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Sills, Beverly

Overview
Works: 627 works in 1,809 publications in 6 languages and 28,217 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Excerpts  Musical settings  Biography  History  Autobiographies  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Interviewee, Host, Commentator, Vocalist, Other, Artist, Reporter, Former owner, Musician, Speaker
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beverly Sills
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

44 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata [highlights] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude -- Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) -- Un di felice -- È strano!-- Ah, fors' è lui-- Sempre libera -- Lunge da lei-- De' miei bollenti spiriti -- Pura siccome un angelo -- Ah! dite alla giovine -- Di provenza il mar -- Ogni sup aver tal femmina -- Teneste la promessa--' Addio del passato -- Parigi, o cara -- Ah, Violetta!-Voi? Signor
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 810 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
The ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore( Recording )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 744 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)
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 739 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
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon. Beverly Sills,soprano Nicolai Gedda,tenor Gerard Souzay,baritone Gabriel Bacquier,bass Nico Castel, tenor Michel Trempont, baritone Patricia Kern, mezzo-soprano Michele Raynaud, soprano Helia T'Hezan, soprano New Philharmonia Orchestra. Julius Rudel, conductor. Libretto and notes
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 662 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
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 660 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
Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

47 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 649 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
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

56 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 585 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

39 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 580 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( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Italian and German and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy opera in 4 acts
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 544 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 art of Beverly Sills by Beverly Sills( Recording )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barber of Seville : (highlights) by Gioacchino Rossini( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vittorio Gui, conductor Victoria De Los Angeles, soprano Luigi Alva, tenor Sesto Bruscantini, baritone
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her gripping portrayal of Anne Boleyn, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky launched her season-long quest to sing all three of Donizetti's Tudor queen operas. She conquers the extraordinary musical and dramatic demands the composer makes, starring opposite an equally impressive Ildar Abdrazakov as Henry VIII, Anne's king and husband, whose need for a son leaves him prey to lies spread about Anne by her enemies—with tragic consequences. Stephen Costello is Lord Richard Percy, Anne's former lover, Milijana Nikolic sings Jane Seymour, Anne's lady-in-waiting who has caught the king's eye. Tamara Mumford is Mark Smeaton, the queen's page who is also in love with her. Marco Armiliato conducts
Symphony no. 2 in C minor : "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler( )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in German and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts of the vocal portions: Urlicht, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Auferstehung by Klopstock
 
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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 opera soprano

Beverly Sills soprano americana

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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