WorldCat Identities

Davies, Ryland 1943-

Works: 341 works in 1,130 publications in 11 languages and 12,882 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Music  Musical settings  History  Art music  Requiems  Filmed operas  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Vocalist, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ryland Davies
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,572 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 )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 560 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 )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
The seasons by Joseph Haydn( )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather Harper, soprano; Ryland Davies, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, bass; B.B.C. Chorus and Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor
Thérèse by Jules Massenet( )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thérèse: Drame musical en deux actes. Livret: Jules Claretie
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 411 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( )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky( )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical Greek drama of the tyrant king, translated by William Butler Yeats
Songs for chorus by Hector Berlioz( )

6 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kát'a Kabanova by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

35 editions published between 1099 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 293 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
L'amore dei tre re; [opera in three acts by Italo Montemezzi( Recording )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Britten's A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 257 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
Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa( )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 249 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
Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A splendid keepsake of a production which must surely rank among Glyndebourne's greatest, a noble performance of the work in which Mozart's dramatic genius first attained its full stature."--Thomas Heinitz, Saturday Review. (cover)
Requiem : K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD #710
Litanies ; Vespers ; Oratorios ; Cantatas ; Masonic music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published in 2000 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Mass : K. 427 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in Latin and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domingo : the Verdi opera collection by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ryland Davies artiste lyrique

Ryland Davies British opera singer

Ryland Davies Brits operazanger

Ryland Davies canwr opera Cymreig

Ryland Davies Welsh opera singer