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Serafin, Tullio 1878-1968

Overview
Works: 1,793 works in 4,661 publications in 8 languages and 33,887 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Musical settings  Motion picture music  Interviews  Music  Stories, plots, etc  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, per, Director, Composer, Creator, l4, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Tullio Serafin
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

189 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,412 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
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

212 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( )

91 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,480 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
Norma extraits by Vincenzo Bellini( )

34 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Bellini's Opera, Norma. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Opera House, Milan, Tullio Serafin, Conductor. Maria Callas, soprano; Franco Corelli, tenor; Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Nicola Zaccaria, bass; Edda Vincenzi, soprano
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

107 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at the Opera House, Rome, from 15th-24th July, 1946
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

117 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,042 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

65 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

86 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 825 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 forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

59 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome ; Fernando Previtali, con
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

56 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 757 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
Lyric & coloratura arias by Maria Callas( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

87 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 669 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

75 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Maria Callas, the legend by Maria Callas( )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amami alfredo (disc 1) -- Viva la Callas (disc 2)
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

58 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 523 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

69 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 498 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 498 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
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 498 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly scholar Faust is returned to his youth by the satanic Mefistofeles for the pursuit of beauty and knowledge. In the sordid aftermath of two failed love affairs, he reflects on the illusory nature of worldly beauty, and through a mystical union with the divinity, dies redeemed
 
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Serafin, T. 1878-1968

Serafin, T. (Tullio), 1878-1968

Tullio Serafin Italian conductor

Tullio Serafin italienischer Dirigent

Серафин, Туллио

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