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Siepi, Cesare

Overview
Works: 719 works in 1,962 publications in 7 languages and 16,639 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Requiems  Arrangements (Music)  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Songs and music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Author, Other, Vocalist, Musician, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Cesare Siepi
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

50 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Maag conducts a sensational cast in this performance of one of the greatest operas in the repertoire. Cesare Siepi is Don Giovanni, a role he owned for more than two decades, opposite Edda Moser as Donna Anna and Pilar Lorengar as Donna Elvira. George Shirley sings Don Ottavio, Anna's fiancé, who tries to avenge the murder of her father, the Commendatore (John Macurdy). Ezio Flagello is Giovanni's servant and unwilling partner in crime, Leporello
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

68 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

55 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

38 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

44 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a generation, Zinka Milanov owned the role of La Gioconda, the woman who kills herself rather than yield to the cruel Inquisition spy (Leonard Warren) as she saves the man she loves (Kurt Baum) and the woman he loves (Fedora Barbieri). With the great Cesare Siepi and the sumptuous-voiced Jean Madeira, this opera is filled with over-the-top emotion and white-hot drama
La Bohème : opera highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

50 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thrilling performance of Verdi's passionate drama features the legendary Leontyne Price in one of her most acclaimed roles. As Leonora, she is heard opposite Carlo Bergonzi, who plays her lover, Don Alvaro. When Alvaro accidentally kills Leonora's father, the two escape but are separated on their flight, with Leonora's brother Don Carlo (Kostas Paskalis) pursuing them to take revenge and restore his family's honor. The great Cesare Siepi is Padre Guardiano, the monk who hides Leonora. But when the lovers are finally reunited, tragedy ensues
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

87 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premiered at the 2006 Innsbruck Festival and recorded shortly afterwards. Rene Jacobs leads a riveting production that is illustrated by the notion of Don Giovanni as a young rebel and taboo-breaker. Jacobs also tries to respect Mozart's original intentions as closely as possible
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

59 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele Cesare Siepe, bass Renata Tebaldi, soprano Mario Del Monaco, Orchestra of Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Rome Tullio Seragin, conductor
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

23 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the Met's first radio broadcast of Verdi's magnificent opera. The company had not performed the work since the 1920s when Rudolf Bing opened his first season as general manager with it, five days before this performance. The production introduced two spectacular new singers to New York: Cesare Siepi (King Philip) and Fedora Barbieri (Eboli). Add Jussi Björling in the title role and Robert Merrill as his friend, Rodrigo, and it's easy to see why this now legendary cast thrilled audiences--and why Don Carlo has since become a staple of the Met repertoire
Requiem mass by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

26 editions published between 1950 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amore dei tre re; [opera in three acts by Italo Montemezzi( Recording )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 293 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
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Favorita. Enzo Mascherini, baritone Giulietta Simioato, soprano Guiseppe di Stefano, tenor Cesare Siepi, bass Franco Tortolese, tenor Roberto Rodriguez, soprano . Renato Cellini, director. Libretto included
Operatic arias for bass by Cesare Siepi( )

6 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the opera that made Verdi famous overnight, performed here with the all-star cast that introduced the work to the Met shortly before this broadcast. Thomas Schippers' superb conducting galvanized the Met orchestra and chorus, to say nothing of the magnificent soloists, headed by Cornell MacNeil as the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, who loses his throne to his demented, scheming daughter, played by a blazing Leonie Rysanek. Majestic bass Cesare Siepi is the high priest Zaccaria. The opera is still a rarity and this rendition is legendary
Don Giovanni : highlights = sélection by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni (highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madamina, il catalogo e questo; Ah fuggi it traditor; Don Ottavia, son marta!; Or sai chi l'onore; Dalla sua pace; Fin ch'han dal vino; Batti, batti, a bel Masetto; Deh vieni alla finestra; Vedrai, carino; Il mio tesoro intanto; In quali eccessi, a Numi; Me tradi quell' alma ingrata; Crudele! Ah no, mio bene! Non mi dir; Philharmonica orchestra; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisa Della Casa may have been Mozart's ideal Countess. Her aristocratic presence and silvery voice lit up the stage wherever she performed. This broadcast mark's Della Casa's final appearance at the Met, and she's surrounded by an incomparable cast that makes this rich comedy sparkle. Tom Krause is her philandering husband; Cesare Siepi and Mirella Freni, as the servants Figaro and Susanna, are the ideal foils to their aristocratic masters; and Teresa Stratas is a Cherubino to tempt anyone
 
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Caesar Siepi

Cesare Siepi artiste lyrique

Cesare Siepi Italiaans zanger

Cesare Siepi Italian opera singer

Cesare Siepi italienischer Bass

Сьепи, Чезаре

Чезаре Сиепи

Чезаре Сьєпі

シエピ, チェーザレ

チェーザレ・シエピ

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