The Essential Samuel Ramey

A Listmania! list by Brian Morgan "Brian Morgan" (New Orleans)
The list author says: "Samuel Ramey is one of history's great basses."
Samuel Ramey American Bass (Great Voices)
1.  Samuel Ramey American Bass (Great Voices) by Jane Scovell
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  "This is Jane Scovell's excellent biography, 'Samuel Ramey: American Bass' (2009)."
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Verdi - Attila / Ramey, Studer, Zancanaro, Kaludov, Gavazzi, Muti, La Scala Opera
2.  Verdi - Attila / Ramey, Studer, Zancanaro, Kaludov, Gavazzi, Muti, La Scala Opera DVD ~ Samuel Ramey
The list author says:
  "Attila, King of the Huns, was perhaps Samuel Ramey's finest role.  Here, in 1991, he is seen at his peak, with the incomparable Riccardo Muti (the bass's favorite maestro) wielding the baton.  Jérôme Savary's production for the Teatro alla Scala is fine.  Cheryl Studer is fine, but one longs for the thrilling Odabella of Marisa Galvany!"
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Rossini: Maometto secondo
3.  Rossini: Maometto secondo by G. Rossini
The list author says:
  "Ramey was a marvel in the operas of Rossini, and here was one of his best studio recordings, from 1983."
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Handel: Rodelinda (Complete Opera)
4.  Handel: Rodelinda (Complete Opera) by Handel
The list author says:
  "Ramey was also fantastic in the works of Handel ('Rinaldo' was the opera of his Metropolitan Opera debut), and here (1985, for Decca) he is heard opposite Dame Joan Sutherland, Alicia Nafé, and Huguette Tourangeau."
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Lucia Di Lammermoor
5.  Lucia Di Lammermoor by G. Donizetti
The list author says:
  "Few operas have undergone more destruction in the name of 'tradition' as has 'Lucia di Lammermoor.'  Jésus López-Cobos here went to the autograph for a beautiful recording (1976), minus most of the disfiguring accretions, with Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, and Ramey, as well as Vicente Sardinero."
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Donizetti: Anna Bolena
6.  Donizetti: Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti
The list author says:
  "Renata Scotto was a very grand Anna Bolena, with the great singing-actress Susanne Marsee as an incomparable Giovanna Seymour.  The young Ramey is heard (in his only performances opposite the soprano) as the evil Enrico VIII in this 'live' performance of 1975."
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Rossini: The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) [VHS]
7.  Rossini: The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) [VHS] VHS Beverly Sills
The list author says:
  "Sarah Caldwell conducts and directs this 1976 production, and she does both in engaging fashion.  The irrepressable Beverly Sills is joined by Alan Titus, Henry Price, Donald Gramm, and Ramey, and a great time was had by all!  This was the telecast that introduced Mr Ramey to an enormous public, via PBS."
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Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
8.  Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Jennifer Larmore
The list author says:
  "Don Basilio was certainly one of Ramey's most acclaimed roles, throughout his long career.  This is his preferable studio-recording, of 1992, with Håkan Hagegård and Jennifer Larmore, led by the excellent López-Cobos."
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Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims (The Journey to Reims)
9.  Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims (The Journey to Reims) by Gioacchino Rossini
The list author says:
  "This opera was an important exhumation, in Luca Ronconi's production, with an amazing cast which included Katia Ricciarelli, Lucia Valentini Terrani, Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi, and Ramey, conducted by Claudio Abbado (1984)."
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Verdi: Rigoletto
10.  Verdi: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
The list author says:
  "This 'Rigoletto' was Sills' final operatic recording, in 1978.  While the voice was not what it had been, her Gilda is extraordinary in its pathos.  Sherrill Milnes, Alfredo Kraus, and Ramey are terrifically exciting, and this set is one of Julius Rudel's best recordings."
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Massenet: Manon
11.  Massenet: Manon VHS Tito Capobianco
The list author says:
  "Here is Miss Sills in 1977, opposite Henry Price, Richard Fredricks, and Ramey, in one of her most famous roles.  In this Tito Capobianco production, she and Dr Price are extraordinary as the ill-fated lovers, as is Ramey as the Comte des Grieux."
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Massenet: Chérubin / von Stade, J. Anderson, Ramey, Upshaw, P. Steinberg
12.  Massenet: Chérubin / von Stade, J. Anderson, Ramey, Upshaw, P. Steinberg by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "This is an important and beautiful recording (from 1991) of a Massenet rarity, with Frederica von Stade, June Anderson (in the role created by the great Lina Cavalieri), Ramey, and Dawn Upshaw, for RCA."
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Puccini - La Bohème / Alagna, Vaduva, Hampson, Swenson, Keenlyside, Ramey, Pappano
13.  Puccini - La Bohème / Alagna, Vaduva, Hampson, Swenson, Keenlyside, Ramey, Pappano by Thomas Hampson
The list author says:
  "This moving EMI recording (1995) of 'La bohème' is certainly one of the finest in the opera's considerable discography, and stars Roberto Alagna, Leontina Vaduva, as well as Ramey, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano."
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Puccini: La Rondine - The Metropolitan Opera Live 2008
14.  Puccini: La Rondine - The Metropolitan Opera Live 2008 DVD ~ Angela Gheorghiu
The list author says:
  "The Met's charming production of 'La rondine,' directed by Nicolas Joël (a protégé of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle), features Angela Gheorghiu, M.Alagna, the delightful Lisette Oropesa, and Ramey, who gives a touching account of Rambaldo (2009)."
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