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Bonynge, Richard

Works: 2,218 works in 5,784 publications in 10 languages and 43,116 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Miscellanea 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Arranger, Editor, Instrumentalist, Commentator, Interviewee, per, Narrator, Director, Author of introduction, con, Adapter, Creator, l4, Film editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

127 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,347 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

108 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,213 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

76 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a feud between the Scottish families of Ravenswood and Lammermoor, Enrico has gained the upper hand over Edgardo, murdering his kinsmen and usurping his estates. By the time of the opera's action, in the late 17th century, Enrico's fortunes have begun to wane; in political disfavor, he stakes all on uniting his family with that of Arturo, whom he means to force his sister, Lucia, to marry."--Container
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

70 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 950 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
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

93 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 893 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 )

63 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 856 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
Semiramide by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

66 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiramide: Melodramma tragico in due atti. Libretto: Gaetano Rossi
Lakmé by Lo Delibes( Recording )

54 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Lakme' is een in India spelende opera van een componist die vooral bekend werd door zijn balletten 'Sylvia' en 'Coppelia'. De vocale delen 'Lakme, ton doux regard se voila', 'Ah, ou va le jeune indoue' (bijgenaamd de 'Klokjesaria'), 'Tu m'as donne le plus doux reve' en 'Viens, Mallika' worden wel eens apart uitgevoerd. Het laatste stuk is een duet dat plotseling populairwerd toen het als muziek in een t.v.-spotje van Veilig Verkeer Nederland werd gebruikt. De 'Air de danses' (of 'Ballet der Bajaderen') wordt ook wel apart gespeeld
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

53 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 665 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
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live-registratie van de opera in de Sydney Opera House, augustus 1978. Geluid- en beeld restoratie 1991
Les Huguenots [opera in five acts] by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

40 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 605 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 497 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
Faust [an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod( Recording )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Afghan guerrillas in 1986-1987, including a discussion between the author and Col. Danis Turlais, Commander of the Latvian Defence Forces, who served in the Soviet Army Headquarters in Kabul
Les contes d'Hoffmann The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the massacre of the Huguenots by the Catholics on the night of St. Bartholomew's, August 24, 1572. Queen Marguerite de Valois seeks to unite in marriage the house of Nangis and the house of St. Bris to end the religious differences which have disturbed her reign. A misunderstanding brings disasterous results
The merry widow by Franz Lehr( Visual )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance of Lehár's light-hearted operetta in which a young, wealthy widow in 19th century Paris courts the true love of her girlhood days by pretending to be interested in another
Esclarmonde; [romantic opera in four acts and eight scenes, including a prologue and an epilogue] by Jules Massenet( Recording )

64 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 449 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
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recording of the opera by Johann Strauss
The Age of bel canto by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furia di donna (Piccinni); Care selve (Handel); Superbo di me stesso (Lampugnami); With plaintive note (Handel); Iris hence away (Handel); Mio caro ben (Bononcini); O too lovely (Arne); Light as thistledown (Shield); When William at eve (Shield); Voi che fausti (Mozart); O zittre nicht (Mozart); Ich baue ganz (Mozart); Ma Fanchette est charmante (Gail/Boieldieu); Serbami ognor (Rossini); Ferme tes yeux (Auber); Und ob die Wolke (Weber); Angiol do pace (Bellini); Tornami a dir (Donizetti); Il segreto (Donizetti); Santo di patria. . . allor che i forti corrono (Verdi); Un ritratto --Vaggiam (Bellini); Ecco ridente (Rossini); Bolero (Arditi) Joan Sutherland, soprano Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano Richard Conrad, vocals London Symphony Orchestra Richard Bonynge, conductor
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Lucia di Lammermoor
Alternative Names
Boning, Ričard.


Bonynge, Richard Alan 1930-

Les HuguenotsDie Fledermaus