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Molinari-Pradelli, Francesco

Works: 911 works in 2,111 publications in 7 languages and 16,126 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Songs  Musical settings  Overtures  Interviews  Interviews (Sound recordings)  Art music  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Singer, Collector, Author, Other, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

69 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birgit Nilsson, soprano Franco Corelli, tenor Renata Scotto, soprano Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, conductor
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

59 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca. Renata Tebaldi, soprano Mario del Monaco, tenor George London, bass-baritone Silvio Maionica, Fernando Corena, bass Piero De Palma, Giovanni Morese, Ernesto Palmerini. Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, conductor. Libretto and notes
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

71 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
The art of the prima donna by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

45 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record one, side one: The soldier tir'd (Arne), Let the bright seraphim (Handel), Casta diva (Bellini), Son vergin vezzosa (Bellini). Record 1, side 2: Bel raggio (Rossini), Qui la voce (Bellini), Come per me sereno (Bellini), The jewel song (Gounod); record two, side one: The waltz song (Gounod), The willow song (Verdi), Marten aller arten (Mozart), Ah fors' e lui and sempre libera (Verdi); Record two, side two: The mad scene (Thomas), The bell song (Delibes), O beau pays (Meyerbeer), Caro nome (Verdi). Joan Sutherland, vocalist
Verdi heroines by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Italian and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème : opera highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

46 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Kristine Opolais made a celebrated Met debut in Puccini's bittersweet story of love and loss. She sings Magda, a young woman who leaves behind her luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich Rambaldo (Dwayne Croft) to follow her heart and live with Ruggero (Giuseppe Filianoti)--but their happiness is short-lived. Anna Christy is Magda's feisty maid Lisette and Marius Brenciu sings the poet Prunier
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

46 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For an entire generation, Zinka Milanov was the Verdi soprano, and this broadcast of one of her greatest roles shows why. Her enormous, dark, rich voice was even from top to bottom, and she could unfurl it dramatically to soar over orchestra and chorus, or scale it back to a haunting whisper. Richard Tucker plays the man who loves her, and Leonard Warren is her brother, who is so consumed with the desire for vengeance that he wants to kill them both
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 347 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

45 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 346 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
Tosca : (highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in Italian and English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca(excerpts): Dammi i colori ... Recondita armoni;Mario!Mario!Mario! ... Perce chiuso;Tre sbirri ... Una carrozza;Floria!Amore ... La povera mia cena fu interrotta ... Gia, mi dicon venal;Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore ... Sei troppo bella ... Tosca, finalmente mia!;E lucevan le stella ... O dolci mani ... Amaro sol er te Maria Callas, soprano Chorus of the Theatre National de l'Opera Jean Laforge, chorus master Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Georges Pretre, conductor
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 256 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
Mirella Freni : opera arias and duets by Mirella Freni( )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and scenes by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Augustine Arne by Thomas Augustine Arne( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arie Verdiane : Luisa Maragliano live recordings by Luisa Maragliano( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great love duets from opera by Anna Moffo( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Moffo : selected arias from her RCA opera recordings( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics( )

in Multiple languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto : Opera in three acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Italian and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli conductor and art collector from Italy

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli Italiaans dirigent (1911-1996)

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli italienischer Dirigent

Molinari-Pradelli 1911-1996

Molinari-Pradelli, F. 1911-1996

Molinari Pradelli Francesco

Molinari Pradelli, Francesco 1911-1996

Molinari-Pradelli, Frančesko.

Molinari-Pradelli, Franchesco

Pradelli, F. Molinari- 1911-1996

Pradelli Francesco Molinari-

Pradelli Francesco Molinari 1911-1996

Pradelli, Francisco Molinari

Pradelli Molinari, Francesco

Франческо Молінарі Праделлі