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Palmer, Felicity

Works: 734 works in 2,187 publications in 9 languages and 23,761 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Opera adaptations  Filmed operas  Sacred music  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, Author, Musician, Narrator, Interviewee, Actor, Host
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Felicity Palmer
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( )

50 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,029 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
Sinfonietta ; Glagolitic mass by Leoš Janáček( )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks ; Rafael Kubelik, con
King Priam by Michael Tippett( Recording )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London. Previously issued on LP
Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is a love tale set among the poor bargemen of Paris. The second work relates the story of a nun's suicide. The third work is a humorous story of greedy relatives who manipulate a dead man's will
Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Bullock takes on one of opera's most challenging roles as the title heroine of Strauss's powerful drama, based on the ancient Greek myth of murder and revenge. Deborah Voigt reprises her acclaimed portrayal of Chrysothemis, Elektra's sister, and Felicity Palmer gives a chilling performance as their mother, Klytämnestra. Evgeny Nikitin is Orest, the long-lost brother whose return brings events to a deadly climax, and Wolfgang Schmidt sings Aegisth. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads this massive score
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
La fille du régiment : a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production was the hit of early 2007. The new Laurent Pelly production of the comedy set in the Alps stars the glorious Natalie Dessay & the tenor Juan Diego Florez the King of the High Ds - with cameo role by comedian Dawn French
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 477 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
La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Cinderella story. The story is the familiar fairy tale but with the fairy element left out. In place of the fairy godmother, we have Alidoro, a philosophic person and friend of the Prince. The glass slipper is replaced with a pair of bracelets. One of these bracelets is given to the Prince at the ball and recognition of the other leads to the customary happy ending
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug. 11-15, 1996, All Saint's Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Judas MacCabaeus by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

29 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 14-22, 1992
The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the disc is Vivaldi's brief Sonata al Santo Sepolcro, an instrumental work probably intended for inclusion in an Easter church service. This is followed by a Stabat Mater proper, also by Vivaldi. Vivaldi used just the first ten verses of the text, creating one of the most sombre of all settings, here performed by the Canadian ensemble Theatre of Early Music and its director, counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, who in Bach is joined by Emma Kirkby, taking on the soprano part
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ohio Opera's 2008 Festival performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic opera includes all the music as well the complete dialogue
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert - a gullible, naïve greengrocer lad who, much to his embarrassment, is made Village May King when it is realized there are no longer any girls with the necessary virtuous qualifications
Pique Dame by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unforgettable Nancy Gustavson gives life to Lisa, the unlucky lover of Hermann in the tragic story of The Queen of spades. Herman, a young officer, is in love with an unknown woman from the nobility. The beautiful young lady eventually appears to be Lisa, the fiancée of Prince Yeletski, Herman's army friend. But Lisa is unhappy with this engagement imposed on her. She prefers the romantic personality of Herman. Herman and Lisa meet in secret and declare their undying love to each other. But Herman has no money. What to do? Lisa's grandmother, the Countess, is said to know the secret to win without fail at card games. Breaking into the old woman's room, Herman begs the Countess to reveal her secret. Terrified by the threatening young man, the Countess dies. Lisa, walking into the room, discovers her lover in front of her grandmother's corpse. Crying, she beseeches Hermann to leave at once. The Countess' ghost appears to Hermann, and reveals to the young man the secret: the three winning cards are three, seven and ace. After a last meeting with Hermann, Lisa realizes that there is no hope for to have the love she desires so jumps into the Neva. Herman, in a state of madness, goes to the casino and bets everything he owns. He loses everything. The last winning card was not an ace, but the queen of spades. Inspired by the The Queen of spades written by Alexander Pushkin, Tchaikovski's opera was premiered in Saint Petersburg in 1890. The Queen of Spades is an intense work in which death seems to be the unavoidable outcome. The remarkable production by Graham Vick plunges the spectator into the desperate love struggle between the innocent Lisa and Hermann, a dark character who steadily advances towards madness
The hymn of Jesus ; Choral symphony ; Wandering scholar ; At the Boar's Head by Gustav Holst( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armide by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armide: Drame héroïque en cinq actes. Livret: Philippe Quinault
The firebrand of Florence by Kurt Weill( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kingdom : op. 51 ; Sospiri : adagio for string orchestra, with harp and organ, op. 70 ; Sursum corda : elevation : op. 11 by Edward Elgar( )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Felicity Palmer artiste lyrique

Felicity Palmer Brits zangeres

Felicity Palmer englischer Mezzosopran

Felicity Palmer English mezzo-soprano and music professor

Palmer, F.

Palmer, F. (Felicity)

Palmer, Felicity Joan 1944-

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English (213)

Italian (46)

French (32)

German (31)

Russian (30)

Latin (12)

Church Slavic (8)

Dutch (3)

Czech (1)