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Terfel, Bryn

Works: 1,134 works in 2,860 publications in 9 languages and 45,209 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Excerpts  Songs and music  Musical settings  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Chamber operas  Songs  Art music 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Interviewee, Actor, Commentator, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bryn Terfel
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

51 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerald Finley is the amoral but charismatic Don Giovanni, a man who is fascinated by every woman and whose seductions are legendary. He's also a murderer and a rapist, and this time he has finally gone too far. The ebullient Bryn Terfel is Giovanni's sidekick and servant, Leporello, who keeps the Don's book of conquests up to date and aids him in his shenanigans. Marina Rebeka and Ellie Dehn also star as Donna Anna and Donna Elvira, women Giovanni has crossed and who now want vengeance. Matthew Polenzani is the understanding Don Ottavio, and Isabel Leonard is Zerlina, the peasant girl who keeps slipping out of the Don's grasp at the last minute. It's up to James Morris as the Commendatore to bring Don Giovanni to justice from beyond the grave. Andrew Davis conducts
The Mozart album by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sopranen Danielle de Niese debuterte på The Metropolitan Opera i "Figaros Bryllup" allerede som nittenåring. Etter sin debut for Decca med arier av Handel, står nå Mozart på repertoaret. Her hører vi en rekke vakre arier. På duetten "Lá ci darme la mano" fra "Don Giovanni" er Bryn Terfel med som gjesteartist. Dirigent Sir Charles Mackerras leder Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment
The vagabond & other songs by Bryn Terfel( Recording )

19 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, Feb. 1995
Opera : the ultimate collection by Andrea Bocelli( )

4 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superstar Andrea Bocelli's greatest operatic hits are brought together in a new compilation that also features newly recorded tracks and one track that has previously only been available in a full opera recording
Handel arias by Georg Friedrich Händel( Recording )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die lustige Witwe = The merry widow = La veuve joyeuse by Franz Lehár( Recording )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in German and English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vespro della Beata Vergine = Vespers of the Blessed Virgin = Marien-Vesper by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes by John Eliot Gardiner, and Latin text with English translation (31 p. : ill., port.) inserted in container
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinski( Recording )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
Duets : Cecilia & Bryn by Cecilia Bartoli( Recording )

5 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ça ira : there is hope : an opera in three acts by Roger Waters( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This great comedy demands a magnificent cast and a superb conductor, who can bring out all the sparkling colors of Verdi's last score, while allowing the singers to project the nuances of their characters. James Levine not only meets the challenge, he also conveys his affection for this unique masterpiece. Bryn Terfel is Shakespeare's fat knight, determined to woo both Alice Ford (Marina Mescheriakova) and Meg Page (Susanne Mentzer) even though they are both already married. But he's no match for the scheming Stephanie Blythe (Dame Quickly). With Dwayne Croft as the outraged Ford
Bad boys by Bryn Terfel( )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denne samlingen av mørke rollefigurer passer meget bra til Bryn Terfel. Sangene er som skapt for den walisiske sangeren, og platen inneholder verker av Beethoven, Boito, Donizetti, Gershwin, Gounod, Mozart, Ponchielli, Puccini, Rossini, C.M. Schönberg, Sondheim, Sullivan, Verdi, Weber og Weill
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op. 70
Idomeneo : K. 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

10 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, in three acts
Under the stars by Renée Fleming( Recording )

10 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something wonderful : Bryn Terfel sings Rodgers & Hammerstein by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

15 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Bryn Terfel by Bryn Terfel( )

7 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryn Terfel is one of Britains best-loved singers, as comfortable in popular musical repertoire as he is in the great roles of opera. Ahead of his curated BrynFest appearances at Londons Southbank Centre, and his career-defining role as Wotan in Wagners Ring Cycle at the Royal Opera House this autumn, Deutsche Grammophon is proud to release this 2CD career retrospective
Sea drift ; Songs of farewell ; Songs of sunset by Frederick Delius( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bryn Terfal

Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel artiste lyrique

Bryn Terfel basso-baritono gallese

Bryn Terfel Jones

Bryn Terfel velšský basbarytonista

Bryn Terfel walisischer Sänger

Bryn Terfel Welsh bass-baritone

Bryn Terfel zanger uit Wales

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Terfel, Brynn 1965-

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