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Ghiaurov, Nicolai 1929-2004

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Works: 1,284 works in 4,137 publications in 10 languages and 41,365 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Opera television programs  History  Filmed operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Artist, Musician, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

108 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,724 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
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

124 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

50 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Pape's swaggering Mephistophélès is as seductive as it is demonic in this story of Faust (Roberto Alagna) who sells his soul to the devil to reclaim his youth. Wasting no time, Faust falls in love with Marguerite (Solie Isokoski) but things soon begin to go horribly wrong. Her brother (Dmitri Hvorostovvsky) is murdered, she goes insane, and Faust is dragged to hell. But the music is unforgettable
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Franceso Maria Piave
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

58 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( )

56 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

66 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème (London 421 049-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on February 11 & 12, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

71 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,132 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

86 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action takes place in ancient Egypt and tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard, for a slave girl, Aïda. She is the daughter of the King of Ethiopia, who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops. Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried alive. He is joined by Aïda, who dies with him
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

59 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda: Dramma lirico in quattro atti, op. 9. Libretto: Arrigo Boito
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

61 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of Simon Boccanegra is one of the capstones of Verdi's baritone repertoire. Sherrill Milnes gives a stunning portrayal of the 14th century Genoa doge, singing with both power and poetry, and reminding everyone why audiences acclaimed him the great American Verdi baritone of the day. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is Amelia, his long-lost daughter, in love with one of Boccanegra's most bitter political enemies. James Levine reveals his passion for Verdi's score, bringing out all the drama while reveling in its aching lyricism
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of acclaimed sopranos have appeared as Tatiana, the heroine of Tchaikovsky's passionate coming-of-age masterpiece, at the Met, with the supple-voiced soprano Mirella Freni, celebrated for her mastery of the Italian and French repertoire, appearing in the role 11 times during her Met career--including in this unforgettable performance conducted by maestro Seiji Ozawa. She stars alongside an ensemble of favorite Met artists, including tenor Jerry Hadley as the idealistic poet Lenski and bass Nicolai Ghiaurov as Tatiana's dignified husband, Prince Gremin. And, having made his Met debut only days earlier, Russian baritone Sergei Leiferkus completes the cast as the self-assured title character, who discovers too late his great love for Tatiana
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Faust : (Highlights) by Charles Gounod( )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

72 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 742 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
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

66 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from a play by Alexander Pushkin about the 16th-century tsar, Boris Godunov
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gâurov, Nikolaj Georgiev

Ghiarov, Nicolai 1929-2004

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