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Wiener Staatsoper Chor

Works: 1,553 works in 3,151 publications in 9 languages and 4,197 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Filmed operas  Excerpts  Superhero films 
Roles: Musician, Performer, Singer, Other, cho
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Wiener Staatsoper
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

85 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

52 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

47 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 75 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 )

53 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 Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

50 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

47 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 63 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 51 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 50 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
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
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 )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 42 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Above all, Verdi's last opera requires the greatest of conductors and a consummate singing actor in the title role. Here we have both: James Levine, who knows exactly how to draw out all the superb colors in the orchestra, while keeping the music effervescent as he also gives the singers all the room they need to bring their roles to life. As Falstaff, the masterful Giuseppe Taddei knows the secret of using every word and note to create an indelible and loveable character. Fiorenza Cossotto is Dame Quickly, the woman who gives Falstaff a run for his money
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
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( Recording )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steva, a handsome young man, has inherited the family mill from his dead parents. His half brother Laca, envious of this and the fact that Jenufa is smitten with Steva, slashes her cheeks with a knife, scarring her permanently
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
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has been resurrected by her old mentor, Stick, who is then unable to keep her from working as an assassin for hire. Only when she balks at her latest assignment - killing Mark Miller and his young daughter, Abby - does Elektra finally come to grips with her damaged psyche. By not doing the job assigned to her, the assignment falls to the minions of "The Hand," an Asian sect dominated by supernatural forces under the control of the evil Roshi. Now Elektra will be in the ultimate battle between good and evil - a battle that will either take her life in a new direction or destroy her for good
Káťa Kabanová 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
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
La clemenza di Tito : K. 621 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 30 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
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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