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Pons, Juan

Works: 325 works in 1,284 publications in 6 languages and 13,446 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Music videos  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Actor, Vocalist, Other, bar, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Juan Pons
Most widely held works by Juan Pons
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 479 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 444 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
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana ; Pagliacci by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cavalleria rusticana, Santuzza, pregnant by Turiddu, is distraught when she finds he has deserted her in favor of the attractive young Lola. A melodrama in one act
Il trittico : three one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il tabarro: Suspecting his wife of unfaithfulness, Michele tries to win her back by reminding her of how she used to shelter under his cloak. Suor Angelica: Sister Angelica has taken the veil in expiation of a love affair that has produced a child. Gianni Schicchi: Relatives of the recently-dead Buoso Donati try to alter his will in their own favor
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 350 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."
Pagliacci : a film by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Visual )

34 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in one prologue and two acts
Marina by Emilio Arrieta( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viva la zarzuela!( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dona Francisquita, . Vives, Amadeo4230. Kraus, Alfredo4590
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera opens in ancient Jerusalem, as King Nabucco of Babylon, whose daughter Fenena is a hostage to the Jews, invades and sacks the Jewish Temple. Installed by Nabucco as Regent of Jerusalem and inspired by her love for the Jew Ismaele, Fenena converts to Judaism and frees the Jewish prisoners. The slave Abigaille, who claims to be Fenena's sister, also loves Ismaele and masterminds a vengeful plot to imprison Nabucco and steal the crown of Jerusalem for herself. In his cell, Nabucco dreams that Fenena is about to be executed, but he escapes in time to free her and also converts to Judaism, as a repentant Abigaille poisons herself
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 237 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Álvarez, Joan Pons, 1946-


Joan Pons Álvarez Minorcan operatic baritone

Joan Pons menorquinischer Opernsänger

Juan Pons artiste lyrique

Juan Pons baritono spagnolo

Juan Pons Spaans zanger


Pons i Álvarez, Joan 1946-

Pons, Joan

Pons, Joan 1946-

Pons, Juan 1946-

Понс, Хуан

خوان پونس خواننده و خواننده اپرا اسپانیایی


Italian (252)

Spanish (17)

English (15)

German (12)

French (3)

Catalan (1)