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London, George 1920-1985

Works: 606 works in 1,891 publications in 9 languages and 18,421 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical settings  Requiems  Librettos  Excerpts  Music  Filmed performances  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Commentator, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Conductor, Narrator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by George London
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

110 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

181 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July and August, 1951, during actual performances at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

43 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 808 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
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

56 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

78 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

42 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

36 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast features two great singing actors of the 20th century at the height of their powers and in roles that will be forever associated with them. George London is the tormented Flying Dutchman of legend, condemned to sail the seas unless he can find a woman who will remain true to him until her death. Leonie Rysanek is Senta, the innocently obsessed young girl who kills herself to save him. Together, they bring Wagner's early opera to thrilling life
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

54 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca, the beautiful, glamorous singer who has all of Rome at her feet, is one of the iconic soprano roles of the Italian repertoire. She's caught between two men--her lover, the handsome, idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and the villainous Baron Scarpia, Rome's all-powerful chief of police, who will stop at nothing to win Tosca for himself. Puccini's story of torture, attempted rape, murder, suicide, and general mayhem is as thrilling and dramatic as anything seen on the operatic stage. Thanks to Eleanor Steber's impetuous title heroine, George London's malevolent Scarpia, and Carlo Bergonzi's romantic Cavaradossi, this Tosca still sends chills down your spine
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star conductor Simon Rattle leads a superb cast in this mesmerizing performance of Debussy's rarely staged opera. Stéphane Degout and Magdalena Kožená are the tragic title couple--lovers caught in a web of passion as strong as it is forbidden. Gerald Finley delivers a remarkable portrayal of Golaud, Mélisande's husband and Pelléas's half-brother, and Felicity Palmer is their mother, Geneviève. Willard White brings dramatic and vocal intensity to the brief but crucial role of the blind old king Arkel
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

16 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, con
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
Of gods and demons : famous operatic arias and dramatic scenes by George London( )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fledermaus Eberhard Wachter, baritone Adele Leigh Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano George London, bass-baritone Rise Stevens, mezzo-soprano Sandor Konya, tenor Erich Kunz, bass-baritone Erich Majkut Vienna StateOpera Orchestra and Chorus Oscar Danon, conductor Wilfred Weber, chorus master Libretto included
Scenes from Boris Godunov ; Pictures at an exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages 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)
The tales of Hoffmann : highlights by Jacques Offenbach( )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in French and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom'd by Paul Hindemith( Recording )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: Requiem for Those We Love for mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra. Text: Walt Whitman
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wagner's groundbreaking early masterpiece, the splendid Ramón Vinay sings Tannhäuser, the man and artist torn between love of the sensual and the innocent kind, embodied by the sensational Astrid Varnay as Venus and the radiant Margaret Harshaw as the saintly Elisabeth. George Szell leads a superb cast that also includes George London's Wolfram and Jerome Hines's Landgrave. The 23-year-old Roberta Peters delivers an unexpected star turn as the Shepherd Boy
Tosca : (highlights) by Giacomo Puccini( )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in Italian and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca(excerpts): Dammi i colori ... Recondita armoni;Mario!Mario!Mario! ... Perce chiuso;Tre sbirri ... Una carrozza;Floria!Amore ... La povera mia cena fu interrotta ... Gia, mi dicon venal;Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore ... Sei troppo bella ... Tosca, finalmente mia!;E lucevan le stella ... O dolci mani ... Amaro sol er te Maria Callas, soprano Chorus of the Theatre National de l'Opera Jean Laforge, chorus master Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Georges Pretre, conductor
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Burnnon, George.

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Burnnon, George 1920-1985

Burnson, George.

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Burnstein George.

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George London basso-baritono canadese

George London Canadees zanger (1920-1985)

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London, Džordž.

London, G. 1920-1985

London, Georg.

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London, Georges.

London, Georges 1919-1985

Τζωρτζ Λόντον

Лондон, Джордж

Лондон, Джордж, 1920-1985