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Balatsch, Norbert

Works: 404 works in 987 publications in 4 languages and 3,001 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Songs and music  Oratorios  Excerpts  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Filmed performances 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Singer, Other, Director, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Norbert Balatsch
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in Italian and held by 256 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 63 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 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe de Requiem en ré mineur pour choeur de voix d'hommes et orchestre
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
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
Falstaff : comedy in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Italian and held by 26 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
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]
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 17 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
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Balač, Norbert

Norbert Balatsch Austrian conductor

Norbert Balatsch chef de chœur

Norbert Balatsch dirigent uit Oostenrijk

Norbert Balatsch österreichischer Chorsänger und Chorleiter

German (89)

Italian (21)

English (2)

Latin (2)