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Behrens, Hildegard

Works: 290 works in 1,132 publications in 5 languages and 10,850 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Historical films  History  Operas  Televised operas  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, per, Other, sop, Musician, Actor, l4, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Hildegard Behrens
Most widely held works by Hildegard Behrens
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

61 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BEHRENS, Hildegard (soprano). BOHM, Karl-Walter (tenor). BALTSA, Agnes (mezzo-soprano). DAM, Jose van (bass-baritone). OCHMAN, Wieslaw (tenor). ANGERVO, Helja (contralto). VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. KARAJAN, Herbert von (conductor)
Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli
Walküre Valkyrie by Richard Wagner( Visual )

45 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

30 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine, a longtime champion of this groundbreaking work, has conducted every Met performance of Wozzeck since 1974. He brings Berg's revolutionary score to dramatic life in this broadcast, leading an extraordinary cast headed by Christian Boesch and Hildegard Behrens. Boesch gives a heartbreaking performance as the poor, abused soldier of the title, and Behrens is stunning as his faithless and conflicted wife, Marie. Richard Cassilly sings the vain Drum Major who seduces her, and Ragnar Ulfung and Franz Mazura are the Captain and the Doctor, who mock and torture Wozzeck
Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in Italian and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a storm at sea, Idomeneo, King of Crete, vows to the god Neptune that, if he survives, he will sacrifice the first human he meets on shore, which turns out to be his son, Idamante
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

51 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story encompasses the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under James Levine's galvanizing leadership, this all-star cast realizes all the gripping emotion and drama of Strauss's masterpiece. Hildegard Behrens is searing in the title role, as the daughter obsessed with avenging the murder of her father, King Agamemnon. A sumptuous-voiced Deborah Voigt is her sister Chrysothemis, who longs only for a normal life as a mother and wife. It is their mother, Klytämnestra, (powerfully portrayed by Brigitte Fassbaender) and her husband Aegisth (James King) who must atone for the murder with their own lives--delivered by Oreste (Donald McIntyre), Agamemnon's exiled son
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Fliegende Holländer The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Visual )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flying Dutchman is cursed, both the spectral ship and her Captain condemned, roaming the sea until Judgment Day. Every seven years the Dutchman is cast upon the shore; if he can find a wife who will be true to him, he will be released. Senta, unmarried daughter of captain Daland, is engaged to Erik, but she dreams of being the one who will be the Dutchman's salvation, who by her fidelity saves him
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with Napoleon Bonaparte, political enemy of Scarpia advancing upon Rome. Cavaradossi a painter and Angelotti an escaped prisoner are political allies and see Napoleon as a hero. Angelotti has taken refuge in a chapel of a church in Rome in which Cavaradossi is painting a portrait of the Madonna. Cavaradossi has as his lover a famous singer Floria Tosca who attempts to enter the church and finds the door locked. She becomes jealous and demands to know why the door is locked. Angelotti and Cavaradossi engineer an escape plan for Angelotti. Various twists and turns develop involving these major players
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zum 200. Geburtstag von Richard Wagner erscheint bei GoyaLiT sein Meisterwerk "Der Ring des Nibelungen" als Ein-Mann-Hörspiel. Mit seinem Live-Hörspiel-Format Kaminski ON AIR inszeniert Stefan Kaminski das monumentale Meisterwerk um Macht, Liebe, Gier, Rache und die Abgründe der menschlichen Gesellschaft modern und klassisch zugleich. Voller Aberwitz und Komik, sogar Slapstick, dann wieder mit tiefer Tragik in zarten Momenten knapp über der Stille und herrlichem Pathos führt dieser Vierteiler ungebremst in die Apokalypse. Von Musikern begleitet schlüpft der Ausnahmesprecher selbst in alle Rollen, spricht Riesen und Zwerge, Frauen und Männer, Götter und Herrscher, Geliebte und außergewöhnliche Helden. Musik, Atmosphäre und Geräuschmaterial werden live gespielt und erzeugt. "Man sollte den Stoff am besten in groben Zügen kennen, dann nämlich hat man besonders viel Spaß an den Verfremdungen. Kaminskis Ring-Version hat viele parodistische Elemente, macht sich aber nie lustig. Und bei allen klanglichen Unterschieden: Textlich bleibt er nah bei Wagner, durchsetzt die Geschichte dazu mit einer gehörigen Portion Moderne - und mit Zitaten aus Shakespeares "Hamlet" oder Tolkiens "Herr der Ringe". Jeder der vier Teile klingt anders: Das sphärische Rheingold wird gefolgt von der erdig-dumpfen Walküre voller Tuba- und Cello-Klängen, während Siegfried an vielen Stellen wie ein 80er-Jahre-Neue-Deutsche-Welle-Pop-Musical daherkommt" (
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flying Dutchman is condemned to roam the seven seas for eternity, until he can find a woman who can redeem him through her unswerving love. James Morris's Dutchman is legendary--utterly commanding, beautifully sung, and revealing every bit of this character's inner torture and hope. The great Matti Salminen is Daland, a sea captain with a daughter he would like to marry off, and Hildegard Behrens is Senta, his daughter who longs to save the Dutchman. With conductor James Conlon making the Met orchestra another character in the drama, this is Wagnerian storytelling at its best
The compact "Ring" by Richard Wagner( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guercœur by Albéric Magnard( Recording )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guercoeur: Tragédie en musique en trois actes
Maestro of the Met James Levine & friends by James Levine( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hildegard Behrens artiste lyrique

Hildegard Behrens Duits zanger

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German (331)

Italian (73)

English (20)

French (19)

Dutch (1)

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