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Cossotto, Fiorenza

Works: 733 works in 2,218 publications in 9 languages and 16,684 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Televised operas  Requiems  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed performances  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Musician, per, Vocalist, mez
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Fiorenza Cossotto
Most widely held works by Fiorenza Cossotto
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

107 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's beloved opera overflows with marvelous arias, ensembles, and choruses--all superbly sung by this all-star cast, under the direction of James Levine. Aprile Millo (Leonore) is in love with the mysterious troubadour Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti) but the nefarious Count Di Luna (Sherrill Milnes) wants her for himself. Add to the roiling drama the mysterious old gypsy Azucena (the intense Fiorenza Cossotto in her final Met performance), and it's a situation that is disastrous for the characters--though it inspired some of the best-known music in all of Italian opera
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

103 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary Diana Damrau brings aching lyricism and coloratura fireworks to the role of Amina, the innocent village girl whose sleepwalking causes misunderstandings that almost prevent her marriage to the handsome Elvino, sung by new bel canto star tenor Javier Camarena. Michele Pertusi is Count Rodolfo, and Marco Armiliato conducts Bellini's melodious score
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, Sept. and Nov. 1959
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

57 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 591 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot revolves around its two female characters. Acuzena is the daughter of a gypsy who, fifteen years before, was burned as a witch for cursing the young son of a nobleman. In revenge, Acuzena abducted the son to throw into the embers of the same fire, but, in her distress, threw in her own son. She has brought up the other child as her own. Leonora (Sutherland) is a lady-in-waiting at court who is loved by two men, the Count di Luna, who is the older son of the nobleman who had Acuzena's mother burned, and Manrico, the troubadour, and leader of the rebel forces engaged in civil war against the count. Tragedy results when the four come together
Ifigenia in Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

85 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montserrat Caballé is one of the few sopranos who have triumphed at the Met in the Herculean role of Norma. She was acclaimed for the astonishing beauty of her voice, her unbelievable breath control, and the ability to spin out shimmering soft tones that sent the audience into a frenzy. When she brought those formidable gifts to Bellini's magical score, the result was electrifying. Fiorenza Cossotto is Norma's friend, Adalgisa, and her rival for the affections of Pollione (Carlo Cossutta, in his Met debut)
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

63 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Favorita: Dramma serio in quattro atti. Libretto: Alphonse Royer e Gustave Vaëz. Versione italiana di Calisto Bassi
Un giorno di regno (Il finto Stanislao) by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno: Melodramma giocoso in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Adriana Lecouvreur opera in quattro atti by Francesco Cilèa( Visual )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This La Scala production of Cilea's verismo opera dramatizes the celebrated 18th-century French actress rivalry with the Princess of Bouillon for the Count of Saxony's love
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

34 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Trinity College's performance of Herbert Howell's ode to the transience of life
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 343 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The majesty of the Egypt of the Pharoahs provides the background for the human drama arising from the conflicting demands of love, patriotism, and filial piety
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 292 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
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SUMMARY: Produced at the teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Jan. 1967
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Alternative Names
Cassotto, Fiorenza.

Cosotto, Fiorenza.

Cossotto, F.

Cossotto, F. (Fiorenza)

Fiorena Cosotto

Fiorenza Cossotto artiste lyrique

Fiorenza Cossotto Italiaans zanger

Fiorenza Cossotto Italiaans zangeres

Fiorenza Cossotto italienische Opernsängerin

Fiorenza Cossotto Singer

Florentia Cossotto

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