WorldCat Identities

Davies, Ryland 1943-

Works: 389 works in 1,225 publications in 11 languages and 14,261 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Songs and music  Oratorios  Excerpts  Musical settings  History  Art music  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ryland Davies
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PAVAROTTI, Luciano (tenor). MILNES, Sherrill (baritone). SUTHERLAND, Joan (soprano). DAVIES, Ryland (tenor). GHIAUROV, Nicolai (bass). TOURANGEAU, Huguette (mezzo-soprano). POLI, Pier Francesco (tenor). ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CHORUS. ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA. BONYNGE, Richard (conductor)
Esclarmonde by Jules Massenet( Recording )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian audiences in 1889 were thrilled by Massenet's wizardry in telling the story of Esclarmonde, the princess of Byzantium with magical powers, and her love for the heroic knight Roland. But the title role was so difficult that the opera languished for decades, until Joan Sutherland, with her dazzling ability to sing the most fearsome embellishments, brought this jewel of an opera to life for modern audiences
Vesperae solennes de confessore : K. 339 ; Kyrie in D minor, K. 341 ; Ave verum corpus : K. 618 ; Exsultate, jubilate : K. 165 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Thérèse by Jules Massenet( )

39 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thérèse: Drame musical en deux actes. Livret: Jules Claretie
Judas MacCabaeus by George Frideric Handel( )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 14-22, 1992
Così fan tutte : [opera buffa in two acts] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
La navarraise by Jules Massenet( )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seasons by Joseph Haydn( )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather Harper, soprano; Ryland Davies, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, bass; B.B.C. Chorus and Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor
The Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A William Butler Yeats translation of Oedipus Rex performed by the Shakespearean Festival Players under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie.-
Idomeneo : K. 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idomeneo George Shirley, tenor Ryland Dacies, tenor Marherita Rinaldi, soprano Pauline Tinsley, soprano Robert Tear, tenor Donald Pilley, tenor Stafford Dean, bass BBC Symphont Orchestra and Chorus Colin Davis, conductor Llibretto included
Le sacre du printemps ; The firebird ; Pétrouchka ; Pulcinella ; Jeu de cartes by Igor Stravinsky( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs for chorus by Hector Berlioz( )

7 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa( )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geronimo, a wealthy citizen of Bologna, attemps to marry his daughter Elisetta to an English lord, Count Robinson. But the count prefers Geronimo's other daughter, Carolina, who is secretly married to Paolino, a young lawyer and business associate of Geronimo. Geronimo's sister Fidalma is herself in love with Paolino. Carolina and Paolino plan to elope. After a bedroom scene of mistaken identities, all ends happily with the Count agreeing to marry Elisetta
Exsultate jubilate ; Vesperae solennes de confessore ; Kyrie in D minor ; Ave verum corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amore dei tre re; [opera in three acts by Italo Montemezzi( Recording )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kát'a Kabanova by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

35 editions published between 1099 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobias Hoheisel's designs combine bare outlines with the neurotic colors of Edvard Munch's expressionistic world, while Nikolaus Lehnhoff's production realistically depicts the suffocating and frustrated emotions that are destroying a straight-laced middle-class household
Benjamin Britten's A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyndebourne's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream is pure magic. Brilliantly adapted from Shakespeare's play, the opera follows the adventures of the four lovers and a group of naïve rustics who, in a wood on a moonstruck night, fall foul of Oberon and Tytania, the quarreling King and Queen of Fairies. In Peter Hall's remarkable staging, that very wood comes alive as logs and trees move and rustle, creating ambiguous silhouettes in the dark mysterious woodland, lit only by John Bury's wonderful rising sun and moon. Counter-tenor James Bowman plays Oberon, Ileana Cotrubas proves a majestic Tytania while baritone Curt Appelgren gives a vivid performance as Bottom. The magic web of Britten's music is brilliantly spun by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink.--Publisher website
Litanies ; Vespers ; Oratorios ; Cantatas ; Masonic music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published in 2000 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ryland Davies artiste lyrique

Ryland Davies British opera singer

Ryland Davies Brits operazanger

Ryland Davies canwr opera Cymreig

Ryland Davies Welsh opera singer