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Wiener Staatsoper Chor

Works: 2,085 works in 3,769 publications in 8 languages and 4,999 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Musical settings  Art music  Librettos  Arrangements (Music)  Overtures  Lectures 
Roles: Performer, Musician, Singer, Other, cho, Instrumentalist, cor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wiener Staatsoper
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

88 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

61 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 64 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

44 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

43 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck: Oper in drei Akten nach dem Drama Woyzeck von Georg Büchner, op. 7
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 51 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

38 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 48 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
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

39 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant ensemble cast bring Strauss's beloved operetta to life, with new English dialogue by playwright Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Jeremy Sams (who also directed this production, first seen on New Year's Eve 2013). Christopher Maltman and Susanna Phillips are Eisenstein and Rosalinde, the married couple at the center of this lighthearted tale of love, revenge, and mistaken identities. Paulo Szot sings Falke, Eisenstein's friend, who sets the plot in motion. Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky, Jane Archibald sings Adele, and Broadway star Danny Burstein is Frosch, the jailer. Adam Fischer conducts
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( Recording )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steva, a handsome young man, has inherited the family mill from his dead parents. His half brother Laca, envious of this and the fact that Jenufa is smitten with Steva, slashes her cheeks with a knife, scarring her permanently
Káťa Kabanová by Leoš Janáček( Recording )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katja Kabanowa: Oper in drei Akten nach dem Drama Gewitter von A.N. Ostrowskij / Capriccio f. Klavier (linke Hand) & Bläserens. / Concertino f. Klavier & Kammerens
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Lohengrin Romantische Oper in drei Akten by Richard Wagner( Recording )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
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Austria--Vienna Boito, Arrigo, Büchner, Georg, Clytemnestra,--Queen of Mycenae Concertos (Piano with instrumental ensemble) Electra--(Greek mythological figure) England--London Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character) Figaro (Fictitious character) Juan,--Don (Legendary character) Librettos Live sound recordings Marches (Orchestra) Meistersinger Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner, Richard) Monologues with music Motion picture music Music Music--Computer network resources New York (State)--New York Nonets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2), double bass), Arranged Opera Operas Operas, Arranged Operas--Analysis, appreciation Operas--Excerpts Operas--Excerpts, Arranged Operas--Librettos Orchestral music Othello--(Fictitious character from Shakespeare) Overtures Overtures (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), flute, horns (2), oboes (2)) Perceval--(Legendary character) Piano music (4 hands), Arranged Piano with wind ensemble Polkas Rondos (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)) Sachs, Hans, Shakespeare, William, Songs (High voice) with piano String orchestra music String quartets, Arranged Swan-knight (Legendary character) Tannhäuser Wind nonets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), flute, horns (2), oboes (2)) Wind nonets (Bassoons (3), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)), Arranged Wind octets Wind octets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)) Wind octets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)), Arranged Wind sextets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2))
Alternative Names
Choeur de l'Opéra de Vienne

Choeur de l'Opéra d'Etat

Choeur de l'Opéra d'État de Vienne

Choeur de l'Opéra d'Etat Vienne, Österreich

Choeur du Staatsoper de Vienne

Chœurs de l'Opéra de Vienne

Choir of the Vienna State Opera

Choir of Vienna Staatsoper

Chor der Dresdener Staatsoper.

Chor der Staatsoper

Chor der Staatsoper Dresden.

Chor der Wiener Staatsoper

Chor des Wiener Opernhauses

Chor Wiener Staatsopern

Chorus of the Vienna State Opera

Chorus of Vienna State Opera

Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus

Concert Chorus of the Vienna State Opera

Cor der Wiener Staatsoper

Coro de la Ópera del Estado de Viena

Coro de la Ópera Estatal

Coro de la Ópera Estatal Viena

Coro de la Ópera Estatal Wien

Coro de la Ópera Nacional de Viena

Coro de la Sociedad de Conciertos de la Ópera del Estado

Coro del Estado de Viena

Coro della Staatsoper

Coro della Staatsoper Vienna

Coro dell'Opera di Stato di Vienna

Coros de la Ópera del Estado de Viena

Coros de la Ópera Nacional de Viena

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

Mitglieder des Chores der Staatsoper Dresden.

Staatsoper Chor

Staatsoper Dresden. Chor.


Staatsopernchor Wien

Staatspernchor Wien

The Chorus of the Vienna State Opera

Vienna Opera Chorus

Vienna Staatsoper Choir

Vienna State Opera Choir

Vienna State Opera Chorus

Wiener Staatsoper Chœurs

Wiener Staatsoper Chor

Wiener Staatsoper Chorus

Wiener Staatsoper Coro

Wiener Staatsoperchor

Wiener Staatsopernchor

Wiener Statssopernchor

Wienin oopperakuoro

Wienin valtionoopperan kuoro