WorldCat Identities

Stolze, Gerhard

Works: 311 works in 1,135 publications in 9 languages and 7,882 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  History  Operas  Music  Librettos  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, per, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gerhard Stolze
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

110 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

83 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis by Peggie Cochrane
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New remastering via 96KHz 24-bit digital converter and Cedar DH2 de-hisser
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zum 200. Geburtstag von Richard Wagner erscheint bei GoyaLiT sein Meisterwerk "Der Ring des Nibelungen" als Ein-Mann-Hörspiel. Mit seinem Live-Hörspiel-Format Kaminski ON AIR inszeniert Stefan Kaminski das monumentale Meisterwerk um Macht, Liebe, Gier, Rache und die Abgründe der menschlichen Gesellschaft modern und klassisch zugleich. Voller Aberwitz und Komik, sogar Slapstick, dann wieder mit tiefer Tragik in zarten Momenten knapp über der Stille und herrlichem Pathos führt dieser Vierteiler ungebremst in die Apokalypse. Von Musikern begleitet schlüpft der Ausnahmesprecher selbst in alle Rollen, spricht Riesen und Zwerge, Frauen und Männer, Götter und Herrscher, Geliebte und außergewöhnliche Helden. Musik, Atmosphäre und Geräuschmaterial werden live gespielt und erzeugt. "Man sollte den Stoff am besten in groben Zügen kennen, dann nämlich hat man besonders viel Spaß an den Verfremdungen. Kaminskis Ring-Version hat viele parodistische Elemente, macht sich aber nie lustig. Und bei allen klanglichen Unterschieden: Textlich bleibt er nah bei Wagner, durchsetzt die Geschichte dazu mit einer gehörigen Portion Moderne - und mit Zitaten aus Shakespeares "Hamlet" oder Tolkiens "Herr der Ringe". Jeder der vier Teile klingt anders: Das sphärische Rheingold wird gefolgt von der erdig-dumpfen Walküre voller Tuba- und Cello-Klängen, während Siegfried an vielen Stellen wie ein 80er-Jahre-Neue-Deutsche-Welle-Pop-Musical daherkommt" (
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( Recording )

80 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

45 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner worked on Tannhäuser, his fifth opera, from 1842 to 1845, conducting the first performance on October 19, 1845 at the Dresden Royal Opera. The first two nights were uncertaqin successes, but by the third performance the opera began to have its effect on the audience. Over the next few years it became enormously popular throughout Germany, then moved to other countries. In 1859 it became the first Wagner opera to be performed in America. By 1861 Tannhäuser had been given hundreds of times, when Wagner was called upon to produce a revised version for the Paris Opéra. Despite the composer's efforts to adapt the work for French tastes, anti-Wagner riots broke out and he withdrew the work. It was not seen again in France until 1895. Meanwhile Tannhäuser, in the Dresden version, opened the second season of New York's Metropolitan Opera in November of 1884. Nowadays either the Dresden or Paris version may be given, depending on the director's preference; the current recording is an amalgam of the two. -- Page [1-2] of program notes
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine, a longtime champion of this groundbreaking work, has conducted every Met performance of Wozzeck since 1974. He brings Berg's revolutionary score to dramatic life in this broadcast, leading an extraordinary cast headed by Christian Boesch and Hildegard Behrens. Boesch gives a heartbreaking performance as the poor, abused soldier of the title, and Behrens is stunning as his faithless and conflicted wife, Marie. Richard Cassilly sings the vain Drum Major who seduces her, and Ragnar Ulfung and Franz Mazura are the Captain and the Doctor, who mock and torture Wozzeck
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

54 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theo Adam is Wotan, leader of the gods, in this extraordinary performance of the prologue to Wagner's Ring cycle--one of only two Met broadcasts ever conducted by the great Herbert von Karajan. The star-studded cast includes Gerhard Stolze as Loge, the cunning demi-god of fire, Martti Talvela and Karl Ridderbusch as the giants, Fasolt and Fafner, Zoltán Kelemen as the Nibelung dwarf Alberich, and a young Sherrill Milnes in the supporting role of Donner
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Wozzeck ; Lulu by Alban Berg( Recording )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana [cantiones profanae] by Carl Orff( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in Latin and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cäcilien-Messe by Charles Gounod( Recording )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

29 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 114 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
Oedipus der Tyrann ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles by Carl Orff( Recording )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sofokles' tragedie bearbejdet af Friedrich Hölderlin
Oedipus der Tyrann ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles von Friedrich Hölderlin by Carl Orff( Recording )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestrina [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( Recording )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestrina is claimed to have 'saved the arts of counterpoint and polyphony' in the face of a Papal edict that church music must be more traditional and revert to plainsong. Palestrina produces a work that contains all the 'modern' and 'sinful' musical styles the Pope disapproves of. Upon hearing the work, the Pope and Palestrina's arch critic, Archbishop Borromeo relents
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in Russian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from a play by Alexander Pushkin about the 16th-century tsar, Boris Godunov
Antigonae ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles by Carl Orff( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen : great scenes by Richard Wagner( Recording )

4 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 grote scenes uit Richard Wagner's: "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
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Gerhard Stolze deutscher Charaktertenor

Gerhard Stolze Duits zanger

Gerhard Stolze German opera singer

Gerhard Stolze tenore tedesco

Stolze, Gerhard 1926-1979