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Tebaldi, Renata

Works: 1,509 works in 4,233 publications in 7 languages and 35,691 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art music  Biography  Motion picture music  Musical settings  Interviews  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Commentator, Vocalist, Printer, per, Collector, Contributor, Musician, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

141 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of La bohème is the epitome of young starving artists whose lifestyles and escapades gave us the Bohemian genre. A notion of the poverty in which they are developing their artistic talents is evident from the very first scene as painter Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm by burning pages from Rodolfo's latest drama. Set in 1830s Paris, we follow the love between Mimi and Rodolfo as the young artists experience triumphs and tragedies
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

119 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly is a story of love betrayed, the innocent Japanese heroine of the title deserted by her faithless American husband and finally driven to suicide
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

128 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"-Wikipedia (Sept 2006)
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

117 editions published between 1324 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello. Mario Del Monaco, tenor Renata Tebaldi, soprano Aldo Protti, Fernando Corena, bass Piero De Palma, Angelo Mercuriali, Pier Luigi Latinucci, Dario Caselli, Luisa Ribacchi. Orchestra and Chorus of Accademia Di Santa Cecilia of Rome, Alberto Erede, conductor
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

123 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis in English, French, German and Italian, and libretto with English translation (66 p.) laid in container
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

120 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes everything clicks during a performance, and this Tosca is one of those rare moments. Three of the greatest singers in the world--Renata Tebaldi, Richard Tucker, and Leonard Warren--all in such spectacular voice, effortlessly convey every bit of Puccini's hair-raising drama. With Dimitri Mitropoulos bringing the orchestra and chorus into the same fever pitch as the singers, it's no wonder some operagoers say this Tosca is their standard for judging all others
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

101 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wally, a difficult young woman, has trouble expressing her love for young Hagenbach, and instead fights with him. He in turn taunts her instead of expressing his undying love. Their stubborness eventually leads to tragedy
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 871 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."
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

99 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 748 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
Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilèa( Recording )

55 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 610 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

72 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Renata Tebaldi heads a cast of legendary Verdi singers in this dramatic and passionate performance. She stars as Leonora, the aristocratic Spanish woman who plans to elope with her true love, only to have her life shattered. The great tenor Richard Tucker is Alvaro, Leonora’s beloved, whose actions cause the death of her father and set in motion the tragic twists of fate that come to haunt the lovers. Mario Sereni sings Carlo, Leonora’s brother, who is obsessed with avenging his father. Jerome Hines and Mignon Dunn co-star as the compassionate Padre Guardiano and the feisty Gypsy Preziosilla. Thomas Schippers is on the podium
Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

31 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

54 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele Cesare Siepe, bass Renata Tebaldi, soprano Mario Del Monaco, Orchestra of Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Rome Tullio Seragin, conductor
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

54 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Renata Tebaldi by Renata Tebaldi( )

50 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is difficult to dissociate the pure, warm tones of Renata Tebaldi's voice from her usual operatic repertoire - the heroines of the Italian lyric stage of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which, thanks to her exceptional vocal and dramatic endowment, she interpreted so superbly. That these unforgettable portrayals were not just the product of instinct, however, but are backed by a sound musical schooling and a deep and penetrating intelligence, is shown by these recitals recorded with pianist Giorgio Favaretto (1956 and 1957) and with conductor/pianist Richard Bonynge (1972) in which Tebaldi offers us a comprehensive survey of the art of song in a succession of vocal styles, from Arie Antiche (Scarlatti, Handel), music by Mozart and Rossini (including one of her specialities, La regatta Veneziana), through to gems from 19th-century bel canto and verismo composers (Donizetti, Bellini, Mascagni) and into the twentieth century (Zandonai, Respighi, Martucci, Tosti)
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

39 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 396 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

48 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 349 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
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Renata Ersilia Clotilde Tebaldi

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Renata Tebaldi italiensk sanger

Renata Tebaldi italiensk songar

Renata Tebaldi olasz opera-énekesnő (szoprán)

Renata Tebaldi singer

Renata Tebaldi soprano italien

Renata Tebaldi włoska śpiewaczka operowa, sopran

Tebaldi, R. 1922-2004

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