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Alfano, Franco 1875-1954

Overview
Works: 580 works in 1,437 publications in 5 languages and 13,201 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Excerpts  Drama  Librettos  Film adaptations  Symphonies  Televised operas  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Composer, Arranger, Librettist, Other, Editor, Performer, Contributor, lbr
Classifications: M1500.P977, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Franco Alfano
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

127 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 5,513 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( )

163 editions published between 1923 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano de Bergerac by Franco Alfano( )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Franco Alfano may best be remembered as the composer tasked with completing Puccini's Turandot after his untimely death, he was also a skilled creator in his own right, and his 1936 adaptation of the classic tale of Cyrano de Bergerac has found new appreciation by both critics and audiences alike. In this performance, tenor Roberto Alagna takes on the swashbuckling title character, exuding panache throughout and singing with both lyric beauty and ringing top notes. Rising star Jennifer Rowley offers a warm, bright timbre as Roxane, the object of Cyrano's clandestine affections, and as the comely but simple Christian, tenor Atalla Ayan sings with a wealth of ardent lyricism. Juan Jesús Rodríguez brings a rich baritone to the role of De Guiche, with Met favorite Marco Armiliato conducting a lively account of this rare operatic gem
Risurrezione by Franco Alfano( )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 331 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in Italian and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia classica ; Seconda sinfonia by Franco Alfano( )

3 editions published in 2005 and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber music by Franco Alfano( )

3 editions published in 2011 and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot : lyric drama in three acts and five scenes by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

21 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata by Franco Alfano( )

7 editions published in 1926 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Turandot' from the Verone Arena : Franco Zeffirelli's legendary production of a Puccini Masterpiece. Internationally acclaimed Italian stage director Franco Zeffirelli delivers an opulent staging at the fairy-tale story of the Chinese Princess Turandot, who will only marry a prince capable of solving her riddles. Russian soprano Maria Guleghina proved a brilliant Turandot
Risurrezione by Franco Alfano( )

29 editions published between 1904 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 97 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
Resurrection : drama in 4 acts by Franco Alfano( Book )

5 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1927 and 1928 in 3 languages and held by 67 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 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally acclaimed Chinese film-maker Chen Kaige's version of the fairy-tale story of Princess Turandot, who will only marry a prince capable of solving her riddles
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 57 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
 
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Turandot : lyric drama in three acts & five scenes
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Franco Alfano : presagio di tempi nuovi con finale controcorrente
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

Альфано, Ф. (Франко), 1875-1954

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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