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Tomlinson, John 1946 September 22-

Works: 259 works in 1,218 publications in 8 languages and 20,426 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Live sound recordings  Operas  Fiction  Oratorios  Internet videos  Educational films  History  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Narrator, Other, Musician, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Tomlinson
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in Italian and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg: Oper in einem Akt, Sz 48. Libretto: Bela Balazs
Alcina by George Frideric Handel( )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SUTHERLAND, Joan (soprano). BERGANZA, Tereza (soprano). LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. BOYNGE, Richard (conductor)
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Jan. 1988, Abbey Road Studios, London
Julius Caesar : a critical guide by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A studio performance of one of Handel's best known operas by the English National Opera. The Opera, a tale of love and power based on Shakespeare's play, was first performed in 1724 at the Haymarket Theatre in London using castrati singers in the heroes roles. This lavish production follows modern practice in using women in these parts, and in particular, Dame Janet Baker creates the virtuoso role of Julius Caesar
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystical enchantment of Wagner's last opera means it has special place in the hearts of opera lovers. On the surface, it's the story of Parsifal's quest to restore the Holy Grail. But for many listeners it is also a profound inner journey that takes them to a unique place. James Levine's conducting of the work has become legendary, and our all-star cast, with Plácido Domingo in the title role, is on the same exalted plane. Violeta Urmana is the temptress Kundry and Ekkehard Wlaschiha is the evil magician Klingsor
John Tomlinson, bass. great operatic arias by John Tomlinson( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa Berganza, mezzo-soprano ; Ryland Davies, tenor ; John Shirley-Quirk
Cantata profana ; The wooden prince = Der holzgeschnitzte Prinz = Le prince de bois by Béla Bartók( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, a paragon of simple goodness and virile beauty, is press-ganged into the crew of the HMS Indomitable
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged English-language version of Mozart's immortal opera, seen at the Met as the annual holiday presentation for families, is conducted by renowned Mozartian Jane Glover. Alek Shrader stars as Tamino, the young prince who finds himself on a quest to rescue and win the beautiful Pamina, sung by Heidi Stober. Nathan Gunn is Tamino's companion, the birdcatcher Papageno, and Eric Owens sings Sarastro, the man who holds Pamina captive--to protect her from her mother, the evil Queen of the Night, sung by Kathryn Lewek
Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I is threatened by the survival of her Catholic cousin, Mary Stuart. Wrestling with her own conscience - and Mary's popularity - the Queen agonizes over the fate of her cousin amid fears for her own survival
The hymn of Jesus ; Choral symphony ; Wandering scholar ; At the Boar's Head by Gustav Holst( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Latin and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

44 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recorded [Aug. 9-14, St. John's Smith Square, London] in collaboration with West German Radio (WDR), Cologne, on the occasion of the 1982 Göttingen Handel Festival"--Container
The Minotaur by Harrison Birtwistle( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world premiere of a new work commissioned by The Royal Opera brings to the stage a famous character of Greek myth. Part man, part beast, the Minotaur is trapped in a labyrinth and constrained by his violent role there, yet he longs to discover his own identity and his own voice. Among the innocents of a blood sacrifice Athens must pay to Crete is Theseus, who has come to challenge the violent Minotaur, but also attracts the attention of Ariadne - and it is her help that ensures his success in the labyrinth
Punch and Judy by Harrison Birtwistle( Recording )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punch and Judy: Tragicomedy or Comitragedy in One Act. Libretto: Stephen Pruslin
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
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Julius Caesar : a critical guide
Alternative Names
John Tomlinson basso britannico

John Tomlinson britischer Opernsänger

John Tomlinson British opera singer

John Tomlinson Brits zanger

Tomlinson, John 1946 Sept. 22-

Tomlinson, John Rowland 1946-