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Viller, Claus

Works: 236 works in 467 publications in 5 languages and 3,578 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Cultural television programs  Music videos  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed performances 
Roles: Director, Performer, Author, Film editor, dir, Producer, Editor, Restager
Classifications: M1500.M84, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claus Viller
La cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera version of Cinderella by Rossini
L'Italiana in Algeri : dramma giocoso in due atti = Comic opera in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of this hugely ironic opera stands the character Isabella, who uses her womanly guile to entrance no fewer than three men. As the mood swings from comic to serious, Rossini gives her free reign to explore the many facets of her femininity. But this Italian girl in Algiers is at all times fully aware of the narrow path she treads between coquettish diversion and true love
Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Italian and French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni one last chance to repent for his multitudinious improprieties
Il barbiere di Siviglia : komische oper in zwei Akten by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Almaviva, in love with Rosina, the ward of Dr. Bartolo, succeeds, with the help of the barber, Figaro, in defeating the doctor's attempts to separate them
Moses und Aron : opernfragment in zwei akten by Arnold Schoenberg( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses und Aron (Moses and Aaron) is a three-act opera by Arnold Schoenberg with a German libretto by the composer after the book of Exodus. Unfinished at the time of the composer's death in 1951, it is--despite its unfinished status--widely regarded as Schoenberg's masterwork. From the sketchy outline of the play (1926) to its final version (1927) and to the inception of Moses und Aron as an oratorio (1928) and then into an opera, it was composed between 1930 and 1932. It is Schoenberg's response in dramatic form to the growing anti-Jewish movements in the German-speaking world after 1848 and his finest attempt at meshing his philosophical ideas with his artistry. It can be approached on many different levels: as an example of his twelve-tone system, as a work of biblical commentary, or as an attempt to work out the problems facing the Jew in the modern world
The turn of the screw = Die Drehung der Schraube : Oper in einem Prolog und zwei Akten by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1990 production of the English-language opera composed by Benjamin Britten, adapted from the classic Henry James story of a governess and ghosts. The opera was first performed in 1954
Il Matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in Italian and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Paolino and Carolina keep their recent marriage secret, fearing the anger of Carolina's father Geronimo. Hoping to calm Geronimo, Paolino persuades his friend Robinson, an English count who is penniless and looking for a good dowry, to ask for the hand of Carolina's elder sister Elisetta. Elisetta hears that she has a noble suitor and starts to give herself the airs of a countess. Caught up by the matrimonial atmosphere the widowed aunt of the two girls, Fidalma confides her projects for marriage to Elisetta. Things become complicated when Robinson arrives to pay his sui and is immediately taken with Carolina. Paolino now has not only lost an ally, but also finds a situation that stirs him to jealousy, even though Carofina wants to have nothing to do with the count. Elisetta, whose vanity has been offended, is convinced that her sister is engaged in dark dealings and criticises her. Fidalma attempts in vain to restore calm. Geronimo is flabbergasted by the family quarrels into which his daughters are drawing him but which he can scarcely understand because of his deafness
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a plot to separate two young lovers, a young woman's father is imprisoned. Luisa's heart is broken when she must choose between romantic happiness and saving the life of her beloved parent. Her choice and its consequences lead to intrigue, outrage and murder
Werther : drame lyrique en quatre actes by Jules Massenet( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther by Jules Massenet, based on Goethe's Die Leiden des Jungen Werther, is the story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Tancredi : melodramma eroica in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Italian and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mozart celebration : from Stephansdom by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Latin and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the Vienna Boys' Choir's celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday in January 2006. Together with well known Mozart interpreters like Sandrine Piau, they sing Mozart's sacred works, including the Coronation Mass. The venue is St. Stephen's Cathedral, where Mozart and his wife were married, where one of their sons was christened and where the funeral ceremony after Mozart's death took place
La cambiale di matrimonio : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slook, a Canadian merchant, travels to London to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Fanny, however, loves Edoard Milfort, a penniless man from a penniless family
Die Winterreise by Franz Schubert( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Berlin on 16 March, 1928, the mezzo soprano Christa Ludwig celebrates her 80th Birthday in 2008. Christa Ludwig was the second female singer, after Lotte Lehmann, to give a concert hall performance of Winterreise. Ludwig the opera singer uses her natural charm to motivate young singers. With friendly advice, she turns notes into music and draws surprising performances from a new generation of soloists
Falstaff : comic opera in 2 acts = opéra comique en deux actes by Antonio Salieri( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-act comic opera based on the Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor
Burkhard Schliessmann plays Godowsky, Liszt, and Chopin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Liszt is clearly the maestro of piano transcription. Because of him it has been accepted as an art form in its own right. Schliessmann shows this in his performance of Liszt's adaptations, including two of the most popular Schubert songs, Forelle and Erlkönig. He also rediscovers Godowsky's genius and knows how to interpret perfectly the challenging Symphonic Metamorphoses on waltzes and themes by Johann Strauss
La scala di seta : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defiance of her guardian, Dormont, Giulia has secretly married Dorvil
L'Occasione fa il ladro : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case of mistaken identity leads to much amorous intrigue as two suitors arrive in Naples to woo the same lady
Il signor Bruschino : comic opera in one act( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria : an opera in two acts by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Italian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a two act opera about Ulysses, King of Ithaca, who left his homeland twenty years ago to join the Greek army in taking revenge for the abduction of Helen and to destroy Troy. Now the time of his homecoming has arrived
Advent concert from the Benedictine Monastery at Melk( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concert of sacred music celebrating the coming of Christmas was recorded at one of Austria's finest baroque monasteries. Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the ensemble, Concentus Musicus Vienna, and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in an all-Bach program
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Il Matrimonio segreto
Italian (96)

English (18)

French (16)

German (11)

Latin (4)

Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria : an opera in two acts