WorldCat Identities

Davies, Ryland 1943-

Works: 335 works in 1,074 publications in 10 languages and 9,806 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Live sound recordings  Operas  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Televised operas  History  Opera films  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, l4
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ryland Davies
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 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)
La Navarraise by Jules Massenet( )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyndebourne's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream is pure magic. Starring James Bowman, Ileana Cotrubas, Curt Appelgren, with music by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink
Esclarmonde; [romantic opera in four acts and eight scenes, including a prologue and an epilogue] by Jules Massenet( Recording )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 349 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
Kát'a Kabanova by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

33 editions published between 1099 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 296 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 )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Requiem K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD #710
The seasons by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather Harper, soprano; Ryland Davies, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, bass; B.B.C. Chorus and Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor
Judas MacCabaeus by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

26 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 14-22, 1992
Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Italian and English and held by 213 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)
The love for three oranges opera by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergei Prokofiev's "Love of three oranges" is filled with comic strips extravaganza and alive with tumblers, jugglers and colossal puppets. Come to know the hypochondriac son of the King of Clubs who must be make to laugh lest he perish. Rejoice in his antics on his quest for the love of three magical oranges
Thérèse [musical drama in 2 acts by Jules Massenet( Recording )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of David's experiences after returning from slaying Goliath
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Serious Rossini opera arias by Bruce Ford( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs for chorus by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

4 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.38 for Requiem K ... to 0.58 for Thérèse ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kát'a Kabanova
Alternative Names
Ryland Davies artiste lyrique

Ryland Davies British opera singer