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Bumbry, Grace 1937-

Works: 505 works in 1,294 publications in 7 languages and 14,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Excerpts  Music videos  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Commentator, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Grace Bumbry
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

102 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

56 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a hot-blooded young corporal in the Spanish cavalry stationed near Seville, Don Jose is ordered to arrest Carmen, a young, flirtatious Gypsy woman, for assaulting a co-worker. Greatly charmed by her, Jose allows her to escape. He deserts the army, kills two men on Carmen's account, and takes up a life as a robber and smuggler. He is insanely jealous of Carmen, who is unfaithful to him, and when she refuses to change on his behalf, he kills her and surrenders himself to the authorities
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Le cid by Jules Massenet( Recording )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 638 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
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
Don Carlo : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes an eight minute special program: Verdi at Sant' Agata
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

60 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner worked on Tannhäuser, his fifth opera, from 1842 to 1845, conducting the first performance on October 19, 1845 at the Dresden Royal Opera. The first two nights were uncertaqin successes, but by the third performance the opera began to have its effect on the audience. Over the next few years it became enormously popular throughout Germany, then moved to other countries. In 1859 it became the first Wagner opera to be performed in America. By 1861 Tannhäuser had been given hundreds of times, when Wagner was called upon to produce a revised version for the Paris Opéra. Despite the composer's efforts to adapt the work for French tastes, anti-Wagner riots broke out and he withdrew the work. It was not seen again in France until 1895. Meanwhile Tannhäuser, in the Dresden version, opened the second season of New York's Metropolitan Opera in November of 1884. Nowadays either the Dresden or Paris version may be given, depending on the director's preference; the current recording is an amalgam of the two. -- Page [1-2] of program notes
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

51 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 364 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
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"--Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
Berühmte Opernarien by Grace Bumbry( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi-Ave Maria; Ecco l'orrido campo; O don fatale, o don crudel; Canzone del velo; Bizet-Pres de rempart de Seville; Wagner-Dich teure Hallen; Puccina-Si me chiamano Mimi; vissi d'arte; Un bel di; Verdi-Ritorna, vincitor; Mozart-Oh sai chi; Beethoven-Abscheulicher, wo eilst du..; Wagner-Mild und leise
Carmen : highlights by Georges Bizet( )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habanera, Seguidilla, Canson Boheme, Toreador song Maria Callas, soprano Choeurs Rene Duclos Jean Laforge, director Choeurs d'Enfants Jean Pesneaud & Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera GeorgesPretre, conductor
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Aida : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 217 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
Requiem ; Masonic funeral music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Latin and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Macht des Schicksals by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in German and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The firebird : suite by Igor Stravinsky( )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses drawings to illustrate the story of the firebird legend on which Stravinsky's ballet music is based
Musik aus Opern von Christoph Willibald Gluck by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El amor brujo ; El sombrero de tres picos : dances by Manuel de Falla( Recording )

6 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brumbry, Grace

Brumbry, Grace 1937-

Bumbry, Grace Ann Melzia 1937-

Bumbry, Grace M. 1937-

Bumbry, Grace Melzia Ann.

Bumbry, Grace Melzia Ann 1937-

Grace Bumbry Amerikaans muzikante

Grace Bumbry amerikansk musikar

Grace Bumbry amerikansk musiker

Grace Bumbry mezzo soprano américaine

Grace Bumbry mezzosoprano e soprano statunitense

Grace Bumbry US-amerikanische Sängerin

Бамбри, Грейс


CarmenDon Carlo : opera in four acts