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Rydl, Kurt

Works: 463 works in 1,054 publications in 7 languages and 12,905 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Musical settings  Filmed performances  Librettos  Oratorios  Lenten music  Art music 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Author
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Rydl
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 872 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
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
St. Luke Passion by Krzysztof Penderecki( Recording )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passio et mors Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Lucam: Lukas-Passion für Soli, Sprecher, Knabenchor, drei Chöre und Orchester
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and German and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Der Rosenkavalier : highlights by Richard Strauss( )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in German and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under James Levine's thrilling direction the famous Met Orchestra is at its best in this first installment of Wagner's Ring cycle. From the dark, mysterious beginning in the depths of the Rhine River to the blazing end as the gods cross the rainbow bridge into their new home of Valhalla, this is a searing performance. James Morris is the commanding Wotan, the god who thinks he has everything under control, even as he unwittingly sows the seeds of his own destruction
Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln by Franz Schmidt( )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln: Oratorium für Soli, Chor, Orgel und Orchester
The magic flute : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in German and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt, and originally written to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal, tells the story of the love between the Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian soldier, Radames, and of the jealousy of Amneris, the daughter of the Egyptian king
Great stars of opera live in concert by Johann Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Italian and German and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a performance of Ferilli's Un amore cosi grande
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in German and held by 284 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]
Szenen aus Goethes Faust by Robert Schumann( )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Am Pult des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks: der herausragende englische Dirigent Daniel Harding. Er präsentiert mit den "Faust-Szenen"ein groß angelegtes Meisterstück, das die komplexe und hochphilosophische literarische Vorlage von Goethe in einer losen Szenenfolge musikalisch nachzeichnet. Immer wieder beschäftigte sich Schumann gerade in seinem letzten Lebensjahrzehnt mit den Möglichkeiten, die im vokal-symphonischen und musikdramatischen Komponieren liegen. Die Partie des Faust gestaltet der außergewöhnliche Bariton Christian Gerhaher, ihm zur Seite stehen Christiane Karg als Gretchen sowie weitere international hoch angesehene Solisten, der Kammerchor der Augsburger Domsingknaben und der Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks" (
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 253 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
Nabucco : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

10 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kurt Rydel

Kurt Rydl

Kurt Rydl artiste lyrique

Kurt Rydl Austrian opera singer

Kurt Rydl cantante de ópera austríaco

Kurt Rydl Oostenrijks zanger

Kurt Rydl österreichischer Opernsänger

Rydel, Kurt

Ридль, Курт

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