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Gedda, Nicolai

Works: 2,830 works in 7,052 publications in 9 languages and 58,393 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Biography  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Operas  Interviews  Stories, plots, etc  Oratorios 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, per, Vocalist, Illustrator, l4, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Narrator, Dedicatee, Composer, Actor, Instrumentalist, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicolai Gedda
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )
147 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen: Opéra comique en quatre actes. Livret: Henri Meilhac et Ludovic Halévy
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )
78 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 1,135 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)
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )
52 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schwarzkopf samlingen
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
50 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )
50 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 941 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
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
35 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York City Opera
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )
40 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 814 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
St Matthew Passion : BWV. 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )
33 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karl Munchinger
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( Recording )
41 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 761 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 Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
59 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )
44 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 716 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
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )
34 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faust [an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod( Recording )
65 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the Afghan guerrillas in 1986-1987, including a discussion between the author and Col. Danis Turlais, Commander of the Latvian Defence Forces, who served in the Soviet Army Headquarters in Kabul
Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár( )
47 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die lustige Witwe: Operette in drei Akten. Libretto: Victor Léon und Leo Stein
Il turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
64 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il Turco in Italia: Dramma buffo per musica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
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 )
37 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther is one of the iconic figures in literature, an innocent young man who feels nature deeply and loves unreservedly. In Massenet's alluring operatic version, Alfredo Kraus magnificently captures every nuance of this complex character--his aristocratic bearing and pure soul, his anguish that the only woman he can love is promised to another man, and finally the despair that leads to his suicide. Frederica von Stade sings Charlotte, the woman who returns Werther's feelings but honors her promise to someone else. Dawn Upshaw is a sparkling Sophie, Charlotte's younger sister
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )
31 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )
56 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from a play by Alexander Pushkin about the 16th-century tsar, Boris Godunov
Cendrillon by Jules Massenet( Recording )
38 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cendrillon: Conte de fées en quatre actes. Livret: Henri Cain
Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )
54 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euryanthe: Grosse heroisch-romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen, op.81. Libretto: Helmina von Chézy
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Alternative Names
Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolaj 1925-
Gedda, N.
Gedda, N. (Nicolai)
Gedda, Nicolai
Gedda, Nikolaĭ
Gedda, Nikolai 1925-
Gedda, Nikolaj.
Ustinoff, Nicolai Harry Gustaf
Ustinov, Nicolai Harry Gustav
Ustinov, Nikolaj
Гедда, Николай
German (337)
French (278)
English (139)
Italian (93)
Russian (74)
Swedish (7)
Spanish (3)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)