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Verrett, Shirley

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Works: 583 works in 1,816 publications in 8 languages and 20,027 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  History  Musicals  Concert films  Filmed musicals  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Author, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Interviewee, Other, Commentator, Actor, Musician
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

105 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

46 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Victor Hugo's most sensational play, 'Lucrece Borgia', a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti's opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian 'bel canto' repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion. Brimming with high drama and pathos, this production stars Greek diva Dimitra Theodossiou in the infamous title role, praised for her stupendous acting and singing as England's Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux'
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denne klassiske innspillingen av Verdis "Don Carlo" ble spilt inn i London i 1970 og er nå tilgjengelig i en oppgradert utgave. Rollene synges av storheter som Placido Domingo og Montserrat Caballé, og musikken spilles av Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, ledet av Carlo Maria Giulini. Boksen inneholder også et fyldig teksthefte med bl.a. librettoen til operaen
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRYCE, Leontyne (soprano). BERGONZI, Carlo (tenor). MERRILL, Robert (baritone). VERRETT, Shirley (mezzo-soprano). GRIST, Reri (soprano). FLAGELLO, Ezio (bass). MAZZOLI, Ferruccio (bass). PALMA, Piero de (tenor). LACOPUCCI, Fernando (tenor). BARIO, Mario II (baritone). RCA ITALIAN OPERA CHORUS. RENATA CORTIGLIONI CHILDREN'S CHORUS. RCA ITALIAN OPERA ORCHESTRA. LEINSDORF, Erich (conductor)
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

45 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 824 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
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 675 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
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

49 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacular performance of Samson et Dilila
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasco da Gama returns to Portugal to mount a new expedition in search of passage beyond Africa. What ensues is a tale of unrequited love, jealousy and hatred that takes place on an island off the coast of Africa
Broadway's lost treasures II( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1971 and 1992
The essential Montserrat Caballé by Montserrat Caballé( )

5 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico Caruso famously said that putting on Trovatore was easy: the only thing needed were the four best singers in the world. Few people would take issue with the sensational cast of this broadcast: The radiant superstar Joan Sutherland, in her last operatic appearance at the Met, is Leonora, the young woman loved by two men--the outlaw Manrico (Luciano Pavarotti in spectacular form), and the noble but sinister Count di Luna (commanding Verdi baritone Leo Nucci). Between them, and at the center of the drama, stands the mysterious gypsy Azucena (the late, great Shirley Verrett), whose actions years before throw a long shadow over the protagonists' lives
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

42 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her gripping portrayal of Anne Boleyn, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky launched her season-long quest to sing all three of Donizetti's Tudor queen operas. She conquers the extraordinary musical and dramatic demands the composer makes, starring opposite an equally impressive Ildar Abdrazakov as Henry VIII, Anne's king and husband, whose need for a son leaves him prey to lies spread about Anne by her enemies—with tragic consequences. Stephen Costello is Lord Richard Percy, Anne's former lover, Milijana Nikolic sings Jane Seymour, Anne's lady-in-waiting who has caught the king's eye. Tamara Mumford is Mark Smeaton, the queen's page who is also in love with her. Marco Armiliato conducts
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN. AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS. GIULINI, Carlo Maria (conductor). DOMINGO, Placido (tenor). CABALLE, Montserrat (soprano)
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel : 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Starring Gordon MacRAie and Shirley Jones
The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few weeks before this performance, Beverly Sills made her Met debut in this all-but-unknown Rossini opera. As one critic explained, "The arias are vocal extravaganzas that would terrorize all but a few singers today." But as Pamira, the young Greek woman who loves the Turkish leader, Maometto (Justino Díaz), who conquers Corinth with tragic consequences, Sills herself was really the conquering hero. "Perfectly phrased abandon," was one description of her singing, and the audience simply went berserk. Shirley Verrett co-stars in the pants role of Neocle, the young Greek captain who has been promised Pamira in marriage
Stravinsky conducts his choral music by Igor Stravinsky( )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording features Shirley Verrett; Anna Moffo; and Judith Raskin. With I Virtuosi di Roma
Shirley Verrett : Carnegie Hall recital by Shirley Verrett( )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in German and English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
 
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Broadway's lost treasures II
Alternative Names
Carter, Shirley.

Carter, Shirley 1931-2010

Carter, Shirley Verrett-.

Carter Shirley Verrett- 1931-2010

Carter-Verrett, Shirley 1931-2010

Shirley Carter

Shirley Verret

Shirley Verrett American opera singer, educator and writer

Shirley Verrett Amerikaans zanger

Shirley Verrett Amerikaans zangeres

Shirley Verrett amerikansk sångare

Shirley Verrett amerikansk sanger

Shirley Verrett amerikansk songar

Shirley Verrett amerykańska śpiewaczka operowa (sopran, mezzosopran)

Shirley Verrett artiste lyrique

Shirley Verrett mezzosoprano e soprano statunitense

Shirley Verrett US-amerikanische Opernsängerin

Verrett-Carter, Shirley.

Verrett-Carter Shirley 1931-2010

Verrettová, Shirley.

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