WorldCat Identities

Ramey, Samuel

Works: 877 works in 3,067 publications in 8 languages and 32,279 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Operas  Televised operas  Music  Live sound recordings  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, per, Musician, Artist, Actor, bas, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Samuel Ramey
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 845 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 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 620 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 592 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 : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Italian and German and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage production of the classic opera, with Agnes Baltsa as Carmen, who seduces and then spurns soldier Don José
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 500 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
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 495 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
The rake's progress a fable by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

41 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the rise and decline of Tom Rakewell after he inherits an unexpected legacy
Attila drama lirico in un prologo e tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A production of Verdi's opera Attila with Samuel Ramey and the La Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Riccardo Muti, conductor
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 453 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
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Drake, Roberta Peters
Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas( Recording )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet: Opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Michel Carré et Jules Barbier
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
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Ramey, Sam 1942-

Ramey, Samuel Edward.

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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