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Spence, Toby

Works: 171 works in 403 publications in 7 languages and 6,796 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Musical settings  Documentary films  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Interviews  Operas  Live sound recordings  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author
Classifications: M1500.B47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Toby Spence
The Tempest by Thomas Ads( Recording )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting-edge composer Thomas Ades follows up his successful opera Powder Her Face with an ambitious interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest
Ivanhoe by Arthur Sullivan( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem, op. 5 Grande Messe des morts ; Symphonie funèbre et triomphale : op. 15 by Hector Berlioz( )

7 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny opera in three acts by Kurt Weill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zadek's production of Aufstieg Und Fall Der Stadt Mahagonny, which combines Brecht's text with Weill's music, was recorded at the `98 Salzburg festival. The Opera was one of the greatest successes of its day when it originally opened in `31, and ran for over 50 performances. Its songs, most of all Oh moon of Alabama, are still great hits today
Vocal works by Witold Lutosławski( )

8 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricciardo e Zoraide by Gioacchino Rossini( )

4 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English song series by Liza Lehmann( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmstrip consists of analysis, commentary and illustrations of Bach's Magnificat
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

11 editions published in 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This marvellous recording, sung in German, comes as a surprise, since Bernard Haitink is not obviously associated with Haydn. In fact he didn't tackle The Creation until 2011, when he was 82. He approaches this great choral masterpiece with wit, unhurried grandeur, riveting orchestral detail and forward momentum - in short, with just the acuity he brings to anything he conducts. (....) Gabriel (soprano Camilla Tilling), Uriel (tenor Mark Padmore), and Raphael (bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann). Choir, orchestra and soloists are on sparkling form in this live recording - an invigorating reminder, if any were needed, of Haydn's genius" (The Guardian)
Omar Khayyám by Granville Bantock( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vert-vert by Jacques Offenbach( )

9 editions published in 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah (1751 version) by George Frideric Handel( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was a child by Jonathan Dove( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Charles Mackerras conducts Mozart's Così by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works by Finzi and Walton by Gerald Finzi( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 3 & 4 : Stabat Mater by Karol Szymanowski( )

4 editions published in 2013 in Polish and English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Kristine Opolais made a celebrated Met debut in Puccini's bittersweet story of love and loss. She sings Magda, a young woman who leaves behind her luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich Rambaldo (Dwayne Croft) to follow her heart and live with Ruggero (Giuseppe Filianoti)--but their happiness is short-lived. Anna Christy is Magda's feisty maid Lisette and Marius Brenciu sings the poet Prunier
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria dramma in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this opera, "human frailty falls victim to time, fortune and love. Gods and humans, comic and intensely serious characters and spectacular scenic effects are brought together in a wonderfully rich and effective texture"--Container
Les Boréades "tragédie en musique" in five acts : posthumous opera (1764) by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mythical tale of a young queen, Alphise, determined to abdicate rather than contemplate an enforced marriage to a descendant of Boreas. Written in 1763, the opera was abandoned in rehearsal for reasons still unclear; Rameau died the following year and the work disappeared from public view for more than 200 years
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.40 for Requiem, o ... to 0.57 for Il ritorno ...)

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Toby Spence britischer Opernsnger der Stimmlage Tenor

Toby Spence British tenor