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Silja, Anja

Works: 365 works in 1,032 publications in 7 languages and 10,244 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Excerpts  Songs  Filmed operas  Monologues (Music)  Nonfiction films  Symphonies 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Actor, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Anja Silja
Most widely held works by Anja Silja
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

75 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,031 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
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine's affection for Berg's searing masterpiece has given Met audiences many opportunities to experience this groundbreaking score. Here Levine conducts José van Dam in the title role, who gives a heartbreaking performance as the downtrodden, humiliated soldier. Anja Silja is Marie, the mother of Wozzeck's child, who cannot resistant the cheap glamour of the handsome Drum Major (Richard Cassilly)--leading Wozzeck to finally give up his desperate struggle for existence
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

49 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhauser. Wolfgang Windgassen, Eberhard Wachter, Gerhard Stolze, Josef Greindl, Anja Silja, Grace Bumbry. The chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Recording )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Oper in drei Akten. Text: Bertolt Brecht
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome dances for King Herod and demands that the head of John the Baptist be brought to her on a platter
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of passion, betrayal, and the transfiguring power of love. The embittered widow, Kostelnička, drowns her infant grandson to save her beloved stepdaughter Jenůfa from the shame and hardship of raising an illegitimate child
Verklärte Nacht ; Chamber symphony ; Variations ; 5 pieces for orchestra ; 6 songs ; Erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schoenberg( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This disc includes the famous setting by Schoenberg, as well as one by his contemporary, Max Kowalski
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in German and French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 294 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
Pelleas & Melisande ; Erwartung, op. 17 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anillo del nibelungo en alemán, es un ciclo de cuatro óperas épicas, basadas libremente en figuras y elementos de la mitología germánica, particularmente las Sagas islandesas. Estas operas son, El oro del Rin (Das Rheingold), La valquiria (Die Walküre), Sigfrido (Siegfried) y El ocaso de los dioses (Götterdämmerung)
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg( )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Wagner voices = Grosse Wagner-stimmen by Richard Wagner( )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hansel and Gretel : Märchen (fairytale) in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diana Damrau and Angelika Kirchschlager star in the acclaimed 2008 production of Humperdinck's famous fairytale opera, in the company of two of Britains most revered musical figures: Thomas Allen, playing the role of the Father, and the legendary conductor Colin Davis. Directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser combine their characteristic wit and a dash of deliciously dark comedy with the operas fairytale charm. Humperdincks music mixes catchy folk-like songs with sumptuous instrumental colour, making the result as tunefully approachable, musically memorable and visually delightful as opera gets. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in full Surround Sound."--Alexander Street, resource website
The 7 deadly sins ; Quodlibet from the pantomine Zaubernacht by Kurt Weill( )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser : highlights = höhepunkte = extraits by Richard Wagner( )

2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( Recording )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steva, a handsome young man, has inherited the family mill from his dead parents. His half brother Laca, envious of this and the fact that Jenufa is smitten with Steva, slashes her cheeks with a knife, scarring her permanently
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Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.35 for Hansel and ... to 0.89 for Die Sehnsu ...)

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Alternative Names
Anja Silja deutsche Sopranistin

Anja Silja Duits zangeres

Anja Silja saksalainen sopraanolaulaja

Anja Silja singer

Anja Silja soprano tedesco

Langwagen, Anja Silja Regina‏

Langwagen, Anja Silja Regina 1935-

Langwagen, Anja Silja Regina 1940-

Langwagen Anna Silja Regina

Силья, Анья


German (270)

Czech (39)

French (14)

English (13)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)