WorldCat Identities

Levine, James 1943-

Works: 2,651 works in 8,203 publications in 10 languages and 125,083 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Musical films  Chamber operas  Animated films  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Conductor, Instrumentalist, Performer, Author, msd, Other, Director, Interviewee, Commentator, Composer, dir, Actor, Singer, con, Lyricist, Honoree, Vocalist, Speaker
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Levine
Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

57 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Fantasia 2000 by Walt Disney( Visual )

45 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid animation brings the music of the masters to colorful life in this fun-filled movie, picking up where its predecessor, the original Fantasia, left off
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

90 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memorable performance marks the first time James Levine conducted Otello for a Met broadcast. He brings thrilling power and lyric sweep to Verdi's late masterpiece, leading orchestra, chorus, and soloists in a towering performance. It's not hard to understand why the great singing actor Jon Vickers owned the role of Otello for a generation: even in his first Met broadcast of the role, his gripping and ultimately devastating portrayal is equal parts heroic warrior, tender lover, mighty ruler, and betrayed friend. Teresa Zylis-Gara is a radiant Desdemona and Luis Quilico is the sly, black-hearted Iago
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-act opera set in 19th-century Paris about a poor poet and his love for a beautiful girl who dies of tuberculosis
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

68 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Verdi's opera, telling the story of a beautiful courtesan dying from consumption, her love for a poor nobleman and the sacrifices she makes for him
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

64 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

63 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet contains notes on Verdi's career & the first performance of this opera, a synopsis, the libretto and biographical sketches of the soloists & conductor
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

66 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's gripping tale of Sicilians rising against the occupying French stars Renata Scotto in her only broadcast of this rarely heard masterpiece. From the beginning of the opera, when Elena (Scotto) sings an "innocent" song fanning the people's resentment against the foreign army, to the end, when the ringing of her wedding bells signals the start of the revolt, Scotto's artistry blazes. James Levine leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in a wonderfully idiomatic performance, and Ruggero Raimondi is magnificent as Procida, the outlawed Sicilian leader
The moldau by Bedřich Smetana( )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anhand vieler Musikbeispiele unternimmt M. Simsa eine musikalische Reise entlang der Moldau und erklärt, mit welchen Mitteln Smetana den Lauf des Flusses von den Quellen bis zur Mündung in Musik umsetzt
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

73 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Start with the French Revolution, add one impassioned poet (who really lived) in love with a beautiful aristocratic woman, mix their tragic fate with Robespierre's reign of terror, and you have one sensational opera. Superstar tenor Plácido Domingo is Andrea Chénier, velvet-voiced Martina Arroyo sings his lover Maddalena, and conductor James Levine keeps the drama blazing
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

60 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Fantasia ; Fantasia 2000 by Steve Martin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasia: Features a blend of animation set to classical music, and live action scenes of the orchestra. Pieces include: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, The Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas, The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli, Night on Bald Mountain by Modeste Moussorgsky, and Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

62 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera is a perennial favorite and often attracts stellar casts at the Met, but seldom has there been such a glittering group of singers in one performance. The legendary Leontyne Price is Aida, one of the roles she was destined to sing. Her rival, Amneris, is none other than Marilyn Horne, acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Both women are in love with Radamès--and why wouldn't they be when he's sung by the astounding Plácido Domingo. Cornell MacNeil and James Morris co-star, and James Levine galvanizes the Met orchestra and chorus
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Opera arias = Opernarien by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Salzburg recital by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

31 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections of vocal music by Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Gabriel Faure, with spirituals
The sorcerer's apprentice by Paul Dukas( )

and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses illustrations by Marian Morton to tell the story of the Sorcerer's apprentice which inspired Dukas' musical composition
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James Levine

James Levine americký dirigent a pianista

James Levine Amerikaans dirigent

James Levine amerykański dyrygent i pianista

James Levine chef d’orchestre et pianiste américain

James Levine direttore d'orchestra statunitense

James Levine US-amerikanischer Dirigent und Pianist

Lawrence Levine, James, 1943-

Levine‏, James Lawrence

Levine, James Lawrence 1943-


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