WorldCat Identities

White, Willard

Works: 464 works in 1,337 publications in 7 languages and 19,461 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Filmed performances  Musical films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Narrator, Other, Author, Vocalist, per, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Musician, Speaker
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Willard White
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

72 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,171 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 )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,357 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
Acis and Galatea by George Frideric Handel( )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1987 in Italian and German and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts one of Claudio Monteverdi's works, a piece that is considered as one of the earliest works recognized as an opera
Treemonisha by Scott Joplin( Recording )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 747 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
Paul McCartney's Liverpool oratorio by Paul McCartney( Recording )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op. 70
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 598 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
Le grand macabre by György Ligeti( Recording )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem, K. 626 ; Kyrie in D minor, K. 341 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Latin and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy & Bess : highlights by George Gershwin( )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 473 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
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 463 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
Lyrische Symphonie ; Symphonische Gesänge by Alexander Zemlinsky( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaddish : Symphony no. 3 ; Chichester psalms by Leonard Bernstein( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Hebrew and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treemonisha : opera in three acts by Scott Joplin( Recording )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Niño by John Adams( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

12 editions published in 2009 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 342 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)
American spirituals. Old American songs by Willard White( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 270 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
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a complete recording of Porgy and Bess taken from a broadcast of a live recording at the Titania Palast, Berlin on September 21, 1952 which was part of a U.S. State Department sponsored world tour that lasted for more than three years
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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 (261)

German (22)

Hungarian (11)

Latin (11)

Italian (9)

Hebrew (9)

French (1)