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Siepi, Cesare

Overview
Works: 742 works in 2,069 publications in 7 languages and 17,031 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Requiems  Arrangements (Music)  Songs and music  Interviews  History  Marches (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Cesare Siepi
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

139 editions published between 1946 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,185 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 )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,158 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 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Cesare Siepi sings one of his most popular roles in this historic broadcast--the effervescent servant Figaro. Together with his bride, Susanna (Nadine Conner), Figaro plots to outwit their imperious master, Count Almaviva (Frank Guarrera), who has been making advances towards Susanna. Fortunately the two have help from Almaviva's disenchanted wife, the Countess (a sensational Victoria de los Angeles). Mildred Miller is delightful as the amorous pageboy Cherubino, and a young Rosalind Elias sings the tiny role of a peasant girl
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

55 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 951 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
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

47 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As passionate and uninhibited a Gioconda as anybody could wish," is how one New York critic described the great Renata Tebaldi the opera this season. Her rich, dark soprano embodies all the longing and the terror of the Venetian street singer with a heart of gold. Cesare Siepi is Alvise, the cruel husband whose wife, Laura (Rosalind Elias), is Gioconda's rival for the affections of Enzo (Barry Morrell). Cornell MacNeil is the conniving Barnaba, determined to have Gioconda at any price
La Bohème : opera highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

54 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 450 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

61 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 424 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 6 languages and held by 414 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( )

28 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 374 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 )

28 editions published between 1950 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem per soli, coro e orchestra
L'amore dei tre re; [opera in three acts by Italo Montemezzi( Recording )

27 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 291 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 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and held by 275 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 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni (highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading conductors of French repertoire in the 20th century, Pierre Monteux brings out both the dramatic intensity and the elegant sweep of Gounod's opera. Victoria de los Angeles is charm and innocence personified as Marguerite, the young woman who is loved and betrayed by Faust, sung here by beloved American tenor Jan Peerce. The great Cesare Siepi is a truly devilish Méphistophélès, and Robert Merrill sings Valentin, Marguerite's brother. Mildred Miller co-stars as Siébel, the young student who is also in love with Marguerite
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in Italian and English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Caesar Siepi

Cesare 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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