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Balatsch, Norbert

Works: 403 works in 897 publications in 5 languages and 1,959 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Film adaptations  Music videos  Live sound recordings  Interviews  Music 
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( Recording )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 111 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
Die Schöpfung (Beginning) by Joseph Haydn( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini gold by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2008, the world of classical music will celebrate the life of Giacomo Puccini, born 150 years ago! Here is the definitive greatest hits package from the world's greatest vocalists. Includes tracks by Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Renee Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo and more. Includes a track from new tenor sensation Jonas Kaufmann. An outstanding collection of popular arias and duets from Puccini's greatest operas--including La Boh?, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi and Turandot. Includes reprise of Nessun dorma by the three tenors--Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo & Jose Carreras--from their landmark Concert in Rome, 1990
Requiem in D minor for male choir and orchestra by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

3 editions published in 1974 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ode to joy Choral classics( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 59 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
Matthäus-Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 40 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)
Ein Deutsches Requiem op. 45 ; Schicksalslied : op. 54 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants, and the gods
Falstaff a comedy in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Italian and held by 28 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 )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner pulled out all the stops in his retelling of the ancient tale of the Flying Dutchman, using the orchestra to paint the scenes vividly in music. At one moment it is a raging storm at sea, the next it lets us experience the magic of two people falling irrevocably in love. Cornell MacNeil, in one of very few German roles he ever sang, is the dark and tortured Dutchman condemned to sail the seas until he find true love. An incandescent Leonie Rysanek, with her unique mix of erotic longing and spiritual bliss, reminds us why Senta was one of her greatest roles
Parsifal ein Bühnenweihfestspiel by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Verdi's most intriguing masterpieces, this March 1964 performance of Verdi's Don Carlo captures the opera's unique and tragic grandeur
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, con
Wagner by Richard Wagner( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaufmann's 5th solo album on Decca, specially recorded for the Wagner anniversary year by the world's leading Wagner tenor. A selection of the great Heldentenor scenes and arias coupled with the complete Wesendonck Lieder. Also includes scenes from Die Walkure, Siegfried, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Tannhauser and Lohengrin. Joined by the chorus and orchestra of the Deutsche Opera, Berlin, under director Donald Runnicles this recording is made in Deccas time-honored tradition
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 18 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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Norbert Balatsch Austrian conductor

Norbert Balatsch sterreichischer Chorsnger und Chorleiter

German (91)

Italian (17)

Russian (7)

English (4)

Latin (2)