WorldCat Identities

Norman, Jessye

Works: 1,553 works in 4,472 publications in 10 languages and 38,018 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Music  Filmed operas  Songs  Operas  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Arranger, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Commentator, Conductor, Artist, Composer, Speaker, Narrator, sop, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1620, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jessye Norman
Lieder by Franz Schubert( Recording )

145 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes all the songs for solo voice & piano with opus numbers, Mondnacht, Regenlied, the Ophelia-Lieder, & arrangements by the composer for solo voice & piano of nos. 1-7 & 11 (originally for vocal quartet) of the Zigeunerlieder, op. 103
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Four last songs ; Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

46 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Spirituals in concert by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

67 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June and July 1974, Lukaskirche, Dresden; previouly released; digitally remastered
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 647 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
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

46 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Stravinski's work from the Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto, Japan
Scenes from Tristan und Isolde, Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser, Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan et Isolde. Extr. Prélude ; Mort d'Isolde - "Mild und leise wie er lächelt",. Wagner, Richard42304520
Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

68 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MCCRACKEN, James (tenor). NORMAN, Jessye (soprano). ARNOLD, David (baritone). SCOWN, Kim (tenor). KLEMPERER, Werner (sprechstimme [speaker]) TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CHORUS. BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. OZAWA, Seiji (conductor)
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 477 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first uncut performance of Berlioz's opera at the Met, this production tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Il corsaro by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il corsaro: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical Greek drama of the tyrant king, translated by William Butler Yeats
Lulu-suite ; The wine ; Lyric suite by Alban Berg( Recording )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in German and English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno : (Il finto Stanislao) by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno: Melodramma giocoso in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met en scène les péripéties qui accompagnent la représentation d'un opéra dans l'hôtel particulier d'un riche bourgeois de Vienne. Le prologue montre les préparatifs de la représentation et les réactions des personnages à la décision prise par le maître d'intercaler des scènes comiques dans l'opéra sérieux. L'acte unique représente Ariane à Naxos évoque sa solitude, l'arrivée de Bacchus et leurs noces triomphales. Les scènes sont entrecoupées d'intermèdes et de commentaires comiques
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( Recording )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1938 assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by Jewish refugee Herschel Grynszpan, which led to Germany's Kristallnacht
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Jessye Norman Amerikaans zanger

Jessye Norman Amerikaans zangeres

Jessye Norman amerikansk sångare

Jessye Norman amerikansk sanger

Jessye Norman amerikansk songar

Jessye Norman artiste lyrique

Jessye Norman soprano e mezzosoprano statunitense

Jessye Norman US-amerikanische Opern- und Liedsängerin

Norman 1945-

Norman, Jessey.

Norman, Jessey 1945-

Norman, Jessue.

Norman, Jessue 1945-

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