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Siepi, Cesare

Overview
Works: 642 works in 1,814 publications in 9 languages and 12,088 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Music  History  Excerpts  Interviews  Marches (Music)  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Conductor, Author, Other, Vocalist, Musician, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cesare Siepi
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

182 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

64 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 821 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 : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

68 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 678 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

53 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

43 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 425 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

53 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
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

36 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 320 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
Requiem mass by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

23 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 )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

41 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 267 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 favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular cast makes any listener wonder why such a marvelous, colorful opera isn't much better known. Sensational Shirley Verrett is Leonora, the beautiful, mysterious lady who so completely captures the heart of the monk Fernando (Luciano Pavarotti at his finest) that he forsakes his calling to defeat the Moors in battle in order to win her hand. Alas, she is the mistress of the king (Sherrill Milnes), who is so besotted with her he is determined to defy the pope himself to make Leonora his queen. It's a tragic opera, so no one wins--except the audience
Don Giovanni : an opera in 2 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an attempted seduction by Don Giovanni which leads to the death of the Commendatore the father of Donna Anna the target of the seducer. Don Ottavio, fiancé of Donna Anna upon learning of the death of the Commendatore swears to avenge his death
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 243 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) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in Italian and English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

43 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 215 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 Bohème : opera highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

in Italian and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Latin and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum ; Four sacred pieces, no. 4 ; Messa da Requiem ; Nabucco. Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate ; Luisa Miller. Oh! fede negar potessi/Quando le sere al placido ; Inno delle nazioni = Hymn of the nations by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Latin and English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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La Bohème : highlights
Alternative Names
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

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