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Ramey, Samuel

Works: 956 works in 2,854 publications in 8 languages and 29,763 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Operas  Parodies, imitations, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, per, Artist, Actor, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Samuel Ramey
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

62 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 664 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
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

43 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
Opera arias by Samuel Ramey( Recording )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Bizet's opera, the tragic tale of a Spanish officer who throws his life away for the love of a gypsy temptress
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 542 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 536 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
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 533 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
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 485 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 )

14 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 )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 477 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
Attila [lyrical drama in one prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Glyndebourne Festival's production of Stravinsky's Opera The Rake's Progress
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Drake, Roberta Peters
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ramey, Sam 1942-

Ramey, Samuel Edward.

Samuel Ramey, American bass