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Bechtolf, Sven-Eric

Overview
Works: 120 works in 259 publications in 4 languages and 1,421 library holdings
Genres: Filmed performances  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Folk music  Songs  Nonfiction films  Televised performances  Internet videos  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Director, Actor, Performer, Other, Creator, sgd, Restager , Translator
Classifications: M1500.D5, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Richard Wagner : Der Ring des Nibelungen by Sven-Eric Bechtolf( )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading of opera libretto
36 Stunden by Ödön von Horváth( )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu : opera in two acts by Alban Berg( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Berg's opera was completed posthumously in 1979, conductor Franz Welser-Most chose to return to the pre-1979 version consisting of the first two acts. Recorded at Zurich Opera House, 2002. Stars Laura Aiken, Cornelia Kallisch and Peter Keller
Don Carlos : Infant von Spanien( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video is a filmed adaptation of a production of Friedrich Schiller's Don Carlos at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria in 2005
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderful array of stars, including Rodney Gilfry, Isabel Rey and Laszlo Polgar is assembled for this production of Debussy's only finished full-length opera
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the twists and turns of Arabella and her sister, Zdenka, in finding true love. Arabella longs for the 'right' man to marry, but her father needs her to marry a rich husband to rescue the family fortunes he has gambled away. Zdenka has already fallen in love with one of Arabella's suitors, Matteo, yet as the family cannot afford to launch two girls into Viennese society she has been brought up as a boy called Zdenko and cannot reveal her love
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni is a young nobleman obsessed with amorous conquests. One of them, Donna Anna, seeks revenge
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Falstaff attempts to put an end to his financial hardship by attempting to woo two wealthy married women with identical love letters. The two women, and their husbands, find out about the ruse and devise plans to get revenge on the knight in this comedic opera from Verdi
Der Rosenkavalier : Komödie für Musik in drei Aufzügen by Richard Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in Italian and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilia Galotti by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playboy Hettore Gonzago, prince of Guastalla, is smitten with the virginal Emilia Galotti. When Emilia's fiance is killed in suspect conditions, she and her father are not sure which course to take
Alexander Pereira : all out of passion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film portrait of the artistic director of the famous Salzburger Festspiele, Alexander Pereira. For this documentary, Pereira allows an insight into his private life as well as his work as an experienced manager and opera singer. Unexpectedly open he lets young filmmaker Florian Gebauer accompany him to India, where his father, a former Austrian ambassador was killed in an air crash when he was only two years old. India is also the place where he, together with his good friend Zubin Mehta, has established an orphanate that he enjoys visiting regularly. Back at his apartment in Switzerland the enthusiastic hobby-cook and his partner invite their friends like Thomas Hampson to a "Wiener Schnitzel" dinner and let the filmmaker being part of his private activities. In an interview, the charismatic 58-year-old starts talking about music, his passion, and his eyes light up. Originally he wanted to be a singer, and singing still is one of his hobbies. The image of his personality, his preferences, strengths and weaknesses get complemented in interviews with his friends and companions like Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Metha, Eric Bechtolf and his partner Daniela Weisser de Sosa
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A battle of the sexes, loaded with confusion, mixed identities, a boy dressed up as a girl, and hilarious dialogue with plenty of double entendre. The impending marriage of Figaro to Susanna is threatened by the scheming of Count Almaviva, who desires Susanna for himself, and Marcellina, who wants to marry Figaro herself. All problems are resolved with the help of Countess Almaviva, and the couple are able to marry
Lulu by Alban Berg (1885-1935)( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animal tamer invites the public to visit his menagerie and introduces its characters in the guise of animals. As the highlight of the attractions Lulu is carried onto the stafe disguised as a snake, thus embodying the primeval female
Ariadne auf Naxos : opera in one act, op. 60 (original version) by Richard Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original, longer version of the opera was played, but instead of Hofmannsthal's adaptation of Moliere's Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Bechtolf has devised a fascinating entertainment that incorporates drama, most of Strauss' delectable score, and dance
Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien [Fernsehadaption einer Aufführung im Burgtheater Wien]( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernsehadaption des Dramas von Friedrich von Schiller
Vorabend eine Aneignung by Sven-Eric Bechtolf( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano von Bergerac( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tireless romantic and poet, Cyrano longs for the affection of Roxanne, who is love with a baron. He believes that his long nose is unattractive to her and therefore he embarks on a strategy to help the baron win the woman he himself loves
Così fan tutte : dramma giocoso in due atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of Mozart's opera Così fan tutte filmed in 2013 at the Salzburg Festival
Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien ein dramatisches Gedicht( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bechtolf, Sven Eric 1957-

Sven-Eric Bechtolf acteur allemand

Sven-Eric Bechtolf actor alemán

Sven-Eric Bechtolf actor alemany

Sven-Eric Bechtolf Duits acteur

Sven-Eric Bechtolf German actor

Sven-Eric Bechtolf tysk skådespelare

Sven-Eric Bechtolf tysk skodespelar

Sven-Eric Bechtolf tysk skuespiller

Свен-Эрик Бехтольф

Languages
German (69)

Italian (14)

French (10)

English (2)