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Díaz, Justino

Works: 239 works in 746 publications in 6 languages and 7,232 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Interviews  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Motion picture music  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Commentator, per, Host, Vocalist, Actor, Interviewee, Author
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 )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic version of Shakespeare's play Othello
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
48 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 527 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
L'africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )
42 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 467 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera in three acts performed live at the Metropolitan Opera on 7 November 1977
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
30 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 392 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
The unknown Puccini by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'assedio di Corinto by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
30 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 286 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
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Italian and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Norma, a Druid priestess, has broken her vow of chastity with an enemy of her people, the Roman Proconsul, who has now turned to another lover. Norma must choose between taking vengeance against her lover or atoning for her sins
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in French and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Nicolai Gedda leads the cast as the lovelorn poet of the title, whose quest for the ideal woman turns into a series of harrowing, fantastical adventures. Régine Crespin is the courtesan Giulietta, Colette Boky is Olympia, the mechanical doll who magically comes to life, and Lucine Amara is Antonia, the young innocent who tragically sings herself to death. Gabriel Bacquier delivers a thrilling portrayal of the Four Villains, and Frederica von Stade is Hoffmann's sidekick and muse, Nicklausse
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )
38 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Wally: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Luigi Illica
The siege of Corinth [L'assedio di Corinto] / Rossini ; libretto by della Valle by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
14 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
10 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationally renowned conductor Antonio Pappano leads an all-star cast of soloists, as well as one of Italy's best-known orchestras, in the first recording of Rossini's Stabat Mater in over ten years. This is a companion piece to last year's Verdi Messa Da Requiem by Pappano
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )
20 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Semele: Weltliches Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 58. Text: William Congreve
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )
21 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 199 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
Missa solemnis in D minor by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ah, perfido! op. 65 ; Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon. Sheila Armstrong, Robert Tear, Felicity Palmer, Michael Rippon. English Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary, conductor. Amor Artis Chorale, John McCarthy, chorus master
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 153 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Diaz, Giustino 1939-
Díaz, J.
Díaz, J. (Justino)
Diaz, Justino 1939-
Diaz, Justino 1940-
Italian (206)
English (70)
French (53)
Latin (14)
German (7)
Multiple languages (3)