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Tebaldi, Renata

Works: 1,376 works in 3,727 publications in 7 languages and 28,777 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Motion picture music  Musical settings  Interviews  Music  Stories, plots, etc  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, per, Commentator, Vocalist, Printer, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

134 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of La bohème is the epitome of young starving artists whose lifestyles and escapades gave us the Bohemian genre. A notion of the poverty in which they are developing their artistic talents is evident from the very first scene as painter Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm by burning pages from Rodolfo's latest drama. Set in 1830s Paris, we follow the love between Mimi and Rodolfo as the young artists experience triumphs and tragedies
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

107 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly is a story of love betrayed, the innocent Japanese heroine of the title deserted by her faithless American husband and finally driven to suicide
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

119 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"-Wikipedia (Sept 2006)
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

104 editions published between 1324 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, CSO Resound releases its second recording with Maestro Riccardo Muti featuring Verdi's second-to-last opera, Otello. Recorded live in concert at Symphony Center in 2011
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

98 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

105 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes everything clicks during a performance, and this Tosca is one of those rare moments. Three of the greatest singers in the world--Renata Tebaldi, Richard Tucker, and Leonard Warren--all in such spectacular voice, effortlessly convey every bit of Puccini's hair-raising drama. With Dimitri Mitropoulos bringing the orchestra and chorus into the same fever pitch as the singers, it's no wonder some operagoers say this Tosca is their standard for judging all others
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

87 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Wally: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Luigi Illica
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

89 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curtain rises on "Andrea Chénier." The most famous arias & scenes in selected recordings from 1908-1960. A compilation featuring different singers and varying interpretations in each role and in one and the same aria: Better? Worse?--Different! A vocal time-travel. Listen and compare for yourself and select your own dream-cast
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

61 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

46 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly scholar Faust is returned to his youth by the satanic Mefistofeles for the pursuit of beauty and knowledge. In the sordid aftermath of two failed love affairs, he reflects on the illusory nature of worldly beauty, and through a mystical union with the divinity, dies redeemed
Adriana Lecouvreur [opera in 4 acts by Francesco Cila( Recording )

45 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Renata Scotto gives a spellbinding performance as the legendary actress of the title. With all of France at her feet, she has doubts about the faithfulness of her lover, the handsome military hero Maurizio (Neil Shicoff). To aid his claim for the Saxon throne, Maurizio has been paying court to the Princess di Bouillon (Viorica Cortez). Emotions erupt at a party given by the Princess when Adriana publicly accuses her of adultery. But the Princess gets even by sending Adriana a bouquet of poisoned flowers. The great baritone Mario Sereni is Michonnet, the faithful friend and theater director who is hopelessly in love with Adriana
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

47 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Verdi's most intriguing masterpieces, this March 1964 performance of Verdi's Don Carlo captures the opera's unique and tragic grandeur
The #1 opera album( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and Italian and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

45 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Renata Tebaldi had a special affinity for Puccini. It wasn't only that her rich, mahogany sound delivered his soaring vocal lines so beautifully, that her voice would rise triumphantly over the most dramatic orchestral climaxes, or soar in the most haunting pianissimo. It was also that she gave every word its own special timbre, making you feel every bit of her character's emotion. In this broadcast, she calls on each of these vocal resources to portray Manon Lescaut, a passionate young girl overwhelmed by her conflicting desires
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Renata Tebaldi wringing every bit of drama out of the title role, there are plenty of opportunities for goose bumps here. Add to that Carlo Bergonzi's glowing portrayal of the Enzo, the man she loves and the impassioned Fiorenza Cossotto as the woman he loves, plus one jealous husband (Bonaldo Giaiotti), and an Inquisition spy (Cornell MacNeil) bent on revenge, and you have operatic extravagance at its wonderful best, all set in romantic, mysterious 17th century Venice
La fanciulla del West The girl of the golden West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

42 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few singing actresses can resist the appeal of playing Violetta, the beautiful courtesan who gives up everything for her one chance at true love. Renata Tebaldi's idiomatic portrayal is heartbreaking; from the glittering gaiety of Act I, through gripping confrontation with Alfredo's father (Leonard Warren) and the misunderstanding with Alfredo himself (Giuseppe Campora) in Act II, to the final, tragic reunion at the end, this is one Lady of the Camellias you'll never be able to forget
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tabarro (Il) (La Houppelande),. Houppelande (La) (Il Tabarro),, Giacomo4230. Puccini
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Renata Ersilia Clotilde Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi Italiaans zanger

Renata Tebaldi italienische Opernsngerin (Sopran)

Renata Tebaldi italiensk sngare

Renata Tebaldi italiensk sanger

Renata Tebaldi italiensk songar

Renata Tebaldi Singer

Renata Tebaldi soprano italien

Renata Tebaldi włoska śpiewaczka operowa, sopran

Tebaldi, R. 1922-2004

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