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Elias, Rosalind

Works: 396 works in 1,112 publications in 8 languages and 14,920 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Musicals  Symphonies  Songs and music  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Overtures 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Musician, Author, Director, Conductor, mzs, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Rosalind Elias
Most widely held works by Rosalind Elias
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

69 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a whole generation of opera goers the beloved soprano Licia Albanese embodied Madame Butterfly. Her vivid and passionate portrayal of the young geisha who tragically falls in love with an irresponsible US Navy officer remains as captivating today as it was half a century ago. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos brings out every nuance of Puccini's exotic and masterful score. Daniele Barioni is Pinkerton and John Brownlee sings Sharpless
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

59 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

43 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 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
Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Newski: Kantate für Mezzosopran, Chor und Orchester, op. 78. Text: V. Lugorski / Leutnant Kijé: Suite aus der Filmmusik, op. 60
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

37 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical adaption of the classic fairy tale
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

32 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Trovatore. Leontyne Price, Richard Tucker, Leonard Warren, Rosalind Elias, Giorgio Tozzi, Laura Londi, Mario Carlin, Leonardo Monreale, Tommaso Frascati. Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus. Arturo Basile, conductor
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. After several misadventures, all initiated by the devious Shadow, Tom ends up in Bedlam, a psychiatric hospital south of London. The moral of the tale is: "For idle hearts and hands and minds the Devil finds a work to do."
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As passionate and uninhibited a Gioconda as anybody could wish," is how one New York critic described the great Renata Tebaldi the opera this season. Her rich, dark soprano embodies all the longing and the terror of the Venetian street singer with a heart of gold. Cesare Siepi is Alvise, the cruel husband whose wife, Laura (Rosalind Elias), is Gioconda's rival for the affections of Enzo (Barry Morrell). Cornell MacNeil is the conniving Barnaba, determined to have Gioconda at any price
Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( Recording )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features music from the Broadway musical, Man Of La Mancha. Includes the original cast recordings from 1965
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the opera that made Verdi famous overnight, performed here with the all-star cast that introduced the work to the Met shortly before this broadcast. Thomas Schippers' superb conducting galvanized the Met orchestra and chorus, to say nothing of the magnificent soloists, headed by Cornell MacNeil as the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, who loses his throne to his demented, scheming daughter, played by a blazing Leonie Rysanek. Majestic bass Cesare Siepi is the high priest Zaccaria. The opera is still a rarity and this rendition is legendary
Symphonie fantastique ; Romeo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in French and German and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

23 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This legendary performance features a cast of Verdians that is among the greatest ever assembled for this opera. Zinka Milanov gives a passionate performance as Leonora, the aristocratic young woman in love with Don Alvaro, sung by the magnificent Richard Tucker. Leonard Warren is Don Carlo, Leonora brother, who mercilessly pursues the lovers after Alvaro accidentally kills his and Leonora father. Cesare Siepi as Padre Guardiano, Rosalind Elias as Preziosilla, and Fernando Corena as Fra Melitone complete the all-star lineup. Fritz Stiedry is on the podium
Romeo and Juliet : op. 17 : dramatic symphony by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in French and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet by Hector Berlioz( )

2 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in French and English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet Patricia Kern, contralto Robert Tear, tenor John Shirley-Quirk, bass John Alldis Choir London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Colin Davis, conductor Llibretto included
Plácido Domingo in Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernstein conducts Bernstein by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally recorded before 1972
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Hansel and Gretel
Alternative Names
Rosalind Elias Amerikaans zangeres

Rosalind Elias artiste lyrique et actrice

Rosalind Elias mezzosoprano statunitense


Italian (164)

English (111)

German (48)

French (16)

Russian (9)

Latin (4)

Chinese (1)

Hebrew (1)