WorldCat Identities

Gedda, Nicolai

Works: 2,514 works in 7,005 publications in 10 languages and 69,190 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Musical settings  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Live sound recordings  Masses  Stories, plots, etc  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, per, Vocalist, Interviewee, l4, Author of introduction, Narrator, Commentator, Instrumentalist, Composer, Editor, Dedicatee, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicolai Gedda
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

148 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production was recorded in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli in 1960 and is sung in Italian. This CD set also includes excerpts from two other productions; one with Giuletta Simionato as Carmen, recorded in Palermo in 1959 (sung in Italian) and one with Simionato as Carmen and Di Stefano as Don José recorded in La Scala Milan in 1955 and conducted by Karajan
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

50 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

51 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 1,109 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
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

43 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor Helmuth Rilling has won both fan and critical acclaim for his interpretations of Bach's works. Now the Bach expert is joined by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and a cast of talented young soloists for dynamic recording of Bach's Mass in B Minor
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( Recording )

44 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

81 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROTHENBERGER, Anneliese (soprano). FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (baritone). GEDDA, Nicolai (tenor). HOLM, Renate (soprano). FASSBAENDER, Brigitte (mezzo-soprano). DALLAPOZZA, Adolf (tenor). BERRY, Walter (baritone). SCHENK, Otto (narrator). VIENNA STATE OPERA CHORUS. VIENNA OPERA ORCHESTRA. BOSKOVSKY, Willi (conductor)
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

51 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
Il Turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

69 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Turco in Italia: Dramma buffo per musica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

53 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Lillian Hellman and Richard Wilbur
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Katerina Ismailova, who is trapped in a loveless marriage. The action takes place in Mtsensk immediately before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the tradition of "Anna Karenina" and "Madame Bovary" Katerina's fatalistic pusuit of passion has disasterous results
Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss( )

41 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet( Recording )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

45 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Manon I could have given up my hopes of heaven itself," declares her lover des Grieux--after utterly ruining himself for her and following her into a destitute exile in an alien country. In Massenet's adaptation of Abbé Prévost's novel, Anna Moffo is a perfect Manon--beautiful, enticing, and offering the promise of pleasure that makes everything else fade into insignificance. The great Nicolai Gedda sings her enthralled lover. Thomas Schippers conducts the glittering, sumptuous score that brings to life the story from its heady beginning to its heart-wrenching end
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

56 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, con
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ANGELES, Victoria de los (soprano). GEDDA, Nicolai (tenor). CHRISTOFF, Boris (bass). PARIS OPERA CHORUS. PARIS OPERA ORCHESTRA. CLUYTENS, Andre (conductor)
Die lustige Witwe [The merry widow] by Franz Lehr( Recording )

68 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS. MATACIC, Lovro von (conductor) STEFFEK, Hanny (soprano). SCHWARZKOPF, Elisabeth (soprano). GEDDA, Nicolai (Tenor). KNAPP, Josef (baritone). WAECHTER, Eberhard (baritone)
La traviata highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude -- Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) -- Un di felice -- È strano!-- Ah, fors' è lui-- Sempre libera -- Lunge da lei-- De' miei bollenti spiriti -- Pura siccome un angelo -- Ah! dite alla giovine -- Di provenza il mar -- Ogni sup aver tal femmina -- Teneste la promessa--' Addio del passato -- Parigi, o cara -- Ah, Violetta!-Voi? Signor
Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

57 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euryanthe: Grosse heroisch-romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen, op.81. Libretto: Helmina von Chézy
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Gdda, Harry Gustaf Nikolaj 1925-

Gedda, N.

Gedda, N. (Nicolai)

Gedda, Nicolai

Gedda, Nikolaĭ

Gedda, Nikolai 1925-

Gedda, Nikolaj.

Nicolai Gedda schwedischer Snger (Tenor)

Nicolai Gedda Swedish singer

Nicolai Gedda tenore svedese

Nicolai Gedda Zweeds zanger

Ustinoff, Nicolai Harry Gustaf

Ustinov, Nicolai Harry Gustav

Ustinov, Nikolaj

Гедда, Николай

Микола Гедда

Мікалай Геда

Николай Гедда

ניקולאי גדה



German (365)

French (229)

English (146)

Italian (106)

Russian (74)

Latin (34)

Swedish (7)

Spanish (2)

Multiple languages (1)

Dutch (1)

A notable quartet : Janowitz, Ludwig, Gedda, Fischer-Dieskau : discographies