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Milnes, Sherrill

Works: 1,199 works in 3,550 publications in 7 languages and 39,323 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Musical settings  History  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Conductor, Author, Other, Commentator, Teacher , per, Musician, bar, Artist, Director, l4, Actor, Host, Narrator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

72 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 994 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

58 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PAVAROTTI, Luciano (tenor). MILNES, Sherrill (baritone). SUTHERLAND, Joan (soprano). DAVIES, Ryland (tenor). GHIAUROV, Nicolai (bass). TOURANGEAU, Huguette (mezzo-soprano). POLI, Pier Francesco (tenor). ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CHORUS. ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA. BONYNGE, Richard (conductor)
Giovanna d'Arco [lyric drama in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet contains notes on Verdi's career & the first performance of this opera, a synopsis, the libretto and biographical sketches of the soloists & conductor
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's greatest hits 22 best-loved favorites by Mormon Tabernacle Choir( Recording )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three poems of Fiona MacLeod [op. 11] The pleasure-dome of Kubla Khan [op. 8] ; Song of the dagger ; Four German songs ; Four impressions ; Three tone-pictures [op. 5] by Charles Tomlinson Griffes( Recording )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of liberty [music of the American Revolution]( Recording )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music of the American Revolution
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
I vespri siciliani [opera in 5 acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

48 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This astonishing cast introduced Vespri to Met audiences only a few weeks before this broadcast and opera lovers fought for tickets to hear in person what all the excitement was about. James Levine's conducting was as passionate as it was authoritative, and the singers responded with performances that are still talked about with awe. Montserrat Caballé is lustrous as Elena, the young woman whose marriage to Arrigo (Nicolai Gedda) ignites a bloodbath. Sherrill Milnes is in top form as Monforte, the hated oppressor, who turns out to be much more than he seems
La Boheme : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

65 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano's gripping drama of love and politics at the time of the French Revolution demands larger-than-life performances, and the stellar lineup of artists in this broadcast delivers: Baritone Sherrill Milnes (celebrating his 25th Met anniversary with this appearance) is sensational as the servant-turned-revolutionary Gérard. Tenor Nicola Martinucci gives a powerful account of the title role, the poet Andrea Chénier. The two men are rivals for the love of Maddalena, sung with passion and charisma by Aprile Millo. Julius Rudel conducts
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

74 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's crackling version of Shakespeare's monumental play attracts singers and conductors who are willing to take risks in pursuit of drama. With James Levine's taut conducting, the dimensions and colors of Verdi's score are revealed, galvanizing Sherrill Milnes (Macbeth) and Renata Scotto (Lady Macbeth). Milnes's strong baritone gives imposing dimensions to Macbeth, and the way Scotto combines the words with the music demonstrates why some people say Lady Macbeth is really the leading character
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

59 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 751 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 Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

54 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 729 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
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

72 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every ounce of searing emotion that Verdi lavished on his opera about love, betrayal, and its bitter consequences is brilliantly realized by James Levine's passionate conducting and his stellar cast. Plácido Domingo is at his most golden and ardent as Rodolfo, the son of Count Walter (Bonaldo Giaiotti), in love with the poor Luisa Miller (Renata Scotto). The count's henchman, Wurm (James Morris), blackmails and lies to prevent the marriage, but even Luisa's beloved father (Sherrill Milnes in a stunning performance) can't prevent the ultimate tragedy
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manrico is in love with Leonora who is also coveted by Count di Luna. The two fight over her until the Count gains the upper hand by imprisoning Azucena and Manrico. He orders Manrico beheaded and learns only too late that Manrico is his long-believed-dead brother
La Navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Homage to Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Multiple languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Sherrill Milnes as he vists Verdi's birthplace and home in Italy. where Milnes is preparing to perform a Verdi opera
American aria : from farm boy to opera star by Sherrill Milnes( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What's it Like to grow up on a small farm in Illinois only to find yourself, some twenty years later, performing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House? And then to travel the world, singing in historic theaters from La Scala in Milan to Vienna, Paris, London, and beyond? What does it take to be hailed as one of the great operatic baritones of all times, heir to a tradition of Verdi baritones that stretches back for generations? And how does it feel to face losing your voice and your livelihood and the sometimes mean-spirited nature of the operatic world?...Sherrill Milnes's story is a true American saga. This book tells the entire story in warm, engaging prose. For anyone interested in the mystique of opera - and what really goes on behind and in front of the scenes - it makes fascinating reading. In American Aria Sherrill Milnes opens his artistic and personal life with great candor and considerable heart, revealing himself to everyone." -- Book jacket
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Milnes, Sherill.

Milnes, Sherill 1935-

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Milnes, Sherrill Eustace

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Sherril Milnes

Sherrill Milnes Amerikaans zanger

Sherrill Milnes amerikansk sångare

Sherrill Milnes amerikansk sanger

Sherrill Milnes amerikansk songar

Sherrill Milnes artiste lyrique

Sherrill Milnes baritono statunitense

Sherrill Milnes US-amerikanischer Opernsänger und Verdi-Interpret

Милнз, Шерил

Шерил Мілнс

שריל מילנס


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