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Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Overview
Works: 170 works in 419 publications in 6 languages and 498 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Motion picture music  Art music  Opera adaptations  Musical settings  Opera television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Musician, Performer, Singer, Other, cor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ambrosian Opera Chorus
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
La juive by F Halévy( Recording )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Juive: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Eugène Scribe
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian arias by Sergeĭ Aleksashkin( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in Russian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
La navarraise by Jules Massenet( Recording )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Katerina Ismailova, who is trapped in a loveless marriage. The action takes place in Mtsensk immediately before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the tradition of "Anna Karenina" and "Madame Bovary" Katerina's fatalistic pusuit of passion has disasterous results
Louise by Gustave Charpentier( Recording )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
Guillaume Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Audi's new production of Guillaume Tell marked the first appearance of Rossini's final operatic masterpiece on the Met stage for nearly 85 years. Composed for the Paris Opera in 1829 and based on a play by Schiller, Guillaume Tell uses thrilling vocals, grand ballets, and magnificent choruses to tell the story of Swiss patriots throwing off the yoke of Austrian oppression. Baritone Gerald Finley sings the title role, lending great dignity to his character with his commanding yet beautiful singing. As the heroic youth Arnold, tenor Bryan Hymel excites with one blazing high note after another, opposite the spellbinding soprano Marina Rebeka as the conflicted Hapsburg princess Mathilde. John Relyea is the malevolent Austrian governor Gesler, and Janai Brugger shines as Tell's spirited son Jemmy. Fabio Luisi conducts a lively account of Rossini's score, beginning with its famously explosive overture
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
Maometto secondo by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in Italian and French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading UK summer opera festival Garsington Opera releases its first commercial recording, the rare Rossini opera Maometto Secondo. Recorded live at the universally acclaimed 2013 performances; the first-ever fully staged production in the UK. This release coincides with the company's 25th anniversary celebrations
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innehåller cd-rom-spår med libretto (italienska/engelska/tyska/franska)
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fisherman Peter Grimes is ostracized following the death of his apprentice. Despite the friendship of the schoolteacher Ellen Orford, Grimes is pursued by the village, finally descending into madness and inevitable tragedy"--Container
L'assedio di Corinto by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in Italian and French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few weeks before this performance, Beverly Sills made her Met debut in this all-but-unknown Rossini opera. As one critic explained, "The arias are vocal extravaganzas that would terrorize all but a few singers today." But as Pamira, the young Greek woman who loves the Turkish leader, Maometto (Justino Díaz), who conquers Corinth with tragic consequences, Sills herself was really the conquering hero. "Perfectly phrased abandon," was one description of her singing, and the audience simply went berserk. Shirley Verrett co-stars in the pants role of Neocle, the young Greek captain who has been promised Pamira in marriage
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in Italian and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in German and Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this complete studio recording of a newly prepared critical edition -- the first on period instruments -- Giovanni Antonini and Cecilia Bartoli reveal Norma's authentic pre-Romantic roots and return to Bellini's original conception. The role of Norma was written for Giuditta Pasta, who sang what today's listeners would consider to be mezzo-soprano roles, while Adalgisa was conceived for a light silvery soprano. With Cecilia Bartoli and Sumi Jo heard here for the first time on record together, this iconic opera has been restored as Bellini originally intended."--Container
Cendrillon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in French and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dessins traditionnels, jolis dans l'ensemble. Interprétation réussie, agrémentée de passages musicaux. Deux chansons complètent le récit
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in Italian and Spanish and held by 6 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
 
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Alternative Names
Ambrosian Choir

Ambrosian Chorus

Ambrosian Opera Chorus

The Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Languages
Italian (99)

French (37)

German (18)

Russian (15)

English (6)

Spanish (3)