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Bumbry, Grace 1937-

Works: 588 works in 1,250 publications in 5 languages and 12,440 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  History  Televised operas  Music  Television adaptations  Musical films  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Commentator, Author, Vocalist, per, Musician, Other, Instrumentalist, l4
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Grace Bumbry
Messiah arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Le Cid [(opera in 4 acts and 10 scenes) by Jules Massenet( Recording )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 616 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
Don Carlos an opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 441 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 )

49 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 360 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
Champagne and laughter the music of Johann Strauss II by Johann Strauss( )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 264 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)
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
James Levine's 25th anniversary by James Levine( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 219 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
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 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 197 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 by Leontyne Price( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of the Verdi opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Musik aus Opern von Christoph Willibald Gluck by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas MacCabaeus by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 14-22, 1992
The Seraphim guide to German Lieder( Recording )

5 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace Bumbry a portrait by Grace Bumbry( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Don Carlos an opera in five acts
Alternative Names
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


Italian (80)

German (60)

English (49)

French (35)

Spanish (5)