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Nilsson, Birgit

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Works: 1,252 works in 3,557 publications in 8 languages and 30,482 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Biography  Filmed operas  Music  Excerpts  Televised operas  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Commentator, per, Interviewee, l4, Narrator, Actor, Speaker, Instrumentalist, sop, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Birgit Nilsson
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

182 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"-Wikipedia (Sept 2006)
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

166 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erich Leinsdorf conducts some of the greatest Wagnerian singers of the post-WWII era in this stunning performance of Die Walküre, the highly emotional--and ever-popular--second installment of the Ring cycle. Otto Edelmann is Wotan, lord of the gods, who sees his carefully laid plans go tragically wrong. The incomparable Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, his favorite warrior daughter. Jon Vickers, at the top of his game, is Siegmund, the hero Wotan is putting all his hopes on before giving in to the demands of his wife, Fricka (Irene Dalis). Gladys Kuchta sings Sieglinde, Siegmund's sister and bride, and the 24-year-old Martina Arroyo makes a cameo appearance as Ortlinde, one of the Valkyries
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

184 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

119 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance marked Birgit Nilsson's first Met broadcast in one of her most celebrated roles, Brünnhilde, in the Ring cycle's final installment. Hans Hopf sings Siegfried, the man whose heroic deeds eventually bring about the twilight of the gods, and the sensational Gottlob Frick is Hagen. With its story of love, treachery, murder--and, ultimately, redemption--Götterdämmerung brings Wagner's epic to a monumental conclusion. The great Erich Leinsdorf leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

114 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

93 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Birgit Nilsson gives a spectacular performance as Strauss's biblical princess. Walter Cassel is the imprisoned prophet Jochanaan, the object of Salome's desire. When he rejects her advances, Salome has no hesitation in exacting her murderous revenge. The infamous final scene, in which she kisses Jochanaan's severed head, is one of the most searing endings in all of opera--and one of Nilsson's legendary performances. Karl Böhm, a protégée and collaborator of Strauss, leads a authoritative, colorful, and impassioned rendition of the score, in a performance that also stars Karl Liebl as Herod, Irene Dalis as Herodias, and George Shirley as Narraboth
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

77 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New remastering via 96KHz 24-bit digital converter and Cedar DH2 de-hisser
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Aida (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videocassette release of the opera by Richard Strauss based on Sophocles' play about the violent revenge of Elektra
Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

54 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberon: Romantische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: James Robinson Planché
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

43 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Symphony no. 6 'Pastorial' 'Egmont'-- overture & incidental music ; Overtures-- 'Prometheus' & 'Coriolan' by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

6 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

35 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Tristan et Isolde drame lyrique en 3 actes by Richard Wagner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great soprano Birgit Nilsson stars in her signature role of Isolde in this historic performance filmed live at the Theatre Antique d'Orange in France in 1973. Jon Vickers co-stars as Tristan in this famed production, which is performed under the musical direction of the legendary conductor Karl Böhm. This historic film of Wagner's monumental opera, performed by this incomparable cast, has been restored and digitally re-mastered
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

45 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

37 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
The golden ring by Georg Solti( Visual )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary account of the recording sessions for Die Götterdämmerung, starring Birgit Nilsson, Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Gottlob Frick, and Claire Watson, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Explains the techniques involved in recording such a work, and includes the immolation scene, Siegfried's funeral march, and the act 2 vengeance trio
 
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Alternative Names
Birgit Nilsson opera singer

Birgit Nilsson ruotsalainen sopraano

Birgit Nilsson schwedische Opernsängerin (Sopran)

Birgit Nilsson soprano svedese

Birgit Nilsson svensk sångare

Birgit Nilsson svensk sanger

Birgit Nilsson svensk songar

Birgit Nilsson szwedzka śpiewaczka operowa (sopran)

Birgit Nilsson Zweeds zanger

Birgit Nilsson Zweeds zangeres

Birgit Nilssonová

Niklasson, Birgit.

Niklasson, Birgit 1918-2005

Nilsson, Birgit.

Nilsson, Märta Birgit.

Nilsson, Märta Birgit 1918-2005

Svennsson, Birgit.

Svennsson, Birgit 1918-2005

Svennsson, Märta Birgit 1918-2005

Svensson, Märta Birgit 1918-2005

Біргіт Нільсан

Бірґіт Нільссон

Нильссон, Биргит

בירגיט נילסון

بيرجيت نيلسون

بیرگیت نیلسون خواننده سوئدی

เบอร์จิต นิลส์สัน

비르기트 닐손

ニルソン, ビルギット

ビルギット・ニルソン

比尔吉特·尼尔森

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