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Corena, Fernando

Works: 794 works in 1,894 publications in 6 languages and 12,360 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture music  Excerpts  Marches (Music)  Librettos  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, per, Vocalist, Musician, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Fernando Corena
Most widely held works by Fernando Corena
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

56 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,149 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 Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

83 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

80 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 547 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This legendary performance features a cast of Verdians that is among the greatest ever assembled for this opera. Zinka Milanov gives a passionate performance as Leonora, the aristocratic young woman in love with Don Alvaro, sung by the magnificent Richard Tucker. Leonard Warren is Don Carlo, Leonora’s brother, who mercilessly pursues the lovers after Alvaro accidentally kills his and Leonora’s father. Cesare Siepi as Padre Guardiano, Rosalind Elias as Preziosilla, and Fernando Corena as Fra Melitone complete the all-star lineup. Fritz Stiedry is on the podium
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

45 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BERGANZA, Teresa (soprano). ALVA, Luigi (tenor). CORENA, Fernando (bass). PANERAI, Rolando (bass). TAVOLACCINI, Giuliana (soprano). PACE, Miti Truccato (mezzo-soprano). MONTARSOLO, Paolo (bass-baritone). CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE MAGGIO MUSICALE FLORENTINO. VARVISO, Silvio (conductor)
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

45 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary Diana Damrau brings aching lyricism and coloratura fireworks to the role of Amina, the innocent village girl whose sleepwalking causes misunderstandings that almost prevent her marriage to the handsome Elvino, sung by new bel canto star tenor Javier Camarena. Michele Pertusi is Count Rodolfo, and Marco Armiliato conducts Bellini's melodious score
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in Italian and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 201 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
La Clementina by Luigi Boccherini( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and Spanish and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

11 editions published between 1952 and 1977 in Italian and English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il maestro di cappella by Domenico Cimarosa( Recording )

30 editions published between 1334 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Corena, F. 1916-1984

Fernando Corena artiste lyrique

Fernando Corena basso svizzero

Fernando Corena Italian-Turkish Swiss singer

Fernando Corena Schweizer Opernsänger

Fernando Corena zanger uit Zwitserland (1916-1984)