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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 831 works in 3,124 publications in 8 languages and 32,959 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Musical settings  Interviews  Opera films  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Instrumentalist, per, Musician, Artist, Actor, bas, Honoree, Illustrator
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 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 867 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 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 652 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
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 622 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
Don Giovanni : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Italian and German and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 588 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 viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 558 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( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 531 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 )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 499 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
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 481 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
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

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

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

61 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 451 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
Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas( Recording )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet: Opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Michel Carré et Jules Barbier
The rake's progress : a fable by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 340 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."
Attila : opera in a prologue and three acts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in French and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th cenetury Seville, Carmen seduces a naive Army corporal, Don Jose, who abandons his career, his fiancee, and his dying mother for Carmen
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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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