WorldCat Identities

Bergonzi, Carlo

Works: 1,117 works in 3,446 publications in 6 languages and 30,357 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Motion picture music  History  Stories, plots, etc  Musical settings  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carlo Bergonzi
Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

37 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

116 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

140 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

75 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

95 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,087 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

60 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,047 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

57 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,022 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

87 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 906 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
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

47 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 881 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

54 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark, daunting role of Lady Macbeth requires a great singing actress to bring to life everything Verdi--and Shakespeare--wrote. Shortly before this broadcast, the Viennese soprano Leonie Rysanek made her Met debut in the role--and right away became a legend. The intensity of her soaring soprano and her charismatic stage presence made her a beloved favorite of the New York audience for almost 40 years. With the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren in the title role and Carlo Bergonzi and Jerome Hines also in the cast, this Macbeth is one for the ages
La traviata : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

15 editions published between 1064 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude -- Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) -- Un di felice -- È strano!-- Ah, fors' è lui-- Sempre libera -- Lunge da lei-- De' miei bollenti spiriti -- Pura siccome un angelo -- Ah! dite alla giovine -- Di provenza il mar -- Ogni sup aver tal femmina -- Teneste la promessa--' Addio del passato -- Parigi, o cara -- Ah, Violetta!-Voi? Signor
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

57 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca : (highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca(excerpts): Dammi i colori ... Recondita armoni;Mario!Mario!Mario! ... Perce chiuso;Tre sbirri ... Una carrozza;Floria!Amore ... La povera mia cena fu interrotta ... Gia, mi dicon venal;Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore ... Sei troppo bella ... Tosca, finalmente mia!;E lucevan le stella ... O dolci mani ... Amaro sol er te Maria Callas, soprano Chorus of the Theatre National de l'Opera Jean Laforge, chorus master Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Georges Pretre, conductor
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

89 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis in English, French, German and Italian, and libretto with English translation (66 p.) laid in container
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Recording )

32 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
The essential Montserrat Caballé by Montserrat Caballé( )

5 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great tenors of the century( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio: Dramma in due atti. Libretto: Antonio Piazza e Temistocle Solera
I masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First complete recording."--Container
Edgar by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 402 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."
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Madama Butterfly
Alternative Names
Bergonci, Karlo

Bergonci, Karlo 1924-

Bergonzi, Carlo 1926-

C. Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi Italian opera singer

Carlo Bergonzi italienischer Tenor

Carlo Bergonzi italský operní pěvec, tenorista

Carlo Bergonzi tenor

Carlo Bergonzi ténor italien

Carolus Bergonzi

Karlo Berqonsi

Бергонци, Карло оперный певец, тенор

Карла Бергонцы

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کارلو برگونسی خواننده و خواننده اپرا ایتالیایی

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Italian (798)

German (53)

English (43)

Spanish (5)

French (4)

Dutch (1)