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Sills, Beverly

Overview
Works: 590 works in 1,723 publications in 6 languages and 27,662 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Biography  Musical settings  History  Art music  Excerpts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Interviewer, Interviewee, Host, Commentator, Other, Vocalist, Author of introduction, Artist, Speaker, Reporter, Musician, Former owner
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

43 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,292 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
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

40 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )

41 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 795 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
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 705 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Beverly Sills takes on one of her most acclaimed roles as the title heroine of Donizetti's bel canto drama, bringing dramatic truth to the character of the innocent Scottish girl forced into a political marriage and delivering vocal fireworks in Lucia's celebrated mad scene. The great Nicolai Gedda gives a memorable and impassioned performance as Edgardo, Lucia's beloved. Ryan Edwards is her hard-hearted brother, Enrico, and Ezio Flagello sings the loyal tutor Raimondo
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innehåller cd-rom-spår med libretto (italienska/engelska/tyska/franska)
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 658 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
Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti( )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clash between two queens, with the throne of England at stake, is at the center of Donizetti's bel canto drama. Sondra Radvanovsky, in the second part of her historic traversal of all three of the composer's Tudor queen operas in one season, stars in the title role of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots. Her opponent is Queen Elizabeth I, sung by Elza van den Heever, as the Protestant ruler who knows her position is not secure as long as Mary lives. Tenor Celso Albelo is George Talbot, the Earl of Leicester and favorite of the queen, who urges her to reconcile with Mary. But when Mary insults Elizabeth, her tragic fate is sealed. Kwangchul Youn as Talbot and Patrick Carfizzi as Cecil complete the principal cast, and Riccardo Frizza conducts
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's operatic sweetheart Beverly Sills is the feisty Norina in Donizetti's classic comedy, opposite the great Alfredo Kraus as Ernesto, the man she loves. His miserly old uncle, Don Pasquale (the marvelous Gabriel Bacquier) has cut Ernesto out of his will for wanting to marry Norina--and announces his intention to take a wife himself. But the clever Doctor Malatesta (an energetic Hk̄an Hagegr̄d) comes up with a plan and all ends well, with Pasquale giving his blessing to the two young lovers. Nicola Rescigno is the conductor of this effervescent performance
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

50 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. MACKERRAS, Charles (conductor). AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS. SILLS, Beverly (soprano). GLOSSOP, Peter (baritone). WOLLF, Beverly (mezzo-soprano). ILOSFALVY, Robert (tenor). MACDONALD, Kenneth (tenor). GARRARD, Don (bass). HOWELL, Gwyn (bass). ALLAN, Richard van (bass)
The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy opera in 4 acts
The art of Beverly Sills by Beverly Sills( Recording )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

38 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few weeks before this performance, Beverly Sills made her Met debut in this all-but-unknown Rossini opera. As one critic explained, "The arias are vocal extravaganzas that would terrorize all but a few singers today." But as Pamira, the young Greek woman who loves the Turkish leader, Maometto (Justino Díaz), who conquers Corinth with tragic consequences, Sills herself was really the conquering hero. "Perfectly phrased abandon," was one description of her singing, and the audience simply went berserk. Shirley Verrett co-stars in the pants role of Neocle, the young Greek captain who has been promised Pamira in marriage
The barber of Seville : (highlights) by Gioacchino Rossini( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vittorio Gui, conductor Victoria De Los Angeles, soprano Luigi Alva, tenor Sesto Bruscantini, baritone
The ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore( Recording )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operatic interpretation of the love story of silver baron Horace Tabor and Baby Doe (Elizabeth McCourt)
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
The ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore( Recording )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2 in C minor : "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler( )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in German and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts of the vocal portions: Urlicht, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Auferstehung by Klopstock
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The barber of Seville
Alternative Names
Beverli Sils

Beverly Sills Amerikaans actrice

Beverly Sills amerikansk sångare och skådespelare

Beverly Sills amerikansk sanger og skuespiller

Beverly Sills amerikansk songar og skodespelar

Beverly Sills artiste lyrique

Beverly Sills soprano statunitense

Beverly Sills US-amerikanischen Opernsängerinnen

Greenough, Beverly Sills.

Silbermann, Miriam.

Silbermann, Miriam 1929-2007

Sills, Beverley

Sills, Beverly

Sills Greenough, Beverly.

Sillz, Beverli.

Sillz, Beverli 1929-2007

Sillz, Beverly 1929-2007

Silverman, Belle.

Silverman, Belle 1929-2007

Silverman, Belle Miriam.

Silverman, Belle Miriam 1929-

Silverman, Belle Miriam 1929-2007

Μπέβερλι Σιλς

Беверли Силлс

Беверли Силс

Беверлі Сіллз

בוורלי סילס זמרת אמריקאית

بورلی سیلس بازیگر و خواننده آمریکایی

بيفرلي سيلز

ビヴァリー・シルズ

贝弗利·希尔斯

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The barber of Seville