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Shimell, William

Works: 87 works in 295 publications in 10 languages and 6,421 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Music  Televised operas  Romance films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Other
Classifications: M1500.M69, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Shimell
Don Giovanni (highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Italian and German and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Amour by Michael Haneke( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne's harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes"--IMDb
Copie conforme by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

53 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He (William Shimell) is a British author in town to talk about his new book. She (Juliette Binoche) is a French gallery owner in search of originality. Together they tour the local galleries, cafes and museums and discover that nothing is quite what it seems and truth, like art, is always open to interpretation. Captivating and hugely entertaining, this acclaimed romantic tale playfully and provocatively blurs the line between reality and imagination."--Container
Messe in h-moll BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

8 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress : a fable by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell as he seeks his fortune in the big city. This production replaces Hogarth's London with 1950's Las Vegas
Aloft by Hans Hofmann( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un accidente traumatiza y distancia a una madre y a su hijo. Ella llega a ser una famosa artista; él, un peculiar cetrero que vive afectado por una doble ausencia. Una joven periodista propiciará un encuentro entre ambos, que les llevará a plantearse la posibilidad de entender el sentido de la vida y del arte a pesar de las incertidumbres
The Rio Grande ; Aubade héroïque ; Summer's last will and testament by Constant Lambert( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules : drame musical en trois actes by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the choice of Hercules, in which the youthful Hercules must decide between the paths of pleasure and virtue
Lodoïska by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lodoïska: Comédie héroïque en trois actes. Livret: Claude-François Fillette-Loraux
Petrushka : (1947 version) ; Pulcinella : complete ballet by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

4 editions published in 1995 in Italian and English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Tennstedt by Klaus Tennstedt( )

3 editions published in 2007 in Church Slavic and No Linguistic content and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte : from the Opernhaus Zürich, Switzerland by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aside from "Le nozze di Figaro" and "Don Giovanni", Lorezo Da Ponte also wrote the libretto for "Cosi fan tutte", after a likely inspiration from a contemporary Viennese anecdote and Kaiser Joseph II himself. "Cosi fan tutte" had its grand premiere on the day before Mozart"s 34th birthday, on 26 January 1790, in the Hoftheater in Vienna, where it was a roaring success. Unfortunately, though, it was only performed five times due to the death of Joseph II on 20 February and the subsequent period of court mourning. There would be no further performances of "Cosi" in Vienna until after Mozart"s own death, when it played in the German translation. In spite of the straightforward plot, the opera "Cosi fan tutte" remains, in the words of producer Joachin Herz in 1983, "a fascinating puzzle". Mozart"s psychologizing, moralizing music opens up infinite expanses and levels in this seemingly so transparent operatic subject. This production by the Zurich Opera House had its premiere in February 2000. Cecilia Bartoli made her debut here as Fiordiligi, after having sung the two other "Cosi" roles Despina and Dorabella previously
L'enfance du Christ by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 32 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)
Die Liebesfälscher( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Registrazione dell'opera di Haendel messa in scena al festival di Aix-en-Provence nel 2004
Liebe by Michael Haneke( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg und Anna sind um die 80, kultivierte Musikprofessoren im Ruhestand. Die Tochter, ebenfalls Musikerin, lebt mir ihrer Familie im Ausland. Eines Tages hat Anna einen Anfall - Beginn einer Bewährungsprobe für die Liebe des wunderbaren Paares
Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

5 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
William Shimell acteur britannique

William Shimell britischer Schauspieler

Уильям Шимелл

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וויליאם שימל

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وليام شيميل

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