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Silja, Anja

Works: 263 works in 939 publications in 7 languages and 9,552 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Televised operas  Children's films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Actor, Vocalist, Interviewee, Commentator
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( )

72 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 946 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 )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 824 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
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

53 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhauser. Wolfgang Windgassen, Eberhard Wachter, Gerhard Stolze, Josef Greindl, Anja Silja, Grace Bumbry. The chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 419 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome dances for King Herod and demands that the head of John the Baptist be brought to her on a platter
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 369 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
Verklärte Nacht ; Chamber symphony ; Variations ; 5 pieces for orchestra ; 6 songs ; Erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 295 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
Dialogues des Carmélites : opéra en trois actes et 12 tableaux by Francis Poulenc( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 292 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 254 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
Erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg( )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

9 editions published in 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diana Damrau and Angelika Kirchschlager star in the acclaimed 2008 production of Humperdinck's famous fairytale opera, in the company of two of Britains most revered musical figures: Thomas Allen, playing the role of the Father, and the legendary conductor Colin Davis. Directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser combine their characteristic wit and a dash of deliciously dark comedy with the operas fairytale charm. Humperdincks music mixes catchy folk-like songs with sumptuous instrumental colour, making the result as tunefully approachable, musically memorable and visually delightful as opera gets. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in full Surround Sound."--Alexander Street, resource website
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( Recording )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 229 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
The 7 deadly sins ; Quodlibet from the pantomine Zaubernacht by Kurt Weill( )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser : highlights = höhepunkte = extraits by Richard Wagner( )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sehnsucht nach dem Unerreichbaren : Wege und Irrwege by Anja Silja( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.30 for Hansel & G ... to 0.89 for Die Sehnsu ...)

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Alternative Names
Anja Silja deutsche Sopranistin

Anja Silja Duits zangeres

Anja Silja singer

Anja Silja soprano tedesco

Langwagen, Anja Silja Regina‏

Langwagen, Anja Silja Regina 1940-

Силья, Анья


German (255)

Czech (50)

French (13)

English (10)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)