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Balatsch, Norbert

Works: 427 works in 969 publications in 5 languages and 2,084 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Operas  Nonfiction films  Musical settings  Televised performances 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Singer, Other, Director, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500.W13,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Norbert Balatsch
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 193 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 99 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"
Puccini gold by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 83 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
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 78 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
Ode to joy Choral classics( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 61 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
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Undetermined and German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A staged performance of Wagner's opera
Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 43 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)
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in German and held by 35 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 )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
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 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 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

"One of the most acclaimed Wagner productions of the postwar period, this electrifying, revolutionary Bayreuth staging of 'The flying Dutchman" catapulted the German director Harry Kupfer to international fame. Kupfer's psychologically acute production presents the entire story as a hallucination, in which Senta's yearning for the eternally wandering Dutchman sends her into a trance-like state."
Falstaff a comedy in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 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
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
Parsifal ein Bühnenweihfestspiel by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 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 )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in Italian and held by 20 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
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Balač, Norbert.

Norbert Balatsch Austrian conductor

Norbert Balatsch chef de chœur

Norbert Balatsch österreichischer Chorsänger und Chorleiter

German (97)

Italian (19)

Russian (7)

English (3)

Latin (2)