WorldCat Identities

Norman, Jessye

Works: 1,561 works in 4,718 publications in 10 languages and 47,729 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Songs  Operas  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Televised operas  Song cycles  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Arranger, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Commentator, Conductor, Artist, Narrator, Speaker, sop, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jessye Norman
Lieder by Franz Schubert( Recording )

191 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,212 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( )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,073 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 )

47 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Il corsaro by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il corsaro: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

51 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 863 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
Spirituals in concert by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

68 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June and July 1974, Lukaskirche, Dresden; previouly released; digitally remastered
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 630 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
Un giorno di regno by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

39 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno: Melodramma giocoso in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

52 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious production uses a number of striking visual elements including a massive set that floats above a reflecting pool, huge puppets, and sculptures. The noted Butoh artist, Min Tanaka, dances the role of Oedipus, and is joined by twenty dancers to portray this classical tragedy
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( )

42 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde: Sinfonie für Alt, Tenor und Orchester. Text: Hans Bethge. Bearbeitung für Kammerorchester von Arnold Schönberg und Rainer Riehn
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 589 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
Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical Greek drama of the tyrant king, translated by William Butler Yeats
Scenes from Tristan und Isolde, Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser, Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan et Isolde. Extr. Prélude ; Mort d'Isolde - "Mild und leise wie er lächelt", . Wagner, Richard42304520
Alceste by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

32 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basado en la obra Alcestis de Eurípides
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( Recording )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 535 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
Spirituals by Jessye Norman( Recording )

38 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

71 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 527 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)
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is all about love--an overwhelming, all-consuming erotic love that will not be bound by law; and a father's deep love for a son he must sacrifice and a daughter he must discipline at a profound cost to himself. In this incandescent performance conducted by James Levine, James Morris's legendary Wotan is coupled with Hildegard Behrens's searing Brünnhilde, and Jessye Norman and Gary Lakes are the passionate Siegmund and Sieglinde. The great Christa Ludwig is Wotan's exacting wife Fricka
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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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