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Staatsoper Dresden Chor

Works: 436 works in 949 publications in 5 languages and 10,652 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Overtures 
Roles: Performer, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Staatsoper Dresden
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

38 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 877 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
Rienzi [tragic opera in five acts] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug.-Sept. 1974 and Apr. 1976, Lucaskirche, Dresden
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

40 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in German and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under James Levine's exuberant and stylish leadership, Mozart's rollicking tale has seldom been such a delight. At the head of the cast is Kurt Moll as the cantankerous harem overseer Osmin. Moll revels in the over-the-top music Mozart wrote to express Osmin's over-the-top emotional jags. Uwe Heilmann (Belmonte) is the Spanish nobleman who must outwit Osmin in order to rescue his beloved Konstanze (Mariella Devia) from the clutches of Pasha Selim (Nico Castel)
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Tiefland by Eugen d' Albert( )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in German and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conducted by Rudolf Moralt
Die verkaufte Braut by Bedřich Smetana( )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in German and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die verkaufte Braut: Komische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: Karel Sabina
Die Hochzeit des Figaro Le nozze di Figaro : Querschnitt in deutsch = Highlights sung in German by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dresden Staatskapelle has a very special tradition of performing Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. It performed the then still highly controversial work for the first time in August 1838 under the baton of Johann Gottlieb Reissiger. Since 1900, the piece has been performed yearly on Palm Sunday, having been popularized by Richard Wagner in 1843
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák( )

14 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die schweigsame Frau by Richard Strauss( Recording )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die schweigsame Frau: Komische Oper in drei Aufzügen, op.80. Libretto: Stefan Zweig
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg : highlights by Richard Wagner( )

10 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in German and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( )

2 editions published in 2006 in Latin and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., Conductor
Variations and fugue on a theme by Mozart op. 132 by Max Reger( )

2 editions published in 2006 in Latin and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier Arabella : Szenen = scenes by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe in Es, D 950 by Franz Schubert( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Latin and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opernszenen Scenes of operas by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katja Kabanowa opera in 3 acts to a libretto by Leoš Janáček : complete recording in German by Leoš Janáček( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identitySächsische Staatsoper Dresden. Chor

Chor der Dresdner Staatsoper

Chor der Schsischen Staatsoper Dresden

Chor der Staatsoper

Chor der Staatsoper Dresden.

Chor des Staatsoper Dresden

Coro de la pera de Dresde

Coro de la Opera del Estado de Dresden

Dresden. Staatsoper. Chor

Dresden State Opera Chorus

Dresden State Opera Chorus (?-1991)

Dresdner Staatsopernchor

Opernchor der Staatsoper

Opernchor der Staatsoper Dresden

Schsische Staatsoper Dresedn Chor

Schsischer Staatsopernchor.

Saxon state oper Choir

Semperoper Chor

Staatsoper Dresden. Chor.


Staatsopernchor (Dresden : ?-1991)

German (216)

English (9)

Latin (6)

Italian (1)

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