WorldCat Identities

Levine, James 1943-

Works: 2,214 works in 6,955 publications in 12 languages and 87,313 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Musical films  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Animated films  Operas  Fantasy films 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, msd, Interviewee, Commentator, Director, Other, con, dir, Composer, per, l4, Lyricist, Honoree, Singer, Speaker
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Levine
Fantasia 2000 by Walt Disney( Visual )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,546 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of poor artists in Paris. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi who is ill and dies. Giacomo Puccini's fourth and best loved opera
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

68 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,302 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

80 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,170 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
Trollflöjten The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

74 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for television
Fantasia Fantasia 2000( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 996 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

63 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

58 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 954 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 [lyric drama in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 953 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a Chinese princess who has her suitors that can't answer 3 riddles executed and how she eventually discovers love with a prince
I vespri siciliani [opera in 5 acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

54 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 879 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
An Italian songbook by Cecilia Bartoli( Recording )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

58 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

66 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 805 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
The challenge( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lizzie and Shane are estranged teen sisters who live on opposite sides of the country. Much to their surprise, they are brought together for adventure as teammates on the TV show "The Challenge," set in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The prize up for grabs is a college scholarship and all they will need to do is perform daring feats, settle differences and keep their romances from the producers all at the same time
Spirituals in concert by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

62 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second opera of Richard Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen with James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Stars Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Gary Lakes, James Morris, Kurt Moll
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco featuring the return of legendary tenor Placido Domingo, this time in the baritone title role. Also starring Adrianne Pieczonka as Boccanegra's long-lost daughter Amelia. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 627 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
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La Bohème
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James Levine

James Levine americký dirigent a pianista

James Levine Amerikaans dirigent

James Levine chef d’orchestre et pianiste américain

James Levine direttore d'orchestra statunitense

James Levine US-amerikanischer Dirigent und Pianist

Levine, James Lawrence


Джеймс Лівайн

Ливайн, Джеймс

ג'יימס לוין

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ToscaTrollflöjten The magic fluteSimon BoccanegraThe barber of SevilleJames Levine : 40 years at the Metropolitan Opera