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Sills, Beverly

Overview
Works: 167 works in 737 publications in 6 languages and 20,295 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Biography  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  History  Excerpts  Filmed operas  Art music  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Interviewer, Host, Vocalist, Interviewee, Commentator, Artist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Beverly Sills
 
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Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

52 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 703 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 )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 683 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
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 660 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( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innehåller cd-rom-spår med libretto (italienska/engelska/tyska/franska)
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 630 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
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in Italian and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

35 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 566 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
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 495 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 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

46 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 4 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 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operatic interpretation of the love story of silver baron Horace Tabor and Baby Doe (Elizabeth McCourt)
Symphony no. 2 in C minor : "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler( )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in German and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. First & second movements -- disc 2. Third-fifth movements
Verdi opera favourites by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tales of Hoffmann = (Les contes d'Hoffmann) by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy opera in 4 acts
French opera libretti( Book )

in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Beverly Sills by Beverly Sills( Recording )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plaisir d'amour by Beverly Sills( Recording )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in Italian and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars Beverly Sills as Violetta, Verdi's most sympathetic tragic heroine. Her lover, Alfredo, is played by Henry Price
Rigoletto : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Italian and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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