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Racette, Patricia 1967-

Works: 84 works in 177 publications in 5 languages and 3,538 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Filmed performances  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art music  Musical settings  Librettos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Host, Actor, Author, Commentator, Vocalist, Choreographer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Patricia Racette
Most widely held works by Patricia Racette
Emmeline by Tobias Picker( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 448 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
The ghosts of Versailles : a grand opera buffa in two acts by John Corigliano( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Traumgörge by Alexander von Zemlinsky( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small village in England, the story relates fisherman Peter Grimes' inability to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice has been drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
Cold Sassy tree by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung by Richard ( Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth and final opera of Wagner's Ring cycle, Brünnhilde redeems the world with her act of self-sacrifice
Show boat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enduring love story set against the back drop of racial prejudice
Diva on detour by Patricia Racette( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patricia Racette is one of the most successful sopranos in the world today. She is the Tosca and Butterfly of choice at the Met and all around the world. But few people know she began her career studying jazz. Diva on Detour, recorded live, takes Racette back to her jazz roots as she sings the music of Johnny Burke, Harold Arlen, Gershwin, Piaf, and many more
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of today's great singing actors--Patricia Racette, Jonas Kaufmann, and Bryn Terfel--take on the leading roles in Puccini's thrilling opera that blends love, politics, and raw passion into an extraordinary theatrical masterpiece. Innocently caught between her lover, the freethinking painter Cavaradossi (Kaufmann), and Baron Scarpia, Rome's evil chief of police (Terfel), the beautiful singer Floria Tosca (Racette) must make the impossible choice between her honor and Cavaradossi's life--only to be betrayed in the end. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the orchestra
Great voices sing John Denver by John Denver( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forlorn, aged philosopher sets out on a perilous course when he makes a deal with the Devil in his monumental treatment of the Faust tale
Encores! : great performances at the Met( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features selections form different Opera performances. Languages may vary between Opera segments. however the introductions to each one are in English
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnetic Patricia Racette delivers a vocal your-de-force as the young geisha Cio-Cio-San whose life is destroyed by Marcello Giordani's Pinkerton, the dashing US Navy Lieutenant who plays with her feelings. Patrick Summers conducts one of Puccini's most melodious scores, with Maria Zifchak as Cio-Cio-San's faithful servant Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as the American consul Sharpless, who sees the tragedy coming but is unable to prevent it
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Langridge delivers a searing performance as the title hero, a fisherman accused by a hostile community of causing the death of his apprentice. Patricia Racette is Ellen Orford, the woman who stands by him, and Alan Opie sings Captain Balstrode, the man who realizes he is unable to protect Peter. A young Stephanie Blythe is Auntie, the innkeeper, and David Atherton conducts Britten’s first and most successful opera
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It takes an opera company with a depth of resources and talent to do justice to Verdi's monumental, grand opera. Under James Levine's authoritative and impassioned direction, René Pape gives a monumental portrayal of King Philip, who must come to grips with the consequences of his actions: marrying Elizabeth (Patricia Racette) when she had been promised to his son, Don Carlo (Johan Botha), who opposes Philip politically. Olga Borodina is a sumptuous Eboli, Elizabeth's rival, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is magnetic as Carlo's best friend Rodrigo
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcelo Álvarez stars in the title role of the real-life poet André Chénier, an early supporter of the French Revolution who was executed on the guillotine. Patricia Racette is Maddalena, the aristocratic young woman who falls in love with Chénier and tries to save him--only to end up sharing his destiny. Željko Lučić is Gérard, the servant-turned-revolutionary leader, and Gianandrea Noseda conducts the thrilling verismo score
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Patricia Racette is deeply moving as Violetta, the courtesan of the title and one of Verdi's most beloved creations. Marcelo Álvarez sings Alfredo, the young man whose devotion and honesty make her give up her life of endless partying. They leave the city of Paris together--only to have their idyllic existence shattered when Alfredo's father (Vladimir Chernov) forces Violetta to renounce his son. Heartbroken, Violetta returns to her past life, leaving a shattered, uncomprehending Alfredo behind. Only when it is too late does he learn the truth. In one of the great reconciliation scenes in all of opera, Alfredo and the terminally ill Violetta are reunited--just before she dies in his arms
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Patricia Racette American opera soprano

Patricia Racette Amerikaans zangeres

Patricia Racette amerikansk sångare

Patricia Racette amerikansk sanger

Patricia Racette amerikansk songar

Patricia Racette artiste lyrique

Patricia Racette soprano statunitense

Patricia Racette US-amerikanische Opernsängerin