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MacNeil, Cornell 1922-2011

Works: 398 works in 893 publications in 5 languages and 8,148 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Musical films  Television adaptations  Operas  Nonfiction films  Filmed performances 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, per, Commentator, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Cornell MacNeil
Most widely held works by Cornell MacNeil
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

54 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Verdi's opera, telling the story of a beautiful courtesan dying from consumption, her love for a poor nobleman and the sacrifices she makes for him
Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

49 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fanciulla del West: Opera in tre atti. Libretto: G.Civinini e C.Zangarini
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts performed live at the Metropolitan Opera on 7 November 1977
Ernani [opera in four acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

46 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 436 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
Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-act opera set in the thirteenth-century about a woman married to a cripple who is murdered with her lover
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with Napoleon Bonaparte, political enemy of Scarpia advancing upon Rome. Cavaradossi a painter and Angelotti an escaped prisoner are political allies and see Napoleon as a hero. Angelotti has taken refuge in a chapel of a church in Rome in which Cavaradossi is painting a portrait of the Madonna. Cavaradossi has as his lover a famous singer Floria Tosca who attempts to enter the church and finds the door locked. She becomes jealous and demands to know why the door is locked. Angelotti and Cavaradossi engineer an escape plan for Angelotti. Various twists and turns develop involving these major players
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Dimitri Mitropoulous conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a 1955 performance of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera that sees Marian Anderson reprise her history making role of Ulrica
La fanciulla del West The girl of the golden West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

6 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Recording )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tosca opera in three actsTosca
Alternative Names
Cornell MacNeil American opera singer

Cornell MacNeil Amerikaans zanger (1922-2011)

Cornell MacNeil baritono statunitense

Cornell MacNeil US-amerikanischer Opernsänger (Bariton)

Mac Neil Cornell 1922-2011

MacNeil, Cornell Hill.

MacNeil, Cornell Hill 1922-

MacNeil, Cornell Hill 1922-2011

MacNeill, Cornell 1922-2011

Mc Neil Cornell 1922-2011

McNeil Cornell 1922-2011

Neil, M. 1922-

Neil, M. 1922-2011

Neil, M. (Mac), 1922-

Neil, M. (Mac), 1922-2011

Neil, Mac 1922-

Neil, Mac 1922-2011

Italian (251)

English (14)

German (11)

Spanish (4)

French (1)

Francesca da RiminiTosca