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Adam, Theo

Overview
Works: 1,753 works in 4,538 publications in 6 languages and 38,124 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Operas  Music  Drama  Librettos  Musical settings  Oratorios  Excerpts  Art music  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Musician, Interviewee, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

50 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantates,. BWV 140,. Bach, Johann Sebastian4230
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

60 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 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)
Rienzi by Richard Wagner( )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug.-Sept. 1974 and Apr. 1976, Lucaskirche, Dresden
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

73 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 858 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

93 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 822 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
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 737 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 717 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"
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

96 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 706 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( )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 697 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
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

39 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 675 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 667 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
Lulu : [Oper in drei Akten nach den Tragödien Erdgeist und Büchse der Pandora von Frank Wedekind] by Alban Berg( )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 597 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
Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor woodcutter's two children, lost in the woods, come upon a gingerbread house inhabited by a wicked witch
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

44 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)
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 454 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
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 449 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
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg : highlights by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

76 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 445 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
Die verkaufte Braut by Bedřich Smetana( )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in German and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die verkaufte Braut: Komische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: Karel Sabina
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

82 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
 
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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

テオ・アダム

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