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Thomas, Jess

Works: 374 works in 963 publications in 4 languages and 9,073 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical settings  Chamber operas  Symphonies  Song cycles  Excerpts  Songs  Librettos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Producer, Director, Author, Other, Vocalist, Commentator, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Jess Thomas
Most widely held works by Jess Thomas
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

121 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Recording )

77 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 764 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

53 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the legendary performances from the Met's vast archive of historic broadcasts. The incomparable Lauritz Melchior stars in the title role of the young hero who sets out to explore the world--killing the fierce dragon Fafner (Eduard Habich) and the evil dwarf Mime (Karl Laufkötter) along the way. When Wotan (the great Friedrich Schorr) tries to stop him, Siegfried uses his sword to break the god's spear and makes his way to the sleeping Brünnhilde (a radiant Kirsten Flagstad). He awakens her with a kiss--and sets in motion the events that, in the following opera, will bring about the end of the world. Kerstin Thorborg co-stars as Erda and Artur Bodanzky conducts
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Lohengrin highlights by Richard Wagner( )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in German and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anillo del nibelungo en alemán, es un ciclo de cuatro óperas épicas, basadas libremente en figuras y elementos de la mitología germánica, particularmente las Sagas islandesas. Estas operas son, El oro del Rin (Das Rheingold), La valquiria (Die Walküre), Sigfrido (Siegfried) y El ocaso de los dioses (Götterdämmerung)
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( )

5 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So einzigartig wie die formale Gestaltung des Werks, so extrem sind die Anforderungen an seine Interpreten: Es bedarf zweier gestandener Liedsänger, die im Zusammenwirken mit dem riesigen Orchesterapparat ebenso als Solisten hervortreten, wie sie sich als konzertierende Stimmen in das symphonische Gefüge mit einzuordnen vermögen. Es bedarf eines ausgezeichneten, bestens aufeinander abgestimmten Klangkörpers, und natürlich einer Dirigentenpersönlichkeit, die für Zusammenhalt sorgt und der Großform Geist und Beseeltheit verleiht. Alle diese Parameter fügten sich bei Konzerten zusammen, die am 25. und 26. Januar 2018 im Herkulessaal der Münchener Residenz aufgezeichnet wurden und nun bereits als CD bei BR Klassik veröffentlicht werden
Thielemann : my Wagner album by Richard Wagner( )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "My Wagner album" Christian Thielemann ... has brought together some of his favourite recordings, from the the masters of the past and present: Fürtwängler, Knappertsbusch, Karajan, Kleiber and Boulez; he also offers two of his own Wagner recordings."--Container
The symphonies ; 5 overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonie No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A five-part exploration of Ludwig von Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, examining the music itself along with the historical and personal setting in which it was created"--Guide p. 2
Jess Thomas sings Richard Wagner by Richard Wagner( )

in German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jess Thomas sings Wagner by Richard Wagner( )

in German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seeker : [seeking hope for the physically challenged] by Ann H Gabhart( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film focuses on Evan Somers, who has been physically challenged with a spinal injury since 1975, when he was 16 years old. Since his injury steered him away from a legal career, this determined quadriplegic balances his time as a freelance writer in the entertainment industry (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), a teacher at Loyola Marymount University and Santa Monica College, and as Chair of the Writers With Disabilities Committee of the WGAW. When his close paraplegic friend, Richard Lubin, died, Somers decided to take a three-week journey across America, from Los Angeles to Sturgis, South Dakota, to attend an annual motorcycle extravaganza, traveling on a modified Honda motorcycle, to do some soul searching and to help raise awareness about spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders
Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gurre-Lieder ; 4 orchestral songs, op. 22 by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in German and English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

24 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 3 : "Eroica" ; Symphony no. 9 ; Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Die Meistersinger by Richard Wagner( Recording )

3 editions published in 1965 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jess Thomas

Jess Thomas Amerikaans muzikant (1927-1993)

Jess Thomas amerikansk musikar

Jess Thomas amerikansk musiker

Jess Thomas cantante de ópera estadounidense

Jess Thomas tenore statunitense

Jess Thomas US-amerikanischer Heldentenor

Thomas, Jess Floyd

Thomas, Jess Floyd 1927-1993

Tomas, Džess

Tomas, Džess 1927-1993

Джесс Томас


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