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Gedda, Nicolai

Works: 2,688 works in 8,470 publications in 10 languages and 90,216 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Fiction  Music  Musicals  Requiems  Excerpts  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Interviewee, Author of introduction, ten, Narrator, Actor, Editor, Instrumentalist, Composer, per, Dedicatee, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicolai Gedda
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

209 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,175 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

62 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

108 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,652 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 )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 1,257 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
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,206 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
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

84 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,201 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)
Il Turco in Italia by Gioacchino Rossini( )

75 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,178 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
Die lustige Witwe = [The merry widow] by Franz Lehár( Recording )

78 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,071 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 Voltaire( Recording )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 994 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

50 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 908 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
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 533 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
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
La traviata : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 61 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
Nicolai Gedda : mein Leben, meine Kunst by Nicolai Gedda( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gåvan är inte gratis by Nicolai Gedda( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady MacBeth of Mtensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

3 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dar ne daetsi︠a︡ besplatno by Nicolai Gedda( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elijah : op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Jan. 1991, St. John's, London
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Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolai

Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolai 1925-2017

Gädda, Harry Gustaf Nikolaj 1925-2017

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)

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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 Gustav

Ustinov, Nicolai Harry Gustav 1925-2017

Гедда Г. Г. Н. 1925-

Гедда, Николай

Микола Гедда

Мікалай Геда

Николай Гедда

Николай, Гедда, 1925-

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