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Gorr, Rita

Overview
Works: 249 works in 653 publications in 5 languages and 5,677 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  History  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Music  Juvenile works  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Other, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Publications by  Rita Gorr Publications by Rita Gorr
posthumous Publications by Rita Gorr, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Rita Gorr
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc ( Recording )
59 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Copiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc's most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche's brother and father
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in Italian and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
40 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the Verdi opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Samson and Delilah [opera in three acts] by Camille Saint-Saëns ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in French and English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faust by Charles Gounod ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the Afghan guerrillas in 1986-1987, including a discussion between the author and Col. Danis Turlais, Commander of the Latvian Defence Forces, who served in the Soviet Army Headquarters in Kabul
Faust by Charles Gounod ( )
1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gluck's deeply moving masterpiece returned to the Met in 2007 after an absence of 90 years, featuring an all-star cast vibrantly conducted by Louis Langrée in his company debut. Oreste, sung by the incomparable Plácido Domingo, is hounded by the furies for murdering his mother. He has been shipwrecked on Tauris where he and his friend Pylade (Paul Groves) are condemned to die at the hands of the priestess Iphigénie (Susan Graham). At the sacrificial altar Oreste and Iphigénie suddenly realize they are brother and sister--and face slaughter by the angry king Thoas (William Shimell)
Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1963 in French and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Don Juan de Mañara drama lyrique en 4 actes et 6 tableaux ; Triomphe de Jeanne : oratorio by Henri Tomasi ( )
5 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La damnation de Faust op. 24 : Highlights by Hector Berlioz ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1961 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faust by Charles Gounod ( )
in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialogue des carmélites by Francis Poulenc ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1969 in Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther is one of the iconic figures in literature, an innocent young man who feels nature deeply and loves unreservedly. In Massenet's alluring operatic version, Alfredo Kraus magnificently captures every nuance of this complex character--his aristocratic bearing and pure soul, his anguish that the only woman he can love is promised to another man, and finally the despair that leads to his suicide. Frederica von Stade sings Charlotte, the woman who returns Werther's feelings but honors her promise to someone else. Dawn Upshaw is a sparkling Sophie, Charlotte's younger sister
Aïda highlights by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1962 in Italian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abfallprodukte der Liebe ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werner Schroeter invites opera singers to a 13th century French abbey for several days, where they rehearse and perform operatic selections by Puccini, Bizet, Mozart, Verdi, Berg, among others, and respond to his philosophical questions
Padmavati by Albert Roussel ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Padmâvatî: Opéra-ballet en deux actes. Livret: Louis Laloy
 
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Alternative Names
Geimaert, Marguerite.
Geimaert, Marguerite 1926-2012
Geirnaert, Marguerite.
Geirnaert, Marguerite 1926-2012
Languages
French (141)
German (54)
Italian (34)
English (8)
Spanish (1)