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Bonynge, Richard

Works: 2,061 works in 6,459 publications in 10 languages and 48,004 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Operas  History  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Music videos 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Editor, Arranger, Commentator, Other, Interviewee, per, Narrator, Director, Author of introduction, Film editor, Musician, Adapter, con, Creator, l4, cdr
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

141 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma may be the most challenging soprano role in all of Italian opera. Only the very greatest have the technical mastery and vocal acumen to convey all the facets of this virtuosic part. With this legendary cast, everything comes together in this bel canto masterpiece. Joan Sutherland's ravishingly beautiful voice can do anything Bellini's spectacular vocal line requires. As Norma's friend Adalgisa, Marilyn Horne proves that mezzos can sing as gloriously as sopranos. Together they sent audiences into a frenzy. Add poetic Carlo Bergonzi as the man they both love and rich-voiced Cesare Siepi as Norma's father, and you have one of the all time great broadcasts
Lucia di Lammermoor dramma tragico in due parti by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

92 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a feud between the Scottish families of Ravenswood and Lammermoor, Enrico has gained the upper hand over Edgardo, murdering his kinsmen and usurping his estates. By the time of the opera's action, in the late 17th century, Enrico's fortunes have begun to wane; in political disfavor, he stakes all on uniting his family with that of Arturo, whom he means to force his sister, Lucia, to marry."--Container
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

95 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary diva Joan Sutherland sings the role that made her an overnight sensation. Her portrayal conveys every nuance of the character of the innocent young woman who is forced into an arranged marriage by her brother Enrico (Anselmo Colzani), while secretly engaged to Edgardo, sung by Richard Tucker. Sutherland's mad scene--one of the most celebrated performances in modern operatic history--draws rapturous applause from the audience in this extraordinary broadcast
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

82 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

71 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Joan Sutherland is Amina, the innocent orphan who sleepwalks her way into scandal. She brings her legendary coloratura skills and sumptuous high notes to Bellini's bel canto showcase, capping the performance with a sensational final scene in which Amina is reunited with her fiancé Elvino, sung by John Alexander. Bonaldo Giaiotti is the mysterious Count Rodolfo and Colette Boky sings Lisa, the jealous innkeeper who wants Elvino for herself. Richard Bonynge conducts
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

65 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donizetti's comedy gets a thrilling combination of brilliant singing and impish humor to make it fizz like Champagne. Joan Sutherland, the charming tomboy Marie, has fallen for Luciano Pavarotti as Tonio, who shows how happy he is by nailing nine high Cs in a single aria. Marie's "aunt" fights an uphill battle to turn the girl into a proper young society lady, until Marie is rescued by Tonio and the entire regiment of "fathers" who have raised her. "Delightful" doesn't begin to describe it
Semiramide by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

70 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiramide: Melodramma tragico in due atti. Libretto: Gaetano Rossi
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

55 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 685 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
Lakmé by Léo Delibes( Recording )

54 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Lakme' is een in India spelende opera van een componist die vooral bekend werd door zijn balletten 'Sylvia' en 'Coppelia'. De vocale delen 'Lakme, ton doux regard se voila', 'Ah, ou va le jeune indoue' (bijgenaamd de 'Klokjesaria'), 'Tu m'as donne le plus doux reve' en 'Viens, Mallika' worden wel eens apart uitgevoerd. Het laatste stuk is een duet dat plotseling populairwerd toen het als muziek in een t.v.-spotje van Veilig Verkeer Nederland werd gebruikt. De 'Air de danses' (of 'Ballet der Bajaderen') wordt ook wel apart gespeeld
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

60 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 615 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 Huguenots [opera in five acts] by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After dominating the international opera stage for more than 30 years, Dame Joan Sutherland takes a final bow in her stunning farewell performance of Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer's grand French opera. Now regarded as one of the most memorable nights in Australia's musical history, Sutherland's formidable vocal skill is on full display throughout the demanding score, while conductor Richard Bonynge inspires orchestral brilliance at every turn
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico Caruso famously said that putting on Trovatore was easy: the only thing needed were the four best singers in the world. Few people would take issue with the sensational cast of this broadcast: The radiant superstar Joan Sutherland, in her last operatic appearance at the Met, is Leonora, the young woman loved by two men--the outlaw Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti in spectacular form), and the noble but sinister Count di Luna (commanding Verdi baritone Leo Nucci). Between them, and at the center of the drama, stands the mysterious gypsy Azucena (the late, great Shirley Verrett), whose actions years before throw a long shadow over the protagonists' lives
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholar Faust is tempted into contract with the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures
Esclarmonde; [romantic opera in four acts and eight scenes, including a prologue and an epilogue] by Jules Massenet( Recording )

64 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian audiences in 1889 were thrilled by Massenet's wizardry in telling the story of Esclarmonde, the princess of Byzantium with magical powers, and her love for the heroic knight Roland. But the title role was so difficult that the opera languished for decades, until Joan Sutherland, with her dazzling ability to sing the most fearsome embellishments, brought this jewel of an opera to life for modern audiences
The Age of bel canto by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furia di donna (Piccinni); Care selve (Handel); Superbo di me stesso (Lampugnami); With plaintive note (Handel); Iris hence away (Handel); Mio caro ben (Bononcini); O too lovely (Arne); Light as thistledown (Shield); When William at eve (Shield); Voi che fausti (Mozart); O zittre nicht (Mozart); Ich baue ganz (Mozart); Ma Fanchette est charmante (Gail/Boieldieu); Serbami ognor (Rossini); Ferme tes yeux (Auber); Und ob die Wolke (Weber); Angiol do pace (Bellini); Tornami a dir (Donizetti); Il segreto (Donizetti); Santo di patria. . . allor che i forti corrono (Verdi); Un ritratto --Vaggiam (Bellini); Ecco ridente (Rossini); Bolero (Arditi) Joan Sutherland, soprano Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano Richard Conrad, vocals London Symphony Orchestra Richard Bonynge, conductor
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

46 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron von Eisenstein is supposed to go to jail for eight days for a minor offense, but decides to attend a ball first. When the governor of the jail comes to take him away he finds the Baroness entertaining a former suitor. To avoid difficulty, she persuades the suitor to pose as her husband and go to jail for a night but when she goes to the ball alone she faces other complications
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Joan Sutherland's farewell performance to the operatic stage, this production captures the horror and tragedy of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, as well as the splendor and romance of 16th century France
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance of Lehár's light-hearted operetta in which a young, wealthy widow in 19th century Paris courts the true love of her girlhood days by pretending to be interested in another
Joan Sutherland a life on the move by Brian Adams( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The film, made over a period of 13 months over four continents, tells the story of Joan Sutherland and her husband, the conductor Richard Bonynge, one of music's most formidable teams on and off the stage and concert platforms of the world. It takes the viewer behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Sydney Opera House, on a concert tour of Japan and South Korea, and in recording sessions at London's Kingsway Hall and at home in the small village of Les Avants, high above Lake Geneva where their recording company tapes a new collection of songs "on location."--Back cover
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Lucia di Lammermoor dramma tragico in due parti
Alternative Names
Boning, Ričard.


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Bonynge, Richard Alan 1930-

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