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Wiener Staatsoper Chor

Works: 1,467 works in 3,113 publications in 7 languages and 4,172 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical settings  Excerpts  Art music  Motion picture music  Arrangements (Music)  Librettos  Opera adaptations 
Roles: Musician, Performer, Singer, Other, cho
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Wiener Staatsoper
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

46 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

52 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

46 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant ensemble cast bring Strauss's beloved operetta to life, with new English dialogue by playwright Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Jeremy Sams (who also directed this production, first seen on New Year's Eve 2013). Christopher Maltman and Susanna Phillips are Eisenstein and Rosalinde, the married couple at the center of this lighthearted tale of love, revenge, and mistaken identities. Paulo Szot sings Falke, Eisenstein's friend, who sets the plot in motion. Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky, Jane Archibald sings Adele, and Broadway star Danny Burstein is Frosch, the jailer. Adam Fischer conducts
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck: Oper in drei Akten nach dem Drama Woyzeck von Georg Büchner, op. 7
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

43 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premiered at the 2006 Innsbruck Festival and recorded shortly afterwards. Rene Jacobs leads a riveting production that is illustrated by the notion of Don Giovanni as a young rebel and taboo-breaker. Jacobs also tries to respect Mozart's original intentions as closely as possible
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

27 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

28 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Franceso Maria Piave
La clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under James Levine's persuasive and loving leadership, this first-rate cast demonstrates Mozart's late opera crackles with passion and drama. The Roman emperor Tito (Kenneth Riegel) is besieged by death plots, a massive fire in Rome, and his best friend's betrayal. The young Roman patrician Sesto, sung by Tatiana Troyanos in one of her greatest performances, is besotted by the vengeful and manipulative Vitellia (Elizabeth Connell). An enchanting Gail Robinson is Servilia, Sesto's sister, who is desired by the emperor himself but in love with another man
Káťa Kabanová ; Capriccio ; Concertino by Leoš Janáček( Recording )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katja Kabanowa: Oper in drei Akten nach dem Drama Gewitter von A.N. Ostrowskij / Capriccio f. Klavier (linke Hand) & Bläserens. / Concertino f. Klavier & Kammerens
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

13 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in Undetermined and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May and Dec. 1990, Grossersaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna
Le Nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las bodas de Fígaro (título original en italiano, Le nozze di Figaro) es una ópera bufa en cuatro actos con música de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart y libreto en italiano de Lorenzo da Ponte, basado en la pieza de Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Le mariage de Figaro. Fue compuesta entre 1785 y 1786 y estrenada en Viena el 1 de mayo de 1786 bajo la dirección del mismo compositor y luego se volvió a estrenar el 3 de mayo. Lugar y época: En el palacio del Conde y la Condesa Almaviva, en las cercanías de Sevilla, España, a fines del siglo XVIII
Die Frau ohne Schatten : Oper in drei Akten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff : commedia lirica in tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elektra : tragic opera in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct au Metropolitan Opera de New York en janvier 1994. Avec Hildegard Behrens (Elektra) ; Deborah Voigt (Chrysothemis) ; Brigitte Fassbaender (Klytamnestra) ; James King (Aegisth) ; Donald McIntyre (Orest) ; Ellen Rabiner, Kaaren Erickson, Jane Shaulis, Elizabeth Byrne, Theresa Cincione (Five maid servants) ; Janet Hopkins (Overseer of the servants) ; Judith Goldberg (The confidant) ; Jean Rawn (The trainbearer) ; Philip Creech (A young servant) ; Richard Vernon (An old servant) ; Herbert Perry (The guardian of Orest) ; Orchestre et choeur du Metropolitan Opera ; James Levine, chef d'orchestre
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Büchner, Georg, Clytemnestra,--Queen of Mycenae Concertos (Piano with instrumental ensemble) Electra--(Greek mythological figure) Fidelio (Beethoven, Ludwig van) Hugo, Victor, Juan,--Don (Legendary character) Live sound recordings Meistersinger Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner, Richard) Motion picture music Music Music--Computer network resources New York (State)--New York Nonets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2), double bass), Arranged Opera Operas Operas, Arranged Operas--Analysis, appreciation Operas--Excerpts Operas--Excerpts, Arranged Operas--Librettos Orchestral music Orchestral music, Arranged Othello--(Fictitious character from Shakespeare) Othello (Shakespeare, William) Overtures Overtures (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), flute, horns (2), oboes (2)) Piano (1 hand) with instrumental ensemble Piano (1 hand) with wind ensemble Piano music (4 hands), Arranged Piano with instrumental ensemble Piano with wind ensemble Polkas Rigoletto (Verdi, Giuseppe) Rondos (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)) Shakespeare, William, Songs (High voice) with orchestra Songs (High voice) with piano String orchestra music Suites (Orchestra) Swan-knight (Legendary character) Symphonic poems Tannhäuser Titus,--Emperor of Rome, Verdi, Giuseppe, Wind nonets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), flute, horns (2), oboes (2)) Wind nonets (Bassoons (3), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)), Arranged Wind octets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)) Wind sextets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2))
Alternative Names
Choeur de l'Opéra de Vienne

Choeur de l'Opéra d'Etat

Choeur de l'Opéra d'État de Vienne

Choeur de l'Opéra d'Etat Vienne, Österreich

Choeur du Staatsoper de Vienne

Choeurs de l'Opéra de Vienne

Choir of the Vienna State Opera

Chor der Staatsoper

Chor der Wiener Staatsoper

Chor des Wiener Opernhauses

Chor Wiener Staatsopern

Chorus of the Vienna State Opera

Cor der Wiener Staatsoper

Coro de la Ópera del Estado de Viena

Coro de la Ópera Estatal

Coro de la Ópera Estatal Viena

Coro de la Ópera Estatal Wien

Coro de la Ópera Nacional de Viena

Coro de la Sociedad de Conciertos de la Ópera del Estado

Coro del Estado de Viena

Coro della Staatsoper

Coro della Staatsoper Vienna

Coro dell'Opera di Stato di Vienna

Coros de la Ópera del Estado de Viena

Coros de la Ópera Nacional de Viena

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

Staatsoper Chor


Staatsopernchor Wien

Vienna Opera Chorus

Vienna State Opera Choir

Vienna State Opera Chorus

Wiener Staatsoper Chœurs

Wiener Staatsoper Chor

Wiener Staatsoper Chorus

Wiener Staatsoper Coro

Wiener Staatsoperchor

Wiener Staatsopernchor