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Díaz, Justino

Works: 349 works in 1,073 publications in 6 languages and 11,094 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Drama  Oratorios  Music  Musical settings  Excerpts  Songs  Requiems 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Commentator, Other, br=, Actor, Interviewee, Host, Musician, Vocalist, Author
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Justino Díaz
Most widely held works by Justino Díaz
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberta Peters is spectacular as Lucia, the innocent young woman forced into an arranged marriage that leads her into insanity and death. Peters's performance of one of opera's greatest mad scenes sparkles with emotion and vocal pyrotechnics. She is joined by Sándor Kónya, who plays her lover, Edgardo, and Frank Guarrera as her brother, Enrico, whose villainous plans set the tragedy in motion. Justino Díaz sings Raimondo
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasco da Gama returns to Portugal to mount a new expedition in search of passage beyond Africa. What ensues is a tale of unrequited love, jealousy and hatred that takes place on an island off the coast of Africa
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's famous opera is brought to vivid life in this magnificent production. The immortal tale of the noble Moor and his beautiful young wife, and of his lieutenant, whose jealousy and lust for power lead him to commit the ultimate treason. Otello is a figure larger than life, driven by his own jealousy to murder the woman he adores. Placido Domingo as Otello is at his peak in this role
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

36 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Zealand-born soprano Kiri Te Kanawa famously made a last-minute Met debut as the demur Desdemona during a 1974 Saturday radio broadcast of Verdi's Otello. She returned to the part, appearing opposite tenor Plácido Domingo, one of the most celebrated interpreters of the opera's commanding title role, for this matinee broadcast in 1988. As the sinister Iago, who poisons Otello's mind and drives him to murder his innocent wife, bass Justino Díaz rounded out the principal trio, and James Levine took the podium to lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi's explosive late masterpiece
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts performed live at the Metropolitan Opera on 7 November 1977
La Wally by Alfredo Catalani( Recording )

46 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wally, a difficult young woman, has trouble expressing her love for young Hagenbach, and instead fights with him. He in turn taunts her instead of expressing his undying love. Their stubborness eventually leads to tragedy
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in Latin and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem per soli, coro e orchestra
L'assedio di Corinto by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few weeks before this performance, Beverly Sills made her Met debut in this all-but-unknown Rossini opera. As one critic explained, "The arias are vocal extravaganzas that would terrorize all but a few singers today." But as Pamira, the young Greek woman who loves the Turkish leader, Maometto (Justino Díaz), who conquers Corinth with tragic consequences, Sills herself was really the conquering hero. "Perfectly phrased abandon," was one description of her singing, and the audience simply went berserk. Shirley Verrett co-stars in the pants role of Neocle, the young Greek captain who has been promised Pamira in marriage
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in French and English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dynamic performance features Grace Bumbry in one of her most celebrated roles, the fiery gypsy of the title, whose beauty and spirit make her irresistible to all men. The starry cast also includes the great Rickard Tucker as Don José, the soldier whose love for Carmen dooms them both, the elegant Justino Díaz as the bullfighter Escamillo, and a young Mirella Freni as the innocent Micaëla
The unknown Puccini by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah : complete by Georg Friedrich Händel( )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and German and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les contes d'Hoffmann : Querschnitt = Highlights = Extraits by Jacques Offenbach( )

3 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semele : opera-oratorio (1744) by George Frideric Handel( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Richard Strauss( )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark Biblical tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction, written in the inimitable voice of Oscar Wilde. The beautiful Salomé is King Herod's stepdaughter, who helps her mother Herodias exact a gruesome revenge on the prophet John the Baptist
Justino Diaz sings Mozart arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Dias, Hustino

Diasas Chustinas

Diaz, Giustino 1939-

Díaz, J.

Díaz, J. (Justino)

Díaz, J. Justino 1940-

Diaz, Justino 1939-

Diaz, Justino 1940-

Justino Díaz

Justino Díaz artiste lyrique

Justino Díaz basso-baritono portoricano

Justino Díaz Opera singer

Justino Díaz Puerto Rican opera singer

Justino Díaz zanger uit Puerto Rico