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Levine, James 1943-2021

Works: 3,317 works in 9,646 publications in 10 languages and 133,885 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical films  Excerpts  Animated films  Television adaptations  Children's films  Juvenile works  Filmed performances 
Roles: Conductor, Instrumentalist, Performer, Author, msd, Other, Actor, Director, Interviewee, Commentator, pf=, Composer, dir, Dedicatee, Musician, Singer, Honoree, con, Lyricist, Vocalist, Speaker, Restager
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Levine
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

100 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memorable performance marks the first time James Levine conducted Otello for a Met broadcast. He brings thrilling power and lyric sweep to Verdi's late masterpiece, leading orchestra, chorus, and soloists in a towering performance. It's not hard to understand why the great singing actor Jon Vickers owned the role of Otello for a generation: even in his first Met broadcast of the role, his gripping and ultimately devastating portrayal is equal parts heroic warrior, tender lover, mighty ruler, and betrayed friend. Teresa Zylis-Gara is a radiant Desdemona and Luis Quilico is the sly, black-hearted Iago
Fantasia 2000 by Walt Disney( Visual )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid animation brings the music of the masters to colorful life in this fun-filled movie, picking up where its predecessor, the original Fantasia, left off
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

58 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

62 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet contains notes on Verdi's career & the first performance of this opera, a synopsis, the libretto and biographical sketches of the soloists & conductor
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

82 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Start with the French Revolution, add one impassioned poet (who really lived) in love with a beautiful aristocratic woman, mix their tragic fate with Robespierre's reign of terror, and you have one sensational opera. Superstar tenor Plácido Domingo is Andrea Chénier, velvet-voiced Martina Arroyo sings his lover Maddalena, and conductor James Levine keeps the drama blazing
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( )

63 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,053 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
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

73 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's gripping tale of Sicilians rising against the occupying French stars Renata Scotto in her only broadcast of this rarely heard masterpiece. From the beginning of the opera, when Elena (Scotto) sings an "innocent" song fanning the people's resentment against the foreign army, to the end, when the ringing of her wedding bells signals the start of the revolt, Scotto's artistry blazes. James Levine leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in a wonderfully idiomatic performance, and Ruggero Raimondi is magnificent as Procida, the outlawed Sicilian leader
The moldau by Bedřich Smetana( )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

19. Jahrhundert; Hörbeispiel; Orchester; Sinfonie; Werkanalyse
Fantasia ; Fantasia 2000 by Steve Martin( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasia 2000: The sequel to the classic 1940 film Fantasia, presents a new selection of animated scenes set to classical music. Pieces include: Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich, Carnival of the Animals, Finale, by Camille Saint-Saëns, The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas, Pomp and Circumstance - Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Sir Edward Elgar, and Firebird Suite - 1919 Version, by Igor Stravinsky
An Italian songbook by Cecilia Bartoli( Recording )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Italian and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a consumptive flower-maker
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

75 editions published between 1982 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli's breakthrough version of Verdi's opera is an exquisitely designed, lavish production made expressly for this film. Placido Domingo makes his cinematic debut in this glorious production which also stars Teresa Stratas
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's magical fairy tale has enchanted and moved audiences for more than 200 years--which is easy to understand after hearing this broadcast, brilliantly conducted by James Levine. The handsome, stalwart prince Tamino (Francisco Araiza) must fight supernatural forces to rescue the beautiful princess (Kathleen Battle) with whom he has fallen in love--after seeing only her portrait. But Tamino is in a strange land and doesn't know whom he can trust, including Sarastro (Kurt Moll), the leader of a mysterious noble order
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every ounce of searing emotion that Verdi lavished on his opera about love, betrayal, and its bitter consequences is brilliantly realized by James Levine's passionate conducting and his stellar cast. Plácido Domingo is at his most golden and ardent as Rodolfo, the son of Count Walter (Bonaldo Giaiotti), in love with the poor Luisa Miller (Renata Scotto). The count's henchman, Wurm (James Morris), blackmails and lies to prevent the marriage, but even Luisa's beloved father (Sherrill Milnes in a stunning performance) can't prevent the ultimate tragedy
Violinkonzert = Violin concerto = Concerto pour violon by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rihm: Gesungene Zeit: Musik für Violine und Orchester / Berg: Violinkonzert
The Carnegie Hall concert : piano music for four hands by Franz Schubert( )

19 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantaisies. Piano à quatre mains. D 940. Fa mineur. Schubert, Franz4230
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera is a perennial favorite and often attracts stellar casts at the Met, but seldom has there been such a glittering group of singers in one performance. The legendary Leontyne Price is Aida, one of the roles she was destined to sing. Her rival, Amneris, is none other than Marilyn Horne, acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Both women are in love with Radamès--and why wouldn't they be when he's sung by the astounding Plácido Domingo. Cornell MacNeil and James Morris co-star, and James Levine galvanizes the Met orchestra and chorus
Eugen Onegin by Pëtr Ilʹič Čajkovskij( Recording )

35 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugen Onegin: Lyrische Szenen in drei Akten, op. 24. Libretto: Konstantin S. Schilowsky nach Alexander Puschkin
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

51 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
James Levine : 40 years at the Metropolitan Opera
Alternative Names
Džeimss Levains

James Lawrence Levine

James Levine

James Levine American conductor and pianist

James Levine americký dirigent a pianista

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James Levine amerykański dyrygent i pianista

James Levine chef d’orchestre et pianiste américain

James Levine director de orquesta estadounidense

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James Levine direttore d'orchestra statunitense

James Levine dirigent

James Levine maestro e pianista americano

James Levine pianista y direutor d'orquesta estauxunidense (1943-2021)

James Levine US-amerikanischer Dirigent und Pianist

Lawrence Levine, James, 1943-


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Levine James Lawrence

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Τζέιμς Λεβάιν Αμερικανός διευθυντής ορχήστρας και πιανίστας

Джеймс Лівайн

Ливайн, Джеймс

ג'יימס לוין

ג'יימס לוין מוזיקאי אמריקאי

جيمس لورانس ليفين قائد أوركسترا وعازف بيانو أمريكي

جیمز لواین

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ジェームズ・レヴァイン アメリカ合衆国の指揮者、ピアニスト (1943-2021)

レヴァイン, ジェイムズ