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Silja, Anja

Works: 90 works in 472 publications in 7 languages and 4,690 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Music  History  Television adaptations  Biography  Live sound recordings  Interviews  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Interviewee, Vocalist, l4
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Anja Silja
Most widely held works by Anja Silja
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

50 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadcast December 30th, 1950
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

51 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 562 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 )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 6 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
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

39 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny the rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Recording )

10 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Oper in drei Akten. Text: Bertolt Brecht
Lulu [Oper in drei Akten nach den Tragödien Erdgeist und Büchse der Pandora von Frank Wedekind] by Alban Berg( Recording )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 229 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
Jenůfa by Leoš Janček( Recording )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Derek Bailey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera van Richard Strauss naar Oscar Wilde op een libretto van Hedwig Lachmann, onder leiding van Sir Peter Hall, met het Royal Opera House Orchestre
The Makropulos case by Leoš Janček( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Czech and held by 193 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
Erwartung : monodrama in one act, opus 17 ; Six songs, opus 8 by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

6 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Richard Strauss( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 137 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Hansel and Gretel Märchen (fairytale) in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 128 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in German and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Dialogues des Carmélites opera in tre atti e dodici quadri( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and held by 123 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

18 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
Famous scenes by Richard Strauss( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flying Dutchman [opera in three acts] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book contains historical commentary by Robert Levine with a synopsis of the opera and a complete libretto
La Cubana, oder, Ein Leben für die Kunst Vaudeville in 5 Bildern nach Motiven von Miguel Barnet by Hans Werner Henze( Recording )

8 editions published in 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Langwagen, Anja Silja Regina‏

German (240)

Czech (55)

English (8)

French (4)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)