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Jones, Gwyneth 1936-

Overview
Works: 404 works in 1,279 publications in 6 languages and 11,426 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Operas  Motion picture music  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Television operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Interviewee, Vocalist, per, Commentator, Other, l4
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gwyneth Jones
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rumor circling the halls is that Beecham House (the home for retired musicians) is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it₂s a star. Reginald, Wilfred and Cecily are in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

39 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, CSO Resound releases its second recording with Maestro Riccardo Muti featuring Verdi's second-to-last opera, Otello. Recorded live in concert at Symphony Center in 2011
Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( Recording )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notre Dame: Romantische Oper in zwei Aufzügen. Libretto: Leopold Wilk
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny opera in three acts by Kurt Weill( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production of the Weill/Brecht opera which depicts the consumerism of the mythical city of Mahagonny. Mahagonny is presented as a Hollywood Babylon full of pyramidal towers, carved elephants, commodified sex and licensed gluttony
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final opera of the Ring cycle, Siegfried leaves Brünnhilde and sets off down the Rhine, where he meets Günther, king of the Gibichung, his sister Gutrune, and their half-brother Hagen, son of Alberich. Conspiring together, the siblings induce Siegfried to drink a magic potion to forget Brünnhilde, then retrieve her that she may marry Günther. This deed accomplished, Hagen then murders Siegfried during a hunt. When Brünnhilde sacrifices herself upon Siegfried's pyre, Hagen attempts to steal the magic ring, but is thwarted as the waters of the Rhine rise, washing over everything, and the Rhine maidens retrieve their treasure, as Valhalla appears in flames above
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

39 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 1979, this delightful staging by Otto Schenk features outstanding singers Gwyneth Jones and Lucia Popp as well as a rare chance to watch legendary Carlos Kleiber conduct one of his trademark operas. Strauss is the composer
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the face of the battle, Siegmund, fathered by Wotan, discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife. Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund for the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, he sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place. Brunnhilde takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish, Wotan causes Siegmund's death by shattering his sword in battle. Brunnhilde is made mortal as punishment for betraying Wotan, and he surrounds her with a wall of flame that can only be broken by a hero. A wall of flame. A portent of the fall of the Gods
Dame Gwyneth Jones sings Wagner by Richard Wagner( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in German and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sword Notung, which Mime has not been able to repair for Siegfried, is re-forged on an anvil left by Wotan. Siegfried uses it to kill Fafner and takes his helmet and the ring. He then kills Mime and, after destroying Wotan's power, frees Brünnhilde
Sibelius by Jean Sibelius( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Finnish and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Visual )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Götz Friedrich's 1970s production scandalized the Bayreuth old guard while revealing Tannhäuser's revolutionary qualities to a new age of Wagner lovers. 'Davis's conducting is nothing short of magnificent, while the singing is truly on a festival level' (New York Daily News). 'The performances throughout are superb-- Jones is stunningly effective.' (New York Times). 'In Jürgen Rose's beautiful settings-- an excellent introduction to a new approach to Wagner's world' (Le Quotidien de Paris)"--Container
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

38 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
20 Lieder by Richard Strauss( )

3 editions published in 1989 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9 Symphonien by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Fidelio Oper in zwei Aufzügen by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gwyneth Jones britisk sanger

Gwyneth Jones britisk songar

Gwyneth Jones brittisk sngare

Gwyneth Jones soprano gallese

Gwyneth Jones walisische Opernsngerin

גוינאת ג'ונס זמרת סופראנו וולשית

귀네스 존스

ギネス・ジョーンズ

Languages
German (291)

English (42)

Italian (15)

Finnish (2)

French (1)

Chinese (1)