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Norman, Jessye

Overview
Works: 1,525 works in 4,299 publications in 9 languages and 36,284 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Biography  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Music  Music videos  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, per, Musician, Other, Conductor, Commentator, Artist, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Composer, Arranger
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jessye Norman
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 882 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
Lieder by Franz Schubert( Recording )

113 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NORMAN, Jessye (soprano). FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (baritone). BARENBOIM, Daniel (piano)
Four last songs Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirituals in concert by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 705 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
Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

65 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

63 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 596 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 582 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
Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

62 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 536 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)
Extraits de Tristan und Isolde, Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser, Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 462 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
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 461 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
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Visual )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 461 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
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 452 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
Il corsaro (The corsair) opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il corsaro: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in German and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants, and the gods
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second segment of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, First day : the Valkyries, focuses on the lives of Siegmund and Sieglinde, children of Wotan and Erde
Lulu-suite ; The wine ; Lyric suite by Alban Berg( Recording )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in German and English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valery Gergiev conducts a new recording of Stravinsky's iconic neo-classical oratorio Oedipus Rex, complete with Jean Cocteau's original French narration spoken by Gerard Depardieu
Sacred songs = Geistliche Lieder = Chants sacrés by Jessye Norman( Recording )

24 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jessye Norman Amerikaans zanger

Jessye Norman amerikansk sngare

Jessye Norman amerikansk sanger

Jessye Norman amerikansk songar

Jessye Norman artiste lyrique

Jessye Norman soprano e mezzosoprano statunitense

Jessye Norman US-amerikanische Opern- und Liedsngerin

Norman 1945-

Norman, Jessey.

Norman, Jessey 1945-

Norman, Jessue.

Norman, Jessue 1945-

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