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Pons, Juan

Works: 480 works in 1,578 publications in 6 languages and 16,037 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Art music  Internet videos  Filmed performances  Televised performances  History  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Actor, br=, Editor, Vocalist, bar
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Juan Pons
Most widely held works by Juan Pons
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with his Ethiopian captive
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 798 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Recording )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciano Pavarotti was especially acclaimed for his portrayal of Cavaradossi in Puccini's magnificent opera. The superstar tenor's plangent, beautiful voice perfectly fit the expressive music. Elizabeth Holleque plays Floria Tosca, the famous singer who is caught in the snare of her lover's political enemy, Rome's chief of police, Baron Scarpia (Juan Pons). This threesome delivers thrilling vocal and theatrical rewards
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 466 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
Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti( )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poliuto: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is a love tale set among the poor bargemen of Paris. The second work relates the story of a nun's suicide. The third work is a humorous story of greedy relatives who manipulate a dead man's will
El gato montés by Manuel Penella Moreno( )

33 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Wildkatze: Zarzuela in drei Akten
Edgar by Giacomo Puccini( )

9 editions published in 2006 in Italian and English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame lyrique en 3 actes. Livret de Ferdinando Fontano daprès le poème dramatique dAlfred de Musset "La Coupe et les lèvres."
Aïda : an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Italian and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in ancient Egypt, this opera tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard for a slave girl, Aïda. 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 Aïda who dies with him
Marina by Emilio Arrieta( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and German and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy peasant Nemorino falls in love with Adina from a distance but comes to believe that she is in love with Belcore. Listening to Adina tell the story of Tristan and Iseult, he becomes convinced that by taking a magic love potion he will gain Adina's love. Following a series of missteps, Nemorino enlists in the army so that he can earn enough money to buy more of the so called love potion. Adina, aware of Nemorino's love buys his enlistment contract and professes her love for him
Viva la zarzuela!( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trittico : three one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Il Tabarro an act of murder is the resolution for passion, infidelity and jealousy. Suor Angelica treats the banishment to a convent of a noblewoman who gives birth to a child without benefit of marriage and when she learns of the child's death commits suicide. In Gianni Schicchi the greedy family of a dying wealthy man conspires with a lawyer to obtain the dying man's wealth only to be doublecrossed by the lawyer
Madama Butterfly : Querschnitt = highlights = extraits by Giacomo Puccini( )

4 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Álvarez, Joan Pons, 1946-


Joan Pons Álvarez Minorcan operatic baritone

Joan Pons menorquinischer Opernsänger

Juan Pons

Juan Pons artiste lyrique

Juan Pons barítono español

Juan Pons baritono spagnolo

Juan Pons cantor de ópera espanhol

Juan Pons Spaans zanger


Pons i Álvarez, Joan 1946-

Pons, Joan

Pons, Joan 1946-

Pons, Juan 1946-

Понс, Хуан

Хуан Понс

جوان بونس ألفاريز

خوان پونس خواننده و خواننده اپرا اسپانیایی


Italian (291)

Spanish (39)

German (34)

French (23)

English (11)

Catalan (1)