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Morris, James 1947-

Works: 273 works in 1,119 publications in 5 languages and 18,809 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Excerpts  Nonfiction television programs  Requiems  Symphonies 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Interviewee, Other, Producer, Actor, Commentator, Vocalist, 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 )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera's production of the opera by Puccini. The relationships of two Bohemians and
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 888 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 715 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 691 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 )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 659 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 )

9 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 546 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 fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 544 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 509 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 508 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 Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in German and held by 500 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( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videorecording of a performance sung in German of the second part of Wagner's Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in 1989
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 391 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( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearing either Jon Vickers or Christa Ludwig, two of the most riveting singing actors of their time, in Parsifal would be cause for celebration. This recording presents both of these great artists in their only joint broadcast of Wagner's mystical opera, with James Levine bringing his own special magic to the occasion, making it indeed a Parsifal for the ages. Martti Talvela is an authoritative, compassionate Gurnemanz and Bernd Weikl a memorable Amfortas
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Italian and held by 386 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
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 366 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 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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



German (212)

Italian (87)

English (30)

French (10)

Latin (6)