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Del Monaco, Mario 1915-1982

Works: 1,068 works in 2,996 publications in 9 languages and 20,193 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art music  Excerpts  Arrangements (Music)  Stories, plots, etc  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Actor, Vocalist, Producer, per, Narrator, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mario Del Monaco
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

152 editions published between 1324 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many opera fans tenor Mario Del Monaco simply was Otello. His brilliant, ringing voice was enormous, but he could also scale it down to a haunting whisper. This is a performance of gripping dramatic power that will never be forgotten. Fortunately this broadcast also includes the renowned Victoria del los Angeles as a melting Desdemona, and the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren as Iago
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

107 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,118 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

80 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete recording of Guiseppe Verdi's Aida on two CDs
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

62 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Wally: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Luigi Illica
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 853 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."
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

74 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera's most famous operatic duo work together superbly for many reasons, not the least of which, is their double-barrel dose of hardcore erotic passion. Both were considered scandalous when they premiered, for their unabashed, gritty portrayals of love among society's outcasts. The two literally define versimo opera. Zinka Milanov and Kurt Baum battle it out in Cavalleria Rusticana; and Mario del Monaco is the grieving clown in Pagliacci
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 559 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
Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilèa( Recording )

47 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 549 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
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( )

37 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

66 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This cd presents the complete opera plus a bonus disc of highlights from the alternate performance"--Container
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

45 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 441 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

41 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Great tenors of the century( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fedora by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fedora: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Arturo Colautti
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

35 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 396 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
Mario del Monaco by Mario Del Monaco( )

39 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

82 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

46 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

67 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production was recorded in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli in 1960 and is sung in Italian. This CD set also includes excerpts from two other productions; one with Giuletta Simionato as Carmen, recorded in Palermo in 1959 (sung in Italian) and one with Simionato as Carmen and Di Stefano as Don José recorded in La Scala Milan in 1955 and conducted by Karajan
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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델 모나코, 마리오 1915-1982

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