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Cossotto, Fiorenza

Works: 807 works in 2,580 publications in 6 languages and 21,865 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Drama  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Televised performances  Filmed operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Vocalist, Author, Musician, mez
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Fiorenza Cossotto
Most widely held works by Fiorenza Cossotto
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

119 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's beloved opera overflows with marvelous arias, ensembles, and choruses--all superbly sung by this all-star cast, under the direction of James Levine. Aprile Millo (Leonore) is in love with the mysterious troubadour Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti) but the nefarious Count Di Luna (Sherrill Milnes) wants her for himself. Add to the roiling drama the mysterious old gypsy Azucena (the intense Fiorenza Cossotto in her final Met performance), and it's a situation that is disastrous for the characters--though it inspired some of the best-known music in all of Italian opera
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

87 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,221 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( )

109 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera superstars Cecilia Bartoli and Juan Diego Flórez have come together for the first time to record a lavishly produced studio recording
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

34 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comic opera in four acts."
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

52 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Renata Tebaldi wringing every bit of drama out of the title role, there are plenty of opportunities for goose bumps here. Add to that Carlo Bergonzi's glowing portrayal of the Enzo, the man she loves and the impassioned Fiorenza Cossotto as the woman he loves, plus one jealous husband (Bonaldo Giaiotti), and an Inquisition spy (Cornell MacNeil) bent on revenge, and you have operatic extravagance at its wonderful best, all set in romantic, mysterious 17th century Venice
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 754 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( )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

61 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular cast makes any listener wonder why such a marvelous, colorful opera isn't much better known. Sensational Shirley Verrett is Leonora, the beautiful, mysterious lady who so completely captures the heart of the monk Fernando (Luciano Pavarotti at his finest) that he forsakes his calling to defeat the Moors in battle in order to win her hand. Alas, she is the mistress of the king (Sherrill Milnes), who is so besotted with her he is determined to defy the pope himself to make Leonora his queen. It's a tragic opera, so no one wins--except the audience
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance features the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson in her history-making Met debut role of Ulrica, the fortune-teller. At first her predictions are all good news. But who would believe the best friend of the king would actually murder him? Absurd. That's what the king (Jan Peerce) thinks. But he loves Amelia (Zinka Milanov), the wife of his friend Renato (Robert Merrill). And when Renato discovers them together, he joins the plot against the king. This is Verdian passion at its best
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in Italian and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montserrat Caballé is one of the few sopranos who have triumphed at the Met in the Herculean role of Norma. She was acclaimed for the astonishing beauty of her voice, her unbelievable breath control, and the ability to spin out shimmering soft tones that sent the audience into a frenzy. When she brought those formidable gifts to Bellini's magical score, the result was electrifying. Fiorenza Cossotto is Norma's friend, Adalgisa, and her rival for the affections of Pollione (Carlo Cossutta, in his Met debut)
Ifigenia in Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

28 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

56 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 495 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to the June 30, 1959 recorded performance of Medea at the Royal Opera House, which received raved reviews on opening day. Other versions of the Covent Garden Medea exist but ICA Classics have very carefully re-mastered some new tapes that have produced excellent sound for their period
Un giorno di regno by Giuseppe Verdi( )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno: Melodramma giocoso in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

53 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

77 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma. Montserrat Caballe, soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, mezzo-soprano Placido Domingo, tenor Ruggero Raimondi, bass Elizabeth Bainbridge, mezzo-soprano Kenneth Collins, tenor. London Philharmoic Orchestra. Carlo Felice Cillario, conductor. The Ambrosian Opera Chorus. John McCarthy, director. Libretto and notes
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

59 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 384 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The majesty of the Egypt of the Pharoahs provides the background for the human drama arising from the conflicting demands of love, patriotism, and filial piety
Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Cassotto, Fiorenza.

Cosotto, Fiorenza


Cossotto, F.

Cossotto, F. 1935- (Fiorenza)

Cossotto, F. (Fiorenza)

Fiorena Cosotto

Fiorenza Cossotto

Fiorenza Cossotto artiste lyrique

Fiorenza Cossotto cantante d'ópera italiana

Fiorenza Cossotto Italiaans zangeres

Fiorenza Cossotto italienische Opernsängerin

Fiorenza Cossotto singer

Florentia Cossotto

Kosoto Fjorenca

Коссотто, Фьоренца

Фьоренца Коссотто итальянская оперная певица


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