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Díaz, Justino

Overview
Works: 254 works in 873 publications in 6 languages and 8,919 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Filmed operas  Sacred music  Opera films  Televised operas  Interviews  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Commentator, Actor, Musician, Interviewee, Vocalist, Host, Other, Author
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Justino Díaz
 
Most widely held works by Justino Díaz
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

45 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberta Peters is spectacular as Lucia, the innocent young woman forced into an arranged marriage that leads her into insanity and death. Peters's performance of one of opera's greatest mad scenes sparkles with emotion and vocal pyrotechnics. She is joined by Sándor Kónya, who plays her lover, Edgardo, and Frank Guarrera as her brother, Enrico, whose villainous plans set the tragedy in motion. Justino Díaz sings Raimondo
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to revenge himself against Othello, Iago uses deceit to awaken in Othello a suspicion that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful to him. After he kills Desdemona he learns of Iago's treachery, and then plunges a dagger into his own heart
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwrecked on the African coast, de Gama returns to Portugal with two captives and falls in love with one of them, a beautiful East Indian queen. However, the relationship is threatened by the re-emergence of de Gama's former love, when a new expedition launched by the explorer's rival is shipwrecked
The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few weeks before this performance, Beverly Sills made her Met debut in this all-but-unknown Rossini opera. As one critic explained, "The arias are vocal extravaganzas that would terrorize all but a few singers today." But as Pamira, the young Greek woman who loves the Turkish leader, Maometto (Justino Díaz), who conquers Corinth with tragic consequences, Sills herself was really the conquering hero. "Perfectly phrased abandon," was one description of her singing, and the audience simply went berserk. Shirley Verrett co-stars in the pants role of Neocle, the young Greek captain who has been promised Pamira in marriage
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts performed live at the Metropolitan Opera on 7 November 1977
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

39 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 398 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
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Latin and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
The unknown Puccini by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Messiah : complete by George Frideric Handel( )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the disc is Vivaldi's brief Sonata al Santo Sepolcro, an instrumental work probably intended for inclusion in an Easter church service. This is followed by a Stabat Mater proper, also by Vivaldi. Vivaldi used just the first ten verses of the text, creating one of the most sombre of all settings, here performed by the Canadian ensemble Theatre of Early Music and its director, counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, who in Bach is joined by Emma Kirkby, taking on the soprano part
Semele : opera-oratorio (1744) by George Frideric Handel( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les contes d'Hoffmann : Querschnitt = Highlights = Extraits by Jacques Offenbach( )

2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Semele (HWV 58) is a 'musical drama' in three parts by George Frideric Handel. The story comes from Ovid's Metamorphoses and concerns Semele, mother of Bacchus. Handel also referred to the work as 'The Story of Semele'. The work is classified as a 'musical drama', but it does fuse elements of opera, oratorio and classical drama, which anticipates the grand operas of the nineteenth century...Neither is it opera due to the large number of choruses..."--https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semele_(Handel)
La pietra del paragone by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous film of the world's best-loved opera, directed by Herbert von Karajan, features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry's magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni's ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla, and Jon Vickers's thrillingly manic-depressive Don José
Missa solemnis in D minor by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ah, perfido! : op. 65 ; Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). MONTEVERDI CHOIR. WATKINSON, Carolyn (mezzo-soprano). ARGENTA, Nancy (soprano). HENDRICKS, Barbara (soprano). RODGERS, Joan (soprano). JONES, Della (mezzo-soprano). ROLFE JOHNSON, Anthony (tenor). VARCOE, Stephen (bass)
 
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L'Africaine
Alternative Names
Dias, Hustino

Diaz, Giustino 1939-

Díaz, J.

Díaz, J. (Justino)

Díaz, J. Justino 1940-

Diaz, Justino 1939-

Diaz, Justino 1940-

Justino Díaz basso-baritono portoricano

Justino Díaz Opera singer

Justino Díaz zanger uit Puerto Rico

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