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Adam, Theo

Works: 1,742 works in 4,323 publications in 6 languages and 34,096 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Librettos  Juvenile works  Oratorios  Masses  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Interviewee, Musician, per, Honoree, bas
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Theo Adam
Most widely held works by Theo Adam
Rienzi by Richard Wagner( )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug.-Sept. 1974 and Apr. 1976, Lucaskirche, Dresden
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

83 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theo Adam is Wotan, leader of the gods, in this extraordinary performance of the prologue to Wagner's Ring cycle--one of only two Met broadcasts ever conducted by the great Herbert von Karajan. The star-studded cast includes Gerhard Stolze as Loge, the cunning demi-god of fire, Martti Talvela and Karl Ridderbusch as the giants, Fasolt and Fafner, Zoltán Kelemen as the Nibelung dwarf Alberich, and a young Sherrill Milnes in the supporting role of Donner
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

43 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

67 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wagner's colorful portrait of medieval Nuremberg, the wealthy Pogner (Ezio Flagello) promises his beautiful daughter Eva (Pilar Lorengar) in marriage to the winner of a song contest. But the girl has already set her sights on the handsome Walther (James King). Naturally, various obstacles have to be overcome before the happy conclusion. Benno Kusche plays Beckmesser, Eva's unsuccessful suitor, and Theo Adam is Hans Sachs, the town's cobbler and reigning poet whose deep insights into human nature make this opera so much more than a delightful comedy. Maestro Thomas Schippers leads the Met's vast orchestral and choral forces
Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu [Oper in drei Akten nach den Tragödien Erdgeist und Büchse der Pandora von Frank Wedekind] by Alban Berg( )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Schäfer sings the title role in Berg's twelve-tone masterpiece--the femme fatale who so enthralls admirers both male and female that they are powerless to halt their own destruction. Among them are Dr. Schön (James Courtney) and his son Alwa (David Kuebler), the Countess Geschwitz (Hanna Schwarz), the Painter (Clifton Forbes), two princes, an acrobat, and a schoolboy. But the magnetic Lulu is the emotional vortex around which everything revolves--all the way through her own downward spiral, until she is brutally murdered by Jack the Ripper. Maestro James Levine brings unparalleled insight and unexpected lyricism to the score, leading a powerful performance
Tiefland by Eugen d' Albert( )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conducted by Rudolf Moralt
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah highlights Comfort ye my people,And the glory of the Lord, O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion,He shall feed his flock, I know that my Redeemer liveth, Halleluhah chorus Margaret Marshall, Soprano;Catherine Robbin,mezzo-soprano;Charles Brett,countertenor,Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, tenor;Robert Hale, bass;Saul Quirke, boy soprano Monteverdi choir English Baroque soloists John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) WEIKL, Bernd (baritone). (1) VOGEL, Siegfried (bass). (1) JANOWITZ, Gundula (soprano). (1) MATHIS, Edith (soprano). (1) ADAM, Theo (bass). (1) SCHREIER, Peter (tenor). (1) CRASS, Franz (bass). (1) LIEB, Gunther (baritone). (1) LEIPZIG RADIO CHORUS. (1) DRESDEN STAATSKAPELLE. (1) KLEIBER, Carlos (conductor)
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Alfonso und Estrella D732 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

67 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's powerful and wrenching tale of ill-fated love requires a cast of great singing actors, and that's just what this broadcast provides. Jon Vickers and Régine Crespin are the brother and sister who fall rapturously in love, only to be torn apart by death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie of the title who is punished by her father (the magnificent Theo Adam as Wotan) for doing what he really wants her to do. Herbert von Karajan conducts his final Met performance
The creation by Joseph Haydn( )

14 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in German and French and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of parts 1 and 2 of Haydn's oratorio The creation
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young listeners are introduced to the music of Mozart with one of his most iconic works, The Magic Flute
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearing either Jon Vickers or Christa Ludwig, two of the most riveting singing actors of their time, in Parsifal would be cause for celebration. This recording presents both of these great artists in their only joint broadcast of Wagner's mystical opera, with James Levine bringing his own special magic to the occasion, making it indeed a Parsifal for the ages. Martti Talvela is an authoritative, compassionate Gurnemanz and Bernd Weikl a memorable Amfortas
Elijah op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Jan. 1991, St. John's, London
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

73 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg : highlights by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidelio [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in German and English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under James Levine's passionate direction, this all-star cast brings Beethoven's magnificent opera to blazing life. Karita Mattila is heartbreaking as Leonore, the wife desperate to find her imprisoned husband, Florestan (Ben Heppner), a victim of his political enemies headed by Don Pizzaro (Sergei Leiferkus). René Pape is Rocco, the good-hearted jailer who can't stand up to his boss but who wants to do the right thing
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Alternative Names
Adam, T.

Adam, Theo Siegfried 1926-

Theo Adam artiste lyrique

Theo Adam Bass-baritone opera singer

Theo Adam Duits zanger

Theo Adam tysk sångare

Theo Adam tysk sanger

Theo Adam tysk songar

Theo Siegfried Adam

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