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Schippers, Thomas

Works: 719 works in 1,764 publications in 6 languages and 23,519 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Operas  Music  Drama  Sacred music  Interviews  Motets  Television operas  Television programs  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Commentator, Author, Bookplate designer, Other, Editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Singer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Schippers
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

76 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

88 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,033 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
Amahl and the night visitors : original cast of the NBC telecast, Christmas Eve, 1951 by Gian Carlo Menotti( Recording )

24 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amahl, a little crippled shepard boy is visited by the Three Wise Men on their way to Bethelehem
The consul : musical drama in three acts by Gian Carlo Menotti( )

16 editions published between 1950 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Verdi heroines by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Italian and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amahl and the night visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three men on their way to see the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem
Alexander Nevsky : op. 78 by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of Corinth = [L'assedio di Corinto] by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few weeks before this performance, Beverly Sills made her Met debut in this all-but-unknown Rossini opera. As one critic explained, "The arias are vocal extravaganzas that would terrorize all but a few singers today." But as Pamira, the young Greek woman who loves the Turkish leader, Maometto (Justino Díaz), who conquers Corinth with tragic consequences, Sills herself was really the conquering hero. "Perfectly phrased abandon," was one description of her singing, and the audience simply went berserk. Shirley Verrett co-stars in the pants role of Neocle, the young Greek captain who has been promised Pamira in marriage
Stabat Mater ; Overtures by Gioacchino Rossini( )

4 editions published in 1995 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Renata Tebaldi heads a cast of legendary Verdi singers in this dramatic and passionate performance. She stars as Leonora, the aristocratic Spanish woman who plans to elope with her true love, only to have her life shattered. The great tenor Richard Tucker is Alvaro, Leonora’s beloved, whose actions cause the death of her father and set in motion the tragic twists of fate that come to haunt the lovers. Mario Sereni sings Carlo, Leonora’s brother, who is obsessed with avenging his father. Jerome Hines and Mignon Dunn co-star as the compassionate Padre Guardiano and the feisty Gypsy Preziosilla. Thomas Schippers is on the podium
Leontyne Price sings Barber by Samuel Barber( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Philharmonic Thomas Schippers, conductor
Knoxville, summer of 1915 ; Dover Beach : op. 3 ; Hermit songs ; Andromache's farewell : op. 39 by Samuel Barber( Recording )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medium by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Flora is terrified when she perceives a supernatural presence during one of her fraudulent séances
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Latin and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from Boris Godunov ; Pictures at an exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in Russian and German and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in German and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wagner's colorful portrait of medieval Nuremberg, the wealthy Pogner (Ezio Flagello) promises his beautiful daughter Eva (Pilar Lorengar) in marriage to the winner of a song contest. But the girl has already set her sights on the handsome Walther (James King). Naturally, various obstacles have to be overcome before the happy conclusion. Benno Kusche plays Beckmesser, Eva's unsuccessful suitor, and Theo Adam is Hans Sachs, the town's cobbler and reigning poet whose deep insights into human nature make this opera so much more than a delightful comedy. Maestro Thomas Schippers leads the Met's vast orchestral and choral forces
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The consul : musical drama in three acts
Alternative Names
Shippers Thomas 1930-1977

Šippers, Tomas.

Thomas Schippers Amerikaans dirigent (1930-1977)

Thomas Schippers chef d'orchestre

Thomas Schippers direttore d'orchestra statunitense

Thomas Schippers US-amerikanischer Dirigent

Шипперс, Томас

תומאס שיפרס


Italian (239)

English (82)

German (22)

Latin (18)

Russian (14)

French (2)

The consul : musical drama in three acts