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Thebom, Blanche

Works: 346 works in 623 publications in 4 languages and 4,631 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Chamber operas  Excerpts  Art music  Musical films  Filmed performances  Nonfiction films  Librettos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Commentator, Vocalist, Signer, Arranger, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Blanche Thebom
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

72 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's ode to the power of all-consuming love makes inhuman demands on the tenor and soprano who portray the two lovers. Fortunately in this broadcast we have Ramon Vinay as Tristan--a singing actor known for intensity and spontaneity in his stage appearances. His Isolde is the great American soprano Margaret Harshaw in her only broadcast of this role. The wronged King Marke, who loses both his wife and his best friend, is the superb Otto Edelmann. Fritz Stiedry conducts
The rake's progress : opera in three acts by Igor Stravinsky( )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Garrard, Judith Raskin, Alexander Young, John Reardon, Jean Manning, Regina Sarfaty, Kevin Miller, Peter Tracey ; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus, dir, John Barker
Opera arias by Sena Jurinac( )

3 editions published in 1989 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosi Fan Tutte. Roberta Peters, soprano Eleanor Steber, mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom, soprano Richard Tucker, tenor Frank Guarrera, baritone Lorenzo Alvary, bass-baritone Fritz Stiedry
Kirsten Flagstad : the supreme Wagnerian soprano by Kirsten Flagstad( )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Delila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Caruso by Richard Thorpe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bravo, Enrico! Bravo, Mario! Renowned tenor Mario Lanza portrays his long-time singing idol Enrico Caruso in the crowd-pleasing musical that was 1951's #4 box-office hit. Suggested by Dorothy Caruso's biography of her husband, The Great Caruso rings out with aural pleasures (27 musical selections) and shines with the grandeur of a life lovingly refracted through the Hollywood biopic lens. The music (by Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi and more) emhasizes works most closely associated with Caruso. The story, spanning Caruso's Naples boyhood to worldwide acclaim and tragedy-stricken final performance, touches on the down-to-earth character traits that spread the singer's fame beyond the black-tie society of Metropolitan Opera connoisseurs. Nominated for three Academy Awards, the movie won for Best Sound Recording"--Container
Producers' showcase : festival of music( Visual )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan & Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Konwitschny's Tristan und Isolde proves to be refreshingly controversial in its interpretation of this grand classic. In his hands, the towering Wagner opera becomes an optimistic work about two people who succeed in finding love."--Container
Icon : Kirsten Flagstad by Kirsten Flagstad( )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde : highlights by Richard Wagner( Recording )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan & Isolde historische Gesamtaufnahme( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tristan und Isolde"ist eines der Größten Musikdramen Richard Wagners (1813 bis 1883). Leonard Bernstein nennt es sogar das "zentrale Werk der gesamten Musikgeschichte". Zum Inhalt: Tristan, ein vermeintlich besonders tugendhafter Ritter, hat den Auftrag, die schöne Königstochter Isolde von Irland ihrem zukünftigen Ehemann Marke, dem König von Cornwall, zuzuführen. Während der Überfahrt nach Britannien trinken die beiden versehentlich von einem eigentlich für Isolde und Marke bestimmten Liebestrank. Tristan und Isolde verlieben sich sofort unsterblich ineinander. In der Folgezeit brechen die Liebenden alle gesellschaftlichen und religiösen Gesetze, ziehen Verderben auf sich selbst und die Menschen in ihrem Umfeld. Nach mehreren, immer unwahrscheinlicheren abenteuerlichen Verstrickungen erliegt das Liebespaar schließlich einer Täuschung, wegen der zunächst Tristan und gleich darauf vor Kummer auch Isolde stirbt. Die hier vorliegende 4 CD Box wurde von dem Chorus Of the Royal Opera House, dem Philharmonia Orchester, Covent Garden und unter der Leitung von Wilhelm Furtwängler eingespielt. Diese historische Gesamtaufnahme, die 1952 mit Gästen wie Ludwig Suthaus, Kirsten Flagstad, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau und vielen anderen aufgenommen wurde ist auch klanglich überarbeitet eine Besonderheit
Scenes from Die Walkuere by Richard Wagner( Recording )

2 editions published in 1957 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in Italian and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic broadcast captures the U.S. premiere of Stravinsky's landmark opera. Legendary conductor Fritz Reiner leads an extraordinary cast, headed by Eugene Conley as Tom Rakewell, the young man whose sudden inheritance leads to his downfall and the loss of his beloved, Anne Trulove, sung by the great Hilde Güden. Mack Harrell is Nick Shadow, Tom's Mephistophelian mentor and guide on his journey to dissolution. Blanche Thebom sings Baba the Turk and Norman Scott is Anne's father, Trulove
The passion according to St. John by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Così fan tutte, K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

7 editions published in 1950 in Italian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

8 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This most popular part of Wagner's Ring cycle has it all--a pair of impetuous lovers who will stop at nothing to be together; a young half-goddess who changes from a sassy girl to a strong woman when she learns the meaning of love; and her father, the leader of the gods, trapped in a quagmire of his own making, who has to sacrifice the person dearest to him to retain his position. This searing drama is brilliantly conducted here by the legendary Dimitri Mitropoulos
Highlights from Verdi's Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rafael Kubelik conducts Berlioz, the Trojans by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Blanche Thebom American operatic mezzo-soprano singer

Blanche Thebom Amerikaans zanger

Blanche Thebom Amerikaans zangeres

Blanche Thebom amerikansk sångare

Blanche Thebom amerikansk sanger

Blanche Thebom amerikansk songar

Blanche Thebom Singer

Blanche Thebom US-amerikanische Sängerin

Thebom, B.

German (77)

English (34)

Italian (16)

French (6)