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Adam, Theo

Works: 1,835 works in 4,731 publications in 7 languages and 46,037 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Drama  Musical settings  Oratorios  Symphonies  Librettos  Overtures  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Musician, Honoree, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

52 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantates, . BWV 140,. Bach, Johann Sebastian4230
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

75 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 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
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

63 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) ADAM, Theo (bass-baritone). (1) SCHREIER, Peter (tenor). (1) GESZTY, Sylvia (soprano). (1) DONATH, Helen (soprano). (1) LIEB, Gunther (baritone). (1) STAATSKAPELLE DRESDEN. (1) RUNDLUNKCHOR KEIPZIG. (1) SUITNER, Otmar (conductor)
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( )

96 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 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
Rienzi by Richard Wagner( )

55 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug.-Sept. 1974 and Apr. 1976, Lucaskirche, Dresden
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

105 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 913 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 fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 879 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
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

35 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 839 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
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

28 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 760 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)
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 737 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)
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

39 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 724 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
Tiefland by Eugen d' Albert( )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century Catalonia, the story of the love of a selfish feudal lord and a handsome, brave shepherd for the same beautiful gypsy dancer
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

78 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 680 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
Lulu by Alban Berg( )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 625 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
Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'information lisible par ordinateur comprend la reprod. de la partition autographe de la passion conservée à la Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Mus. Ms. Bach P. 25)
Elijah : op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es normal, lamentablemente, que cuando llegan grandes grabaciones a nuestras tiendas de discos rápidamente se agoten y no aparezcan más. Este registro de "Elias", el oratorio más importante de Felix Mendelssohn, es del año 1966 y está dirigido por el maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch. Acompañan a los solistas, excelentes por demás, el coro y la orquesta de la Gewandhaus de Leipzig, la misma de la que Mendelssohn fuera titular. La versión del maestro Sawallisch es sencillamente una referencia
Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna boy's Choir ; Vienna
9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies, . n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
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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

Тео Адам

アダム, テオ