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Plishka, Paul 1941-

Overview
Works: 413 works in 836 publications in 6 languages and 9,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  History  Film adaptations  Operas  Interviews  Musical settings  Pictorial works  Film and video adaptations  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Narrator, Commentator, Interviewee, Other, Conductor
Classifications: M1500.P83, 782.1
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Turandot by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in mythical Peking, Princess Turandot declares she will marry any man of royal blood who can solve three riddles she sets him. Failure to solve the riddles will result in execution. Prince Calaf, in spite of many entreaties not to do so, wishes to seek the hand of Turandot. Calaf solves the riddles, but gives Turandot another chance to be rid of him. Ultimately, Turandot discovers that love is the answer she needs
Lucia di Lammermoor dramma tragico in due parti by Gaetano Donizetti ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 640 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 579 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 538 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
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 311 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano ; Giorio Tozzi, bass ; orchestra and chorus of
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 246 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
Boris Godounov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in Russian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Cid [(opera in 4 acts and 10 scenes) by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1992 in Italian and German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 199 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
Gemma di Vergy by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1977 in Italian and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 189 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
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Cid by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christmas with Paul Plishka by Paul Plishka ( )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stabat Mater/overtures by Gioacchino Rossini ( )
4 editions published in 1995 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 145 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
 
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Alternative Names
Plishka, Paul Peter, 1941-
Plishka, Pol.
Plishka, Pol, 1941-
Languages
Italian (142)
French (19)
German (14)
English (13)
Latin (6)
Russian (1)
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