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Vickers, Jon

Overview
Works: 754 works in 2,692 publications in 8 languages and 26,646 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Music  Drama  Oratorios  Requiems  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Biography  Offertories (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Actor, Creator, Narrator, Photographer, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Jon Vickers
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

193 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two centuries Fidelio's story of the power of love to fight tyranny and political oppression has inspired freedom fighters around the world. Beethoven's music uniquely captures the essence of the indomitable human spirit at its most noble. This cathartic performance, brilliantly led by Karl Böhm, brings together two legendary artists in their glorious prime: Jon Vickers as the unjustly imprisoned Florestan who is rescued by his faithful wife, Leonore, the great Birgit Nilsson in her very first performance of the role at the Met. Hermann Uhde is the malevolent Don Pizarro
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

116 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's powerful and wrenching tale of ill-fated love requires a cast of great singing actors, and that's just what this broadcast provides. Jon Vickers and Régine Crespin are the brother and sister who fall rapturously in love, only to be torn apart by death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie of the title who is punished by her father (the magnificent Theo Adam as Wotan) for doing what he really wants her to do. Herbert von Karajan conducts his final Met performance
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

134 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

82 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Fidelio : (highlights) by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in German and English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quartet:Mir is so wunderbar;Ha!Ha!Ha! welch' ein Augenblick;Abscheulicher!;O welche Lust in freier Luft;Gott! welch' Dunkel hier!;Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben;Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten;Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen;O namen - namenlose Freude!;Des besten Konigs Wink und Wille Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Birgit Nilsson, soprano JamesMcCracken, tenor Lorin Maazel, conductor
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

70 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

59 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying book contains the complete text of the libretto in both English and French with annotations, and a critical historical commentary by David Foil with additional commentary by William Berger. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

65 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital Audio Download Includes: Part 1: 1. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Vorspiel (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Karl Ridderbusch/Bernd Weikl/Peter Schreier/Martin Vantin/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 2. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 1: Westw?rts schweift der Blick (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Peter Schreier/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 3. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Frisch weht der Wind der Heimat zu (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Peter Schreier/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 4. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Hab 'acht, Tristan! (Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 5. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Weh! ach wehe! Dies zu dulden! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 6. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 7. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: O blinde Augen! Bl?de Herzen! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 8. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Welcher Wahn! Welch' eitles Z?rnen! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 9. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Kennst du der Mutter K?nste nicht? (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 10. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: Auf! Auf! Ihr Frauen! (Helga Dernesch/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 11. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: Herrn Tristan bringe meinen Gruss (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 12. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: H?rtest du nicht? Hier bleib' ich (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 13. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Begehrt, Herrin, was ihr w?nscht (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 14. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Da du so sittsam, mein Herr Tristan (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) Part 2: 1. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: War Morold dir so wert (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 2. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Des Schweigens Herrin heisst mich schweigen (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 3. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Tristan!...Isolde! (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 4. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Schnell, den Mantel, den K?nigsschmuck! (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 5. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act II: Vorspiel (Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von... (P) 2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

43 editions published between 1952 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VYVYAN, Jennifer (soprano). SINCLAIR, Monica (contralto). VICKERS, Jon (tenor). TOZZI, Giorgio (bass). ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CHORUS. ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. BEECHAM, Thomas (conductor)
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

42 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in England, Peter Grimes is unable to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

44 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his final Met performance, the great Jon Vickers as Samson leads a superb cast in Saint-Saëns’s romantic retelling of this biblical story. He stars opposite Marilyn Horne, who delivers a captivating portrayal of the temptress Delilah. Louis Quilico is the High Priest of Dagon, Terry Cook is the Philistine leader Abimélech, and John Macurdy sings the Old Hebrew. French maestro Jean Fournet conducts
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearing either Jon Vickers or Christa Ludwig, two of the most riveting singing actors of their time, in Parsifal would be cause for celebration. This recording presents both of these great artists in their only joint broadcast of Wagner's mystical opera, with James Levine bringing his own special magic to the occasion, making it indeed a Parsifal for the ages. Martti Talvela is an authoritative, compassionate Gurnemanz and Bernd Weikl a memorable Amfortas
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

52 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jon Vickers sings one of his most acclaimed roles, the tortured fisherman of the title, in Britten's powerful drama. Hounded by the small-minded local townspeople, with only Ellen Orford (Lucine Amara) and Captain Balstrode (Geraint Evans) on his sie, Peter's slow descent into madness is as searing as it is inevitable. Colin Davis conducts, with Lili Chookasian as Auntie and Jean Madeira as Mrs. Sedley
Jon Vickers in recital by Jon Vickers( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan et Isolde : drame lyrique en 3 actes by Richard Wagner( Visual )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great soprano Birgit Nilsson stars in her signature role of Isolde in this historic performance filmed live at the Theatre Antique d'Orange in France in 1973. Jon Vickers co-stars as Tristan in this famed production, which is performed under the musical direction of the legendary conductor Karl Böhm. This historic film of Wagner's monumental opera, performed by this incomparable cast, has been restored and digitally re-mastered
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to the June 30, 1959 recorded performance of Medea at the Royal Opera House, which received raved reviews on opening day. Other versions of the Covent Garden Medea exist but ICA Classics have very carefully re-mastered some new tapes that have produced excellent sound for their period
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 324 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)
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
Vickers : songs by Glick, Somers, Coulthard, Ridout, Beckwith, Naylor, Morawetz by Jon Vickers( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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