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Dam, José van

Works: 2,183 works in 6,037 publications in 9 languages and 61,689 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Musical settings  Arrangements (Music)  Requiems  Art music  Symphonic poems  History 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, br=, Actor, Author, Vocalist, Other, br-, Teacher , vac, Interviewee, b=b, Musician, Editor, Illustrator, pre, bry, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

80 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine brilliantly leads Debussy's colorful score, illuminating the mysterious world in which the title characters are trapped. Jeannette Pilou is the elusive young Mélisande, discovered deep in a forest by Golaud (José van Dam in an incandescent performance), who marries her. But it is Golaud's younger half-brother, Pelléas (Dale Duesing), with whom she falls in love. The increasingly jealous Golaud warns Pelléas to keep away from his wife. When the lovers meet one last time before Pelléas's departure on a journey, Golaud kills him. Mélisande gives birth to a daughter and dies, leaving Golaud to wonder if she ever loved him. Jerome Hines co-stars as the old King Arkel, Golaud and Pelléas's grandfather.This performance is taken from the James Levine 40th anniversary CD box set
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

105 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizet's enticing gypsy has seldom been as earthy and Gallic as when Régine Crespin unleashed her feminine wiles to capture the heart of every man in her path. Don José (William Lewis) doesn't really stand a chance of resisting her allure. Katia Ricciarelli is the innocent Micaela and José van Dam sings Escamillo, the charismatic bullfighter who turns Carmen's head and ultimately seals her doom
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed at the 2006 Innsbruck Festival, 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

52 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

72 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May 10-20, 1977 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

39 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parsifal by Richard Wagner( )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,120 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
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( )

53 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enhanced portion contains: synopsis (read the story of Romeo et Juliette and jump into the recording); libretto (read the text in either French or a selected language); performers (read biographies of each of the main performers); Gounod (read the history of Gounod's opera and hear a selection of audio from some of Gounod's other works); link directly to the EMI Classics web page); the story (read about the history of the Romeo and Juliet story and go to the special Romeo and Juliet web pages; while reading the text, images from the history of the story will be displayed; hear samples of different interpretations of the story)
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Copiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc's most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche's brother and father
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

84 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

71 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Manon I could have given up my hopes of heaven itself," declares her lover des Grieux--after utterly ruining himself for her and following her into a destitute exile in an alien country. In Massenet's adaptation of Abbé Prévost's novel, Anna Moffo is a perfect Manon--beautiful, enticing, and offering the promise of pleasure that makes everything else fade into insignificance. The great Nicolai Gedda sings her enthralled lover. Thomas Schippers conducts the glittering, sumptuous score that brings to life the story from its heady beginning to its heart-wrenching end
La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz( )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra mark 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with this recording of his tempestuous oratorio La damnation de Faust -- a work born of the composer's obsession with Goethe's legendary tale."
Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

36 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Saltburg Festival
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

40 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 815 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
Oedipe by Georges Enesco( )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipe: Tragédie-lyrique en quatre actes, op. 23. Livret: Edmond Fleg
L'heure espagnole by Maurice Ravel( )

32 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Heure espagnole: Comédie musicale en un acte. Livret: Franc-Nohain (Maurice Etienne Legrand)
Le nozze di figaro : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust by Charles Gounod( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in French and German and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Pape's swaggering Mephistophélès is as seductive as it is demonic in this story of Faust (Roberto Alagna) who sells his soul to the devil to reclaim his youth. Wasting no time, Faust falls in love with Marguerite (Solie Isokoski) but things soon begin to go horribly wrong. Her brother (Dmitri Hvorostovvsky) is murdered, she goes insane, and Faust is dragged to hell. But the music is unforgettable
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Dam José van

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Damme, José van

Damme, José van, 1940-

Damme, Joseph van

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José van Dam ator

José van Dam bajo-barítono belga

José van Dam bass-baritone opera singer from Belgium

José van Dam basso-baritono belga

José van Dam belgický operní pěvec

José van Dam Belgisch zanger

José van Dam belgischer Opernsänger

Joseph Van Dam

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Van Dam, José

Van Dam, José 1940-

Van Damme, Christened Joseph, 1940-

Van Damme, José, 1940-

Van Damme, Joseph.

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Van Dams, Žozē, 1940-

Vandam José 1940-....

Дам, Жозе ван

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