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Scotto, Renata 1934-

Works: 1,201 works in 3,257 publications in 7 languages and 26,581 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction films  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Other, per, Commentator, Actor, Musician, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Conductor, Host, l4
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

101 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 966 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
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

59 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera's production of the opera by Puccini. The relationships of two Bohemians and their sweethearts develop stormily until both couples separate. While the two men are lamenting their loneliness in their Paris attic, one of the girl friends comes for help for the other who has consumption and wants to be taken to her lover to die. The opera is followed by a special program showing behind the scenes preparation for the production
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Butterfly highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in Italian and German and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La bohème by Kirk Browning( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-act opera set in 19th-century Paris about a poor poet and his love for a beautiful girl who dies of tuberculosis
Le prophète [opera in five acts by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meyerbeer's grand operas once ruled the operatic world, but they're rarities today. With this performance the Met pulled out all the stops to show modern audiences what all the fuss was about. James McCracken is Jean of Lyden, a simple innkeeper who is proclaimed the Prophet and who leads a religious uprising in medieval Holland. During the turmoil he denounces his mother, Fidès (Marilyn Horne at her spectacular best), and his fiancé, Berthe (a passionate Renata Scotto), turns on him. The opera ends catastrophically but is filled with colorful music
Italian opera arias by Renata Scotto( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the throbbing eroticism--and ultimate heartbreak--of Puccini's youthful score is unleashed by James Levine and his top-flight cast. Plácido Domingo is Des Grieux, the handsome, headstrong young aristocrat who falls head over heels for the enticing, impetuous Manon Lescaut (Renata Scotto). Manon returns his love, but her obsession with luxury ruins them both. Gian Carlo Menotti's opulent production, with sets and costumes by Desmond Heeley, superbly captures the colorful world of 18th century France
Edgar [Libretto by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 399 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."
Adriana Lecouvreur [opera in 4 acts by Francesco Cilèa( Recording )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Renata Scotto gives a spellbinding performance as the legendary actress of the title. With all of France at her feet, she has doubts about the faithfulness of her lover, the handsome military hero Maurizio (Neil Shicoff). To aid his claim for the Saxon throne, Maurizio has been paying court to the Princess di Bouillon (Viorica Cortez). Emotions erupt at a party given by the Princess when Adriana publicly accuses her of adultery. But the Princess gets even by sending Adriana a bouquet of poisoned flowers. The great baritone Mario Sereni is Michonnet, the faithful friend and theater director who is hopelessly in love with Adriana
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-act opera set in the thirteenth-century about a woman married to a cripple who is murdered with her lover
Le Villi by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Villi: Opera-ballo in due atti. Libretto: Ferdinando Fontana
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

57 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 326 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 )

54 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 324 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
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 307 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
La Boheme : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotto : more than a diva by Renata Scotto( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La Bohème
Alternative Names
Renata Scotto Italiaans zanger

Renata Scotto Italiaans zangeres

Renata Scotto italienische Sopranistin

Renata Scotto italiensk sångare

Renata Scotto italiensk sanger

Renata Scotto italiensk songar

Renata Scotto Singer

Renata Scotto soprano italien

Scotto, Renata 1933-

Skotto, Renata.

Skotto, Renata 1934-

Скотто, Рената

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Italian (512)

French (37)

English (33)

German (27)

Spanish (5)

Japanese (1)

Dutch (1)

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