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Gorr, Rita

Works: 251 works in 807 publications in 5 languages and 8,729 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  History  Music  Stories, plots, etc  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Other, Author, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Rita Gorr
Most widely held works by Rita Gorr
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

73 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,390 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

69 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholar Faust is tempted into contract with the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 545 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

37 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's powerful and wrenching tale of ill-fated love requires a cast of great singing actors, and that's just what this broadcast provides. Jon Vickers and Régine Crespin are the brother and sister who fall rapturously in love, only to be torn apart by death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie of the title who is punished by her father (the magnificent Theo Adam as Wotan) for doing what he really wants her to do. Herbert von Karajan conducts his final Met performance
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 490 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 : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in Italian and German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Werther by Jules Massenet( )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Samson and Delilah : [opera in three acts] by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kát'a Kabanova by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katya and her husband, Tichon, are dominated by Tichon's mother, Kabanicha. When Kabanicha sendsTichon away on a short trip, Katya falls in love with Boris
Dialogue des carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Recording )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in French and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan de Mañara : drama lyrique en 4 actes et 6 tableaux ; Triomphe de Jeanne : oratorio by Henri Tomasi( )

3 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigénie en Tauride : highlights by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in French and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila : highlights by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in French and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La damnation de Faust op. 24 : Highlights by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roi d'Ys légend bretonne; opéra en trois actes et cinq tableaux by Edouard Lalo( Recording )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abfallprodukte der Liebe( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 62 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 )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Padmâvatî: Opéra-ballet en deux actes. Livret: Louis Laloy
Louise by Gustave Charpentier( Recording )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
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Alternative Names
Geimaert, Marguerite.

Geimaert, Marguerite 1926-2012

Geirnaert, Marguerite.

Geirnaert, Marguerite 1926-2012

Gorr 1926-2012

Rita Gorr Belgisch zangeres

Rita Gorr belgische Opernsängerin (Mezzosopran und Alt)

Rita Gorr belgisk sångare

Rita Gorr belgisk sanger

Rita Gorr belgisk songar

Rita Gorr mezzosoprano e contralto belga

Rita Gorr opera singer

Горр, Рита


French (191)

German (67)

Italian (52)

English (19)

Spanish (4)