WorldCat Identities

Varcoe, Stephen

Works: 952 works in 2,591 publications in 6 languages and 36,255 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Oratorios  Music  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Sacred music  Concertos  Interviews  Orchestral music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Actor, Author, Conductor, Other, Musician
Classifications: M1500.P87, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Varcoe
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Sept. 1989, St. John's, Smith Square, London
Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). MONTEVERDI CHOIR. WATKINSON, Carolyn (mezzo-soprano). ARGENTA, Nancy (soprano). HENDRICKS, Barbara (soprano). RODGERS, Joan (soprano). JONES, Della (mezzo-soprano). ROLFE JOHNSON, Anthony (tenor). VARCOE, Stephen (bass)
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." --
Requiem and other choral music by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
The works of Arnold Schoenberg by Arnold Schoenberg( )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jephtha by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jephtha: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 70. Text: Thomas Morell
Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi( )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Latin and English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telarc: Cd-80105
Israel in Egypt by George Frideric Handel( )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and German and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
Symphoniae sacrae : op. 10 by Heinrich Schütz( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John in love by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Rutter Christmas album by Cambridge Singers( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If there were dreams to sell : English orchestral songs = Englische Orchesterlieder = Chansons anglaises avec orchestre by Stephen Varcoe( )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 13-14 and May 22, 1989, at St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London
Te Deum, Hob. XXIIIc:1 ; Paukenmesse ; Incidental music to Alfred, König der Angelsachsen ; Te Deum, Hob. XXIIIc:2 by Joseph Haydn( )

6 editions published in 1998 in Latin and German and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass no. 12 : "Theresienmesse" ; Mass no. 7 : "Kleine Orgelmesse" by Joseph Haydn( )

3 editions published in 1996 in Latin and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmoniemesse ; Salve Regina in E by Joseph Haydn( )

6 editions published in 1997 in Latin and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dettingen Te Deum by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

6 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Stephen Varcoe Brits zanger

Stephen Varcoe englischer klassischer Sänger

Stephen Varcoe English bass-baritone

Varcoe, Christopher Stephen.

Varcoe, Christopher Stephen 1949-

Varcoe, S.

Varcoe, S. 1949-

Varcoe, S. (Stephen)

English (118)

German (61)

Latin (25)

Italian (7)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)