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Langridge, Philip 1939-2010

Works: 923 works in 2,729 publications in 10 languages and 34,837 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Fiction  Operas  Film adaptations  Oratorios  Psychological fiction  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Interviewee, Commentator, Actor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip Langridge
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

78 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the first London performance of March 23rd, 1743
Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May 1992 in the Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Wien
Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

44 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoenberg's only full-length opera, based on the Biblical story of the exodus, was left incomplete at the time of his death. It is stunningly brought to life here in its Met premiere run, conducted by James Levine, who brings out all of the score's emotional intensity. John Tomlinson is Moses, the man appointed by God to lead his chosen people out of bondage and to worship its one, true, invisible Lord. His brother Aron (Philip Langridge) dazzles the people by working miracles and makes them worship a golden calf--leaving Moses in despair about his mission
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 1981 in London
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Katerina Ismailova, who is trapped in a loveless marriage. The action takes place in Mtsensk immediately before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the tradition of "Anna Karenina" and "Madame Bovary" Katerina's fatalistic pusuit of passion has disasterous results
Werther by Jules Massenet( )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in French and German and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious production uses a number of striking visual elements including a massive set that floats above a reflecting pool, huge puppets, and sculptures. The noted Butoh artist, Min Tanaka, dances the role of Oedipus, and is joined by twenty dancers to portray this classical tragedy
Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloriana: Opera in Three Acts, op.53. Libretto: William Plomer
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, a young seaman, is persecuted malevolently by his master-at-arms, John Claggart. Unjustly accused of mutiny, Billy accidentally strikes Claggart dead, and the tormented Captain Vere has no option but to hang him
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Langridge delivers a searing performance as the title hero, a fisherman accused by a hostile community of causing the death of his apprentice. Patricia Racette is Ellen Orford, the woman who stands by him, and Alan Opie sings Captain Balstrode, the man who realizes he is unable to protect Peter. A young Stephanie Blythe is Auntie, the innkeeper, and David Atherton conducts Britten’s first and most successful opera
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann's celebrated tale of unrequited love and death is given a new perspective in Benjamin Britten's final opera, first performed just a year and a half before this Met broadcast. The composer's long-time companion, tenor Peter Pears, reprises his world-premiere portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach, the elderly and solitary novelist at the center of the story, who tragically falls in love with the beautiful youth Tadzio (played by a dancer). Pears is joined by two other veterans of the opera's world premiere--John Shirley-Quirk, who plays the seven characters that propel Aschenbach to his destiny, and conductor Steuart Bedford
The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting-edge composer Thomas Ades follows up his successful opera Powder Her Face with an ambitious interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest
La clemenza di Tito : opera seria in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito was originally commissioned to celebrate the coronation of the Emperor Leopold II as King of Bohemia in 1791. The rarely seen masterpiece was Mozart's last opera. Nicholas Hytner's elegant staging for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera sheds new light on this compelling story of passion that overrides loyalty and integrity that is tested to the extreme
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, a paragon of simple goodness and virile beauty, is press-ganged into the crew of the HMS Indomitable
Dona nobis pacem ; Sancta civitas by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

8 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck : opera in 3 acts and 15 scenes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Langidge, Philip 1939-

Langidge, Philip 1939-2010

Langridge, Ph 1939-2010

Langridge, Philip Gordon.

Langridge, Philip Gordon 1939-

Langridge, Philip Gordon 1939-2010

Philip Langridge britischer Opern- und Oratoriensänger

Philip Langridge British opera singer

Philip Langridge Brits zanger

Philip Langridge tenore inglese