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Sills, Beverly

Overview
Works: 591 works in 1,503 publications in 6 languages and 22,730 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Musical settings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Operas  Stories, plots, etc  Interviews  Methods‡vSelf-instruction 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Interviewer, Interviewee, Host, Commentator, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, Former owner, Artist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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The ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore ( Recording )
26 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Operatic interpretation of the love story of silver baron Horace Tabor and Baby Doe (Elizabeth McCourt)
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manon by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
47 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 725 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
The barber of Seville (highlights) by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 644 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 )
39 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 604 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
Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
42 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 485 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 art of Beverly Sills by Beverly Sills ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 455 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
33 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giuseppe Verdi's sentimental favorite is the story of Violetta, the self-sacrificing courtesan who sells her jewels to keep her younger lover living in bucolic bliss
Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
43 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Stuarda: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Giuseppe Bardari
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
40 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 409 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
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
41 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 345 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 ( )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1950 production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia features Lily Pons as Rosina, Giuseppe di Stefano as Count Almaviva and Guiseppe Valdengo as Figaro
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
36 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 293 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
Plaisir d'amour by Beverly Sills ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The opera is based on Beaumarchais' comedy Le Barbier de Séville. The action occupies a single day, is set in Seville, and revolves around the devious efforts of the young Count Almaviva, aided by Figaro, the barber of Seville, to woo and marry Rosina, the ward of old Dr. Bartolo, who intends to wed the girl himself to acquire her dowry. After a hilarious series of machinations the young couple succeed in marrying against Bartolo's wishes
L'assedio di Corinto by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 281 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
Music of Victor Herbert by Victor Herbert ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Greenough, Beverly Sills.
Silbermann, Miriam.
Silbermann, Miriam 1929-2007
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
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