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Surian, Giorgio

Works: 113 works in 391 publications in 9 languages and 4,477 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Theatrical adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, bas, Other, Musician, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Giorgio Surian
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 419 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
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 361 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 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guglielmo Tell : melodramma tragico in quattro atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 297 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
La donna del lago : melodramma in due atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossini's rarely performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth-century Scotland
Chérubin by Jules Massenet( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Italian and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marino Faliero by Gaetano Donizetti( )

4 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina by Giovanni Paisiello( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Italian and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 224 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
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 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 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 by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Italian and held by 78 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 by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 66 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 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here's a real quiz question. Can you name this famous opera written to an Italian libretto based on a revolutionary French play by an Austrian composer and first produced in Vienna in 1786? Any idea? Well, Opera Easy's featured work today is - drum roll, maestro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro!" says host Natalie Choquette
Chérubin : commedia cantata in tre atti by Jules Massenet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the love affairs of Chérubin
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