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Valletti, Cesare

Works: 361 works in 947 publications in 6 languages and 9,123 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Requiems  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Oratorios 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Musician, Other, ten
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cesare Valletti
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

63 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 1,072 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

45 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George London stepped on stage as the legendary lover Don Giovanni, audiences gasped. Handsome and effortlessly charismatic, he promised to fulfill every woman's desire. No wonder the beautiful Lisa Della Casa (Elvira) didn't want to let him go, and Eleanor Steber (Anna) wants to put off her wedding for another year. Ezio Flagello is the servant Leporello and Cesare Valletti is a very aristocratic Don Ottavio. The great conductor Karl Böhm revisits the opera of his Met debut
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

22 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

29 editions published between 1951 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera's most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina's foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( )

39 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary Diana Damrau brings aching lyricism and coloratura fireworks to the role of Amina, the innocent village girl whose sleepwalking causes misunderstandings that almost prevent her marriage to the handsome Elvino, sung by new bel canto star tenor Javier Camarena. Michele Pertusi is Count Rodolfo, and Marco Armiliato conducts Bellini's melodious score
L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

27 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 447 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
L'enfance du Christ : op. 25 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Enfance du Christ: Trilogie sacrée pour soli, choeur et orchestre, op. 25
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in Italian and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
Munch conducts Berlioz by Hector Berlioz( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet : op. 17 : dramatic symphony by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in French and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LUDWIG, Christa (mezzo-soprano). SENECHAL, Michel (tenor). Soloists from L'Ortf chorus. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. MAAZEL, Lorin (conductor)
Don Giovanni : highlights = sélection by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem, op. 5 : Grande Messe des morts ; Symphonie funèbre et triomphale : op. 15 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston, Oct. 1993
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed Italian conductor Maurizio Benini makes his Glyndebourne debut in Donizetti’'s intoxicating and deeply touching opera, whose fast-moving comic story unfolds the romantic rivalry between penniless farmhand and bumptious soldier, both vying for the love of Adina. Will the bogus Dr Dulcamara'’s potion - the elixir of love - help farmhand Nemorino win her heart? Peter Auty takes the role of Nemorino with Ekaterina Siurina as Adina
Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa( Recording )

17 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geronimo, a wealthy citizen of Bologna, attemps to marry his daughter Elisetta to an English lord, Count Robinson. But the count prefers Geronimo's other daughter, Carolina, who is secretly married to Paolino, a young lawyer and business associate of Geronimo. Geronimo's sister Fidalma is herself in love with Paolino. Carolina and Paolino plan to elope. After a bedroom scene of mistaken identities, all ends happily with the Count agreeing to marry Elisetta
The glass mountain by Nino Rota( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glass mountain:"In the Dolemites, a married composer loves an Italian girl who saved his life during the war."--Halliwell's Film Guide (2004)
Scenes from Werther by Jules Massenet( Recording )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy old bachelor decides to take a pretty young wife, he is--this being opera--in for trouble. Especially when that wife is the enchanting Reri Grist. Fernando Corena sings the matrimonially inclined title hero, whose plan to disinherit his nephew--the suave, mesmerizing Alfredo Kraus--backfires with more than a little help from Tom Krause's Dr. Malatesta
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a cast to cherish in one of opera's greatest comic masterpieces. Robert Merrill's wily Figaro combines brio with one of the most beautiful baritone voices ever--heard here in its prime. No wonder the clueless Almaviva (an elegant Cesare Valletti) begs him to help win the beautiful Rosina (Roberta Peters at her virtuosic best) and to outwit her determined guardian and the scheming singing teacher (Fernando Corena and Cesare Siepi)
La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Cinderella story. The story is the familiar fairy tale but with the fairy element left out. In place of the fairy godmother, we have Alidoro, a philosophic person and friend of the Prince. The glass slipper is replaced with a pair of bracelets. One of these bracelets is given to the Prince at the ball and recognition of the other leads to the customary happy ending
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
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Cesare Valletti chanteur d'opéra italien

Cesare Valletti Italiaans operazanger (1922-2000)

Cesare Valletti Italian opera singer

Valetti, Cesare.

Valetti Cesare 1921-2000

Чезаре Валети


Italian (284)

French (26)

English (14)

German (7)

Latin (6)

Russian (1)