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Streich, Rita 1920-1987

Works: 886 works in 1,964 publications in 6 languages and 15,185 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Chamber operas  Arrangements (Music)  Songs and music  Opera adaptations  Music  Marches (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Other, Interviewee, sop, s=s
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Rita Streich
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( )

67 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant ensemble cast bring Strauss's beloved operetta to life, with new English dialogue by playwright Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Jeremy Sams (who also directed this production, first seen on New Year's Eve 2013). Christopher Maltman and Susanna Phillips are Eisenstein and Rosalinde, the married couple at the center of this lighthearted tale of love, revenge, and mistaken identities. Paulo Szot sings Falke, Eisenstein's friend, who sets the plot in motion. Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky, Jane Archibald sings Adele, and Broadway star Danny Burstein is Frosch, the jailer. Adam Fischer conducts
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

78 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

17 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed at the 2006 Innsbruck Festival, Rene Jacobs leads a riveting production that is illustrated by the notion of Don Giovanni as a young rebel and taboo-breaker. Jacobs also tries to respect Mozart's original intentions as closely as possible
The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged English-language version of Mozart's immortal opera, seen at the Met as the annual holiday presentation for families, is conducted by renowned Mozartian Jane Glover. Alek Shrader stars as Tamino, the young prince who finds himself on a quest to rescue and win the beautiful Pamina, sung by Heidi Stober. Nathan Gunn is Tamino's companion, the birdcatcher Papageno, and Eric Owens sings Sarastro, the man who holds Pamina captive--to protect her from her mother, the evil Queen of the Night, sung by Kathryn Lewek
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

32 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

82 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 342 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)
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 333 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
Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

31 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Jacobs conducts this performance of Mozart's opera. With the RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
La flûte enchantée : conte pour enfants d'après l'opéra de Mozart by Lucien Adès( )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Stern von Bethlehem : op. 164 : Weihnachtskantate by Josef Rheinberger( )

5 editions published in 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walzer & Arien by Rita Streich( )

7 editions published in 1998 in German and Multiple languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffmanns Erzählungen = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Rita Streich singt Opern-Arien by Rita Streich( )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna boy's Choir ; Vienna
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Volkslieder und Wiegenlieder = Folksongs and lullabies = Chants populaires et berceuses by Rita Streich( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in German and Miscellaneous languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rita Streich singt unvergängliche Melodien = Rita Streich sings immortal melodies by Rita Streich( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zarewitsch : Querschnitt by Franz Lehár( )

3 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.36 for Volksliede ... to 0.88 for Teachers a ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mid-century conductors ; more Viennese singers : discographies
Alternative Names
Berger, Rita 1920-1987

Rita Streich

Rita Streich artiste lyrique

Rita Streich Duits zangeres

Rita Streich Russian-German soprano and opera singer

Rita Streich soprano tedesco

Streich-Berger, Rita 1920-1987

Wiener Nachtigall 1920-1987

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