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Silja, Anja

Works: 214 works in 658 publications in 7 languages and 5,898 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Music  History  Television adaptations  Live sound recordings  Operas  Film and video adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Interviewee, l4, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Anja Silja
Most widely held works by Anja Silja
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

52 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner pulled out all the stops in his retelling of the ancient tale of the Flying Dutchman, using the orchestra to paint the scenes vividly in music. At one moment it is a raging storm at sea, the next it lets us experience the magic of two people falling irrevocably in love. Cornell MacNeil, in one of very few German roles he ever sang, is the dark and tortured Dutchman condemned to sail the seas until he find true love. An incandescent Leonie Rysanek, with her unique mix of erotic longing and spiritual bliss, reminds us why Senta was one of her greatest roles
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine's affection for Berg's searing masterpiece has given Met audiences many opportunities to experience this groundbreaking score. Here Levine conducts José van Dam in the title role, who gives a heartbreaking performance as the downtrodden, humiliated soldier. Anja Silja is Marie, the mother of Wozzeck's child, who cannot resistant the cheap glamour of the handsome Drum Major (Richard Cassilly)--leading Wozzeck to finally give up his desperate struggle for existence
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of passion, betrayal, and the transfiguring power of love. The embittered widow, Kostelnička, drowns her infant grandson to save her beloved stepdaughter Jenůfa from the shame and hardship of raising an illegitimate child
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

40 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Pierrot lunaire by Arnold Schoenberg( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denissow: La Vie en rouge: Mélodrame sur des poèmes de Boris Vian pour voix, flûte, clarinette, violon, violoncelle, piano et percussion / Schönberg: Pierrot lunaire: Dreimal sieben Gedichte von Albert Giraud für Sprechgesang, Flöte, Klarinette, Violine, Violoncello und Klavier, op.21
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( Recording )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steva, a handsome young man, has inherited the family mill from his dead parents. His half brother Laca, envious of this and the fact that Jenufa is smitten with Steva, slashes her cheeks with a knife, scarring her permanently
Salome by Derek Bailey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An operatic setting of the biblical story of the princess Salome and the events that led to the death of John the Baptist
Lulu [Oper in drei Akten nach den Tragödien Erdgeist und Büchse der Pandora von Frank Wedekind] by Alban Berg( Recording )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 189 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
The Makropulos case by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Czech and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Makropulos case focuses on the issue of longevity - the pros and cons of living for 337 years, as happens to the mysterious Emilia Marty, the sexually irresistible prima donna who's seen it all and done it all. Part grotesque human comedy, part profound personal tragedy, Janáček's opera examines the eternal mystery of human existence with uniquely life-enhancing vision. -- Résumé de la notice dérivée
Pelleas & Melisande Erwartung, op. 17 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 7 deadly sins ; Quodlibet from the pantomine Zaubernacht by Kurt Weill( )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny The rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erwartung : monodrama in one act, opus 17 ; Six songs, opus 8 by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

7 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hansel and Gretel Märchen (fairytale) in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy Christmas fantasy for all the family with these two classics from the Royal Opera House. The Nutcracker comes to life in this captivating production and is coupled with a spectacular performance of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Imaginatively staged and with a new and original interpretation, this classic fairy tale provides the ideal seasonal treat
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Dialogues des Carmélites opera in tre atti e dodici quadri( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterful perfromance at the world famous Teatro all Scala, performed by the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, conducted by Riccardo Muti
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Opera based on the Biblical character Salome, the daughter of Herodias, who seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist
Verklärte Nacht Chamber symphony ; Variations ; 5 pieces for orchestra ; 6 songs ; Erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Langwagen, Anja Silja Regina‏

German (206)

Czech (48)

English (11)

French (3)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)