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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 872 works in 2,905 publications in 7 languages and 33,385 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music videos  Operas  Parodies, imitations, etc  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, per, Artist, Actor, Honoree, Illustrator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Samuel Ramey
The Messiah highlights by George Frideric Handel( )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,641 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 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 899 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( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 823 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
Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 801 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
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Opera arias by Samuel Ramey( )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Sans( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 711 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage production of the classic opera, with Agnes Baltsa as Carmen, who seduces and then spurns soldier Don José
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 600 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 )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine on the podium brings an ideal blend of sparkle and lyricism to Rossini's enchanting comedy. Olga Borodina is Isabella, the Italian girl who ends up in Algiers as she searches for her lost lover, Lindoro, sung by the sensational Juan Diego Flórez. Ferruccio Furlanetto is Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers, who keeps Lindoro prisoner and decides to make Isabella his own wife--even though he is already married to Elvira (Lyubov Petrova). Earle Patriarco is Taddeo and Mariusz Kwiecien sings the pirate captain Haly
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semele: Weltliches Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 58. Text: William Congreve
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 473 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

55 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 448 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
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Drake, Roberta Peters
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Glyndebourne Festival's production of Stravinsky's Opera The Rake's Progress
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Ramey, Sam 1942-

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Ramey, Samuel Edward.

Samuel Eduardus Ramey

Samuel Ramey Amerikaans zanger

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Samuel Ramey amerikansk skodespelar og songar

Samuel Ramey amerikansk skuespiller og sanger

Samuel Ramey basso statunitense

Samuel Ramey US-amerikanischer Opernsnger (Bass-Bariton)

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