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Spence, Toby

Works: 180 works in 452 publications in 7 languages and 7,711 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Toby Spence
The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 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
Requiem, op. 5 : Grande Messe des morts ; Symphonie funèbre et triomphale : op. 15 by Hector Berlioz( )

8 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super audio CD
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps readers into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard-the-Lion-Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft - but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love. The wicked Prince John plots to usurp England's throne, but two of the most popular heroes in all of English literature, Richard-the-Lion-Hearted and the well-loved famous outlaw, Robin Hood, team up to defeat the Normans and reagain the castle. The success of this novel lies with Scott's skillful blend of historic reality, chivalric romance, and high adventure
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 302 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
Ricciardo e Zoraide by Gioacchino Rossini( )

4 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmstrip consists of analysis, commentary and illustrations of Bach's Magnificat
English song series by Liza Lehmann( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vert-vert by Jacques Offenbach( )

10 editions published in 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocal works by Witold Lutosławski( )

6 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 261 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 259 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
Symphonies nos. 3 & 4 : Stabat Mater by Karol Szymanowski( )

4 editions published in 2013 in Polish and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 227 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
Works by Finzi and Walton by Gerald Finzi( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was a child by Jonathan Dove( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les illuminations : op. 18 ; Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge : op. 10 ; Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, op. 31 by Benjamin Britten( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omar Khayyám by Granville Bantock( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A knot of riddles : Angels of the mind ; and other songs by Arthur Bliss( )

8 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded 9-11 Feb. 1998, Henry Wood Hall, Lodnon
Les Boréades : "tragédie en musique" in five acts : posthumous opera (1764) by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and English and held by 181 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
The tempest by Thomas Adès( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the sorcerer, Prospero, and his daughter who have been stranded on an island for twelve years
Hercules : drame musical en trois actes by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the choice of Hercules, in which the youthful Hercules must decide between the paths of pleasure and virtue
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Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.34 for Ivanhoe / ... to 0.54 for Hercules : ...)

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Spence, Toby, 1968-

Toby Spence britischer Opernsänger der Stimmlage Tenor

Toby Spence British tenor

Toby Spence Brits operazanger