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Tomlinson, John 1946 September 22-

Works: 303 works in 1,262 publications in 9 languages and 23,232 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Songs and music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Excerpts  Music  Songs  Ballets (Music)  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Narrator, Other, Interviewee, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by John Tomlinson
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 775 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
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in Italian and German and held by 761 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 3 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening scene (13:41) -- First door: Bluebeard's torture chamber (3:57) -- Second door: the armoury (4:03) -- Third door: the treasury (2:30) -- Fourth door: the secret garden (4:48) -- Fifth door: Bluebeard's kingdom (5:45) -- Sixth door: the lake of tears (12:06) -- Seventh door: Bluebeard's former wives (9:00)
Alcina by George Frideric Handel( )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 745 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 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 592 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
Hercules by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 545 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
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings, in Latin and English, of Julius Caesar
John Tomlinson, bass. great operatic arias by John Tomlinson( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 468 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
Pulcinella : (1965 rev. edition) ; Rag-time : (1918) for eleven instruments ; Renard the fox ; Octet for wind instruments : (1952 rev. version) by Igor Stravinsky( )

7 editions published in 1991 in 4 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
Cantata profana ; The wooden prince = Der holzgeschnitzte Prinz = Le prince de bois by Béla Bartók( Recording )

10 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberhirsche: Cantata profana für Tenor, Bariton, Doppelchor und Orchester, Sz 94. Text: aus rumänischen Volksliedern / Der holzgeschnitzte Prinz: Tanzspiel in einem Akt von Bela Balazs, Sz 60
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
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 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Latin and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
The Minotaur by Harrison Birtwistle( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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
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John Tomlinson

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

Tomlinson, John Rowland 1946-