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Díaz, Justino

Works: 338 works in 1,037 publications in 6 languages and 10,090 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Requiems  Songs and music  Sacred music  Songs  Oratorios  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Commentator, Other, br=, Actor, bas, Musician, Interviewee, Host, Vocalist, Author
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Justino Díaz
Most widely held works by Justino Díaz
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in Italian and held by 636 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's famous opera is brought to vivid life in this magnificent production. The immortal tale of the noble Moor and his beautiful young wife, and of his lieutenant, whose jealousy and lust for power lead him to commit the ultimate treason. Otello is a figure larger than life, driven by his own jealousy to murder the woman he adores. Placido Domingo as Otello is at his peak in this role
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasco da Gama returns to Portugal to mount a new expedition in search of passage beyond Africa. What ensues is a tale of unrequited love, jealousy and hatred that takes place on an island off the coast of Africa
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 531 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Zealand-born soprano Kiri Te Kanawa famously made a last-minute Met debut as the demur Desdemona during a 1974 Saturday radio broadcast of Verdi's Otello. She returned to the part, appearing opposite tenor Plácido Domingo, one of the most celebrated interpreters of the opera's commanding title role, for this matinee broadcast in 1988. As the sinister Iago, who poisons Otello's mind and drives him to murder his innocent wife, bass Justino Díaz rounded out the principal trio, and James Levine took the podium to lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi's explosive late masterpiece
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts performed live at the Metropolitan Opera on 7 November 1977
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wally, a difficult young woman, has trouble expressing her love for young Hagenbach, and instead fights with him. He in turn taunts her instead of expressing his undying love. Their stubborness eventually leads to tragedy
L'assedio di Corinto by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 350 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
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Latin and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gigantic work is simply an expressiono f man's anguish in the face of death and hope for the life to come
The unknown Puccini by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah : complete by George Frideric Handel( )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and German and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les contes d'Hoffmann : Querschnitt = Highlights = Extraits by Jacques Offenbach( )

3 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Richard Strauss( )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Dec. 1990
The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vocalists for this touching work are Rosa Feola, Gerhild Romberger, Dmitry Korchak and Mika Kares. Premiered in Paris in 1842, Stabat Mater became a sensational success, surprising listeners in particular with its tremendous musical diversity - from operatic and a cappella elements to bel canto style and contrapuntal writing
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Semele (HWV 58) is a 'musical drama' in three parts by George Frideric Handel. The story comes from Ovid's Metamorphoses and concerns Semele, mother of Bacchus. Handel also referred to the work as 'The Story of Semele'. The work is classified as a 'musical drama', but it does fuse elements of opera, oratorio and classical drama, which anticipates the grand operas of the nineteenth century...Neither is it opera due to the large number of choruses..."--
Missa solemnis in D minor by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dias, Hustino

Diasas Chustinas

Diaz, Giustino 1939-

Díaz, J.

Díaz, J. (Justino)

Díaz, J. Justino 1940-

Diaz, Justino 1939-

Diaz, Justino 1940-

Justino Díaz

Justino Díaz artiste lyrique

Justino Díaz basso-baritono portoricano

Justino Díaz Opera singer

Justino Díaz Puerto Rican opera singer

Justino Díaz zanger uit Puerto Rico