WorldCat Identities

Corelli, Franco

Works: 1,477 works in 3,580 publications in 7 languages and 29,083 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Drama  Filmed performances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Librettos  Art music  Songs and music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, t=t, Vocalist, Other, Composer, Interviewee, ten, Musician, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Franco Corelli
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

114 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,745 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( )

87 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fausto Cleva, one of the Metropolitan Opera's most admired Italian specialists, conducts the company's orchestra and chorus in this February 1961 performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

82 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian tenor Franco Corelli had it all: movie-star looks, ringing high notes he could hold for what seemed like forever, and a charismatic stage presence. With Corelli as Radames, the captain of the Egyptian army, it was more than believable that the daughter of the Egyptian king, Amneris (Irene Dalis), would want him--and that she would do everything in her power to keep him from her slave, Aida (Gabriella Tucci). This is Corelli's only broadcast Aida from the Met and required listening for fans of the art of the tenor
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

71 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libretto by Luigi Illica
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si hay un caso de identificación entre un cantante y un personaje, ese es sin duda el de María Callas y Norma. Esta segunda grabación realizada para EMI (esta vez con sonido estéreo) se puede considerar como una declaración de principios de lo que era el canto para Callas. Una mujer madura despechada y abandonada por su amante no puede cantar como un jilguero; así el deterioro vocal que presentaba en 1960 lo convierte en una ayuda para la caracterización dramática del personaje
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

81 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still new to the Met when she first tackled the challenging title role of Puccini's Turandot in 1961, Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson brought not only the fierce power and glory that distinguished her singing of Wagner and Strauss's great heroines, but also her love and affinity for the Italian repertoire. In this December 3, 1966, performance, she had the perfect consort in Franco Corelli as Calàf. Tall and handsome, with a viscerally exciting tenor voice to match, Corelli's singing seemed to blaze its way heroically through the music, finishing with thrilling high notes. Conducted by Zubin Mehta, this performance was the first Saturday afternoon radio broadcast from the new Met and featured recent debutante Mirella Freni as a ravishing Liù
Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti( )

69 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poliuto: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

87 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The combination of Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli sent audiences into delirium. Her rich, soaring soprano perfectly matched his ardent, romantic tenor. The year after their history-making joint debut at the Met, they were paired in Puccini's gripping tale of deception and revenge. Price, in the title role of Rome's most famous singer, is forced to deal with the nefarious Baron Scarpia, the chief of police (Cornell MacNeil) in a desperate attempt to free her lover (Corelli), imprisoned for his political beliefs. But it all goes tragically wrong
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

28 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 760 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

47 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 731 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
Carmen : (highlights) by Georges Bizet( )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano María Callas sings in French excerpts from Bizet's opera Carmen, with s upporting soloists, charms and orchestra
Norma : (highlights) by Vincenzo Bellini( )

22 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Bellini's Opera, Norma. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Opera House, Milan, Tullio Serafin, Conductor. Maria Callas, soprano; Franco Corelli, tenor; Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Nicola Zaccaria, bass; Edda Vincenzi, soprano
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have always been bitter rivalries between fathers and sons, but the tension between King Philip II of Spain (Giorgio Tozzi) and his heir Don Carlo (Franco Corelli) reaches new levels in Verdi's magnificent opera. Leonie Rysanek is electrifying as Elisabeth of Valois, promised to Don Carlo but suddenly married to Philip instead. Irene Dalis is the beautiful but treacherous Princess Eboli who wants Don Carlo, even though she is his father's mistress. With Hermann Uhde as the menacing Grand Inquisitor
Il trovatore (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo & Juliet by Charles Gounod( )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes by Franco Corelli( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Pape's swaggering Mephistophélès is as seductive as it is demonic in this story of Faust (Roberto Alagna) who sells his soul to the devil to reclaim his youth. Wasting no time, Faust falls in love with Marguerite (Solie Isokoski) but things soon begin to go horribly wrong. Her brother (Dmitri Hvorostovvsky) is murdered, she goes insane, and Faust is dragged to hell. But the music is unforgettable
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in French and English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one ever doubted the handsome, charismatic Italian tenor Franco Corelli was the personification of the romantic hero. So what better role for him than Roméo, the impetuous youth who defies his family, and his city, to follow where his heart leads? Corelli's ardor knows no bounds in his quest for Juliette (the sparkling Judith Blegen). This performance leaves no doubt that even though Roméo and Juliette are young, they are truly, profoundly in love
La vestale by Gaspare Spontini( )

48 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Oct. 15-25, Herkulessaal der Münchener Residenz
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Cavalleria rusticana
Cavalleria rusticana
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Corelli , Dario

Corelli, F.

Corelli, F. (Franco)

Corelli, F. Franco 1921-2003

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