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Dam, José van

Works: 1,341 works in 4,073 publications in 7 languages and 37,992 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Film adaptations  History  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Stories, plots, etc  Opera films  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Teacher , Other, Interviewee, per, Editor, Vocalist, l4
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by José van Dam
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

71 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine brilliantly leads Debussy's colorful score, illuminating the mysterious world in which the title characters are trapped. Jeannette Pilou is the elusive young Mélisande, discovered deep in a forest by Golaud (José van Dam in an incandescent performance), who marries her. But it is Golaud's younger half-brother, Pelléas (Dale Duesing), with whom she falls in love. The increasingly jealous Golaud warns Pelléas to keep away from his wife. When the lovers meet one last time before Pelléas's departure on a journey, Golaud kills him. Mélisande gives birth to a daughter and dies, leaving Golaud to wonder if she ever loved him. Jerome Hines co-stars as the old King Arkel, Golaud and Pelléas's grandfather.This performance is taken from the James Levine 40th anniversary CD box set
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

56 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COTRUBAS, Ileana (soprano). KRAUS, Alfredo (tenor). DAM, Jose van (bass). BURLES, Charles (tenor). FREMEAU, Jean-Marie (baritone). RAPHANEL, Ghyslaine (soprano). ALLIOT-LUGAZ, Colette (soprano). MAHE, Martine (mezzo-soprano). LOREAU, Jacques (baritone). CAPITOLE CHORUS. ORCHESTRE DU CAPITOLE DE TOULOUSE. PLASSON, Michel (conductor)
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

69 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 989 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)
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( Recording )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Copiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc's most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche's brother and father
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 787 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 733 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
Oedipe by Georges Enesco( )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipe: Tragédie-lyrique en quatre actes, op.23. Livret: Edmond Fleg
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyric Opera commentaries by Alfred Glasser, Director of Education, Emeritus; Lyric Opera of Chicago. Project of the Women's Board of Lyric Opera
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

48 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of Simon Boccanegra is one of the capstones of Verdi's baritone repertoire. Sherrill Milnes gives a stunning portrayal of the 14th century Genoa doge, singing with both power and poetry, and reminding everyone why audiences acclaimed him the great American Verdi baritone of the day. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is Amelia, his long-lost daughter, in love with one of Boccanegra's most bitter political enemies. James Levine reveals his passion for Verdi's score, bringing out all the drama while reveling in its aching lyricism
Don Giovanni dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around a young nobleman who is obsessed with amorous conquest. It follows his romantic exploits and continued encounters with Donna Anna, the woman who plots to destroy him
Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

30 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in French and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

63 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet( )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quichotte: Comédie héroïque en cinq actes. Livret: Henri Cain / Scènes alsaciennes: Suite no.7 pour orchestre
Padmavati by Albert Roussel( Recording )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Padmâvatî: Opéra-ballet en deux actes. Livret: Louis Laloy
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is a love tale set among the poor bargemen of Paris. The second work relates the story of a nun's suicide. The third work is a humorous story of greedy relatives who manipulate a dead man's will
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

9 editions published between 1893 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner pulled out all the stops in his retelling of the ancient tale of the Flying Dutchman, using the orchestra to paint the scenes vividly in music. At one moment it is a raging storm at sea, the next it lets us experience the magic of two people falling irrevocably in love. Cornell MacNeil, in one of very few German roles he ever sang, is the dark and tortured Dutchman condemned to sail the seas until he find true love. An incandescent Leonie Rysanek, with her unique mix of erotic longing and spiritual bliss, reminds us why Senta was one of her greatest roles
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
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Dam, Jos Van.

Dam Jos van 1940-....

Damme, Jos van, 1940-

Damme, Joseph van.

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Jos van Dam bass-baritone opera singer from Belgium

Jos van Dam basso-baritono belga

Jos van Dam Belgisch zanger

Jos van Dam belgischer Opernsnger

Joseph Van Dam

Van Dam.

Van Dam, Jos

Van Dam, Jos 1940-

Van Damme, Jos, 1940-

Van Damme, Joseph.

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Van Dams, Žozē, 1940-

Vandam Jos 1940-....

Дам, Жозе ван

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