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Norman, Jessye

Works: 1,540 works in 4,505 publications in 10 languages and 37,729 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  History  Film adaptations  Live sound recordings  Music  Filmed operas  Televised operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Conductor, Commentator, per, Arranger, Artist, Interviewee, Speaker, sop, Narrator, Composer
Classifications: M1620, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jessye Norman
Lieder by Franz Schubert( Recording )

183 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,597 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 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffman drunk in a tavern is coerced by a group of student to tell them tales and stories of his love life. After telling the stories, he awakes to see Stella, his secret new love in the arms of his rival Counsellor Lindorf
Four last songs Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

47 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 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Plácido Domingo is an achingly romantic Lohengrin, his golden-toned tenor bringing to life Wagner's swan knight of ancient legend. He stars opposite the irresistible Anna Tomowa-Sintow as Elsa, the young woman wrongly accused of killing her brother. Eva Marton gives a tour-de-force performance as the evil Ortrud, and Donald McIntyre is Telramund, her scheming husband. James Levine leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus
Walküre Valkyrie by Richard Wagner( Visual )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 690 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 )

66 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June and July 1974, Lukaskirche, Dresden; previouly released; digitally remastered
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 583 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( Visual )

52 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Stravinski's work from the Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Japan
Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

67 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 537 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)
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 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan et Isolde. Extr. Prélude ; Mort d'Isolde - "Mild und leise wie er lächelt",. Wagner, Richard42304520
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 479 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
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 456 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 )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 445 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 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical Greek drama of the tyrant king, translated by William Butler Yeats
Un giorno di regno (Il finto Stanislao) by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno: Melodramma giocoso in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Lulu-suite ; The wine ; Lyric suite by Alban Berg( Recording )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in German and English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child of our time by Michael Tippett( Recording )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 384 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
Alceste by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

31 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basado en la obra Alcestis de Eurípides
Jessye Norman, singer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of the renowned mezzo-sorprano through interviews as well as footage of Norman in performances, rehearsal and recording sessions
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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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