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MacNeil, Cornell 1922-2011

Works: 323 works in 1,050 publications in 5 languages and 11,030 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Film adaptations  Musical films  Televised performances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, Commentator, Author, Musician, Actor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Cornell MacNeil
Most widely held works by Cornell MacNeil
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

59 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,076 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A worldly woman falls in love with a young man whose family disapproves. She is asked to give up her lover. Despite her lover's objections, she continues to honor her agreement with his father. Her health and life continue to deteriorate from this point on. She eventually dies in her lover's arms
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 873 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."
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

71 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's Rigoletto offers as pure a measure of operatic performance as any opera house can present--a concise, riveting masterpiece, with one of the composer's most sublime and lucid scores. For this performance, broadcast on April 8, 1967, Rigoletto drew a brilliant trio of stars--baritone Cornell MacNeil in the title role with soprano Roberta Peters as Gilda and the impeccable Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda as the Duke--conducted by Lamberto Gardelli. MacNeil made his Met debut as Rigoletto in 1959, his overwhelming performance an instant sensation. With a silvery, pinpoint voice, Peters had become virtually the Met's resident lyric soprano and would go on to sing 88 performances of Gilda with the company, more than any other artist. This was one of only five performances Gedda gave as the Duke at the Met
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

75 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis in English, French, German and Italian, and libretto with English translation (66 p.) laid in container
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 670 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
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 568 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 )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 306 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
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and held by 277 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
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

32 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 254 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

48 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 222 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
Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in Italian and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera in three acts about an escaped political prisoner, a prima donna, and the chief of the secret police
Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai( Visual )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paolo Malatesta was sent to Ravenna to arrange Francesca Da Riorini's marriage to his older, deformed brother Gianciotto. Francesca, deceived into thinking he was the bridegroom, fell in love with him, and he with her. They had an affair much later and one day, they were surprised together and killed by Gianciotto
La fanciulla del West The girl of the golden West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in Italian and English and held by 145 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
Highlights from Verdi's Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 139 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
The Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 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
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Cornell MacNeil

Cornell MacNeil American opera singer

Cornell MacNeil Amerikaans zanger (1922-2011)

Cornell MacNeil artiste lyrique

Cornell MacNeil baritono statunitense

Cornell MacNeil cantante de ópera estadounidense

Cornell MacNeil US-amerikanischer Opernsänger (Bariton)

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MacNeill, Cornell 1922-2011

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Italian (412)

English (26)

German (18)

French (7)

Spanish (6)