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Ludwig, Christa

Works: 1,277 works in 4,985 publications in 7 languages and 58,150 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Fiction  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Art music  Librettos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Interviewee, Illustrator, Editor, Vocalist, Musician, Commentator, per, Conductor, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Christa Ludwig
Most widely held works by Christa Ludwig
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

141 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss's poignant fairy tale of 18th-century Vienna is brilliantly realized by a glittering cast under the musical direction of the great Karl Böhm, a friend and protégé of the composer. Vienna's own Leonie Rysanek is the beautiful and wise Marschallin, the woman who knows her affair with the impetuous Octavian (a superb Christa Ludwig) will not last forever. The enchanting Reri Grist sings Sophie, the girl who captures the young man's heart. Water Berry is appropriately loveable and boorish as Sophie's would-be fiancé, the rustic Baron Ochs, who becomes the victim of Octavian's elaborate joke. Nicolai Gedda is luxuriously cast as the Italian Singer
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

151 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,840 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

83 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauritz Melchior heads a stellar cast in this remarkable broadcast of Wagner's Romantic opera. As the knightly title hero, he comes to the aid of Elsa (Astrid Varnay), the innocent young woman accused of murdering her brother by the evil Ortrud (Kerstin Thorborg) and her husband, the scheming Telramund (Alexander Sved). Norman Cordon sings King Henry, and Erich Leinsdorf conducts.This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

108 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

82 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,532 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
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

108 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

80 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En este final del "ciclo del Anillo" Wagner lleva la doble tragedia de Wotan y Siegfried. Brünnhilde declara que Wotan es todopoderoso y eterno. Con casco y armadura reluciente cabalga a través del aire que lleva una Siegfried resucitado de la mano. Siegfried se reconcilia con Wotan, y la sociedad se cura de sus males
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
Norma : extraits by Vincenzo Bellini( )

21 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Bellini's Opera, Norma. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Opera House, Milan, Tullio Serafin, Conductor. Maria Callas, soprano; Franco Corelli, tenor; Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Nicola Zaccaria, bass; Edda Vincenzi, soprano
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

107 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosi fan tutte Lisa Della Casa, soprano Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano Emmy Loose, soprano Erich Kunz, tenor Anton Dermota, tenor Paul Schoeffler Vienna Philharmonic orchestra Vienna State Opera Chorus Karl Bohm, conductor
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

45 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

60 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentleman plagued by misfortune clings to the belief that all is for the best. Voltaire mocks the eternal optimist philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters part of a larger cosmic plan
Hänsel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Recording )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet articles. In German: Hänsel & Gretel, Hexenwald und Kinderparadies / Karl Dietrich Gräwe ; Inhalt -- In English: Hansel & Gretel, lessons for life / Bruno Bettelheim ; Hansel & Gretel, from fireside to footlights / Barrymore Laurence Scherer ; Synopsis -- In French: A propos d'Hansel et Gretel / Marcel Marnat -- In Italian: Hänsel e Gretel / Franco Soprano
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

66 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearing either Jon Vickers or Christa Ludwig, two of the most riveting singing actors of their time, in Parsifal would be cause for celebration. This recording presents both of these great artists in their only joint broadcast of Wagner's mystical opera, with James Levine bringing his own special magic to the occasion, making it indeed a Parsifal for the ages. Martti Talvela is an authoritative, compassionate Gurnemanz and Bernd Weikl a memorable Amfortas
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, sung in Italian
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment of the "Ring" cycle, Das Rheingold is concerned with a precious treasure -- the Rhinegold -- which, if made into a ring, would enable the wearer dominion over the world, however, whoever would steal the gold would have to renounce love
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
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Alternative Names
Berry, Christa.

Berry, Christa 1928-

Christa Ludwig artiste lyrique allemande

Christa Ludwig Duits zangeres

Christa Ludwig mezzosoprano tedesco

Christa Ludwig německá operní pěvkyně

Christa Ludwig Singer

Deiber, Christa.

Deiber, Christa 1928-

Lûdvig, Krista.

Ludwig, Ch.

Ludwigová, Ch.

Ludwigová, Christa.

Людвиг, Криста

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