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Plishka, Paul 1941-

Works: 349 works in 899 publications in 6 languages and 10,059 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  History  Film adaptations  Operas  Musical settings  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Pictorial works  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, per, Other, 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 )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 790 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 )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in seventeenth-century Scotland
Requiem ; Operatic choruses by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 560 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
Le Cid [(opera in 4 acts and 10 scenes) by Jules Massenet( Recording )
30 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
34 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
21 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )
33 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 332 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
33 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 313 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic story of the Trojan horse
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )
29 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 291 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
Les Troyens ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in French and held by 275 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
Boris Godounov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boris Godunow: Musikalisches Volksdrama in vier Akten und einem Prolog
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 213 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
Gemma di Vergy by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
14 editions published in 1977 in 4 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stabat Mater/overtures by Gioacchino Rossini( )
4 editions published in 1995 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As part of a plot to separate two young lovers, a young woman's father is imprisoned. Luisa's heart is broken when she must choose between romantic happiness and saving the life of her beloved parent. Her choice and its consequences lead to intrigue, outrage and murder
Christmas with Paul Plishka by Paul Plishka( )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 154 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
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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.26 for Requiem ; ... to 1.00 for Seeing sta ...)
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Plishka, Paul Peter 1941-
Plishka, Pol.
Plishka, Pol 1941-
Italian (200)
French (34)
German (25)
English (24)
Russian (6)
Latin (6)