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Verrett, Shirley

Overview
Works: 561 works in 1,710 publications in 7 languages and 17,670 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Concert films  Filmed musicals  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Televised operas  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Author, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Commentator, Vocalist, Other, Actor, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Shirley Verrett
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 889 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( )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

59 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Verdi's most intriguing masterpieces, this March 1964 performance of Verdi's Don Carlo captures the opera's unique and tragic grandeur
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( )

40 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 798 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( )

40 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

109 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 759 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
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

48 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 546 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 525 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 416 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
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

40 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 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Rodgers was the president and producing director of the Music Theater of Lincoln Center, a repertory organization that put on limited-run, summer revivals of Broadway musicals at the newly opened Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in the 1960s. One of the shows for 1965 was Rodgers' own Carousel, marking its 20th anniversary. John Raitt, the original male lead, returned to the role he had originated. The show opened on August 10 and was well-received. RCA Victor, which contracted to record many of the Lincoln Center shows, also did this one. The result was an excellent album. This 1965 Carousel album ran over 50 minutes (very long for an LP and not bad even for the 1987 CD reissue), notably including a version of the opening scene between Billy Bigelow (Raitt) and Julie Jordan (Eileen Christy) that ran over nine and a half minutes. This was the most complete version of the score yet released. The 48-year-old Raitt, with many performances of the show under his belt, was more mannered than the 28-year-old Raitt had been, but he still owned the role, and the rest of the cast was good
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 304 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 )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 299 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 )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
The essential Montserrat Caballé by Montserrat Caballé( )

5 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 264 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
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 258 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
El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla( Recording )

21 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singin' in the storm by Shirley Verrett( )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 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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