WorldCat Identities

White, Willard

Works: 401 works in 1,225 publications in 9 languages and 18,668 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Musical films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Filmed operas 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Actor, Narrator, per, Author, Other, Instrumentalist, Musician, Vocalist, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Willard White
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

53 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"--Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

57 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack
Treemonisha by Scott Joplin( Recording )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Treemonisha, who, because of her education, becomes a leader of her people in up country Arkansas in the later half of the 19th century
Porgy & Bess : highlights by George Gershwin( )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gershwin composed part of Porgy and Bess during the summer of 1934, living on an island near Charleston, where the opera takes place
Acis and Galatea by George Frideric Handel( )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Feb. 1978 in Henry Wood Hall, London
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in Italian and German and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
Paul McCartney's Liverpool oratorio by Paul McCartney( Recording )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towering screen and stage legend Ian McKellan (The Lord of the Rings, X-Men) stars in this ferocious, deeply human and timeless production of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy from legendary director Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Noble Moroccan Othello finds his life with beautiful, fiercely loyal Desdemona thrown tragically out of balance when secretly jealous, scheming confidante Iago begins an insidious campaign of lies and treachery. Featuring a gracious and dignified performance from celebrated operatic bass Willard White and a superb Imogen Stubbs as the tragic couple, this award-winning presentation is one of the controversial tale's most acclaimed and powerful interpretations to date. - Container
Requiem, K. 626 ; Kyrie in D minor, K. 341 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
Kaddish : Symphony no. 3 ; Chichester psalms by Leonard Bernstein( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Hebrew and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1938 assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by Jewish refugee Herschel Grynszpan, which led to Germany's Kristallnacht
El Niño by John Adams( Recording )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amahl and the night visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rejoice in the simple story of the crippled boy Amahl and his devoted mother who live in poverty among the shepherds of Jerusalem. Then one starlit night, some strangers appear at their door: Three Kings who are on their way to Bethlehem."--Container
Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

10 editions published in 2009 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening scene (13:41) -- First door: Bluebeard's torture chamber (3:57) -- Second door: the armoury (4:03) -- Third door: the treasury (2:30) -- Fourth door: the secret garden (4:48) -- Fifth door: Bluebeard's kingdom (5:45) -- Sixth door: the lake of tears (12:06) -- Seventh door: Bluebeard's former wives (9:00)
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy and Bess RCA orchestra and chorus Skitch Henderson, conductor Leonard de Paur, Chorus director. Leontyne Price, soprano; William Warfield, bass
The little prince : an opera based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Rachel Portman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An operatic interpretation of the children's book The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Le grand macabre by György Ligeti( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NIELSEN, Inga (soprano). FREDRICKS, Olive (mezzo-soprano). HAAGE, Peter (tenor). WELLER, Dieter (baritone). DANISH RADIO CHORUS. DANISH RADIO ORCHESTRA. HOWARTH, Elgar (conductor)
Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
The seafarer by Sally Beamish( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Willard White : rise up singing
Alternative Names
White Willard W. 1946-....

White, Willard Wentworth 1946-

White, Williard 1946-


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English (280)

German (25)

Latin (18)

Hungarian (9)

Italian (9)

Hebrew (9)

Dutch (3)

Spanish (2)

French (1)