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Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma may be the most challenging soprano role in all of Italian opera. Only the very greatest have the technical mastery and vocal acumen to convey all the facets of this virtuosic part. With this legendary cast, everything comes together in this bel canto masterpiece. Joan Sutherland's ravishingly beautiful voice can do anything Bellini's spectacular vocal line requires. As Norma's friend Adalgisa, Marilyn Horne proves that mezzos can sing as gloriously as sopranos. Together they sent audiences into a frenzy. Add poetic Carlo Bergonzi as the man they both love and rich-voiced Cesare Siepi as Norma's father, and you have one of the all time great broadcasts
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

101 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

94 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 8 languages and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Joan Sutherland is Amina, the innocent orphan who sleepwalks her way into scandal. She brings her legendary coloratura skills and sumptuous high notes to Bellini's bel canto showcase, capping the performance with a sensational final scene in which Amina is reunited with her fiancé Elvino, sung by John Alexander. Bonaldo Giaiotti is the mysterious Count Rodolfo and Colette Boky sings Lisa, the jealous innkeeper who wants Elvino for herself. Richard Bonynge conducts
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

128 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary diva Joan Sutherland sings the role that made her an overnight sensation. Her portrayal conveys every nuance of the character of the innocent young woman who is forced into an arranged marriage by her brother Enrico (Anselmo Colzani), while secretly engaged to Edgardo, sung by Richard Tucker. Sutherland's mad scene--one of the most celebrated performances in modern operatic history--draws rapturous applause from the audience in this extraordinary broadcast
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

89 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Verdi's sentimental favorite is the story of Violetta, the self-sacrificing courtesan who sells her jewels to keep her younger lover living in bucolic bliss
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

69 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,044 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 fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

80 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donizetti's comedy gets a thrilling combination of brilliant singing and impish humor to make it fizz like Champagne. Joan Sutherland, the charming tomboy Marie, has fallen for Luciano Pavarotti as Tonio, who shows how happy he is by nailing nine high Cs in a single aria. Marie's "aunt" fights an uphill battle to turn the girl into a proper young society lady, until Marie is rescued by Tonio and the entire regiment of "fathers" who have raised her. "Delightful" doesn't begin to describe it
Esclarmonde by Jules Massenet( )

78 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian audiences in 1889 were thrilled by Massenet's wizardry in telling the story of Esclarmonde, the princess of Byzantium with magical powers, and her love for the heroic knight Roland. But the title role was so difficult that the opera languished for decades, until Joan Sutherland, with her dazzling ability to sing the most fearsome embellishments, brought this jewel of an opera to life for modern audiences
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( )

90 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the complete score of Giselle as Adam wrote it, without cuts, with all the required repeats, and in its original orchestration. Also included are the pas de deux for two peasants in Act one ... and two later insertions which have become an integral part of the score as it is given today ..."--Notes, p. 7
Semiramide by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

94 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiramide: Melodramma tragico in due atti. Libretto: Gaetano Rossi
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

69 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 874 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
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

51 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After dominating the international opera stage for more than 30 years, Dame Joan Sutherland takes a final bow in her stunning farewell performance of Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer's grand French opera. Now regarded as one of the most memorable nights in Australia's musical history, Sutherland's formidable vocal skill is on full display throughout the demanding score, while conductor Richard Bonynge inspires orchestral brilliance at every turn
Live from Lincoln Center by Joan Sutherland( )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lakmé by Léo Delibes( Recording )

80 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lakme Joan Sutherland, soprano Alain Vanzo, Gabriel Bacquier, baritone Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra and Chorus Richard Bonynge, conductor Llibretto included
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico Caruso famously said that putting on Trovatore was easy: the only thing needed were the four best singers in the world. Few people would take issue with the sensational cast of this broadcast: The radiant superstar Joan Sutherland, in her last operatic appearance at the Met, is Leonora, the young woman loved by two men--the outlaw Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti in spectacular form), and the noble but sinister Count di Luna (commanding Verdi baritone Leo Nucci). Between them, and at the center of the drama, stands the mysterious gypsy Azucena (the late, great Shirley Verrett), whose actions years before throw a long shadow over the protagonists' lives
Command performance by Joan Sutherland( )

24 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

63 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clash between two queens, with the throne of England at stake, is at the center of Donizetti's bel canto drama. Sondra Radvanovsky, in the second part of her historic traversal of all three of the composer's Tudor queen operas in one season, stars in the title role of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots. Her opponent is Queen Elizabeth I, sung by Elza van den Heever, as the Protestant ruler who knows her position is not secure as long as Mary lives. Tenor Celso Albelo is George Talbot, the Earl of Leicester and favorite of the queen, who urges her to reconcile with Mary. But when Mary insults Elizabeth, her tragic fate is sealed. Kwangchul Youn as Talbot and Patrick Carfizzi as Cecil complete the principal cast, and Riccardo Frizza conducts
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

55 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 619 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
Coppélia by Léo Delibes( Recording )

71 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coppelia. L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Richard Bonynge, conductor. Storyline and notes included
Les deux pigeons by André Messager( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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