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Alagna, Roberto

Overview
Works: 769 works in 2,278 publications in 9 languages and 33,759 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Drama  Art music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Excerpts  Arrangements (Music)  Interviews  Songs 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Author, Librettist, Other, Musician, Vocalist, Interviewee, ten, Artist, Conductor, Commentator, Host, Author of introduction, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

53 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,464 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
Manon by Jules Massenet( )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 824 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
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in French and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther by Jules Massenet( )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto Alagna brings passion and ardor to the romantic title hero of Massenet’s opera, adapted from Goethe’s landmark epistolary novel. Vesselina Kasarova is Charlotte, the young woman who captures his imagination—and returns his feelings, but is bound to marry another man. Christopher Schaldenbrand as Albert and Lyubov Petrova as Sophie co-star, and Jacques Lacombe conducts
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is a love tale set among the poor bargemen of Paris. The second work relates the story of a nun's suicide. The third work is a humorous story of greedy relatives who manipulate a dead man's will
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultraphonic: 1660
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Visual )

48 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Gounod's opera of the two tragic young lovers from opposing families in Verona, Italy cannot survive the feud
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gripping turns by Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, and Ruggero Raimondi highlight this recording of Puccini's shocking opera. Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Antonio Pappano
Duets & arias by Roberto Alagna( Recording )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucie de Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto Alagna by Roberto Alagna( Recording )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasión by Roberto Alagna( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having some Spanish ancestry, he sings Pasion's music with total identification. Cuban boleros and Argentinean tangos constitute the core of Pasion's program. Yvan Cassar's ingenious and felicitous arrangements preserve and emphasize every song's musical fingerprint
My life is an opera by Roberto Alagna( )

5 editions published in 2015 in French and Multiple languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiesque : opéra en 3 actes by Edouard Lalo( )

18 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faithful to his wish to bring back to life French operas that have either been forgotten or are rarely performed, Roberto Alagna recorded this version of Edouard Lalo's opera Fiesque in 2006 at Montpellier. Context: Edouard Lalo denounced the political hypocrisy of the Second Empire early on; for him, Napoleon 'le petit' was an usurper. Inspired by Schiller's Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua (1782), which rewrites an historical fact with 16th-century Genoa as a setting, in this work Lalo explicitly develops his political conception, which is clearly a republican manifesto. With Charles Beauquier, Lalo condenses Schiller's drama, reducing it from five to three acts, readapting the characters, and simplifying the action. But the main subject, faithful to Schiller's design, remains the defence of freedoms
Te Deum by Hector Berlioz( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Latin and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great tenors of the century( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Je ne suis pas le fruit du hasard : autobiographie by Roberto Alagna( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le ténor Roberto Alagna raconte sa carrière, mais il veut surtout faire comprendre d'où il vient. Fils d'immigrés italiens passionnés d'art lyrique, il est né à Clichy-sous-Bois d'un père maçon
Roberto Alagna : sicilien : live by Gérard Pullicino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For the first time, the great French tenor has recorded a repertoire that he could sing every day without ever getting tired of it: "These songs are a part of me". The first language Alagna spoke, as well as the first one in which he sang, was Sicilian. He's not hiding the fact that The Sicilian is also a search for identity: "I suddenly felt Sicilian while recording this disc, just like I suddenly felt French while singing La Marseillaise (on Bastille Day of 2005 at the Place de la Concorde). This is the disc of a son of Sicilians looking for his roots." "In this recording", says Roberto Alagna, "I wanted to present the traditional song as the equal of the tango, of jazz or of the bossa nova." To achieve this, he once again called upon Yvan Cassar, who had already produced the album Roberto Alagna sings Luis Mariano, his incursion into the repertoire of operetta. "Who am I to make a disc of traditional Sicilian music?" the producer asked at first. "But the songs are magnificent, the melodies are unbelievably beautiful and I took advantage of Roberto's knowledge of this repertoire to convey it in the most universal way."
 
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Alagna, Robert

Alagna, Robert 1963-

Robbertu Alagna

Roberto Alagna artiste lyrique

Roberto Alagna francia és olasz (szicíliai) származású operaénekes (tenor)

Roberto Alagna francuski śpiewak operowy

Roberto Alagna Frans straatartiest

Roberto Alagna französischer Opernsänger mit italienischer Herkunft

Roberto Alagna tenor

Roberto Alagna tenore francese

Robertus Alagna

Роберто Аланья французский певец итальянского происхождения

רוברטו אלאניה

로베르토 알라냐

ロベルト・アラーニャ

羅伯托·阿藍尼亞

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