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Plishka, Paul 1941-

Works: 350 works in 1,072 publications in 7 languages and 11,559 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Musical settings  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Live sound recordings  Operas  Opera television programs  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Other, Vocalist, bas, Interviewee, per, Commentator, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Paul Plishka
Most widely held works by Paul Plishka
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 797 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 )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in seventeenth-century Scotland
Le Cid ; [(opera in 4 acts and 10 scenes) by Jules Massenet( Recording )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 637 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 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 582 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 )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 429 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
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 367 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 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 327 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
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in Italian and German and held by 283 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( Recording )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Christmas with Paul Plishka by Paul Plishka( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Italian and held by 247 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. This opera centers around the tangled personal passions and political rivalries of Renaissance Italy
Boris Godounov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July 4-15, 1987, at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C
La Boheme : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 : "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A five-part exploration of Ludwig von Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, examining the music itself along with the historical and personal setting in which it was created"--Guide p. 2
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Verdi's most intriguing masterpieces, this March 1964 performance of Verdi's Don Carlo captures the opera's unique and tragic grandeur
Gemma di Vergy by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

20 editions published in 1977 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Italian and German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Lucia di Lammermoor
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