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Spence, Toby

Overview
Works: 171 works in 436 publications in 7 languages and 7,647 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Musical films  Requiems  Song cycles 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, ten, Author
Classifications: M1613.M212, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Toby Spence
The Tempest by Thomas Adès( Recording )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 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 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston, Oct. 1993
Vocal works by Witold Lutosławski( )

10 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 276 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 268 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 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English song series by Liza Lehmann( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and held by 260 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
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

11 editions published in 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 259 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( )

4 editions published in 2007 in Latin and English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmstrip consists of analysis, commentary and illustrations of Bach's Magnificat
Omar Khayyám by Granville Bantock( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vert-vert by Jacques Offenbach( )

10 editions published in 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was a child by Jonathan Dove( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah (1751 version) by George Frideric Handel( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Boréades "tragédie en musique" in five acts : posthumous opera (1764) by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 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
Symphonies nos. 3 & 4 : Stabat Mater by Karol Szymanowski( )

4 editions published in 2013 in Polish and English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 200 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 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 196 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
 
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Spence, Toby, 1968-

Toby Spence britischer Opernsänger der Stimmlage Tenor

Toby Spence British tenor

Toby Spence Brits operazanger

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