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MacNeil, Cornell 1922-2011

Overview
Works: 241 works in 928 publications in 5 languages and 10,154 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Televised operas  Opera films  Music videos  Musical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, Commentator, Musician
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Cornell MacNeil
 
Most widely held works by Cornell MacNeil
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,298 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 )

55 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,075 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

62 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

54 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luisa Miller Anna Moffo, soprano Carlo Bergonzi, tenor Cornell MacNeil, baritone Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano Giorgio Tozzi, bass Ezio Flagello, bass RCA Italiana Opera ORchestra and Chorus FaustoCleva, conductor Libretto included
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

72 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis in English, French, German and Italian, and libretto with English translation (66 p.) laid in container
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 523 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts performed live at the Metropolitan Opera on 7 November 1977
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the opera that made Verdi famous overnight, performed here with the all-star cast that introduced the work to the Met shortly before this broadcast. Thomas Schippers' superb conducting galvanized the Met orchestra and chorus, to say nothing of the magnificent soloists, headed by Cornell MacNeil as the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, who loses his throne to his demented, scheming daughter, played by a blazing Leonie Rysanek. Majestic bass Cesare Siepi is the high priest Zaccaria. The opera is still a rarity and this rendition is legendary
Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sumptuous production by Piero Faggioni (sets by Ezio Frigerio and costumes by Franca Squarciapino) seduced Met audiences into the enchanting world of Zandonai's rarely heard opera. His retelling of Dante's story of the immortal passion of Paolo and Francesca in 13th century Italy is as musically elegant and beautiful as the details of the production on stage. James Levine's fervent conducting galvanizes the fabulous cast: Renata Scotto and Plácido Domingo as the lovers with Cornell MacNeil as an appropriately brutal Giovanni
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance features the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson in her history-making Met debut role of Ulrica, the fortune-teller. At first her predictions are all good news. But who would believe the best friend of the king would actually murder him? Absurd. That's what the king (Jan Peerce) thinks. But he loves Amelia (Zinka Milanov), the wife of his friend Renato (Robert Merrill). And when Renato discovers them together, he joins the plot against the king. This is Verdian passion at its best
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

Highlights from Verdi's Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

3 editions published in 1968 in Italian and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo vidi, e'l primo palpito (7:05); Sacra la scelta; Ah! fu giusto (6:25); Il mio sangue (3:19); Dall'aule raggianti (3:47); Tu puniscimi, o Signore (2:32); A brani, a brani, o perfido (3:22); L'alto retaggio; O meco incolume (4:02); Quando le sere al placido (3:38); La tomba e un letto; Andrem, raminghi e poveri (8:48); Final Scene: Donna, per noi terrible ora (9:45) RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus Fausto Cleva, conductor soloists: Anna Moffo; Carlo Bergonzi; Shirley Verrett; Cornall MacNeil; Giorgio Tozzi; Ezio Flagello
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Recording )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny = Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's every man for himself in the newly founded city of Mahagonny, devoted to life's illicit pleasures, where anything goes and the only crime is to run out of money
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ileana Cotrubas is stunning as Violetta, the glamorous courtesan who gives up everything for love. Her portrayal is filled with countless little touches that make even the most familiar role seem totally new, and audiences suffered with her plight, and wept at her death. Plácido Domingo's golden, seductive voice would make any woman want to run away with him, and Cornell MacNeil is his stern but understanding father. James Levine's nuanced conducting is sublime
Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Vickers was one of the most magnetic singing actors of the 20th century and Otello one of his greatest roles. He understood how to combine Shakespeare's rich characterization and Verdi's dramatic music to create an overwhelming figure, one whose death left audiences deeply shaken. Vickers is perfectly partnered by James Levine's conducting and the Met's sensational orchestra and chorus. Renata Scotto is an appealing Desdemona, Cornell MacNeil is a menacing Iago, and Franco Zeffirelli's production is deservedly legendary
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Tosca : opera in three acts
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

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

Languages
Italian (434)

English (31)

German (20)

Spanish (7)

French (1)

Covers
Francesca da Rimini