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Milnes, Sherrill

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Works: 1,509 works in 4,712 publications in 9 languages and 55,831 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Musical settings  Cantatas  Songs and music  Music  Art music  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Conductor, br=, Author, Other, Commentator, Narrator, Teacher , bar, Musician, Editor, t=t, Artist, Director, Host, Actor, Interviewee, wpr
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Sherrill Milnes
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

106 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

120 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,409 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

88 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,359 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

80 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

75 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's beloved opera overflows with marvelous arias, ensembles, and choruses--all superbly sung by this all-star cast, under the direction of James Levine. Aprile Millo (Leonore) is in love with the mysterious troubadour Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti) but the nefarious Count Di Luna (Sherrill Milnes) wants her for himself. Add to the roiling drama the mysterious old gypsy Azucena (the intense Fiorenza Cossotto in her final Met performance), and it's a situation that is disastrous for the characters--though it inspired some of the best-known music in all of Italian opera
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

83 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,221 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( )

77 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's crackling version of Shakespeare's monumental play attracts singers and conductors who are willing to take risks in pursuit of drama. With James Levine's taut conducting, the dimensions and colors of Verdi's score are revealed, galvanizing Sherrill Milnes (Macbeth) and Renata Scotto (Lady Macbeth). Milnes's strong baritone gives imposing dimensions to Macbeth, and the way Scotto combines the words with the music demonstrates why some people say Lady Macbeth is really the leading character
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leontyne Price, soprano Sherrill Milnes, baritone Tatiana Toyanos, mezzo-soprano George Shirley, tenor Judith Raskin, soprano Ezio Flagello, bass New Philharmonia Orchestra Erich Leinsdorf, conductor Ambrosian Opera Chorus John McCarthy, director Libretto included
Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

56 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet contains notes on Verdi's career & the first performance of this opera, a synopsis, the libretto and biographical sketches of the soloists & conductor
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 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
Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
I vespri siciliani [sinfonia] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This astonishing cast introduced Vespri to Met audiences only a few weeks before this broadcast and opera lovers fought for tickets to hear in person what all the excitement was about. James Levine's conducting was as passionate as it was authoritative, and the singers responded with performances that are still talked about with awe. Montserrat Caballé is lustrous as Elena, the young woman whose marriage to Arrigo (Nicolai Gedda) ignites a bloodbath. Sherrill Milnes is in top form as Monforte, the hated oppressor, who turns out to be much more than he seems
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

73 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Renata Tebaldi wringing every bit of drama out of the title role, there are plenty of opportunities for goose bumps here. Add to that Carlo Bergonzi's glowing portrayal of the Enzo, the man she loves and the impassioned Fiorenza Cossotto as the woman he loves, plus one jealous husband (Bonaldo Giaiotti), and an Inquisition spy (Cornell MacNeil) bent on revenge, and you have operatic extravagance at its wonderful best, all set in romantic, mysterious 17th century Venice
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

73 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano's gripping drama of love and politics at the time of the French Revolution demands larger-than-life performances, and the stellar lineup of artists in this broadcast delivers: Baritone Sherrill Milnes (celebrating his 25th Met anniversary with this appearance) is sensational as the servant-turned-revolutionary Gérard. Tenor Nicola Martinucci gives a powerful account of the title role, the poet Andrea Chénier. The two men are rivals for the love of Maddalena, sung with passion and charisma by Aprile Millo. Julius Rudel conducts
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

56 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 858 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Dec. 1990
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

86 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every ounce of searing emotion that Verdi lavished on his opera about love, betrayal, and its bitter consequences is brilliantly realized by James Levine's passionate conducting and his stellar cast. Plácido Domingo is at his most golden and ardent as Rodolfo, the son of Count Walter (Bonaldo Giaiotti), in love with the poor Luisa Miller (Renata Scotto). The count's henchman, Wurm (James Morris), blackmails and lies to prevent the marriage, but even Luisa's beloved father (Sherrill Milnes in a stunning performance) can't prevent the ultimate tragedy
 
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