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Gedda, Nicolai

Works: 3,031 works in 8,930 publications in 11 languages and 94,706 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Masses  Songs and music  Oratorios  Musicals  Arrangements (Music)  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Interviewee, Actor, Narrator, ten, Author of introduction, Editor, Commentator, Composer, Dedicatee, Instrumentalist, t=t, per, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicolai Gedda
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

205 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta versión de Carmen, es sin duda alguna maravilla. Las cualidades vocales de MVictoria de los Angeles, así como la interpretación desarrollada, la dirección orquestal y coral logradas, no son fáciles de encontrar en registros actuales. Por tanto es la mejor forma de conocer a Carmen. Como Carmen, Victoria De Los Ángeles da a oyente un cuadro claro de una mujer que sabe lo que desea y no tiene que gritar para conseguirlo. Ella tiene una voz excelente y se supera en una apasionada escena de muerte. Nicolai Gedda ofrece un magnífico Don José ; él es uno de los pocos tenores que canta el dúo con Micaela con verdadera dulzura
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( )

57 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,752 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
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

37 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going back in time and doing it over differently is one of the oldest fantasies in the book. In this opera the elderly philosopher Faust (a suave and stylish Niccolai Gedda in his debut season and role) gets just that chance, and in the twinkling of a devilish eye he is young, handsome, and smitten with the lovely Marguerite (sung by Hilde Güden at her most delectable). Of course the devil always gets his due, and in the end, Méphistophélès, here portrayed by Jerome Hines, wins Faust's immortal. Robert Merrill is Marguerite's unfortunate brother, Valentin, who sings one of the best-known tunes in all of opera
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,261 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
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

89 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Die Fledermaus" er en kjent og kjær forestilling som ble en stor triumf for komponisten etter premieren i Wien i 1875. Da hadde Johann Strauss den yngre brukt bare seks uker på å skrive den, og han var for alltid "valsekongen" etter dette. Forestillingen er en forviklingskomedie der misforståelser og komikk blir rullet ut til tonene av Strauss’ medrivende og innsmigrende musikk. Utgivelsen inneholder også et hefte med librettoen til operetten
Il Turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

79 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Turco in Italia. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor. Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, bass; Maria Meneghini Callas, soprano; Nicolai Gedda, tenor; Jolanda Gardino, mezzo-soprano; Frano Calabrese, bass; Mariano Stabile, baritone; Piero de Palma, tenor. Libretto included
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

48 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,210 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
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

59 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,209 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
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,106 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

48 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
Die lustige Witwe = [The merry widow] by Franz Lehár( Recording )

73 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,074 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)
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

45 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Opera
Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss( )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther by Jules Massenet( )

53 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

53 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 936 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
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

63 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
La traviata [highlights] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 867 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
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin's dark tale of mistimed love and its tragic consequences inspired some of Tchaikovsky's most passionate and beautiful music. With James Levine at the helm, this impressive cast realizes every emotional nuance. Mirella Freni is at her most heartbreaking as Tatiana, the girl who falls in love for the first time, only to be coldly rejected by the sophisticated Onegin (Jorma Hynninen), who realizes his mistake far too late. Jerry Hadley is the sterling but hapless, Lenski
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

73 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from a play by Alexander Pushkin about the 16th-century tsar, Boris Godunov
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A notable quartet : Janowitz, Ludwig, Gedda, Fischer-Dieskau : discographiesThe great tenors : from Caruso to the present
Alternative Names
Gädda , Harry Gustaf Nikolai

Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolai 1925-2017

Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolaj 1925-2017

Gedda, N.

Gedda N. 1925-

Gedda, N. 1925-2017

Gedda, N. 1925- (Nicolai)

Gedda, N. (Nicolai)

Gedda, Nicolai

Gedda, Nicolai, 1925-

Gedda, Nicolaj

Gedda, Nikolaĭ

Gedda, Nikolai 1925-

Gedda, Nikolai 1925-2017

Gedda, Nikolaj.

Nicolai Gedda artiste lyrique

Nicolai Gedda ruotsalainen laulaja

Nicolai Gedda schwedischer Sänger (Tenor)

Nicolai Gedda švédský operní zpěvák

Nicolai Gedda Swedish opera singer

Nicolai Gedda tenore svedese

Nicolai Gedda Zweeds zanger

Nikolaj Gädda, Harry Gustaf 1925-2017

Ustinoff, Nicolai Harry Gustaf

Ustinoff, Nicolai Harry Gustaf 1925-2017

Ustinoff, Nikolai

Ustinoff, Nikolai 1925-2017

Ustinov, Nicolai Harry Gustav

Ustinov, Nicolai Harry Gustav 1925-2017

Ustinov , Nikolai

Гедда Г. Г. Н. 1925-

Гедда, Николай

Микола Гедда

Мікалай Геда

Николай Гедда

Николай, Гедда, 1925-

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German (356)

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