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Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Works: 1,308 works in 4,286 publications in 7 languages and 54,138 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Musician, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

71 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, CSO Resound releases its second recording with Maestro Riccardo Muti featuring Verdi's second-to-last opera, Otello. Recorded live in concert at Symphony Center in 2011
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy old bachelor decides to take a pretty young wife, he is--this being opera--in for trouble. Especially when that wife is the enchanting Reri Grist. Fernando Corena sings the matrimonially inclined title hero, whose plan to disinherit his nephew--the suave, mesmerizing Alfredo Kraus--backfires with more than a little help from Tom Krause's Dr. Malatesta
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

44 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 1,032 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
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

84 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innehåller cd-rom-spår med libretto (italienska/engelska/tyska/franska)
Giovanna d'Arco [lyric drama in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 936 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

91 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 868 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
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Katerina Ismailova, who is trapped in a loveless marriage. The action takes place in Mtsensk immediately before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the tradition of "Anna Karenina" and "Madame Bovary" Katerina's fatalistic pusuit of passion has disasterous results
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

54 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 770 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
Cendrillon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cendrillon: Conte de fées en quatre actes. Livret: Henri Cain
Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, or The slave of duty by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirate apprentice Frederic becomes a pirate because of his sense of duty and he plans to go to the police and have his teachers arrested
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

39 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
La Bohème highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 609 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
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Ambrosian Choir

Ambrosian Choir London

Ambrosian Chorus

Ambrosian Chorus London

Ambrosian Opera Chorus

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Coro de la Ópera Ambrosiana

Coro dell'Opera Ambrosiana

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Opernyĭ khor "Ambrozian"

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Opernyj Hor "Ambrozian".

Italian (511)

French (75)

English (49)

German (46)

Russian (21)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (1)