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King, James 1925-2005

Works: 418 works in 1,474 publications in 5 languages and 15,043 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Operas  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Conductor, Author, Instrumentalist, Other, Vocalist, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about James King
Most widely held works by James King
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

99 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

82 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde: Sinfonie für Alt, Tenor und Orchester. Text: Hans Bethge. Bearbeitung für Kammerorchester von Arnold Schönberg und Rainer Riehn
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

50 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 806 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
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

45 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the violent revenge of Elektra, mourning the murder of her father by his wife and her lover
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 442 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)
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classical tragedy tells of the eponymous heroine, a sunlight-worshipping virgin who has no interest in earthbound romantic relationships. Unable to return her childhood-friend Leukippos's affections, and unwilling to don a special dress for the Dionysian festival, Daphne soon encounters a mysterious stranger, in the guise of a herdsman, who makes an unsuccessful attempt to wheedle her into romance. He ultimately reveals himself as Apollo, the god of the sun, and enters a violent rivalry with Leukippos for Daphne's affections that ends tragically for all
Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt( )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notre Dame: Romantische Oper in zwei Aufzügen. Libretto: Leopold Wilk
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Visual )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met en scène les péripéties qui accompagnent la représentation d'un opéra dans l'hôtel particulier d'un riche bourgeois de Vienne. Le prologue montre les préparatifs de la représentation et les réactions des personnages à la décision prise par le maître d'intercaler des scènes comiques dans l'opéra sérieux. L'acte unique représente Ariane à Naxos évoque sa solitude, l'arrivée de Bacchus et leurs noces triomphales. Les scènes sont entrecoupées d'intermèdes et de commentaires comiques
Mathis der Maler by Paul Hindemith( Recording )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathis der Maler: Sinfonie / Trauermusik für Viola und Streichorchester / Sinfonische Metamorphosen über Themen von Carl Maria von Weber
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in German and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wagner's colorful portrait of medieval Nuremberg, the wealthy Pogner (Ezio Flagello) promises his beautiful daughter Eva (Pilar Lorengar) in marriage to the winner of a song contest. But the girl has already set her sights on the handsome Walther (James King). Naturally, various obstacles have to be overcome before the happy conclusion. Benno Kusche plays Beckmesser, Eva's unsuccessful suitor, and Theo Adam is Hans Sachs, the town's cobbler and reigning poet whose deep insights into human nature make this opera so much more than a delightful comedy. Maestro Thomas Schippers leads the Met's vast orchestral and choral forces
Lohengrin highlights by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in German and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symphonies : the piano concertos ; the violin concerto ; 3 overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James King by James King( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decca years by Claudio Abbado( )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opernzenen by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau( )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thielemann : my Wagner album by Richard Wagner( )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "My Wagner album" Christian Thielemann ... has brought together some of his favourite recordings, from the the masters of the past and present: Fürtwängler, Knappertsbusch, Karajan, Kleiber and Boulez; he also offers two of his own Wagner recordings."--Container
Symphony no. 9 ; Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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James King Amerikaans muzikant (1925-2005)

James King amerikansk musikar

James King amerikansk musiker

James King artiste lyrique

James King tenore statunitense

James King US-amerikanischer Opernsänger

King, Džejms.

Кинг, Джеймс

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