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Pons, Juan

Works: 328 works in 1,240 publications in 6 languages and 12,664 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Live sound recordings  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Music videos  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Actor, Other, Editor, 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( )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Recording )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with his Ethiopian captive
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 497 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zubin Mehta conducts Aida, Verdi's most spectacular and over-the-top opera, in a new production from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Starring Marco Berti, Luciana D'Intino and Hui He. Verdi's Aida is one of the most popular operas of all time. It premiered at the Cairo Opera House on Christmas Eve, 1871, and was an immediate commercial success. The plot of Aida is filled with political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion, and vengeance, and has captivated audiences for generations. What piqued general curiosity about this new production of Aida was undoubtedly the operatic debut of Ferzan Ozpetek, a Turkish auteur who, after settling in Italy as a student, has become one of the most prominent directors of Italian cinema in the last decade, directing acclaimed films as "La finestra di fronte" (Facing Windows) and "Mine Vaganti" (Loose Cannons)
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 449 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
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana ; Pagliacci by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 421 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
La fanciulla del West : opera in tre atti by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Puccini's wild west opera, based on Belasco's play The girl of the golden west, has the California gold rush as its dramatic backdrop for a story in which Minnie, the only woman in a mining camp, gambles on her one chance of happiness."--Container
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 373 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
Il trittico : three one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 351 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
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 347 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 )

33 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in one prologue and two acts
Edgar by Giacomo Puccini( )

10 editions published in 2006 in Italian and English and held by 327 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."
Marina by Emilio Arrieta( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 260 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
Viva la zarzuela!( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 245 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
Il tabarro by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD offers a unique coupling of Luciano Pavarotti in Puccini's Il Tabarro and Placido Domingo as the tragic clown in Pagliacci. Both of these Metropolitan Opera productions feature James Levine as conductor
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names

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 (344)

Spanish (19)

English (17)

French (16)

German (15)

Catalan (1)