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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 898 works in 3,325 publications in 8 languages and 43,160 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Music  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Oratorios  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Other, Commentator, Musician, Artist, Actor, bas, per, Honoree, Illustrator
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 2,079 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 1,569 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 1,153 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 1,043 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( )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 940 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
Opera arias by Samuel Ramey( )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 758 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 757 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 635 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 )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 598 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 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello ossia Il Moro di Venezia: Dramma per musica in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Berio di Salsa
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 572 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( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 569 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 )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 510 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( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ramey, Sam 1942-

Ramey, Samuel Edward.

Ramey, Samuel Edward 1942-

Samuel Eduardus Ramey

Samuel Ramey americký operní pěvec

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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