its wonderful best, all set in romantic, mysterious 17th century Venice
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Verdi's last tragic opera, Otello. Based on the original Shakespeare play, this tragic story of love and intrigue was adapted by librettist Boito
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore, based on the eponymous play by Spanish playwright Antonio García Gutiérrez, takes us to 15th c. northern Spain to witness the tragic destiny of those under the control of Azucena, who is seeking to avenge the death of his mother. The first percussion notes are solemn, setting the tone for Verdi's masterpiece, whose main themes include abandonment, passion, power, love for one's parents and vengeance"--Imdb.com
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful but icy Chinese princess is won by a handsome prince travelling the countryside incognito
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), King of Babylon, tells the tale of Nabucco's fictitious daughters, Abigaille and Fenena, who are rivals for the love of Ismaele, nephew of the King of Jerusalem
Otello : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in Italian and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on William Shakespeare's play by the same title, in which play the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity. VHS format
Rigoletto : opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto, the court jester, plans revenge against his daughter's seducer, the Duke
Requiem by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in Latin and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Italian and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's tragic opera about love and betrayal in Italy of the Napoleonic times
Attilla by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 5th-century Italy, a barbaric age of Huns and Ostrogoths. This patriotic tale of the downfall of the infamous King of the Huns gained popularity in Risorgimento Italy of the mid-1800s. The great Russian bass, Evgeny Nesterenko, takes the title role in this story of power and treachery
Aïda : melodramma in 4 atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Italian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love of an enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Puccini's Madama Butterfly( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience the landmark 1983 production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, presented in the beautiful open-air setting of the Arena di Verona and starring Raina Kabaivanska, Lorenzo Saccomani, and Nazzareno Antinori under the direction of Giulio Chazalettes and the baton of Maurizio Arena. While the 1904 premiere at Milan's La Scala of Puccini's Madama Butterfly may have met with resistance from early critics, the opera has since become one of the most beloved works of the repertoire, adored by opera-lovers the world over. Puccini was inspired by David Belasco's eponymous play, which the composer saw in the summer of 1900 in London, a play itself inspired by American writer John Luther Long's short story. One of the greatest tragedies of 20th-century opera ensues... Stage director Giulio Chazalettes' beautiful 1983 production features all the best aspects of live performances, from an extremely enthusiastic audience to the airy blending of the orchestra and singers' performances. The seasoned singers and accomplished local orchestra and chorus deliver touching and honest performances of Puccini's masterpiece. The plot: The action takes place in Japan, in the bay of Nagasaki, around 1900. A young American naval officer named Pinkerton marries Cio-Cio San, a 15-year-old geisha who goes by the name of Madame Butterfly. Soon afterward, the officer leaves his young wife for the United States, leaving her with a promise to return. Butterfly refuses to believe that she has been abandoned, waiting faithfully for her husband to come back to her and giving birth to their son. After three years, Butterfly finally does receive news of Pinkerton, but of the worst kind: he has married an American woman, and never had any intention of returning to her
Ponchielli's La Gioconda : Pier Luigi Fabretti (​stage director),​ Donato Renzetti (conductor) – With ​Andrea Gruber, Carlo Colombara...( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ponchielli’s La Gioconda is the only Italian opera from the difficult period between Verdi’s Aida (1871) and Otello (1887) that had enduring popularity. 130 years after its 1876 premiere in Venice, the opera is performed in the Verona arena. Under the baton of Donato Renzetti, the Choir, Orchestra, and Ballet Corps of Verona present an irresistible La Gioconda. In 17th century Venice, opera was breaking hearts and changing destinies. Power and love, sacrifice and treachery, poison and vengeance… all the elements of a perfect melodrama come together. By adapting Victor Hugo’s tragedy Angelo, tyran de Padoue, Boito developped in particular the terrible character Barnaba, a spy in the service of the Council of Ten. With his extended, sensually and charming melodies, Ponchielli’s music grows out of the melodrama tradition established by Donizetti. His airs highlight the best registers of the beautiful Italian voices, captivating a bedazzled public
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Italian and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cruel and lustful police chief uses the jealousy of the famed singer Tosca to make her betray her lover who has hidden an escaped political prisoner. To save her lover Tosca agrees to give herself to the police chief but learns too late that he has tricked her when her lover is executed
I Pagliacci : drama in a prologue and two acts by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the tragedy of a jealous husband in an improvisational theatre
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of the Verdi opera about the deformed court jester named Rigoletto who works for the licentious Duke of Mantua and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter, Gilda. Gilda falls in love with the Duke when he poses as a penniless student. Courtiers later abduct Gilda and take her to the Duke; Rigoletto vows revenge and hires an assassin to kill the Duke. Instead, Gilda sacrifices herself for her lover and dies in her father's arms
Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityFondazione Arena di Verona

Arena

Arena di Verona

Arena di Verona Ente autonomo

Arena di Verona-Spettacoli lirici

Arena (Verona)

Ente Arena di Verona

Ente autonomo Arena di Verona

Ente Autonomo Spettacoli Lirici

Ente Lirico Arena di Verona

Ente lirico Arena Verona

Ente lirico Verona

Lirica in Arena

Lirica in Arena (Verona)

Lirica in Arena Vérone, Italie

Teatro Arena di Verona

Languages
Italian (116)

English (12)

Latin (4)