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Elias, Rosalind

Works: 344 works in 985 publications in 10 languages and 12,726 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Symphonies 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Musician, Author, Conductor, Director, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 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 )

67 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,416 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 )

54 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 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( )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,051 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 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skythische Suite aus dem Ballett Ala und Lolly, op.20 / Alexander Newski: Kantate für Mezzosopran, Chor und Orchester, op.78. Text: V. Lugorski
Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 332 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
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress : a fable by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 300 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."
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

20 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 291 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
Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( Recording )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features music from the Broadway musical, Man Of La Mancha. Includes the original cast recordings from 1965
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 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 242 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
The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Recording )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 1 : Jeremiah ; Symphony no. 2 : The age of anxiety by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally recorded before 1972
Songfest ; Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songfest (1977). To the poem / F. O'Hara (3:21)) ; The pennycandystore beyond the el / L. Ferlinghetti (1:51) ; A Julia de Burgos / J. de Burgos (3:29) ; To what you said / W. Whitman (5:24) ; I, too, sing America / L. Hughes ; Okay "Negroes" / J. Jordan (3:47) ; To my dear and loving husband / A. Bradstreet (3:53) ; Storyette H.M. / G. Stein (1:50) ; If you can't eat you got to / E.E. Cummings (2:20) ; Music I heard with you / C. Aikin (3:25) ; Zizi's lament / G. Corso (2:28) ; What lips my lips have kissed ... / E. St. Vincent Milay (5:21)) ; Israfel / E.A. Poe (4:25) -- Chichester psalms (1965). I. Psalm 108 (verse 2), Psalm 100 (complete) (3:33) ; II. Psalm 23 (complete), Psalm 2 (verses 1-4) (5:36) ; III. Psalm 131 (complete), Psalm 133 (verse 1) (9:44)
Alexander Nevsky : op. 78 by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plácido Domingo in Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem ; Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Rosalind Elias Amerikaans zangeres

Rosalind Elias An American mezzo-soprano

Rosalind Elias artiste lyrique et actrice

Rosalind Elias mezzosoprano statunitense