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Di Stefano, Giuseppe 1921-2008

Overview
Works: 1,324 works in 3,763 publications in 8 languages and 25,488 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Motion picture music  History  Interviews  Art music  Librettos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, Other, per, ten, Interviewee, Vocalist, Musician, Conductor, Actor, Dancer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

258 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa e Luigi Illica
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

219 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

105 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,169 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
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

110 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

69 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

98 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance features the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson in her history-making Met debut role of Ulrica, the fortune-teller. At first her predictions are all good news. But who would believe the best friend of the king would actually murder him? Absurd. That's what the king (Jan Peerce) thinks. But he loves Amelia (Zinka Milanov), the wife of his friend Renato (Robert Merrill). And when Renato discovers them together, he joins the plot against the king. This is Verdian passion at its best
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

114 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's immortal tragedy about the clash of true love with social convention has seldom been as poignant as in this broadcast. The sensational Italian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano, in his second season at the Met, offers his first Alfredo with the company--a tender, romantic, and gorgeously sung performance that perfectly matches Eleanor Steber's sumptuous and touching Violetta. Robert Merrill, heard here at the beginning of his career, would go on to make the role of Germont one of his calling cards
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

103 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 907 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

81 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story might be classic and eternal, but it's always fresh--especially with a cast like this one. As Mimì and Rodolfo, Licia Albanese and Giuseppe Di Stefano will make you feel like you're falling in love for the very first time. The headiness of the first meeting, the almost unbearable pain of parting, the poignancy of reconciliation--it's all conveyed with a vividness that will thrill and then break your heart. Hilde Gueden sparkles as the tempestuous Musetta, who sets her cap for Frank Guarrera (Marcello). The great Cesare Siepi is Colline
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great tenors of the century( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem mass by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

24 editions published between 1950 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 301 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
Operatic scenes by Maria Callas( )

4 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
Maria Callas & friends : the legendary duets by Maria Callas( )

5 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua( )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in Italian and German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenor solo in French
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

37 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Latin and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Di Stefano, G. 1921-2008

Di Stefano, G. (Giuseppe), 1921-2008

DiStefano, Giuseppe 1921-2008

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