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Díaz, Justino

Works: 325 works in 954 publications in 6 languages and 9,546 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Songs and music  Sacred music  Musical settings  Requiems  Oratorios  Opera films  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Commentator, Other, Actor, Vocalist, Interviewee, Musician, Host, 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 )

33 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 666 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 )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 627 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 507 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
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasco da Gama returns to a Portugal seething with political intrigue and hypocrisy to reclaim his love and to mount a new expedition in search of a passage to Africa. The tale is complicated by unrequited love, jealousy and hatred and comes full circle on an unexplored island off the coast of Africa
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 472 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts performed live at the Metropolitan Opera on 7 November 1977
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 403 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
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 395 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
L'assedio di Corinto by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 336 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 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem per soli, coro e orchestra
The unknown Puccini by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah : complete by George Frideric Handel( )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 231 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann : Querschnitt = Highlights = Extraits by Jacques Offenbach( )

2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 208 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 )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous film of the world's best-loved opera, directed by Herbert von Karajan, features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry's magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni's ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla, and Jon Vickers's thrillingly manic-depressive Don José
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Antiphons (Music) Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with chamber orchestra Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with string orchestra Choruses, Sacred (Women's voices) with string orchestra Concerti grossi Concertos (String orchestra) France, Anatole, Hoffmann, E. T. A.--(Ernst Theodor Amadeus), Live sound recordings Magnificat (Music) Mary,--Blessed Virgin, Saint Masses Motets Motion picture music Music--Computer network resources New York (State)--New York Operas Operas--Excerpts Oratorios Othello--(Fictitious character from Shakespeare) Psalms (Music)--127th Psalm Psalms (Music)--51st Psalm Quartets (Recorder, violins (2), continuo) Quartets (Violins (2), viola, continuo) Requiems Sacred songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble Sacred songs (High voice) with organ Sacred songs (High voice) with string ensemble Sacred songs (Low voice) with string ensemble Sacred vocal duets with instrumental ensemble Sacred vocal duets with orchestra Sacred vocal duets with organ Sacred vocal duets with string orchestra Sacred vocal ensembles with continuo Sacred vocal music Salve Regina (Music) Scotland Semele (Greek mythology) Solo cantatas, Sacred (High voice) Solo cantatas, Sacred (Low voice) Solo cantatas, Sacred (Medium voice) Solo cantatas, Secular (Medium voice) Sonatas (Cello and continuo) Sonatas (Organ) Songs (High voice) with piano Stabat Mater dolorosa (Music) Symphonies (String orchestra) Te Deum laudamus (Music)
Alternative Names
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 basso-baritono portoricano

Justino Díaz opera singer

Justino Díaz zanger uit Puerto Rico