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Díaz, Justino

Works: 261 works in 828 publications in 6 languages and 8,120 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Filmed operas  Operas  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Music videos  Film adaptations  Interviews  Sacred music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Commentator, per, Vocalist, Interviewee, Actor, Host, Other, Author, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Justino Díaz
Most widely held works by Justino Díaz
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to revenge himself against Othello, Iago uses deceit to awaken in Othello a suspicion that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful to him. After he kills Desdemona he learns of Iago's treachery, and then plunges a dagger into his own heart
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
The siege of Corinth [L'assedio di Corinto] / Rossini ; libretto by della Valle by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few weeks before this performance, Beverly Sills made her Met debut in this all-but-unknown Rossini opera. As one critic explained, "The arias are vocal extravaganzas that would terrorize all but a few singers today." But as Pamira, the young Greek woman who loves the Turkish leader, Maometto (Justino Díaz), who conquers Corinth with tragic consequences, Sills herself was really the conquering hero. "Perfectly phrased abandon," was one description of her singing, and the audience simply went berserk. Shirley Verrett co-stars in the pants role of Neocle, the young Greek captain who has been promised Pamira in marriage
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwrecked on the African coast, de Gama returns to Portugal with two captives and falls in love with one of them, a beautiful East Indian queen. However, the relationship is threatened by the re-emergence of de Gama's former love, when a new expedition launched by the explorer's rival is shipwrecked
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberta Peters is spectacular as Lucia, the innocent young woman forced into an arranged marriage that leads her into insanity and death. Peters's performance of one of opera's greatest mad scenes sparkles with emotion and vocal pyrotechnics. She is joined by Sándor Kónya, who plays her lover, Edgardo, and Frank Guarrera as her brother, Enrico, whose villainous plans set the tragedy in motion. Justino Díaz sings Raimondo
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts performed live at the Metropolitan Opera on 7 November 1977
The unknown Puccini by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Latin and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffman drunk in a tavern is coerced by a group of student to tell them tales and stories of his love life. After telling the stories, he awakes to see Stella, his secret new love in the arms of his rival Counsellor Lindorf
Missa solemnis in D minor by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma, a Druid priestess who has had two children by Pollione, a Roman proconsul, finds that he has transferred his affections to another young priestess, her friend Adalgisa. Norma tries to persuade him to renounce Adalgisa and return to her; when he refuses she confesses her own guilt publicly and is condemned to death. Pollione, moved by her action, asks to die with her
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartoli continues her exploration of Steffani's music by championing his last and greatest masterpiece - her first Stabat Mater since the best-selling Pergolesi recording.&quot;La Bartoli sings as enthrallingly as ever, and with this new CD reasserts her place as No.1 in the international diva firmament.&quot; - Financial Times Germany on Mission. Cecilia Bartoli&#39;s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording &lsquo;Mission&#39; with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani&#39;s greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani&#39;s sacred choral music on CD. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Pr&eacute;gardien. Steffani&#39;s Stabat Mater is his masterpiece, completed shortly before he died in 1728. It has been described as the most powerful expression of his religious fervour and, at almost half an hour, the largest-scale, most complex and heartfelt of his compositions outside his operas. The opening solo &quot;Stabat Mater dolorosa&quot; featured on the &lsquo;Mission&#39; DVD. The album is completed by six world premiere recordings of the best of Steffani&#39;s remaining sacred music, including Sperate in Deo and Laudate Pueri. These are scored for orchestra, chorus and soloists featuring two young baroque-specialist sopranos Nuria Rial and Yetzabel Arias Fernandez alongside Behle, Pregardien and Vitale. Also amongst these world premieres is Non plus me Ligate, a seven-minute solo motet for Cecilia Bartoli. Released in the same month is an album of Steffani&#39;s greatest orchestral music &lsquo;Ouvertures et Danzes&#39; with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti</p>
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenisk opførelse af Händels oratorium
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Wally: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Luigi Illica
Messiah complete by George Frideric Handel( )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pietra del paragone by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semele opera-oratorio (1744) by George Frideric Handel( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ah, perfido! op. 65 ; Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). MONTEVERDI CHOIR. WATKINSON, Carolyn (mezzo-soprano). ARGENTA, Nancy (soprano). HENDRICKS, Barbara (soprano). RODGERS, Joan (soprano). JONES, Della (mezzo-soprano). ROLFE JOHNSON, Anthony (tenor). VARCOE, Stephen (bass)
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Diaz, Giustino 1939-

Díaz, J.

Díaz, J. (Justino)

Diaz, Justino 1939-

Diaz, Justino 1940-

Justino Díaz basso-baritono portoricano

Justino Díaz Opera singer

Justino Díaz zanger uit Puerto Rico