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Gavazzeni, Gianandrea 1909-1996

Works: 980 works in 2,539 publications in 7 languages and 16,312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Musical settings  Biography  Operas  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Singer, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, per, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

88 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

52 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Il Turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

76 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Turco in Italia: Dramma buffo per musica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Dimitri Mitropoulous conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a 1955 performance of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera that sees Marian Anderson reprise her history making role of Ulrica
Il pirata by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

36 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellini's emotion-drenched opera had never been performed at the Met until superstar soprano Renée Fleming revealed its riches to captivated audiences. Gualtiero (Marcello Giodani) is an exiled count, forced to become a pirate. His enemy Ernesto (Dwayne Croft) blackmails Imogene (Fleming) into marrying him, even though he knows she loves Gualtiero. In the searing final scene Imogene goes insane when Gualtiero is condemned to death. This is riveting bel canto drama as you have seldom hear it
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

50 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 476 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
The #1 opera album( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 307 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
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

45 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of Simon Boccanegra is one of the capstones of Verdi's baritone repertoire. Sherrill Milnes gives a stunning portrayal of the 14th century Genoa doge, singing with both power and poetry, and reminding everyone why audiences acclaimed him the great American Verdi baritone of the day. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is Amelia, his long-lost daughter, in love with one of Boccanegra's most bitter political enemies. James Levine reveals his passion for Verdi's score, bringing out all the drama while reveling in its aching lyricism
I due Foscari( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Italian and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renato Bruson takes the role of the Venetian Doge, Francesco Foscari, in Verdi's dark, three-act tragedy based on a drama by Lord Byron set in 15th century Venice. Gianandrea Gavazzeni directs the 1988 La Scala production of a work that is hailed among the best of Verdi's early operas, and that led him to a career of operatic immortality."--Container
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

37 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 214 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
Adriana Lecouvreur opera in quattro atti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cilea's four-act opera of jealousy and tangled love, first performed in Milan in 1902, is based on the true story of Adriana Lecouvreur, an 18th-century actress at the Comédie Française, whose rival for the love of Maurizio, Count of Saxony, is the married Principessa di Bouillon."--Container
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

27 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 178 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
The Vatican recordings authorized English edition by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli( )

2 editions published in 1995 and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loreley by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scena: On the banks of the Rhine in the 16th century. A young man, betrothed to the daughter of the local Margrave, secretly falls in love with a beautiful maiden he meets along the Rhine. Finally telling her that he is already spoken for, he leaves her broken hearted disolving into a deep swoon. When she awakens, Rhine Nymphs tell her that she can be avenged by marrying the Rhinke King and that she will become even more beautiful thus causing pangs of new-found love in her lost lover. Upon diving into the Rhine, she emerges the dazzling Rhine siren of legend: Loreley. Combing her long golden hair while sitting on a high rock in the middle of the Rhine, she awaits her revenge. - TNH cataloging
Angelina Arena, soprano by Angelina Arena( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Multiple languages and English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concertos K 466, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jérusalem by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gavazzeni, G. 1909-1996

Gavazzeni, G. (Gianandrea), 1909-1996

Gavazzeni, Gianandrea 1909-1996

Gavazzeni, Gianandreo 1909-1996

Gavazzeni, Giancarlo 1909-1996

Gavezzeni, Gianandrea 1909-1996

Gianandrea Gavazzeni Italian musician

Gianandrea Gavazzeni italienischer Dirigent, Komponist und Musikwissenschaftler

Гаваццени, Джанандреа итальянский дирижёр, пианист и композитор