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Alfano, Franco 1875-1954

Overview
Works: 544 works in 1,326 publications in 5 languages and 11,395 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Live sound recordings  Opera television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  History  Cultural television programs 
Roles: Author, Composer, Arranger, Librettist, Other, Editor, Performer, Contributor, Collaborator, lbr
Classifications: M1500.P977, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Franco Alfano
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

111 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,353 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)
Turandot : lyric drama in three acts & five scenes by Giacomo Puccini( )

159 editions published between 1923 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot : at the Forbidden City of Beijing by Giacomo Puccini( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risurrezione by Franco Alfano( )

32 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in Italian and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia classica ; Seconda sinfonia by Franco Alfano( )

3 editions published in 2005 and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot : in the Forbidden City of Beijing by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Peking, Princess Turandot will become the bride of the royal suitor who can successfully answer three riddles. Unsuccessful suitors lose not only the hand of the princess, but their heads as well
Cello sonata ; Concerto for violin, cello and piano by Franco Alfano( )

6 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber music by Franco Alfano( )

3 editions published in 2011 and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Recording )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the classic French story of the master swordsman, noble in stature, whose unpleasant appearance prevents him from courting the beautiful woman with whom he has fallen in love
Turandot : lyric drama in three acts and five scenes by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

19 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a legendary time in Beijing, a beautiful but icy Chinese princess is finally won by a handsome foreign prince who manages successfully to answer the riddles she puts to her suitors. Puccini died just before he finished the opera
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By imperial decree, Princess Turandot is to marry the first royal suitor able to answer her three riddles, failure leading to execution, a fate to be suffered by the Prince of Persia. Calaf resolves to try his chance with the cold-hearted Princess, although Ping, Pang and Pong and his father try to dissuade him. Turandot poses her three riddles, which Calaf answers correctly, offering her a chance of escape, if, before morning, she can find out his name. Every effort is made to find out Calaf's name, with the slave-girl Liù tortured, but remaining loyally silent, killing herself rather than reveal it. Finally Calaf tells her his name, but now Turandot has learned that his true name is Love
Risurrezione : dramma in quattro atti di Cesare Hanau (dal romanzo omonimo di Leone Tolstoi) by Franco Alfano( )

26 editions published between 1904 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata by Franco Alfano( )

7 editions published in 1926 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano de Bergerac : opera in 5 acts by Franco Alfano( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano has an unusually long nose which makes him unattractive to any woman. Thus, he cannot have the woman he loves, his cousin Roxxane
Turandot : lyrisches Drama in drei Akten by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's last opera is a story of a beautiful but cruel Chinese princess, Turandot. The opera is characterized by its tension between the denial of love and secret affection, Turandot's obsession with sacrificial victims, and between cold cruelty and pure love
Resurrection : drama in 4 acts by Franco Alfano( Book )

5 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liriche : canto e pianoforte = Art songs : voice and piano by Franco Alfano( )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madonna imperia : commedia lirica in 1 atto = lyrische Komödie in 1 Akt by Franco Alfano( )

14 editions published between 1927 and 1928 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Turandot : lyric drama in three acts & five scenes
Alternative Names
Alfano, F.

Alfano, F. 1875-1954

Alfano, F. (Franco), 1875-1954

Alfano, Franco 1875-1954

Alfano , Frank

Alfano, Frank 1875-1954

Franco Alfano compositeur italien

Franco Alfano Italiaans pianist (1876-1954)

Franco Alfano Italian composer and pianist

Franco Alfano italienischer Komponist des ausgehenden Verismo

Franco Alfano italiensk komponist og pianist

Franco Alfano italiensk kompositör och pianist

Franco Alfano włoski kompozytor

Franko Alfano

Φράνκο Αλφάνο

Франко Алфано

Франко Альфано

פרנקו אלפאנו

פרנקו אלפאנו סופר איטלקי

フランコ・アルファーノ

阿爾法諾

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