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Morris, James 1947-

Overview
Works: 258 works in 1,035 publications in 5 languages and 16,658 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Live sound recordings  Operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction television programs  Musical settings  Televised plays  Televised performances 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Producer, Other, Commentator, Vocalist, Actor, bas
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about James Morris
 
Most widely held works by James Morris
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera's production of the opera by Puccini. The relationships of two Bohemians and their sweethearts develop stormily until both couples separate. While the two men are lamenting their loneliness in their Paris attic, one of the girl friends comes for help for the other who has consumption and wants to be taken to her lover to die. The opera is followed by a special program showing behind the scenes preparation for the production
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under James Levine's thrilling direction the famous Met Orchestra is at its best in this first installment of Wagner's Ring cycle. From the dark, mysterious beginning in the depths of the Rhine River to the blazing end as the gods cross the rainbow bridge into their new home of Valhalla, this is a searing performance. James Morris is the commanding Wotan, the god who thinks he has everything under control, even as he unwittingly sows the seeds of his own destruction
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Latonia Moore makes a sensational Met debut as Aida, the Ethiopian princess enslaved at the rival court of Egypt. She loves the warrior Radamès (Marcello Giordani), who is promised to Amneris (Stephanie Blythe), the priness of Egypt. When Aida's father, the Ethiopian king Amonasro (Lado Atanelia), convinces his daughter to trick Radamès into betraying his country, the love triangle turns tragic. Marco Armiliato leads the Met's vast musical forces in this grandest of grand operas
Smallville( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They tried to be friends, but their chosen paths set them on a collision course. The Clark Kent-Lex Luthor rivalry explodes into the fierce good-versus-evil battle. Lana Lang becomes Mrs. Luthor. Clark would be stunned to find out why she says yes. Green Arrow forms a Super Hero league. Phantom Zone escapees menace Earth. Luthorcorp expands its dark experiments
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of ambition, murder, madness and revenge in medieval Scotland as set to music by Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem, op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe de Requiem en ut mineur pour soprano, baryton, choeur et orchestre, op.48
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third opera in the "Ring cycle." Siegfried follows the adventures of the son of demigods Siegmund and Sieglinde as he conquers his enemies and rescues the beauteous Brunnhilde with the help of his magic sword
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's early opera features a title role that has tempted many great bass-baritones to put their stamp on. James Morris is a singing actor able to convey the rich drama of the part while making it sound easy, thrilling audiences with the sheer power of his voice. James Levine's authoritative leadership of the Met Orchestra and Chorus adds immeasurably to the excitement of the performance. This broadcast stars Mechthild Gessendorf as Senta, the woman who will die for the doomed Dutchman, and Paul Plishka as her father, Daland
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

51 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The waves of emotion that pour forth from the score make Die Walküre the most popular of the four Ring operas. The incandescent Plácido Domingo (Siegmund) and Deborah Voigt (Sieglinde) portray the lovers who are also brother and sister. Jane Eaglen is Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie of the title, who is stripped of her godhood by Wotan, sung by the incomparable James Morris. The glorious sound of the Met Orchestra is on vivid display, especially in the Magic Fire Music that ends the opera
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
Desire under the elms by Edward Thomas( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Met's production of Verdi's Otello from 1995, with Placido Domingo in one of his greatest roles opposite the stunning Renee Fleming in her first breakaway Met success
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
I vespri siciliani : [opera in 5 acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's gripping tale of Sicilians rising against the occupying French stars Renata Scotto in her only broadcast of this rarely heard masterpiece. From the beginning of the opera, when Elena (Scotto) sings an "innocent" song fanning the people's resentment against the foreign army, to the end, when the ringing of her wedding bells signals the start of the revolt, Scotto's artistry blazes. James Levine leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in a wonderfully idiomatic performance, and Ruggero Raimondi is magnificent as Procida, the outlawed Sicilian leader
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actuación de la Orquesta de la Ópera Metropolitana de la épica Tetralogía del Anillo de los Nibelungos de Wagner, dirigida por James Levine. Utiliza técnicas escénicas modernas junto a los valores románticos tradicionales para darle una realización próxima al ideal de la visión original de Wagner
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among Wagner's mature operas, this is the only comedy. It is based on a true story of the guild of Meistersingers (Master singers). The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in German and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
 
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James Morris Amerikaans zanger

James Morris amerikanischer Opernsänger in der Stimmlage des Bassbariton

James Morris artiste lyrique

James Morris basso-baritono

Morris, J. 1947-

Morris, James 1947- Sänger

Morris, James Sänger 1947-

Τζέιμς Μόρρις

Джеймс Моррис

جیمز موریس خواننده آمریکایی

ジェームス・モリス

詹姆斯·莫里斯

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