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Teatro alla Scala

Works: 2,170 works in 4,515 publications in 6 languages and 55,350 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Music videos  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  History  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Other, Publisher, Instrumentalist, Artist, Editor, Actor, orc, Musician, Restager
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

65 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,410 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

63 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

53 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera is set in a Swiss village in the early 19th century
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 992 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
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Recording )

55 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Il Turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

34 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Turco in Italia: Dramma buffo per musica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

43 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

41 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 779 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
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Dec. 1988 at Sala Abanella, Milan
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in Italian and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorin Maazel conducts at La Scala. Starring Giorgio Zancanaro, Hak Nam Kim and Yasuko Hayashi
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to revenge himself against Othello, Iago uses deceit to awaken in Othello a suspicion that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful to him. After he kills Desdemona he learns of Iago's treachery, and then plunges a dagger into his own heart
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

23 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Dimitri Mitropoulous conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a 1955 performance of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera that sees Marian Anderson reprise her history making role of Ulrica
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 519 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

21 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

27 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
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Ente autonoma teatro alla Scala

Ente Autonoma Teatro alla Scala Milano

Ente autonomo del Teatro alla Scala.

Ente autonomo Teatro alla Scala

Grand théâtre de la Scala

Grand Théâtre de la Scala Milano

La Scala.

La Scala di Milano

La Scala (divadlo)

La Scala Opera House

La Scala (teātris)

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La Scala Theatre (Milan, Italy)

La Skala

Mailänder Scala

Milan (Italie)

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Milāna (Itālija). Teatro alla Scala

Milānas opera La Scala

Milano. Teatro alla Scala

Opéra de Milan

Opera di Milano.

Opera italiana

Opera Italiana Milano

Regio Teatro alla Scala.


Scala de Milan

Scala (divadlo)

Scala Milano

Scala Opera House.

Scala (Theater)

Skala (Theater)

Teatr La Skala.

Teatro alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy)

Teatro de la Scala

Teatro de la Scala de Milan

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Teatro della Scala.

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Théâtre de la Scala Milan, Italie

Théâtre de la Scala Milano

Tiatru â Scala

Σκάλα του Μιλάνου

Ла Скала

Ла Скала (teātris)

Ля Скаля

Миланска скала

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