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Moll, Kurt 1938-

Works: 926 works in 2,947 publications in 8 languages and 23,468 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Live sound recordings  Operas  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  History  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, per, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Conductor, l4, Creator, bas, ang, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Moll
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Walküre Valkyrie by Richard Wagner( Visual )

45 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

66 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's magical fairy tale has enchanted and moved audiences for more than 200 years--which is easy to understand after hearing this broadcast, brilliantly conducted by James Levine. The handsome, stalwart prince Tamino (Francisco Araiza) must fight supernatural forces to rescue the beautiful princess (Kathleen Battle) with whom he has fallen in love--after seeing only her portrait. But Tamino is in a strange land and doesn't know whom he can trust, including Sarastro (Kurt Moll), the leader of a mysterious noble order
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

61 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera en 3 actos
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Choir and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera Company provide the music for this production of Strauss' 'Der Rosenkavalier', performed in Vienna in March 1994
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Missa solemnis op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

25 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Messe zeigte Beethoven auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Schaffenskraft und Helmuth Rilling, dem Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, der Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart und dem herausragenden Solistenquartett gelang eine weltweit beachtete Referenzeinspielung dieses großartigen Meisterwerks, die nun in einer neuen Auflage als edle Sammleredition vorliegt
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's retelling of the ancient tale of all consuming love that knows no boundaries is one of the greatest operas ever written. The orchestra is as much a part of the story as the singers on stage, and under James Levine's inspired leadership the Met orchestra gives one of its greatest performances--by turns yearning, raging, tender, fiery, and always playing with astonishing beauty. The remarkable Ben Heppner (Tristan) and Jane Eaglen (Isolde) are the lovers ensnared by a love beyond their control. René Pape is the anguished King Marke, betrayed by the two people he most loves
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis Shepherds are preparing for the feast of Dionysus, under instructions from Daphne's fisher-folk parents Peneios and Gaea. Daphne praises the natural world as opposed to the clumsy ways of men. The shepherd Leukippos, her childhood playmate, tries to embrace her lovingly, but she rejects both him and the coming festivities. She refuses to wear the specially-prepared clothes and runs off. Her maids persuade Leukippos to wear the clothes instead. Apollo arrives disguised as a cow-herd and is passionately drawn to Daphne, though she will not totally surrender to him. The festivities begin and the disguised Leukippos offers Daphne the libation cup arousing the jealousy of Apollo, who causes the sky to thunder. The sheep are escaping and must be rounded up again, leaving Apollo, Leukippos and Daphne alone. Leukippos reveals his true identity and demands Apollo does the same, abusing the god. With his bow, Apollo shoots Leukippos dead. Daphne reacts passionately, at last coming to terms with her Dionysiac side and acknowledging responsibility for this tragedy. Apollo begs forgiveness, asking to love her in the ennobled form of a laurel tree. He vanishes, she tries to follow, but is rooted to the ground as her transformation begins, until finally her silvery disembodied voice is heard above the shimmering leaves
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video tape of a live performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haydn gave birth to a new type of oratorio that reflected perfectly the spirit of his time. With German texts, direct expression of feelings and many grand choruses, it stood for the transition from the aristocracy to a bourgeois society, in which music-making in a group was seen as an expression of civil pride. Extremely popular with amateur choirs, performances with a large ensemble became the rule until well into the 20th century. And the 1960 Electrola recording represents this tradition, with a top-class trio of soloists consisting of the great Elisabeth Grummer, outstanding tenor Josef Traxel and Gottlob Frick, "the blackest of all bass singers"
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt( )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notre Dame: Romantische Oper in zwei Aufzügen. Libretto: Leopold Wilk
Fidelio, op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in German and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Kurt Moll basso tedesco

Kurt Moll chanteur d'opéra allemand

Kurt Moll Duits zanger

Kurt Moll German opera singer

Kurt Moll tysk sångare

Kurt Moll tysk sanger

Kurt Moll tysk songar

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