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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 968 works in 3,424 publications in 8 languages and 48,894 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Songs and music  Chamber operas  Musicals  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Other, Commentator, Musician, Actor, Artist, bas, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Samuel Ramey
Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni (highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

29 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano ; Gosta Winbergh, tenor ; Agnes Baltsa, soprano ; Ferruccio
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Viaggio a Reims: Dramma giocoso in un'atto. Libretto: Luigi Balocchi
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,184 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( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,070 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 992 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
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 963 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
Opera arias by Samuel Ramey( )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 758 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 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With James Levine's masterful conducting, Mozart's sublime score works its colorful magic in this upstairs/downstairs drama. Ruggero Raimondi (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Susannah) are the servants, caught up in the ongoing domestic drama of the Count and Countess (Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness). Only all is not what it seems, and the battle lines keep shifting in the most unexpected ways. Frederica von Stade is Cherubino, the young page body who's in love with love and who keeps complicating everyone's best laid plans at exactly the wrong times
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ópera Carmen, cuenta una historia que sucede en Sevilla. Allí hay una fábrica de cigarrillos, en la que trabaja Carmen, que es una gitana muy guapa, pero un poco revoltosa. Ella se ríe de los hombres, les hace creer que los los ama, pero no es así. Así le pasa a Don José, un sargento que tiene un novia, Micaela, pero cuando conoce a Carmen se enamora pérdidamente de la gitana. Hay un incidente en la fábrica y culpan a Carmen, que es detenida y Don José la detiene, pero la suelta por amor, para que ésta pueda huir
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act I. 1. Se quel guerrier io fossi ... Celeste Aida 2. Or, di Vulcano al tempio 3. Ritorna vincitor! 4. Mortal diletto ai Numi Act II 5. Fu la sorte dell'armi Act III 6. O patria mia 7. Riverdro le foreste imbalsamate 8. Ne fiero anelito (Nil-szene) Act IV 9. Vedi ... di morte l'angelo ... O terra addio Performed by Renata Tebaldi (soprano), Ebe Stignani (mezzosoprano), Mario del Monaco (tenor), Aldo Protti (baritone), Fernando Corena (bass), with the chorus and orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Alberto Erede
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy years after its premiere, one of Broadway's finest musicals is brought back to life in an acclaimed production featuring a 28-piece orchestra and 30-member cast that includes Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Megan Fairchild
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 616 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
I due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello ossia Il Moro di Venezia: Dramma per musica in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Berio di Salsa
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 588 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
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Ramey, S. 1942-

Ramey, Sam 1942-

Ramey, Samuel Edward.

Ramey, Samuel Edward 1942-

Samuel Eduardus Ramey

Samuel Ramey americký operní pěvec

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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