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Blanc, Ernest

Works: 260 works in 608 publications in 4 languages and 3,851 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Operas  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Author, per, l4
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Ernest Blanc
Most widely held works by Ernest Blanc
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

35 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

56 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 445 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
The pearl fishers by Georges Bizet( Recording )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les pêcheurs de perles Ivan IV : extraits by Georges Bizet( Recording )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Scene: A shore on the island of Ceylon in antiquity) In anticipation of the fishing season, the villagers elect Zurga as their king and prepare their annual vigil to ensure safe seas. Zurga welcomes Nadir, his long-time friend, whom he has not seen since their love for the same woman divided them. They promise eternal friendship and vow never again to allow a woman to come between them. Within moments, a woman arrives, veiled. She will stand through the night, alone on the shore, in ritual prayer. Zurga promises her a priceless pearl if she is chaste in her duty and death if she violates her purity. Nadir recognizes her voice. It is Léïla, the woman he and Zurga loved in the past, and his feelings for her are rekindled . .
Faust [an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod( Recording )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in French and German and held by 248 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
The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy opera in 4 acts
Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gluck's deeply moving masterpiece returned to the Met in 2007 after an absence of 90 years, featuring an all-star cast vibrantly conducted by Louis Langrée in his company debut. Oreste, sung by the incomparable Plácido Domingo, is hounded by the furies for murdering his mother. He has been shipwrecked on Tauris where he and his friend Pylade (Paul Groves) are condemned to die at the hands of the priestess Iphigénie (Susan Graham). At the sacrificial altar Oreste and Iphigénie suddenly realize they are brother and sister--and face slaughter by the angry king Thoas (William Shimell)
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Recording )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Samson and Delilah [opera in three acts] by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

4 editions published in 1963 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust by Charles Gounod( )

in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great opera duets by Joan Sutherland( )

3 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat beroemde operaduetten van o.a. Delibes, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Humperdinck
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 83 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
William Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

2 editions published in 1971 in Undetermined and French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xylophone, orchestra accompaniment
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tales of Hoffmann" highlights (Les contes d'Hoffmann) by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Procopio by Georges Bizet( Recording )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise by Gustave Charpentier( Recording )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Great opera singers Gundula Janowitz, Rita Streich, Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Important twentieth century opera singers perform arias and scenes by Wagner, Puccini, Verdi, and more
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Blanc, Ernest Marius Victor

French (187)

German (23)

Italian (23)

English (5)