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Gedda, Nicolai

Works: 3,379 works in 9,226 publications in 11 languages and 95,526 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Masses  Songs and music  Oratorios  Musicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Interviewee, Musician, Author of introduction, ten, Editor, Actor, Narrator, Composer, Dedicatee, Commentator, Instrumentalist, t=t, Contributor, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicolai Gedda
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

209 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano María Callas sings in French excerpts from Bizet's opera Carmen, with s upporting soloists, charms and orchestra
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

55 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,873 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( )

54 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,725 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( )

79 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,450 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

44 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,247 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
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

46 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 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
Il Turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

70 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,192 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( )

43 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,110 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
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

62 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Opera
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,046 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 976 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
Werther by Jules Massenet( )

51 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss( )

41 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young, innocent Tatiana (Karita Mattila) meets the handsome Eugene Onegin (Thomas Hampson), she falls in love almost immediately. In one of Russian opera's most memorable solo scenes, she pours out her heart in a passionate letter to Onegin--only to be coldly rejected. When the two meet again several years later, Tatiana has become the elegant wife of wealthy Prince Gremin (James Morris), and it is Onegin's turn to beg for her love. Piotr Beczala is Onegin's unlucky friend, Lenski
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

46 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 816 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
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

55 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 784 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
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

73 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from a play by Alexander Pushkin about the 16th-century tsar, Boris Godunov
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Alternative Names
Gädda , Harry Gustaf Nikolai

Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolai 1925-2017

Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolaj 1925-2017

Geda Nikolajus


Gedda, N.

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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

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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 Gustaf

Ustinov, Nicolai Harry Gustav

Ustinov, Nicolai Harry Gustav 1925-2017

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Гедда Г. Г. Н. 1925-

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Гедда Николай

Микола Гедда

Мікалай Геда

Николай Гедда

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French (306)

German (285)

Italian (169)

English (165)

Russian (95)

Latin (35)

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Spanish (6)

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