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Mola, Norberto

Overview
Works: 256 works in 559 publications in 4 languages and 2,109 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Musical settings  Stories, plots, etc  Songs  Art music 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Other, Director, Singer, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norberto Mola
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Joan Sutherland is Amina, the innocent orphan who sleepwalks her way into scandal. She brings her legendary coloratura skills and sumptuous high notes to Bellini's bel canto showcase, capping the performance with a sensational final scene in which Amina is reunited with her fiancé Elvino, sung by John Alexander. Bonaldo Giaiotti is the mysterious Count Rodolfo and Colette Boky sings Lisa, the jealous innkeeper who wants Elvino for herself. Richard Bonynge conducts
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 244 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
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 243 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
Norma : extraits by Vincenzo Bellini( )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Bellini's Opera, Norma. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Opera House, Milan, Tullio Serafin, Conductor. Maria Callas, soprano; Franco Corelli, tenor; Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Nicola Zaccaria, bass; Edda Vincenzi, soprano
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 63 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
Great opera choruses by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

2 editions published in 1973 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
L'Art de Maria Callas by Maria Callas( )

in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donizetti's best-known opera is also one of the most popular. Audiences swooned over the unjust plight of Donizetti's Lucia (Mariella Devia), whose brother Enrico (Juan Pons) makes her renounce the man she loves, Edgardo (Jerry Hadley). She's forced into marriage, but goes insane on her wedding night, and in the riveting mad scene, still holding the bloody dagger with which she killed her bridegroom, she can finally voice her true emotions. "Spectacular" doesn't begin to describe it
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to the June 30, 1959 recorded performance of Medea at the Royal Opera House, which received raved reviews on opening day. Other versions of the Covent Garden Medea exist but ICA Classics have very carefully re-mastered some new tapes that have produced excellent sound for their period
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

15 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eagerly-awaited complete opera recording from superstar Andrea Bocelli, the tenor assembles a fine cast to explore Verdi's most spectacular work: the award-winning American soprano Kristin Lewis takes the role of Aida, the brilliant Italian mezzo Veronica Simeoni as Amneri. Giorgio Giuseppini takes the role of Il Re (the Egyptian King), the powerful Ambrogio Maestri ("Italy's answer to Bryn Terfel") as Amonasro and Carlo Colombara, renowned Verdi bass, as Ramfis
Va, Pensiero : famous opera choruses : Nabucco, Otello, Il Trovatore, Aida, La Traviata, Cavalleria rusticana( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Mola, Noberto

Mola, Noberto 1902-1973

Mola, Norbert

Mola, Norbert 1902-1973

Mola, Norberto

Norberto Mola direttore di coro e direttore d'orchestra italiano

Norberto Mola Italiaans dirigent (1902-1973)

Norberto Mola Italian conductor

Languages
Italian (154)

German (37)

English (6)

Spanish (1)