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Gedda, Nicolai

Works: 2,663 works in 7,767 publications in 10 languages and 70,287 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Musical settings  Fiction  Drama  Masses  Art music  Biography  Satire 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, per, l4, Interviewee, Musician, Actor, Narrator, Author of introduction, ten, Composer, Commentator, Dedicatee, Editor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicolai Gedda
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

187 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultraphonic: 1660
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

97 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,272 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

59 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,127 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 1,111 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 )

82 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 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( )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 972 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 )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 860 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
Il Turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

71 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Turco in Italia: Dramma buffo per musica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentleman plagued by misfortune clings to the belief that "all is for the best," Voltaire mocks the "eternal optimist" philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters part of a larger cosmic plan. - Container
Cendrillon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cendrillon: Conte de fées en quatre actes. Livret: Henri Cain
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 714 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
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

47 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 713 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book 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
Euryanthe by Erika Weber( Recording )

62 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June and July 1974, Lukaskirche, Dresden; previouly released; digitally remastered
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Trinity College's performance of Herbert Howell's ode to the transience of life
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

59 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Der Zigeunerbaron = The gipsy baron by Johann Strauss( Recording )

44 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther by Jules Massenet( Recording )

46 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
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Alternative Names
Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolaj 1925-

Gedda, N.

Gedda, N. (Nicolai)

Gedda, Nicolai

Gedda, Nicolai, 1925-

Gedda, Nikolaĭ

Gedda, Nikolai 1925-

Gedda, Nikolaj.

Nicolai Gedda artiste lyrique

Nicolai Gedda ruotsalainen laulaja

Nicolai Gedda schwedischer Sänger (Tenor)

Nicolai Gedda švédský operní zpěvák

Nicolai Gedda Swedish singer

Nicolai Gedda tenore svedese

Nicolai Gedda Zweeds zanger

Ustinoff, Nicolai Harry Gustaf

Ustinov, Nicolai Harry Gustav

Гедда, Николай

Микола Гедда

Мікалай Геда

Николай Гедда

ניקולאי גדה



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