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Adam, Theo

Works: 1,713 works in 4,438 publications in 7 languages and 31,949 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Drama  Operas  Musical settings  Librettos  Oratorios  Filmed operas  Biography  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Honoree, Musician, per, Interviewee, bas
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Theo Adam
Most widely held works by Theo Adam
Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

49 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantates,. BWV 131,. Bach, Johann Sebastian4230
Rienzi by Richard Wagner( )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

90 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 702 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
Tiefland by Eugen d' Albert( )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 655 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 Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

70 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 648 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
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 589 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
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 573 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)
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haydn gave birth to a new type of oratorio that reflected perfectly the spirit of his time. With German texts, direct expression of feelings and many grand choruses, it stood for the transition from the aristocracy to a bourgeois society, in which music-making in a group was seen as an expression of civil pride. Extremely popular with amateur choirs, performances with a large ensemble became the rule until well into the 20th century. And the 1960 Electrola recording represents this tradition, with a top-class trio of soloists consisting of the great Elisabeth Grummer, outstanding tenor Josef Traxel and Gottlob Frick, "the blackest of all bass singers"
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 543 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
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 516 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
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

94 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 502 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 Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 498 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)
Alfonso und Estrella : D732 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

74 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 441 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

78 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Elijah : op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Jan. 1991, St. John's, London
Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor woodcutter's two children, lost in the woods, come upon a gingerbread house inhabited by a wicked witch
Requiem : K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD #710
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 299 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
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Alternative Names
Adam, T.

Adam, Theo 1926-

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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