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Ramey, Samuel

Overview
Works: 908 works in 3,230 publications in 8 languages and 38,879 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Motion picture music  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Musicals  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Commentator, Other, Musician, Actor, Artist, bas, per, Honoree, Illustrator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Samuel Ramey
Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni (highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Italian and German and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music Director James Levine has long championed Verdi's majestic opera that pits a ruler's public duty against private desires. Aprile Millo is Elizabeth of Valois, engaged to Don Carlo (Michael Sylvester), heir to the Spanish throne. But their love is thwarted when his father, King Philip II (Samuel Ramey), marries her himself. Dolora Zajick is Princess Eboli, the king's mistress who is also in love with Don Carlo. Vladimir Chernov is Don Carlo's best friend, Rodrigo, and Sergei Koptchak is the imperious Grand Inquisitor
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,003 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( Recording )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pretty Rosina (Frederica von Stade in one of her most beloved roles) blithely foils her old guardian Bartolo's (Louis Quilico) plans to keep her from the man she loves so he can marry her himself. But her sweetheart, Count Almaviva (Stanford Olsen), would be lost without the help of Figaro, the ever resourceful barber of the title (Thomas Hampson). Together, the three outwit the crotchety old man, and even Don Basilio (Samuel Ramey) can't help him
Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Carlisle Floyd's powerful opera, the story of a beautiful Tennessee girl who innocently incites the lust of her church Elders, leading to her denouncement as a sinner. Samuel Ramey is the Reverend Olin Blitch, whose concern for Susannah turns into desire, and Jerry Hadley sings Susannah's brother, Sam, who tries to take his revenge on the preacher. James Conlon conducts this broadcast performance from the opera's Met premiere run
Opera arias by Samuel Ramey( )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly scholar Faust is returned to his youth by the satanic Mefistofeles for the pursuit of beauty and knowledge. In the sordid aftermath of two failed love affairs, he reflects on the illusory nature of worldly beauty, and through a mystical union with the divinity, dies redeemed
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eagerly-awaited complete opera recording from superstar Andrea Bocelli, the tenor assembles a fine cast to explore Verdi's most spectacular work: the award-winning American soprano Kristin Lewis takes the role of Aida, the brilliant Italian mezzo Veronica Simeoni as Amneri. Giorgio Giuseppini takes the role of Il Re (the Egyptian King), the powerful Ambrogio Maestri ("Italy's answer to Bryn Terfel") as Amonasro and Carlo Colombara, renowned Verdi bass, as Ramfis
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine leads a great cast in Stravinsky's powerful tale of a young man's fall. Paul Groves is Tom Rakewell, who leaves a life in the country and the faithful Anne Trulove (Dawn Upshaw) for the temptations of London--seduced by the sinister Nick Shadow (Samuel Ramey), better known as the devil. Stephanie Blythe stars as Baba the Turk
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opéra dirigé par Maurizio Arena Avec le ch?ur et l'orchestre de l'Opéra de San Francisco et les interprètes Samuel Ray, Gabriela Banackova, Dennis O'Neil et Judith Cristin
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer Larmore is the cheeky, beautiful Isabella, the Italian woman shipwrecked on the African coast who catches the eye of Mustafà, the amorous Bey of Algiers (the great Samuel Ramey). Isabella is searching for her lost lover, Lindoro (Matthew Polenzani), who, it turns out, has become a slave of Mustafà's. Also involved in the comic confusions are the Bey's unloved wife, Elvira (Joyce Guyer), the elderly Italian Taddeo (Alessandro Corbelli), and Mustafà's confidant, the pirate Haly (Mariusz Kwiecien). Bruno Campanella conducts
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

65 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberta Peters is spectacular as Lucia, the innocent young woman forced into an arranged marriage that leads her into insanity and death. Peters's performance of one of opera's greatest mad scenes sparkles with emotion and vocal pyrotechnics. She is joined by Sándor Kónya, who plays her lover, Edgardo, and Frank Guarrera as her brother, Enrico, whose villainous plans set the tragedy in motion. Justino Díaz sings Raimondo
Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas( Recording )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet: Opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Michel Carré et Jules Barbier
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel : 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Rodgers was the president and producing director of the Music Theater of Lincoln Center, a repertory organization that put on limited-run, summer revivals of Broadway musicals at the newly opened Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in the 1960s. One of the shows for 1965 was Rodgers' own Carousel, marking its 20th anniversary. John Raitt, the original male lead, returned to the role he had originated. The show opened on August 10 and was well-received. RCA Victor, which contracted to record many of the Lincoln Center shows, also did this one. The result was an excellent album. This 1965 Carousel album ran over 50 minutes (very long for an LP and not bad even for the 1987 CD reissue), notably including a version of the opening scene between Billy Bigelow (Raitt) and Julie Jordan (Eileen Christy) that ran over nine and a half minutes. This was the most complete version of the score yet released. The 48-year-old Raitt, with many performances of the show under his belt, was more mannered than the 28-year-old Raitt had been, but he still owned the role, and the rest of the cast was good
 
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Ramey.

Ramey, Sam 1942-

Ramey, Samuel Edward.

Ramey, Samuel Edward 1942-

Samuel Eduardus Ramey

Samuel Ramey Amerikaans zanger

Samuel Ramey amerikansk skådespelare och sångare

Samuel Ramey amerikansk skodespelar og songar

Samuel Ramey amerikansk skuespiller og sanger

Samuel Ramey artiste lyrique

Samuel Ramey basso statunitense

Samuel Ramey US-amerikanischer Opernsänger (Bass-Bariton)

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