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Heppner, Ben

Works: 301 works in 863 publications in 6 languages and 14,027 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Chamber operas  Symphonies  Excerpts  Filmed operas  Television programs  Televised operas  Song cycles 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Commentator, Interviewee, Host, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Ben Heppner
Most widely held works by Ben Heppner
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

42 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák( Recording )

26 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dvořák’s colorful romantic fairy tale, based on the classic story of the Little Mermaid, comes to life with the enchanting Gabriela Beňačková in the title role, the water nymph Rusalka who sings the famous “Song to the Moon.” Ben Heppner stars as the Prince she falls in love with. Sergei Koptchak is Rusalka’s father, the Water Gnome, Stefania Toczyska sings the witch Ježibaba, and Janis Martin is the Foreign Princess, Rusalka’s rival. John Fiore conducts this performance from the opera’s Met premiere run
Heppner, Wagner by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 457 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
Along the road to Bethlehem by Toronto Children's Chorus( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 438 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
Ben Heppner sings Richard Strauss by Richard Strauss( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in German and English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My secret heart : songs of the parlour, stage and silver screen by Ben Heppner( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Heppner is the Knight of the Holy Grail, sent by heaven to defend pure, innocent Elsa (Deborah Voigt), against the evil slander of Telramund (Hans-Joachim Ketelsen) and his wicked wife. Ortrud (Deborah Polaski). But how can Elsa truly trust her hero, if she's forbidden to even ask his name or where he comes from? Wagner's colorful music blazes under James Levine's conducting, and the Met orchestra and chorus are a thrilling part of the storytelling. This is shimmering Romanticism at its best
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera. The story dramatizes plight that befalls Florestan, the only political dissident brave enough to openly criticize the criminal misdeeds of governor Don Pizarro
Baroque masterpieces = Chefs-d'œuvre baroques by József Kiss( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in German and English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberon: Romantische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: James Robinson Planché
Dedication : lieder of Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann and Strauss by Ben Heppner( )

12 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideale : songs by F. Paolo Tosti( )

3 editions published in 2003 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Heppner sings Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs from the heart of Somers by Harry Somers( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symphonies by Gustav Mahler( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berstein's acclaimed 1980's cycle of Mahler's symphonies, recorded with three virtuoso orchestras, released to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth
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Хеппнер, Бен