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RCA italiana orchestra

Overview
Works: 83 works in 212 publications in 3 languages and 5,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art music  Excerpts  Songs  Interviews  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by RCA italiana orchestra
Verdi heroines by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in Italian and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in Italian and held by 359 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
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in Italian and English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Kristine Opolais made a celebrated Met debut in Puccini's bittersweet story of love and loss. She sings Magda, a young woman who leaves behind her luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich Rambaldo (Dwayne Croft) to follow her heart and live with Ruggero (Giuseppe Filianoti)--but their happiness is short-lived. Anna Christy is Magda's feisty maid Lisette and Marius Brenciu sings the poet Prunier
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 277 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
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in Italian and held by 260 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'
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in Italian and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Dimitri Mitropoulous conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a 1955 performance of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera that sees Marian Anderson reprise her history making role of Ulrica
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in Italian and English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome ; Fernando Previtali, con
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 253 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in Italian and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in Italian and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of Simon Boccanegra is one of the capstones of Verdi's baritone repertoire. Sherrill Milnes gives a stunning portrayal of the 14th century Genoa doge, singing with both power and poetry, and reminding everyone why audiences acclaimed him the great American Verdi baritone of the day. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is Amelia, his long-lost daughter, in love with one of Boccanegra's most bitter political enemies. James Levine reveals his passion for Verdi's score, bringing out all the drama while reveling in its aching lyricism
Highlights from Verdi's Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

2 editions published in 1968 in Italian and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prima donna collection by Leontyne Price( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera's greatest love songs( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera's greatest duets( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great soprano arias from Purcell to Barber by Leontyne Price( Recording )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley Verrett in opera by Shirley Verrett( Recording )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prima donna. great soprano arias from Handel to Puccini by Leontyne Price( Recording )

2 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in Italian and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verrett in opera by Shirley Verrett( Recording )

1 edition published in 1965 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Italian (111)

English (5)

French (4)