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Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Overview
Works: 53 works in 279 publications in 4 languages and 297 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Motion picture music  Music  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 34 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 )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Otello by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 22 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 )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 20 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 )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 20 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 )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 12 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 )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Nabucco( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Pagliacci( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Nabucco( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
Italian (137)

French (4)

English (4)

Spanish (3)