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Schippers, Thomas

Works: 744 works in 1,705 publications in 6 languages and 20,257 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Music  Operas  Interviews  Sacred music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Librettos  Drama  History 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Commentator, per, Author, Bookplate designer, Interviewee, Singer, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Thomas Schippers
Ernani [opera in four acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

74 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,097 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
Amahl and the night visitors original cast of the NBC telecast, Christmas Eve, 1951 by Gian Carlo Menotti( Recording )

23 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amahl, a little crippled shepard boy is visited by the Three Wise Men on their way to Bethelehem
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 679 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 siege of Corinth [L'assedio di Corinto] / Rossini ; libretto by della Valle by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

50 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 586 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
Il trovatore (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberta Peters is spectacular as Lucia, the innocent young woman forced into an arranged marriage that leads her into insanity and death. Peters's performance of one of opera's greatest mad scenes sparkles with emotion and vocal pyrotechnics. She is joined by Sándor Kónya, who plays her lover, Edgardo, and Frank Guarrera as her brother, Enrico, whose villainous plans set the tragedy in motion. Justino Díaz sings Raimondo
Alexander Nevsky : op. 78 by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leontyne Price sings Barber by Samuel Barber( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater Overtures by Gioacchino Rossini( )

4 editions published in 1995 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the disc is Vivaldi's brief Sonata al Santo Sepolcro, an instrumental work probably intended for inclusion in an Easter church service. This is followed by a Stabat Mater proper, also by Vivaldi. Vivaldi used just the first ten verses of the text, creating one of the most sombre of all settings, here performed by the Canadian ensemble Theatre of Early Music and its director, counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, who in Bach is joined by Emma Kirkby, taking on the soprano part
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 311 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
The saint of Bleecker Street by Gian Carlo Menotti( Recording )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Latin and held by 279 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
Scenes from Boris Godunov ; Pictures at an exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in Russian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi heroines by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Italian and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great opera duets by Renata Tebaldi( )

4 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat beroemde operaduetten van o.a. Delibes, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Humperdinck
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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.06 for Regine Cre ... to 1.00 for The Freder ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
La Bohème
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 (226)

English (68)

Latin (16)

Russian (13)

German (12)

French (2)