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Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Overview
Works: 52 works in 297 publications in 4 languages and 314 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  History  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture music  Interviews  Art music  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act IV. Desdemona's room. She is getting ready to go to bed, aided by Emilia. She is hurt by Otello's attitude toward her, for which she finds no explanation. She has just finished her prayers when Otello enters. He openly accuses her of having been unfaithful to him, even though, unheeded, Desdemona proclaims her innocence. He has already condemned her and proceeds to strangle her. Emilia returns announcing that Roderigo has been killed while trying to assassinate Cassio. Seeing Desdemona dead, she accuses Otello and cries that he has killed an innocent woman. Iago appears, and Emilia reproaches him for his intrigue; his only answer is to flee. Otello, dismayed and suddenly aware of the trap into which he has fallen gives a last kiss to his beloved wife and stabs himself
Otello by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello ossia Il Moro di Venezia: Dramma per musica in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Berio di Salsa
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

21 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 23 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cuarteto solista es de lo mejor que se puede reunir hoy en día, dicho esto con ciertas reservas. Angela Gheorghiu cada vez canta mejor, con una mayor amplitud en su instrumento y un fraseo envolvente. Daniela Barcellona es una cantante muy dotada, con facilidad para la coloratura, de potencia y calidez en su canto. Alagna, por su parte, muy musical, con una bella media voz, apianando con clase y unos agudos bien realizados aunque se le note algo justo. Julian Konstantinov a pesar de cantar con autoridad y revelar un instrumento capaz, es el más flojo del cuarteto. Los coros suenan bien conjuntados tanto en los pasajes piano, con una perfecta y clara dicción, como en los momentos en los que hay que cantar como si se estuviera ante el mismísimo abismo. Abbado hace una lectura preciosa y precisa: al mismo tiempo dramática e introspectiva con momentos de gran refinamiento orquestal. En todo momento, se percibe la intensidad y el dramatismo de una interpretación en vivo
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 13 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 Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Lucia di Lammermoor( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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I Pagliacci( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 5 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
La Traviata Libiamo ne'lieti calici by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Puritani( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Italian (157)

Spanish (6)

French (4)

English (4)