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Morris, James 1947-

Overview
Works: 243 works in 1,100 publications in 5 languages and 18,356 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Requiems  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Other, Producer, Vocalist, Commentator, 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 )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a consumptive flower-maker
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

53 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 881 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 695 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 681 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

51 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of ambition, murder, madness and revenge in medieval Scotland as set to music by Giuseppe Verdi
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Requiem, op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe de Requiem en ut mineur pour soprano, baryton, choeur et orchestre, op. 48
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 533 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 503 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 497 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in German and English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stage production of the Ring cycle as performed by the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mar.-May 1990
Desire under the elms by Edward Thomas( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Italian and held by 411 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 380 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
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 376 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
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This astonishing cast introduced Vespri to Met audiences only a few weeks before this broadcast and opera lovers fought for tickets to hear in person what all the excitement was about. James Levine's conducting was as passionate as it was authoritative, and the singers responded with performances that are still talked about with awe. Montserrat Caballé is lustrous as Elena, the young woman whose marriage to Arrigo (Nicolai Gedda) ignites a bloodbath. Sherrill Milnes is in top form as Monforte, the hated oppressor, who turns out to be much more than he seems
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 319 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
 
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Alternative Names
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

Languages
German (270)

Italian (102)

English (33)

French (10)

Latin (7)

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