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Nilsson, Birgit

Overview
Works: 1,333 works in 2,907 publications in 8 languages and 25,838 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Biography  Television adaptations  Music  Operas  Pictorial works  Stories, plots, etc  Overtures  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Commentator, Other, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Publications by  Birgit Nilsson Publications by Birgit Nilsson
posthumous Publications by Birgit Nilsson, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Birgit Nilsson
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
121 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
123 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
Siegfried by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
71 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Ring des Nibelungen: Ein Bühnenfestspiel für drei Tage und einen Vorabend Zweiter Tag: Siegfried: In drei Aufzügen
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
103 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
34 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This performance marked Birgit Nilsson's first Met broadcast in one of her most celebrated roles, Brünnhilde, in the Ring cycle's final installment. Hans Hopf sings Siegfried, the man whose heroic deeds eventually bring about the twilight of the gods, and the sensational Gottlob Frick is Hagen. With its story of love, treachery, murder--and, ultimately, redemption--Götterdämmerung brings Wagner's epic to a monumental conclusion. The great Erich Leinsdorf leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus
Salome by Richard Strauss ( Recording )
51 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synopsis by Peggie Cochrane
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in German and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erich Leinsdorf conducts some of the greatest Wagnerian singers of the post-WWII era in this stunning performance of Die Walküre, the highly emotional--and ever-popular--second installment of the Ring cycle. Otto Edelmann is Wotan, lord of the gods, who sees his carefully laid plans go tragically wrong. The incomparable Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, his favorite warrior daughter. Jon Vickers, at the top of his game, is Siegmund, the hero Wotan is putting all his hopes on before giving in to the demands of his wife, Fricka (Irene Dalis). Gladys Kuchta sings Sieglinde, Siegmund's sister and bride, and the 24-year-old Martina Arroyo makes a cameo appearance as Ortlinde, one of the Valkyries
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
34 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Elektra by Richard Strauss ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the violent revenge of Elektra, mouring the murder of her father by his wife and her lover, transformed by Richard Strauss into a vivid and emotionally compelling score
Elektra by Richard Strauss ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New remastering via 96KHz 24-bit digital converter and Cedar DH2 de-hisser
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
57 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Der Ring des Nibelungen orchestral excerpts = selection orchestrale = Orchesterstücke by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
43 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 grote scenes uit Richard Wagner's: "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
Fidelio [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in German and Italian and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For two centuries Fidelio's story of the power of love to fight tyranny and political oppression has inspired freedom fighters around the world. Beethoven's music uniquely captures the essence of the indomitable human spirit at its most noble. This cathartic performance, brilliantly led by Karl Böhm, brings together two legendary artists in their glorious prime: Jon Vickers as the unjustly imprisoned Florestan who is rescued by his faithful wife, Leonore, the great Birgit Nilsson in her very first performance of the role at the Met. Hermann Uhde is the malevolent Don Pizarro
Turandot [Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. MEHTA, Zubin (conductor). JOHN ALLDIS CHOIR. SUTHERLAND, Joan. PAVAROTTI, Luciano. CABALLE, Montserrat. GHIAUROV, Nicolai. KRAUSE, Tom. PEARS, Peter
The ultimate divas album by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Italian and English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features 17 musical divas
Salome by Richard Strauss ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Birgit Nilsson gives a spectacular performance as Strauss's biblical princess. Walter Cassel is the imprisoned prophet Jochanaan, the object of Salome's desire. When he rejects her advances, Salome has no hesitation in exacting her murderous revenge. The infamous final scene, in which she kisses Jochanaan's severed head, is one of the most searing endings in all of opera--and one of Nilsson's legendary performances. Karl Böhm, a protégée and collaborator of Strauss, leads a authoritative, colorful, and impassioned rendition of the score, in a performance that also stars Karl Liebl as Herod, Irene Dalis as Herodias, and George Shirley as Narraboth
Elektra [opera in one act] by Richard Strauss ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tristan und Isolde [Handlung in drei Aufzügen] by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
6 editions published in 1966 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
VICKERS, Jon (tenor). DERNESCH, Helga (soprano). LUDWIG, Christa (mezzo-soprano). RIDDERBUSCH, Karl. BERRY, Walter. WEIKL, Bernd. SCHREIER, Peter. VANTIN, Martin. BERLIN OPERA CHORUS. BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. KARAJAN, Herbert von (conductor)
Tristan et Isolde drame lyrique en 3 actes by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great soprano Birgit Nilsson stars in her signature role of Isolde in this historic performance filmed live at the Theatre Antique d'Orange in France in 1973. Jon Vickers co-stars as Tristan in this famed production, which is performed under the musical direction of the legendary conductor Karl Böhm. This historic film of Wagner's monumental opera, performed by this incomparable cast, has been restored and digitally re-mastered
La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini ( )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in Italian and German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Fanciulla del West: Opera in tre atti. Libretto: G.Civinini e C.Zangarini
 
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Alternative Names
Niklasson, Birgit.
Niklasson, Birgit 1918-2005 Wirklicher Name
Nilsson, Birgit.
Nilsson, Märta Birgit.
Nilsson, Märta Birgit, 1918-2005
Svennsson, Birgit.
Svennsson, Birgit, 1918-2005
Svennsson, Märta Birgit 1918-2005
Svensson, Märta Birgit, 1918-2005
ニルソン, ビルギット
Languages
German (509)
Italian (163)
English (46)
Swedish (13)
French (2)
Danish (2)
Spanish (1)
Germanic (1)
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