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Balatsch, Norbert

Works: 415 works in 973 publications in 6 languages and 2,824 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Music  Operas  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Oratorios  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Other, Singer, Director, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Norbert Balatsch
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in German and English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haydn gave birth to a new type of oratorio that reflected perfectly the spirit of his time. With German texts, direct expression of feelings and many grand choruses, it stood for the transition from the aristocracy to a bourgeois society, in which music-making in a group was seen as an expression of civil pride. Extremely popular with amateur choirs, performances with a large ensemble became the rule until well into the 20th century. And the 1960 Electrola recording represents this tradition, with a top-class trio of soloists consisting of the great Elisabeth Grummer, outstanding tenor Josef Traxel and Gottlob Frick, "the blackest of all bass singers"
Ein Deutsches Requiem, op. 45 ; Schicksalslied, op. 54 by Johannes Brahms( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the house of the dead by Leoš Janáček( Recording )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in Undetermined and Czech and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus einem Totenhaus: Oper in drei Akten nach Dostojewskij / Jugend: Suite f.Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Bassklarinette, Horn & Fagott / Kinderreime f.Chor & zehn Instr
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth and final music drama in Wagner's monumental Ring cycle brings to a close the adventures and fates of the chief characters. The downfall of the gods is at hand, and the ring of the curse completes its fatal mission. Seen here in the daring controversial Chéreau production at the Bayreuth Festival
Puccini gold by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Requiem in D minor for male chorus and orchestra by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

3 editions published in 1974 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe de Requiem en ré mineur pour choeur de voix d'hommes et orchestre
Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'information lisible par ordinateur comprend la reprod. de la partition autographe de la passion conservée à la Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Mus. Ms. Bach P. 25)
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious drama where salvation comes to the knight through compassion, renunciation, and suffering
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The partnership of Boulez, Chéreau and Peduzzi put Wagner's Ring back where it belonged - at the centre of controversy. By the time it was last seen on the stage of the Festspielhaus in 1980 the production had taken its place as one of the historic achievements of the Bayreuth Festival. Working closely with video director Brian Large, Chéreau re-rehearsed his staging for the films taped at that time to recreate the experience on screen and to preserve career-defining performances from the original cast, headed by Donald McIntyre, Gwyneth Jones and Manfred Jung."--Conteneur
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Verdi's opera concerning the misadventures of the fifteenth-century English knight, Sir John Falstaff, in the town of Windsor
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 30 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
Der Fliegende Holländer = The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct en juin 1985, durant le Bayruther Festspiele
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Der Ring des Nibelungen : a stage festival drama for three days and a preliminary evening, produced at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the Bayreuther Festspiele's stage production of Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, con
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Balač, Norbert

Norbert Balatsch Austrian conductor

Norbert Balatsch chef de chœur

Norbert Balatsch österreichischer Chorsänger und Chorleiter

German (124)

Italian (29)

Russian (7)

English (3)

Czech (3)

Latin (2)