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Adam, Theo

Works: 2,273 works in 5,231 publications in 6 languages and 49,675 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Drama  Chamber operas  Excerpts  Music  Songs  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Honoree, Musician, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

76 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wagner's colorful portrait of medieval Nuremberg, the wealthy Pogner (Ezio Flagello) promises his beautiful daughter Eva (Pilar Lorengar) in marriage to the winner of a song contest. But the girl has already set her sights on the handsome Walther (James King). Naturally, various obstacles have to be overcome before the happy conclusion. Benno Kusche plays Beckmesser, Eva's unsuccessful suitor, and Theo Adam is Hans Sachs, the town's cobbler and reigning poet whose deep insights into human nature make this opera so much more than a delightful comedy. Maestro Thomas Schippers leads the Met's vast orchestral and choral forces
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

118 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es la única ópera que compuso Beethoven. La ópera cuenta cómo Leonora, disfrazada como un guardia de la prisión llamado "Fidelio", rescata a su marido Florestán de la condena de muerte por razones políticas
Kantaten = Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

59 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantates, . BWV 131,. Bach, Johann Sebastian4230
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( )

92 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theo Adam is Wotan, leader of the gods, in this extraordinary performance of the prologue to Wagner's Ring cycle--one of only two Met broadcasts ever conducted by the great Herbert von Karajan. The star-studded cast includes Gerhard Stolze as Loge, the cunning demi-god of fire, Martti Talvela and Karl Ridderbusch as the giants, Fasolt and Fafner, Zoltán Kelemen as the Nibelung dwarf Alberich, and a young Sherrill Milnes in the supporting role of Donner
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es normal, lamentablemente, que cuando llegan grandes grabaciones a nuestras tiendas de discos rápidamente se agoten y no aparezcan más. Este registro de "Elias", el oratorio más importante de Felix Mendelssohn, es del año 1966 y está dirigido por el maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch. Acompañan a los solistas, excelentes por demás, el coro y la orquesta de la Gewandhaus de Leipzig, la misma de la que Mendelssohn fuera titular. La versión del maestro Sawallisch es sencillamente una referencia
Rienzi by Richard Wagner( )

51 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug.-Sept. 1974 and Apr. 1976, Lucaskirche, Dresden
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

60 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Händel( )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

48 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 754 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
Tiefland by Eugen d' Albert( )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century Catalonia, the story of the love of a selfish feudal lord and a handsome, brave shepherd for the same beautiful gypsy dancer
Die Schöpfung = The creation by Joseph Haydn( )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This marvellous recording, sung in German, comes as a surprise, since Bernard Haitink is not obviously associated with Haydn. In fact he didn't tackle The Creation until 2011, when he was 82. He approaches this great choral masterpiece with wit, unhurried grandeur, riveting orchestral detail and forward momentum - in short, with just the acuity he brings to anything he conducts. (....) Gabriel (soprano Camilla Tilling), Uriel (tenor Mark Padmore), and Raphael (bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann). Choir, orchestra and soloists are on sparkling form in this live recording - an invigorating reminder, if any were needed, of Haydn's genius" (The Guardian)
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

74 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's powerful and wrenching tale of ill-fated love requires a cast of great singing actors, and that's just what this broadcast provides. Jon Vickers and Régine Crespin are the brother and sister who fall rapturously in love, only to be torn apart by death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie of the title who is punished by her father (the magnificent Theo Adam as Wotan) for doing what he really wants her to do. Herbert von Karajan conducts his final Met performance
Lulu by Alban Berg( )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Schäfer sings the title role in Berg's twelve-tone masterpiece--the femme fatale who so enthralls admirers both male and female that they are powerless to halt their own destruction. Among them are Dr. Schön (James Courtney) and his son Alwa (David Kuebler), the Countess Geschwitz (Hanna Schwarz), the Painter (Clifton Forbes), two princes, an acrobat, and a schoolboy. But the magnetic Lulu is the emotional vortex around which everything revolves--all the way through her own downward spiral, until she is brutally murdered by Jack the Ripper. Maestro James Levine brings unparalleled insight and unexpected lyricism to the score, leading a powerful performance
Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in German and English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna boy's Choir ; Vienna
Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'information lisible par ordinateur comprend la reprod. de la partition autographe de la passion conservée à la Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Mus. Ms. Bach P. 25)
Die verkaufte Braut : [komische Oper in drei Akten] by Bedřich Smetana( )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in German and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die verkaufte Braut: Komische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: Karel Sabina
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