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Cossotto, Fiorenza

Overview
Works: 610 works in 2,253 publications in 7 languages and 16,576 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music videos  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, per, Musician, Vocalist, mez
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Fiorenza Cossotto
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

108 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,096 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

86 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eagerly-awaited complete opera recording from superstar Andrea Bocelli, the tenor assembles a fine cast to explore Verdi's most spectacular work: the award-winning American soprano Kristin Lewis takes the role of Aida, the brilliant Italian mezzo Veronica Simeoni as Amneri. Giorgio Giuseppini takes the role of Il Re (the Egyptian King), the powerful Ambrogio Maestri ("Italy's answer to Bryn Terfel") as Amonasro and Carlo Colombara, renowned Verdi bass, as Ramfis
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome ; Fernando Previtali, con
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

105 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 829 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 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, Sept. and Nov. 1959
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

89 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 598 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)
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

58 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 578 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 )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 571 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
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Ifigenia in Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

62 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 447 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 )

58 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 421 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 386 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

58 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 378 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
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

32 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 346 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

60 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 329 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 296 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
 
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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

Коссотто, Фьоренца

フィオレンツァ・コッソット

Languages
Italian (723)

German (48)

English (37)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

Dutch (2)

Portuguese (1)