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Levine, James 1943-

Overview
Works: 3,220 works in 8,598 publications in 9 languages and 127,844 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Chamber operas  Musical films  Animated films  Symphonic poems  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Conductor, Instrumentalist, Performer, Author, msd, Other, Actor, Director, Interviewee, Commentator, Composer, pf=, dir, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Vocalist, Speaker, Musician, Singer, Honoree, con, Restager
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Levine
Fantasia 2000 by Walt Disney( Visual )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,447 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 )

93 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plácido Domingo, the leading Otello of his generation, gives an intensely emotional performance as the great warrior destroyed by jealousy in this broadcast of Verdi's towering Shakespeare adaptation. Aprile Millo is his wife, Desdemona, the innocent woman at the center of the web of deceit spun by the villainous Iago--sung by James Morris, who celebrates 25 years at the Met with this performance. Music Director James Levine presides over the company's musical forces
Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

59 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,099 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

55 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,098 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
I vespri siciliani [sinfonia] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

68 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,042 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 3 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

19. Jahrhundert; Hörbeispiel; Orchester; Sinfonie; Werkanalyse
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

76 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 963 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 by Richard Wagner( )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 949 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 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasia 2000: The sequel to the classic 1940 film Fantasia, presents a new selection of animated scenes set to classical music. Pieces include: Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich, Carnival of the Animals, Finale, by Camille Saint-Saëns, The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas, Pomp and Circumstance - Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Sir Edward Elgar, and Firebird Suite - 1919 Version, by Igor Stravinsky
An Italian songbook by Cecilia Bartoli( Recording )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Italian and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 840 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli's breakthrough version of Verdi's opera is an exquisitely designed, lavish production made expressly for this film. Placido Domingo makes his cinematic debut in this glorious production which also stars Teresa Stratas
La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
The sorcerer's apprentice by Paul Dukas( )

4 editions published in 2006 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses illustrations by Marian Morton to tell the story of the Sorcerer's apprentice which inspired Dukas' musical composition
Violinkonzert = Violin concerto = Concerto pour violon by Alban Berg( Recording )

15 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rihm: Gesungene Zeit: Musik für Violine und Orchester / Berg: Violinkonzert
Salzburg recital by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in mythical Peking, Princess Turandot declares she will marry any man of royal blood who can solve three riddles she sets him. Failure to solve the riddles will result in execution. Prince Calaf, in spite of many entreaties not to do so, wishes to seek the hand of Turandot. Calaf solves the riddles, but gives Turandot another chance to be rid of him. Ultimately, Turandot discovers that love is the answer she needs
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every ounce of searing emotion that Verdi lavished on his opera about love, betrayal, and its bitter consequences is brilliantly realized by James Levine's passionate conducting and his stellar cast. Plácido Domingo is at his most golden and ardent as Rodolfo, the son of Count Walter (Bonaldo Giaiotti), in love with the poor Luisa Miller (Renata Scotto). The count's henchman, Wurm (James Morris), blackmails and lies to prevent the marriage, but even Luisa's beloved father (Sherrill Milnes in a stunning performance) can't prevent the ultimate tragedy
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 737 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
 
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James Levine : 40 years at the Metropolitan Opera
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James Lawrence Levine

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MAESTRO JAMES LEVINE

Джеймс Лівайн

Ливайн, Джеймс

ג'יימס לוין

ג'יימס לוין מוזיקאי אמריקאי

جيمس لورانس ليفين

جیمز لواین

제임스 리바인

ジェームズ・レヴァイン

詹姆斯·莱文

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