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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 867 works in 3,293 publications in 8 languages and 42,493 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Other, Commentator, Musician, bas, Artist, Actor, per, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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 2,041 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 1,538 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 1,135 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 1,030 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
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 925 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 882 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 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 750 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 731 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 652 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 )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 633 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 )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 594 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
Otello by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello ossia Il Moro di Venezia: Dramma per musica in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Berio di Salsa
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Bizet's opera, the tragic tale of a Spanish officer who throws his life away for the love of a gypsy temptress
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 559 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 507 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
The rake's progress : a fable by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. After several misadventures, all initiated by the devious Shadow, Tom ends up in Bedlam, a psychiatric hospital south of London. The moral of the tale is: "For idle hearts and hands and minds the Devil finds a work to do."
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Alternative Names

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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