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Jones, Gwyneth 1936-

Overview
Works: 404 works in 1,495 publications in 6 languages and 15,942 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Music  Televised operas  Comedy films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Interviewee, Vocalist, Other, Commentator, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gwyneth Jones
Quartet by John Cage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a home for retired opera singers, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

43 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Otello"James McCracken, tenor Gwyneth Jones, soprano Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone Ambrosian Opera Chorus John McCarthy, chorus master Children's Chorus Jean Povey, trainer New PhilharmoniaOrchestra Sir John Barbirolli, conductor Libretto included
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 539 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
Lohengrin highlights by Richard Wagner( )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in German and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Richard Strauss( )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome Gwyneth Jones, soprano Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone Mignon Dunn, mezzo-soprano Richard Cassilly, tenor Wiestaw Ochman, tenor Orchester der Hamburgischen Staatsoper Karl Bohm, conductor Libretto in French, German and English Notes included
Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( Recording )

50 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 502 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
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

48 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 476 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
Hänsel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in German and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the well-known tale in which two children lost in the woods find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch
9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies, . n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny = Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 316 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--Adapted from the container
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 302 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic opera in three acts
Dame Gwyneth Jones sings Wagner by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in German and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sibelius by Jean Sibelius( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Finnish and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 245 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
20 Lieder by Richard Strauss( )

3 editions published in 1989 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwenyth Jones by Gwyneth Jones( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gwyneth Jones artiste lyrique

Gwyneth Jones britisk sanger

Gwyneth Jones britisk songar

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Gwyneth Jones brittisk sångare

Gwyneth Jones soprano gallese

Gwyneth Jones walisische Opernsängerin

Gwyneth Jones Welsh operatic soprano

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Languages
German (267)

English (49)

Italian (17)

Finnish (2)

French (1)

Spanish (1)