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Spence, Toby

Overview
Works: 182 works in 488 publications in 7 languages and 8,405 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Oratorios  Operas  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Song cycles 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist
Classifications: M1613.M212, 784.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Toby Spence
The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super audio CD
Ivanhoe by Arthur Sullivan( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 313 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
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

13 editions published in 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haydn gave birth to a new type of oratorio that reflected perfectly the spirit of his time. With German texts, direct expression of feelings and many grand choruses, it stood for the transition from the aristocracy to a bourgeois society, in which music-making in a group was seen as an expression of civil pride. Extremely popular with amateur choirs, performances with a large ensemble became the rule until well into the 20th century. And the 1960 Electrola recording represents this tradition, with a top-class trio of soloists consisting of the great Elisabeth Grummer, outstanding tenor Josef Traxel and Gottlob Frick, "the blackest of all bass singers"
Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 300 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 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah (1751 version) by George Frideric Handel( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocal works by Witold Lutosławski( )

9 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria : dramma in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 262 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
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny = Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production of the Weill/Brecht opera which depicts the consumerism of the mythical city of Mahagonny. Mahagonny is presented as a Hollywood Babylon full of pyramidal towers, carved elephants, commodified sex and licensed gluttony--Adapted from the container
Sir Charles Mackerras conducts Mozart's Così by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2013 in Polish and English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 237 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
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde: Sinfonie für Alt, Tenor und Orchester. Text: Hans Bethge. Bearbeitung für Kammerorchester von Arnold Schönberg und Rainer Riehn
Works by Finzi and Walton by Gerald Finzi( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was a child by Jonathan Dove( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les illuminations by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Omar Khayyám by Granville Bantock( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Boréades : "tragédie en musique" in five acts by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 214 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
 
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Spence, Edward Tobias

Spence, Toby 1968-

Toby Spence britischer Opernsänger der Stimmlage Tenor

Toby Spence British tenor

Toby Spence Brits operazanger

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