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Dam, José van

Works: 1,397 works in 4,638 publications in 9 languages and 51,895 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Music  Requiems  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Vocalist, Author, Other, Teacher , Interviewee, Musician, Editor, Illustrator, pre, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

86 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,849 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

97 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizet's enticing gypsy has seldom been as earthy and Gallic as when Régine Crespin unleashed her feminine wiles to capture the heart of every man in her path. Don José (William Lewis) doesn't really stand a chance of resisting her allure. Katia Ricciarelli is the innocent Micaela and José van Dam sings Escamillo, the charismatic bullfighter who turns Carmen's head and ultimately seals her doom
Manon by Jules Massenet( )

66 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,312 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( )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,223 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
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,207 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
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

75 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,165 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

75 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,092 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)
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

65 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 954 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
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholar Faust is tempted into contract with the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This marvellous recording, sung in German, comes as a surprise, since Bernard Haitink is not obviously associated with Haydn. In fact he didn't tackle The Creation until 2011, when he was 82. He approaches this great choral masterpiece with wit, unhurried grandeur, riveting orchestral detail and forward momentum - in short, with just the acuity he brings to anything he conducts. (....) Gabriel (soprano Camilla Tilling), Uriel (tenor Mark Padmore), and Raphael (bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann). Choir, orchestra and soloists are on sparkling form in this live recording - an invigorating reminder, if any were needed, of Haydn's genius" (The Guardian)
Oedipe by Georges Enesco( )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipe: Tragédie-lyrique en quatre actes, op.23. Livret: Edmond Fleg
Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first program Ruggero Raimondo, the world-renowned Italian bass-baritone, returns to his birthplace of Bologna, to perform the title role in Mozart's masterwork Don Giovanni
Ein deutsches Requiem : op. 45 by Johannes Brahms( )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen (13:33) -- 2. Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (15:33) -- 3. Herr, lehre doch mich (10:58) -- 4. Wie lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen (5:41) -- 5. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (8:09) -- 6. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt (11:34) -- 7. Selig sind die Toten (14:09)
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in French and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( )

56 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 763 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 Quichotte by Jules Massenet( )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quichotte: Comédie héroïque en cinq actes. Livret: Henri Cain / Scènes alsaciennes: Suite no.7 pour orchestre
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Dam, José van

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Damme, José van, 1940-

Damme, Joseph van

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José van Dam bajo-barítono belga

José van Dam bass-baritone opera singer from Belgium

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José van Dam Belgisch zanger

José van Dam belgischer Opernsänger

Joseph Van Dam

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Van Dam, José

Van Dam, José 1940-

Van Damme, José, 1940-

Van Damme, Joseph.

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Van Dams, Žozē, 1940-

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Дам, Жозе ван

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