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Plishka, Paul 1941-

Overview
Works: 325 works in 1,107 publications in 7 languages and 13,965 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Operas  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction television programs  History  Television adaptations  Opera television programs  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Vocalist, Other, bas, Interviewee, Commentator, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Paul Plishka
 
Most widely held works by Paul Plishka
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a Chinese princess who has her suitors that can't answer 3 riddles executed and how she eventually discovers love with a prince
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brooding tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in seventeenth-century Scotland."--Container
Le cid by Jules Massenet( Recording )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic tragedy set in eleventh century Seville. The love of Don Rodrigue, called The Cid, and Chimène comes into conflict with their duty to honor their families and country
Requiem ; Operatic choruses by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An immortal classic of love and loss, with Franco Zeffirelli's, iconic production and Nicola Luisotti's expressive conducting. Angela Gheorghiu, the leading Puccini soprano of our time, reprises the role of Mimi, with Ramon Vargas gives a reading
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first uncut performance of Berlioz's opera at the Met, this production tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Italian and German and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 450 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( )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

43 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 379 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
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma (Shirley Verrett) is the high priestess of the Druids and daughter of their leader Oroveso (Paul Plishka). But she is also in love with Pollione (Carlo Cossuta), proconsul of their Roman oppressors, and secretly has had two children with him. Matters get even more complicated when another priestess, Adalgisa (Elena Obraztsova), innocently confesses to Norma that she has fallen love with Pollione, who in turns wants to take Adalgisa back to Rome with him. Bellini's exquisite music conveys every nuance of the characters' emotional dilemma, all the way through to the drama's shattering conclusion
Stabat Mater ; Overtures by Gioacchino Rossini( )

4 editions published in 1995 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few sopranos have tackled the extraordinarily difficult role of Elvira in Bellini's last opera at the Met. In this remarkable performance, the great Edita Gruberova sails through the vocal challenges, pulling off her trademark coloratura stunts and caressing Bellini's long, languid phrases with equal ease. She creates a poignant, very human portrait of a young woman who goes insane when she loses the man she loves, only to be restored when he returns. Chris Merritt is Arturo, the object of her affection
Simon Boccanegra : Melodramma in einem Prolog und drei Akten by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simon Boccanegra, Doge of Genoa, is one of Verdi's most profound characters, a complex man ruled by love of family and devotion to country. The compelling, richly colored music of Simon Boccanegra vividly embodies the tangled personal passions and political rivalries of Renaissance Italy."--Container
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic broadcast captures the U.S. premiere of Stravinsky's landmark opera. Legendary conductor Fritz Reiner leads an extraordinary cast, headed by Eugene Conley as Tom Rakewell, the young man whose sudden inheritance leads to his downfall and the loss of his beloved, Anne Trulove, sung by the great Hilde Güden. Mack Harrell is Nick Shadow, Tom's Mephistophelian mentor and guide on his journey to dissolution. Blanche Thebom sings Baba the Turk and Norman Scott is Anne's father, Trulove
Christmas with Paul Plishka by Paul Plishka( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Italian and German and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godounov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July 4-15, 1987, at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C
 
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Les Troyens
Alternative Names
Paul Plishka Amerikaans zanger

Paul Plishka artiste lyrique

Paul Plishka basso statunitense

Plishka, Paul Peter 1941-

Plishka, Pol.

Plishka, Pol 1941-

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Les TroyensSimon Boccanegra : Melodramma in einem Prolog und drei Akten