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Silja, Anja

Works: 216 works in 670 publications in 7 languages and 5,730 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Operas  Music videos  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Interviewee, Other, Vocalist, l4
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( )

53 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 688 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
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 583 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 Janček( Visual )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une histoire de passion, de trahison, et le pouvoir de transfiguration de l'amour. La veuve Kostelnicka, noie son petit-fils pour sauver sa fille adorée Jenufa de la honte et les difficultés d'élever un enfant illégitime
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Schoenberg & Webern by Arnold Schoenberg( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 253 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
Jenůfa by Leoš Janček( Recording )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 226 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 Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 211 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
Pelleas & Melisande Erwartung, op. 17 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu [Oper in drei Akten nach den Tragödien Erdgeist und Büchse der Pandora von Frank Wedekind] by Alban Berg( Recording )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 192 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 Janček( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Czech and held by 188 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
The 7 deadly sins ; Quodlibet from the pantomine Zaubernacht by Kurt Weill( )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Wagner voices = Grosse Wagner-stimmen by Richard Wagner( )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 172 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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues des Carmélites opera in tre atti e dodici quadri( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and held by 133 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

24 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
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 )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and English and held by 120 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
Hansel and Gretel Märchen (fairytale) in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 114 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
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

Famous scenes by Richard Strauss( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Langwagen, Anja Silja Regina‏

German (203)

Czech (50)

English (11)

French (3)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)