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Ercolani, Renato

Works: 260 works in 617 publications in 4 languages and 7,334 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Drama  Art music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Arrangements (Music)  Filmed operas  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, sl4, Vocalist, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Renato Ercolani
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Italian and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With James Levine's masterful conducting, Mozart's sublime score works its colorful magic in this upstairs/downstairs drama. Ruggero Raimondi (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Susannah) are the servants, caught up in the ongoing domestic drama of the Count and Countess (Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness). Only all is not what it seems, and the battle lines keep shifting in the most unexpected ways. Frederica von Stade is Cherubino, the young page body who's in love with love and who keeps complicating everyone's best laid plans at exactly the wrong times
Tosca : (highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in Italian and German and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca(excerpts): Dammi i colori ... Recondita armoni;Mario!Mario!Mario! ... Perce chiuso;Tre sbirri ... Una carrozza;Floria!Amore ... La povera mia cena fu interrotta ... Gia, mi dicon venal;Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore ... Sei troppo bella ... Tosca, finalmente mia!;E lucevan le stella ... O dolci mani ... Amaro sol er te Maria Callas, soprano Chorus of the Theatre National de l'Opera Jean Laforge, chorus master Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Georges Pretre, conductor
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

32 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 328 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
Operatic scenes by Maria Callas( )

3 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 282 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."
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultraphonic: 1660
Il tabarro by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in Italian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet contains libretto
The voice within the heart : historical recordings, 1952-1961 by Maria Callas( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in Italian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera exerpts, sung in Italian and French
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic misadventures of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff, adapted from his Merry wives of Windsor and Henry IV by Verdi and Boito
The marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff : commedia lirica in tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda opera in quattro atti by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Renato Ercoiani

Italian (96)

German (18)

English (2)

French (1)