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Cossotto, Fiorenza

Overview
Works: 627 works in 1,988 publications in 7 languages and 14,067 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Musical settings  Operas  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Televised operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
101 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 904 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 )
69 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
93 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Joan Sutherland is Amina, the innocent orphan who sleepwalks her way into scandal. She brings her legendary coloratura skills and sumptuous high notes to Bellini's bel canto showcase, capping the performance with a sensational final scene in which Amina is reunited with her fiancé Elvino, sung by John Alexander. Bonaldo Giaiotti is the mysterious Count Rodolfo and Colette Boky sings Lisa, the jealous innkeeper who wants Elvino for herself. Richard Bonynge conducts
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
35 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the entire opera
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli ( Recording )
55 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 587 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
58 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
74 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 451 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)
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 440 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 439 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
Adriana Lecouvreur opera in quattro atti by Francesco Cilèa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 405 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
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
49 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This spectacular cast makes any listener wonder why such a marvelous, colorful opera isn't much better known. Sensational Shirley Verrett is Leonora, the beautiful, mysterious lady who so completely captures the heart of the monk Fernando (Luciano Pavarotti at his finest) that he forsakes his calling to defeat the Moors in battle in order to win her hand. Alas, she is the mistress of the king (Sherrill Milnes), who is so besotted with her he is determined to defy the pope himself to make Leonora his queen. It's a tragic opera, so no one wins--except the audience
Ifigenia in Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck ( )
22 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
65 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 340 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
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded at the Rome Opera House in June and July 1943
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
31 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 274 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni ( Recording )
52 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 274 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compact disc
Un giorno di regno (Il finto Stanislao) by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1974 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un giorno di regno by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un giorno di regno: Melodramma giocoso in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
 
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Alternative Names
Cassotto, Fiorenza.
Cossotto, F.
Cossotto, F. (Fiorenza)
Fiorena Cosotto
Languages
Italian (679)
German (45)
English (29)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)
French (1)
Portuguese (1)