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Donath, Helen

Works: 1,982 works in 4,380 publications in 7 languages and 42,463 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Masses  Songs and music  Opera adaptations  Chamber operas  Oratorios  Excerpts  Sacred music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other, Vocalist, Author, Musician, Creator, Costume designer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Helen Donath
Most widely held works by Helen Donath
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai( )

37 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Komisch-phantastische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: Salomon Hermann Mosenthal
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 1981 in London
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

42 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

34 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the South Bank Centre, London, Dec. 1993
Missa solemnis by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in Latin and German and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performances of the Missa solemnis at the Styriarte Festival in Graz and at the Salzburg Festival in summer 2015 were Nikolaus Harnoncourt's last concerts. After his retirement from the stage later that year, it was Mr. Harnoncourt's express wish that this album, made from the material captured at the Graz concerts and rehearsals, also be his last released recordings. Beethoven's late masterpiece has thus become the final chapter of an unparalleled discography spanning 65 years
Dieter Klöcker : der Entdecker mit der Klarinette = the explorer with the clarinet by Dieter Klöcker( )

3 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weihnachtsoratorium : BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La finta semplice by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Finta semplice: Dramma giocoso per musica in tre atti, KV 51. Libretto: Marco Coltellini
Königskinder by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Königskinder: Märchenoper in drei Aufzügen. Libretto: Ernst Rosmer
Die Hochzeit des Figaro = Le nozze di Figaro : Querschnitt in deutsch = Highlights sung in German by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in Italian and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
Arabella by Richard Strauss( )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
The creation by Joseph Haydn( )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of parts 1 and 2 of Haydn's oratorio The creation
Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestrina is claimed to have 'saved the arts of counterpoint and polyphony' in the face of a Papal edict that church music must be more traditional and revert to plainsong. Palestrina produces a work that contains all the 'modern' and 'sinful' musical styles the Pope disapproves of. Upon hearing the work, the Pope and Palestrina's arch critic, Archbishop Borromeo relents
Cantatas, BWV 41-42 = Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in German and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great choral works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Colin Davis conducts Mozart's Great Mass, Coronation Mass and Requiem
Cantatas, BWV 188, 190-192 = Kantaten = Cantates by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

8 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Agnus Dei (Music) Cantatas Cantatas, Sacred Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with chamber orchestra Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra Christmas music Church music Concertos (Clarinet) Creation Credo (Music) Eurydice--(Greek mythological character) Gloria in excelsis Deo (Music) Kyrie eleison (Music) Live sound recordings Marches (Orchestra) Mass (Music) Masses Masses--Excerpts Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner, Richard) Milton, John, Monologues with music Music--Computer network resources New York (State)--New York Nonets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2), double bass), Arranged Nozze di Figaro (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) Operas Operas--Excerpts Operas--Excerpts, Arranged Operas--Librettos Oratorios Oratorios--Excerpts Orpheus--(Greek mythological character) Overtures Overtures (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), flute, horns (2), oboes (2)) Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Poppaea Sabina,--Empress, consort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, Recitative Requiems Rondos (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)) Sanctus (Music) Songs Songs (High voice) with clarinet Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble Variations (Orchestra) Variations (Piano with orchestra) Wind nonets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), flute, horns (2), oboes (2)) Wind nonets (Bassoons (3), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)), Arranged Wind octets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)) Wind sextets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2))
Alternative Names
Donat, Helen

Donath, H.

Donath, H. (Helen)

Donath, Helen.

Erwen Helen

Erwin Helen

Erwin, Helen 1940-

Helen Donath

Helen Donath Amerikaans zangeres

Helen Donath artiste lyrique

Helen Donath soprano statunitense

Helen Donath US-amerikanische Sopranistin


German (226)

Italian (70)

English (34)

Latin (28)

French (12)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)