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Rysanek, Leonie

Overview
Works: 531 works in 1,635 publications in 7 languages and 15,328 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Excerpts  Requiems  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Motion picture music  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Instrumentalist, Other, Commentator, Vocalist, Honoree, Musician, sop, Actor, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Leonie Rysanek
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( )

116 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,497 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

89 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's drama of overwhelming love and devastating loss has seldom been so vividly brought to life as with this all-star cast of great singing actors. The electrifying combination of Jon Vickers and Leonie Rysanek, as twins who fall in love, is legendary. Birgit Nilsson, the defining Brünnhilde of her generation, gives one of her most touching performances as the daughter of a god who cannot withstand the power of human love. With the great Christa Ludwig as Fricka, and Thomas Stewart's gripping portrayal of Wotan, the unraveling god, this is not to be missed
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

74 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark, daunting role of Lady Macbeth requires a great singing actress to bring to life everything Verdi--and Shakespeare--wrote. Shortly before this broadcast, the Viennese soprano Leonie Rysanek made her Met debut in the role--and right away became a legend. The intensity of her soaring soprano and her charismatic stage presence made her a beloved favorite of the New York audience for almost 40 years. With the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren in the title role and Carlo Bergonzi and Jerome Hines also in the cast, this Macbeth is one for the ages
Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

66 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An all-star cast delivers a stunningly dramatic performance of Strauss's landmark opera: Inge Borkh sings the title role of the royal daughter obsessed with avenging her father's murder. Leonie Rysanek is her sister, Chrysothemis, who longs for peace of mind and a normal life. The great Jean Madeira is their guilt-ridden mother, Klytämnestra, and Hermann Uhde sings Orest, the long-lost brother who finally brings about revenge. Ramon Vinay co-stars as Aegisth and Joseph Rosenstock conducts
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

67 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 715 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
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

60 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner pulled out all the stops in his retelling of the ancient tale of the Flying Dutchman, using the orchestra to paint the scenes vividly in music. At one moment it is a raging storm at sea, the next it lets us experience the magic of two people falling irrevocably in love. Cornell MacNeil, in one of very few German roles he ever sang, is the dark and tortured Dutchman condemned to sail the seas until he find true love. An incandescent Leonie Rysanek, with her unique mix of erotic longing and spiritual bliss, reminds us why Senta was one of her greatest roles
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

48 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electra is an outcast, unable to forget the murder of father Agamemnon by her mother Clytemnestra with the help of her lover Aegisthus. She waits for the day when her brother Orestes will avenge the murder. When news comes that Orestes is dead, Electra decides to avenge her father herself. But Orestes is not dead, and has returned to the palace in disguise. He kills Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Electra dances in ecstasy, then falls dead to the floor
Die Walküre Act 3 by Richard Wagner( )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in German and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the Swan Knight, who comes to rescue the falsely accused Elsa, stays to marry her, and then must leave her when she disobeys his warning not to question his name or lineage
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Czech and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steva, a handsome young man, has inherited the family mill from his dead parents. His half brother Laca, envious of this and the fact that Jenufa is smitten with Steva, slashes her cheeks with a knife, scarring her permanently
Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in German and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in Italian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the opera that made Verdi famous overnight, performed here with the all-star cast that introduced the work to the Met shortly before this broadcast. Thomas Schippers' superb conducting galvanized the Met orchestra and chorus, to say nothing of the magnificent soloists, headed by Cornell MacNeil as the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, who loses his throne to his demented, scheming daughter, played by a blazing Leonie Rysanek. Majestic bass Cesare Siepi is the high priest Zaccaria. The opera is still a rarity and this rendition is legendary
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling tale about Salome, the beautiful princess, King Herod, Queen Herodias, the perilous decadent days of early Rome and the events that led to the death of John the Baptist
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gigantic work is simply an expressiono f man's anguish in the face of death and hope for the life to come
Te Deum : for soprano and tenor, mixed choir, organ and large orchestra, op. 32 (1921) by Walter Braunfels( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der fliegende Holländer : highlights by Richard Wagner( )

5 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Opernzenen by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau( )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gausmann, Leonie Rysanek-.

Gausmann, Leonie Rysanek, 1926-1998

Leonie Rysanek artiste lyrique

Leonie Rysanek austerriksk songar

Leonie Rysanek Oostenrijks zanger

Leonie Rysanek Oostenrijks zangeres

Leonie Rysanek österreichische Opernsängerin (Sopran)

Leonie Rysanek österrikisk sångare

Leonie Rysanek østerriksk sanger

Leonie Rysanek østrigsk sanger

Leonie Rysanek singer

Leonie Rysanek soprano austriaco

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Rysanek-Gausmann, Leonie.

Rysanek-Gausmann, Leonie 1926-1998

Rysanek, L.

Rysanek, L. 1926-1998 (Leonie)

Rysanek, L. (Leonie)

Rysanek, Leopoldine.

Rysanek, Leopoldine, 1926-1998

Ryzanek, Leonie

Ryzanek, Leonie, 1926-1998

Ризанек, Леони

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