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Morris, James 1947-

Works: 340 works in 1,153 publications in 6 languages and 18,369 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Musical settings  Requiems  Excerpts  Televised performances  Television adaptations  Filmed performances 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Author, Other, Vocalist, Commentator, Actor, bas, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about James Morris
Most widely held works by James Morris
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 870 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( )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 740 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of poor artists in Paris. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi who is ill and dies. Giacomo Puccini's fourth and best loved opera
Requiem, op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

8 editions published in 1987 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestre National de l'opera de Monte-Carlo Chanoine Henri Carole, orgue Louis Fremaux, direction
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 566 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 3 languages and held by 562 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of ambition, murder, madness and revenge in medieval Scotland as set to music by Giuseppe Verdi
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a story told almost entirely through flashbacks, Offenbach's only true opera is a kaleidoscopic adventure from beginning to end. Stringing together three stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the work traces its hero's misfortunes as he fails to woo four women--the automaton Olympia, the courtesan Giulietta, and the singers Antonia and Stella. Under the baton of maestro Riccardo Chailly, tenor Plácido Domingo offers an ardent and moving performance. Ruth Welting, Tatiana Troyanos, Christiane Eda-Pierre, and Pauline Andrey are the objects of Hoffmann's unsuccessful affections--with Met legend James Morris singing all four of the tales' diabolical villains
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in German and English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stage production of the Ring cycle as performed by the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mar.-May 1990
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 480 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
Symphony no. 9 : "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer readable information includes biographies, historical information, and scores
Desire under the elms by Edward Thomas( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Richard Strauss( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Dec. 1990
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 397 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
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 395 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in German and English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second segment of the "Ring" cycle follows Wotan and Alberich as they scheme to reclaim the all-powerful Ring, from Fafner the dragon. Brunnhilde has become Wotan's trusted advisor in his quest, and he has also trained his son Siegmund to take up the cause in the event of his death
I vespri siciliani [sinfonia] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in Italian and held by 370 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 Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in German and held by 329 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
Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas( )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet: Opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Michel Carré et Jules Barbier
Symphony no. 8 ; Adagio from Symphony no. 10 by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of Mahler's 8th symphony is built around the 4th century Latin hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus (come, spirit of creation). The second part retells the final episode of Goethe's Faust in which the title character finds salvation. This recording also includes the Adagio from Mahler's 10th symphony and is the final installment of the San Francisco Symphony's Mahler cycle
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James Morris

James Morris Amerikaans zanger

James Morris amerikanischer Opernsänger in der Stimmlage des Bassbariton

James Morris artiste lyrique

James Morris basso-baritono

James Morris cantante de ópera estadounidense

Morris, J. 1947-

Morris, James 1947- Sänger

Morris, James Sänger 1947-

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