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Bergonzi, Carlo

Works: 1,160 works in 2,985 publications in 6 languages and 21,082 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Operas  History  Musical settings  Interviews  Live sound recordings  Motion picture music  Pictorial works 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, per, Vocalist, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carlo Bergonzi
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

140 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

64 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca, the beautiful, glamorous singer who has all of Rome at her feet, is one of the iconic soprano roles of the Italian repertoire. She's caught between two men--her lover, the handsome, idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and the villainous Baron Scarpia, Rome's all-powerful chief of police, who will stop at nothing to win Tosca for himself. Puccini's story of torture, attempted rape, murder, suicide, and general mayhem is as thrilling and dramatic as anything seen on the operatic stage. Thanks to Eleanor Steber's impetuous title heroine, George London's malevolent Scarpia, and Carlo Bergonzi's romantic Cavaradossi, this Tosca still sends chills down your spine
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

87 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marvelous cast vividly brings to life Verdi's passionate story of love, betrayal, and revenge. Suave-voiced Carlo Bergonzi, often called the poet of tenors, is the Swedish king in love with Amelia (the glorious Leontyne Price in stupendous form). But she is the wife of his best friend and confidant, Count Anckarström (the great baritone Robert Merrill) who discovers the lovers' secret and assassinates the king at a royal ball. Roberta Peters is the perky page Oscar and Mignon Dunn is the fortuneteller Ulrica. A stellar lineup of singers from top to bottom
Ernani [opera in four acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

64 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Elvira, the heroine of Verdi's rousing early opera, it's a classic example of too much of a good thing--love, in this case. She's passionately involved with the handsome bandit Ernani (actually an aristocrat), who returns her affections. But the king of Spain also wants her, as does her elderly guardian. When it comes to great singing, however, there is no such thing as too much. The legendary pairing of Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli, at their thrilling, impassioned best, was an operatic match made in heaven. They star opposite Verdi baritone Cornell MacNeil and refulgent bass Giorgio Tozzi. The brilliant Thomas Schippers presides in the pit
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

78 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (139 p. :
Great tenors of the century( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attila [lyrical drama in one prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

48 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

34 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

31 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thrilling performance of Verdi's passionate drama features the legendary Leontyne Price in one of her most acclaimed roles. As Leonora, she is heard opposite Carlo Bergonzi, who plays her lover, Don Alvaro. When Alvaro accidentally kills Leonora's father, the two escape but are separated on their flight, with Leonora's brother Don Carlo (Kostas Paskalis) pursuing them to take revenge and restore his family's honor. The great Cesare Siepi is Padre Guardiano, the monk who hides Leonora. But when the lovers are finally reunited, tragedy ensues
I masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First complete recording."--Container
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

55 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 388 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
Edgar [Libretto by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame lyrique en 3 actes. Livret de Ferdinando Fontano daprès le poème dramatique dAlfred de Musset "La Coupe et les lèvres."
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

67 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seldom has Puccini's beloved opera sounded so sweet and utterly innocent as it does in this emotionally devastating performance. Conductor Thomas Schippers was very young when he led this broadcast, but he understood the nuances of Puccini's style and how to encourage his singers to blossom into their characters. Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi simply are Mimì and Rodolfo, and their love--and loss--are the stuff of operatic legend. With Laurel Hurley as Musetta and Mario Sereni as her on-again, off-again love, Marcello
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 315 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

69 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of the Verdi opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

54 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 279 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

55 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Recording )

27 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
No reservations music from the motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fourteen songs featured in the motion picture "No Reservations," including "Sway," by Michael Bublé, "Cielo e Mar" by Luciano Pavarotti, and "Count on My Lover" by Liz Phair
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Madama Butterfly
Alternative Names
Bergonci, Karlo.

Bergonci, Karlo 1924-

Bergonzi, Carlo 1926-

C. Bergonzi

Italian (771)

German (51)

English (46)

French (5)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

La Bohème