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Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Overview
Works: 1,311 works in 4,233 publications in 6 languages and 58,684 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Art music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Music  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Musician, Other, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Otello by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
 
Most widely held works by Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

51 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,760 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
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,483 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( )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

69 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,257 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

56 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

93 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innehåller cd-rom-spår med libretto (italienska/engelska/tyska/franska)
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,009 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 947 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
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 862 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
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

67 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 794 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
La navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

57 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Cendrillon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cendrillon: Conte de fées en quatre actes. Livret: Henri Cain
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

69 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 729 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
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Italian and German and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug. 1988, Jan. and July 1989, London
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rigoletto
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmbrosian Chorus

controlled identityAmbrosian Singers

Ambrosian Choir

Ambrosian Choir London

Ambrosian Chorus

Ambrosian Chorus London

Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Ambrosian Singers.

Ambrosian Singers Britse band

Coro Ambrosiano

Coro de la Ópera Ambrosiana

Coro dell'Opera Ambrosiana

Hor "Ambrozian".

London Ambrosian Singers

Opernyĭ khor "Ambrozian"

Opernyj chor "Ambrozian"

Opernyj Hor "Ambrozian".

アンブロジアン・オペラ・コーラス

アンブロジアン・シンガーズ

アンブロジアン合唱団

Languages
Italian (586)

German (70)

French (55)

English (45)

Russian (32)

Spanish (7)

Covers
Rigoletto