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Putilin, Nikolaĭ 1954-

Works: 143 works in 377 publications in 6 languages and 4,887 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Filmed performances  Songs and music  Documentary films  Motion picture music  Film adaptations  Librettos  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Other, Actor, bar
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nikolaĭ Putilin
The legend of the invisible city of Kitezh by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Opera 'The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya' conducted by Valery Gergiev with performances by Galina Gorchakova, Nikolai Okhotnikov, and Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. Sung in Russian
Pique dame by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's passion and drama galore in Tchaikovsky's rich setting of Pushkin's chilling novel of obsession. Dashing Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Prince Yeletsky, engaged to Lisa (Galina Gorchakova) who is also loved by Gherman (Plácido Domingo at his most romantically impassioned). Lisa's grandmother, the old Countess (Elisabeth Söderström) had been given the secret of winning at cards, and when Gherman tries to force it out of her at gun point, she dies of fright. After Lisa commits suicide, the old Countess's ghost gets even with Gherman. Valery Gergiev leads a mega-watt performance
Boris Godunov : 1869 version ; Boris Godounov : 1872 version by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

2 editions published in 1998 in Russian and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published between 1000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

4 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Mazeppa by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mazeppa: Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: Viktor Burenin nach Alexander Puschkin
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 313 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
Parsifal : the search for the Grail by Richard Wagner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in German and English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary about Wagner's Parsifal explores the history of the grail tradition and how it has been represented in various works, and details the background in which Wagner wrote his final opera
Khovanshchina by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mussorgsky's loveless and brutal drama of the transformation of russian society, which led to the rule of Peter the Great within the epic history of Russia, is powerfully modernised through Stein Winge's dramatic and uncompromising production."--Verso du conteneur
Prince Igor : opera in four acts with prologue by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( Visual )

11 editions published in 2003 in Russian and English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the struggle between the Russians Polovtsian nomads, of Prince Igor's capture and escape from his noble opponent, Kon Konchak, and the love between Igor's son, Vladimir, and Konchak's daughter, Konchakovna
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two lovers who are separated, then pursued by her brother who is convinced that they are responsible for her father's death. The story is based on the premise that fate is inexorable, that there is no free choice
Ivan Groznyĭ by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iwan der Schreckliche: Filmmusik, op. 116. Text: Sergej Eisenstein und Wladimir Lugowskaj. Bearbeitung als Oratorium für Sprecher, Mezzosopran, Bariton, Chor, Kinderchor und Orchester von Abram Stasewitsch
Mazeppa : opera in three acts by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

12 editions published in 2004 in Russian and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera and Ballet in this dramatic 1996 staging of Tchaikovsky's historical opera "Mazeppa," based on Pushkin's verse tale of the legendary Cossack chieftain. Tchaikovsky's musical setting intertwines the political drama of Mazeppa's ill-fated betrayal of the Tsar with the personal tragedy of his love for Maria, the young daughter of his hapless opponent Kochubey
Rachmaninoff : the harvest of sorrow( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life of Sergei Rachmaninoff, including brief segments from various performances of his instrumental and vocal works
La dame de pique : opéra en trois actes by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Russian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's opera about a man's desire to learn the secret of the three enchanted cards that will allow him to always win at the gaming tables
Sadko by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in Russian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian folk epic opera
The queen of spades by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Russian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elijah Moshinsky's atmospheric production, designed by Mark Thompson, sets the stage for this gripping performance of Tchaikovsky's passionate setting of Pushkin's classic novel. Valery Gergiev's idiomatic and authoritative conducting inspires a superb cast, headed by Plácido Domingo (Ghermann), breathtaking in his portrayal of a man unraveling toward suicide. Galina Gorchakova is Lisa, the woman he loves and destroys, Dmitri Hvorostovsky lends a superb voice and regal bearing to Prince Yeletsky; and Elisabeth Söderström is hair-raising as the old Countess. Olga Borodina is Paulina and Nikolai Putilin is Count Tomsky
The harvest of sorrow : the memories of Sergei Rachmaninoff by Sergei Rachmaninoff( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life of Sergei Rachmaninoff, including brief segments from various performances of his instrumental and vocal works
Khovanshchina( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyrical drama in a context of political, religious and cultural revolution, in the heart of the late 17th century in Russia. The story takes place during the 1682 revolt opposing the Old Believers and the New Orthodox. Ivan Khovanski (Vladimir Ognovenko), head of the streltsy's uprising, embodies the movement of religious indignation which ends up being bloodily crushed. This posthumous work by Mussorgky, whose score was completed by Shostakovitch a few years after the composer's death, is here staged by Stein Winge for the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. According to the specialists, Boris Godunov might be Mussorgsky's best-known work, but Khovanshchina is obviously the composer's greatest masterpiece. The choir parts carry the essence of the "Russian spirit" and the score of the opera furnished important material to the Red Army Choir
Parsifal : the search for the grail with Plácido Domingo, Violeta Urmana, Anna Netrebko( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plácido Domingo himself, offers a description of Parsifal's plot and explores theories about the origins of the myth and its considerable sphere of influence. The Grail -- the cup which Jesus Christ used at the Last Supper, and which subsequently collected His blood as He bled on the Cross -- is one of the most powerful symbols in the last two thousand years of Western culture. Parsifal, Wagner' three-act opera, is the most famous work to celebrate the Search for the Grail. First performed in 1882, the opera was written especially for the composer's revolutionary theatre in Bayreuth. Tony Palmer's film centers round a performance of Parsifal, with the unmistakable Plácido Domingo in the title role, and conducted by the distinguished Valery Gergiev. The music was recorded at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and in the gardens of the Villa Rufolo in Ravello, Italy, which had been a principal source of inspiration for Wagner. This powerful and controversial film provides an invaluable opportunity to explore Wagner and his most intense opera
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La forza del destino
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Nikolaj Putilin

Nikolay Georgievitsj Poetilin Russisch zanger

Putilin, Nicolai 1953-

Putilin Nikolai

Putilin Nikolai 1953-....

Putilin, Nikolaj

Putilin, Nikolaj Georgijevič 1953-

Putilin, Nikolay.

Putilin, Nikolay 1953-

Putilin, Nikolay, 1954-

Николай Путилин

Путилин Николай 1953-....

Путилин, Николай, 1954-


Russian (92)

Italian (21)

German (20)

English (15)

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