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Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra

Works: 1,324 works in 3,117 publications in 8 languages and 29,458 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Operas  Drama  Art music  Excerpts  Songs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  History  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

80 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly is a story of love betrayed, the innocent Japanese heroine of the title deserted by her faithless American husband and finally driven to suicide
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

93 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of La bohème is the epitome of young starving artists whose lifestyles and escapades gave us the Bohemian genre. A notion of the poverty in which they are developing their artistic talents is evident from the very first scene as painter Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm by burning pages from Rodolfo's latest drama. Set in 1830s Paris, we follow the love between Mimi and Rodolfo as the young artists experience triumphs and tragedies
Nessun dorma : the Puccini album by Giacomo Puccini( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred arias by Andrea Bocelli( Recording )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes carols, hymns and spirituals, 1770-1870
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

60 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 582 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

57 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

41 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 509 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
Colbran, the muse by Gioacchino Rossini( )

14 editions published in 2009 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini( )

3 editions published in 2010 in Latin and English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally renowned conductor Antonio Pappano leads an all-star cast of soloists, as well as one of Italy's best-known orchestras, in the first recording of Rossini's Stabat Mater in over ten years. This is a companion piece to last year's Verdi Messa Da Requiem by Pappano
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

43 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 395 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
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
Duets : Cecilia & Bryn by Cecilia Bartoli( Recording )

9 editions published in 1999 in 4 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet includes full list of selections with durations
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

24 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 382 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

43 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Romance by Han-Na Chang( )

7 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Grammy nominee Han-Na Chang plays a personal selection of stirring romantic works for cello and orchestra. Conductor Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia also join her on this disc
Adriana Lecouvreur [opera in 4 acts by Francesco Cilèa( Recording )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Renata Scotto gives a spellbinding performance as the legendary actress of the title. With all of France at her feet, she has doubts about the faithfulness of her lover, the handsome military hero Maurizio (Neil Shicoff). To aid his claim for the Saxon throne, Maurizio has been paying court to the Princess di Bouillon (Viorica Cortez). Emotions erupt at a party given by the Princess when Adriana publicly accuses her of adultery. But the Princess gets even by sending Adriana a bouquet of poisoned flowers. The great baritone Mario Sereni is Michonnet, the faithful friend and theater director who is hopelessly in love with Adriana
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

42 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 334 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
Overtures & fantasies by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Orchestr Akademie sv. Cecile v Římě

Orchestra Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome)

Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma

Orchestra of the Accademia Di Santa Cecilia

Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Orchestra Stabile dell'Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Orchestre Symphonique de L'Augusteo, Rome

Orquesta Estable de la Academia Nacional de Santa Cecilia

Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra, Rome

St. Cecilia Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra of the Augusteo, Rome