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Verrett, Shirley

Works: 562 works in 1,801 publications in 8 languages and 19,719 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musicals  History  Filmed operas  Concert films  Filmed musicals  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Author, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Interviewee, Other, Commentator, Actor, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Shirley Verrett
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Most widely held works by Shirley Verrett
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( )

110 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,186 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 )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 915 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 )

64 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 825 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( )

43 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 808 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( )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 654 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
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

63 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 591 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
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

74 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacular performance of Samson et Dilila
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 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 408 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

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel : 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carousel: complete 1945 John Raitt and Jan Clayton original cast recording, plus three previously unreleased alternate takes including the full overture (with Jean Darling and others; Joseph Littau, cond.)
Stravinsky conducts his choral music by Igor Stravinsky( )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 293 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
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
Shirley Verrett : Carnegie Hall recital by Shirley Verrett( )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in German and English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma (Shirley Verrett) is the high priestess of the Druids and daughter of their leader Oroveso (Paul Plishka). But she is also in love with Pollione (Carlo Cossuta), proconsul of their Roman oppressors, and secretly has had two children with him. Matters get even more complicated when another priestess, Adalgisa (Elena Obraztsova), innocently confesses to Norma that she has fallen love with Pollione, who in turns wants to take Adalgisa back to Rome with him. Bellini's exquisite music conveys every nuance of the characters' emotional dilemma, all the way through to the drama's shattering conclusion
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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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