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Norman, Jessye

Works: 1,636 works in 4,042 publications in 9 languages and 34,103 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Biography  Television adaptations  Hymns  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Interviews  Concert films  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, per, Commentator, Conductor, Other, Artist, Interviewee, Composer, Narrator, Speaker, Arranger
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jessye Norman
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 748 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 )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder by Franz Schubert( Recording )

75 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 622 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
Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

59 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euryanthe: Grosse heroisch-romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen, op.81. Libretto: Helmina von Chézy
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 469 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 )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 462 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 455 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
Four last songs Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in German and English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in German and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 396 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 395 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
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 373 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
Amazing grace by Jessye Norman( Recording )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 352 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)
Songs of Maurice Ravel by Maurice Ravel( Recording )

4 editions published in 1984 in French and English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazing grace with Bill Moyers by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers tells the story of this song, one of the most popular pieces of music in the English language, through the people who have sung it
La belle Hélène [opéra-bouffe en 3 actes] by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Belle Helene. Chorus and Orchestra of Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson, conductor. Jessye Norman, soprano; John Aler, tenor; Charles Burles, Gabriel Bacquier, baritone; Jean-Philippe Lafont
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Norman 1945-

Norman, Jessey.

Norman, Jessey 1945-

Norman, Jessue.

Norman, Jessue 1945-