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Verrett, Shirley

Works: 535 works in 1,799 publications in 8 languages and 19,714 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Musicals  History  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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Most widely held works by Shirley Verrett
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

107 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,185 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 927 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 879 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 840 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)
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 669 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
Broadway's lost treasures II( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 522 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
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 519 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
The essential Montserrat Caballé by Montserrat Caballé( )

5 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

42 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
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
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

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 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley Verrett : Carnegie Hall recital by Shirley Verrett( )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in German and English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley Verrett : a film biography of the black diva by Shirley Verrett( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical documentary on the life of the opera singer Shirley Verrett. Performance excerpts include Verrett singing opera excerpts, spirituals, and popular songs. Includes interview and performance footage of Claudio Abbado, Placido Domingo, Piero Faggioni, Ruggero Raimondi, and Jon Vickers
I never walked alone : the autobiography of an American singer by Shirley Verrett( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspiring self-portrait of a world-renowned African American vocal artist This is a fascinating account of a gifted womans coming of age and rise to success at a time when black classical musicians faced barriers at every turn. Shirley Verrett possessed a talent and ambition so dazzling she could not be deniedand she became one of the most celebrated artists of her time. I Never Walked Alone draws the reader into the world of this graceful, fiery artist, dramatically telling the story of her childhood and her brilliant international career. The book is filled with behind-the-scenes tales of this divas great performances, roles, and collaborations, offering insight into her stormy personal relationships as well as her private struggles and critical decisions. Featuring forewords and afterwords by such figures as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Zubhin Mehta, and Claudio Abbado, this richly detailed book paints a vivid picture of a magnificent survivor and an indelible artist known around the world as the black Maria Callas. - Publisher
Forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in Italian and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma : lyrische Tragödie in 2 Akten by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Samson et Dalila opera in three acts by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars Placido Domingo, Shirley Verret and Wolfgang Brendel in the San Francisco Opera production of Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns. Features Julius Rudel as conductor
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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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L'AfricaineI never walked alone : the autobiography of an American singerContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community