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Dernesch, Helga

Works: 338 works in 938 publications in 3 languages and 6,981 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Televised performances 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Production personnel, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Helga Dernesch
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

41 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated Wagnerian conductor Daniel Barenboim made his Met debut with this production of one of opera's greatest dramas. Gary Lehman and Katarina Dalayman are the legendary title characters in this searing story of love and destiny. Kwangchul Youn sings King Marke, the betrayed monarch whose understanding and forgiveness comes too late to save the lovers' life. Michelle DeYoung is Isolde's servant Brangäne and Gerd Grochowski sings Kurwenal, Tristan's faithful companion
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in German and English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: CDM 7 63077 2
Die Dreigroschenoper The threepenny opera = L'opéra de quat'sous by Kurt Weill( Recording )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructed in the 1960s, years after the original negative was destroyed by the Nazis, G.W. Pabst's Threepenny Opera remains a deliciously dark film adaptation of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's brilliant musical
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 323 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
Der Silbersee by Kurt Weill( )

10 editions published in 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Silbersee: Ein Wintermärchen in drei Akten. Libretto: Georg Kaiser
Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humperdinck's charming opera based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The story features a gingerbread house, a wicked old witch, and a young brother and sister who get lost in the woods and trapped by the witch. With a little help from on High and their own pluck and courage they manage to save themselves as well as all the children who were previously victims of the witch
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Vienna during the 1860's, this opera tells the story of Count Waldner, a luckless gambler. When his debts overwhelm him, he moves his family into an elegant hotel in an attempt to maintain an image of wealth. His wife hopes their daughter Arabella will find a wealthy husband and forces Zdenka, their younger daughter, to pass herself off as a man
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

41 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Great opera duets by Renata Tebaldi( )

4 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat beroemde operaduetten van o.a. Delibes, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Humperdinck
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

34 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Lear by Aribert Reimann( Recording )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert von Karajan by Herbert von Karajan( )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symphonies by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in German and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier highlights by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Macht des Schicksals by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lear Oper in zwei Teilen nach William Shakespeare ; eingerichtet von Claus H. Henneberg by Aribert Reimann( Recording )

2 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonie Nr. 3, d-Moll = Symphony no. 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After successful releases of Mahler's Symphonies 1 & 4, this third volume is the culmination of the live recording series. Manfred Honeck, one of the best Mahler interpreters of our time, was born in Austria and cultivated his music basics in Vienna. With enthusiastic, dedicated support from the orchestra's musicians, he successfully presents this extraordinary symphony, leaving no one in the audience untouched
Fidelio [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's only opera attracts the greatest singers and conductors, not only for its passionate music, but also because of its profoundly stirring message of freedom and the rights of the individual against tyranny. It all comes together superbly in this historic performance led by the legendary conductor Karl Böhm. Birgit Nilsson is Leonore, the woman who disguises herself as a man in her desperate attempt to locate her husband Florestan (James King, a couple weeks after his Met debut in the same role), who has been unjustly imprisoned by his enemy, Don Pizarro (Geraint Evans)
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Dernesch Helge 1939-....

Helga Dernesch artiste lyrique

Helga Dernesch austerriksk songar

Helga Dernesch mezzosoprano e soprano austriaco

Helga Dernesch Oostenrijks zanger

Helga Dernesch österrikisk sångare

Helga Dernesch østerriksk sanger

Helga Dernesch østrigsk sanger

Helga Dernesch Singer

Дернеш, Хельга

German (276)

English (12)

Italian (5)