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Surian, Giorgio

Works: 124 works in 383 publications in 7 languages and 4,210 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Musical films  Comedy films  Theatrical adaptations  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, bas, Musician, Other, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Giorgio Surian
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gluck's deeply moving masterpiece returned to the Met in 2007 after an absence of 90 years, featuring an all-star cast vibrantly conducted by Louis Langrée in his company debut. Oreste, sung by the incomparable Plácido Domingo, is hounded by the furies for murdering his mother. He has been shipwrecked on Tauris where he and his friend Pylade (Paul Groves) are condemned to die at the hands of the priestess Iphigénie (Susan Graham). At the sacrificial altar Oreste and Iphigénie suddenly realize they are brother and sister--and face slaughter by the angry king Thoas (William Shimell)
Robert le diable by Giacomo Meyerbeer( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 272 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
Guglielmo Tell : melodramma tragico in quattro atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast led by Giorgio Zancanaro in the title role of Rossini's towering and opulent last opera with the Corps de Ballet, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala."--Conteneur
Chérubin by Jules Massenet( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chérubin: Comédie chantée en trois actes. Livret: Francis de Croisset et Henri Cain
Nozze istriane by Antonio Smareglia( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Italian and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina by Giovanni Paisiello( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Italian and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marino Faliero by Gaetano Donizetti( )

4 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's fourth opera, set during the First Crusade, is a true rarity. But thanks to James Levine's dynamic and impassioned conducting and a great cast; Met audiences were thrilled by the work. Luciano Pavarotti is Oronte, the Muslim prince so desperately in love with the captured Giselda (Lauren Flanigan) that he is willing to convert to Christianity. Bruno Beccaria is Giselda's Father Arvino and Paul Plishka is the exiled hermit Pagano
La donna del lago : melodramma in due atti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossini's rarely performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth-century Scotland
Salammbô : six scenes from an unfinished opera by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina, o sia, La pazza per amore by Giovanni Paisiello( )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Italian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bianca e Falliero by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tell : an opera in four acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of William Tell, who had prompted the Swiss to overthrow their Austrian rulers, entwines the tale of Arnold and Matilda, a villager and a Hapsburg princess torn between their love for one another and their loyalty to their countries. Based on the play by Schiller
La donna del lago : opera in two acts( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James V of Scotland loses his way and is forced to seek shelter in the house of his enemy, Douglas. Douglas' daughter, Elena, has been forced to marry Roderick. After Roderick is killed in an uprising, Elena begs James to spare her father's life and seeks permission to marry her lover, Malcolm
La donna del lago : a melodrama in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct à La Scala de Milan en juin 1992. Avec June Anderson, soprano ; Martine Dupuy, mezzo-soprano ; Rockwell Blake, Chris Merritt, ténors ; Giorgio Surjan, bariton ; Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala ; Riccardo Muti, chef d'orchestre
La donna del lago by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce DiDonato stars as Elena, the “Lady of the Lake,” who is pursued by three men—the King of Scotland (Lawrence Brownlee), in disguise as a commoner; Rodrigo Di Dhu (John Osborne), a highland chieftain whom Elena is supposed to marry; and Malcolm (Daniela Barcellona, in a trouser role) another chieftain and Elena’s true love. Oren Gradus co-stars as Elena’s father, Duglas. Based on Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem, Rossini’s masterful bel canto drama of love and politics is conducted by Michele Mariotti
Demetrio e Polibio by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

4 editions published in 1996 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode of the program, "Opera easy," that tells about the story, the composer and librettist and the background surrounding Mozart's opera, Nozze di Figaro
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Giorgio Surian basso-baritono italiano

Surjan, Dordo.

Surjan Dordo 1954-....

Surjan, Georgio.

Surjan, Giorgio.

Surjan Giorgio 1954-....

Surjian, Giorgio.

Surjian, Giorgio 1954-

Zurian, Giorgio.

Zurian Giorgio 1954-....