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Graham-Hall, John

Works: 171 works in 457 publications in 7 languages and 8,069 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Songs and music  Cantatas  Songs  Excerpts  Music  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, Other, Vocalist
Classifications: M1530, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Graham-Hall
A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of opera's most original Shakespeare adaptations comes to live in this broadcast with James Conlon conducting a youthful ensemble cast of rising stars, led by Iestyn Davies and Kathleen Kim as Oberon and Tytania, King and Queen of the fairies. The quartet of lovers is portrayed by Elizabeth DeShong (Hermia), Joseph Kaiser (Lysander), Erin Wall (Helena), and Michael Todd Simpson (Demetrius). Matthew Rose sings the donkey-headed Bottom and Riley Costello is the mischievous Puck
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
SCHOENBERG : Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoenberg's masterpiece in the twelve-tone system he developed was his unfinished opera, a vastly complex work based on a single tone row that it remained a fragment may be essential to its spiritual message, for while Schoenberg never stated it explicitly, it would seem that he left this most ambitious project of his mature style incomplete on purpose
The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged English-language version of Mozart's immortal opera, seen at the Met as the annual holiday presentation for families, is conducted by renowned Mozartian Jane Glover. Alek Shrader stars as Tamino, the young prince who finds himself on a quest to rescue and win the beautiful Pamina, sung by Heidi Stober. Nathan Gunn is Tamino's companion, the birdcatcher Papageno, and Eric Owens sings Sarastro, the man who holds Pamina captive--to protect her from her mother, the evil Queen of the Night, sung by Kathryn Lewek
The poisoned kiss by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu by Alban Berg( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Schäfer sings the title role in Berg's twelve-tone masterpiece--the femme fatale who so enthralls admirers both male and female that they are powerless to halt their own destruction. Among them are Dr. Schön (James Courtney) and his son Alwa (David Kuebler), the Countess Geschwitz (Hanna Schwarz), the Painter (Clifton Forbes), two princes, an acrobat, and a schoolboy. But the magnetic Lulu is the emotional vortex around which everything revolves--all the way through her own downward spiral, until she is brutally murdered by Jack the Ripper. Maestro James Levine brings unparalleled insight and unexpected lyricism to the score, leading a powerful performance
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real events and playwright Georg Büchner's starkly vehement text, Alban Berg's tragic opera is an epoch-making work, in stark contrast to the previous high romantic ideals of the genre, that led Schoenberg to exclaim 'now that's what I call an opera!'
Die Hochzeit des Figaro = Le nozze di Figaro : Querschnitt in deutsch = Highlights sung in German by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
The Makropulos case by Leoš Janáček( )

9 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert - a gullible, naïve greengrocer lad who, much to his embarrassment, is made Village May King when it is realized there are no longer any girls with the necessary virtuous qualifications
Pierre Boulez : the artist's album by Pierre Boulez( )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perelà, uomo di fumo by Pascal Dusapin( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Richard Strauss( )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Music of William Lloyd Webber by William Lloyd Webber( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and boy : dada : an opera in two acts by Michael Nyman( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Kát'a Kabanova by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

22 editions published between 1099 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobias Hoheisel's designs combine bare outlines with the neurotic colors of Edvard Munch's expressionistic world, while Nikolaus Lehnhoff's production realistically depicts the suffocating and frustrated emotions that are destroying a straight-laced middle-class household
Ariadne auf Naxos : complete ; with, Le bourgeois gentilhomme by Richard Strauss( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double concerto by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Roger : opera in three scenes by Karol Szymanowski( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Szymanowski's opera, King Roger, was recorded from the Bregenz Festival, in 2009. Performers included: Scott Hendricks as King Roger, Olga Pasichnyk as Roxana, John Graham Hall as Edrisi, and others. The Bregenz Musikhauptschule Children's Chorus, Camerata Silesia, Polish Radio Chorus, Krakow, and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra were conducted by Mark Elder
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Graham Hall, John 1955-

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