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Adam, Theo

Works: 1,658 works in 4,017 publications in 6 languages and 31,278 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Musical settings  Juvenile works  Biography  Operas  Live sound recordings  Overtures  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Conductor, Artist, per, Interviewee, Honoree, bas
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Theo Adam
Rienzi [tragic opera in five acts] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

42 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug.-Sept. 1974 and Apr. 1976, Lucaskirche, Dresden
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

82 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theo Adam is Wotan, leader of the gods, in this extraordinary performance of the prologue to Wagner's Ring cycle--one of only two Met broadcasts ever conducted by the great Herbert von Karajan. The star-studded cast includes Gerhard Stolze as Loge, the cunning demi-god of fire, Martti Talvela and Karl Ridderbusch as the giants, Fasolt and Fafner, Zoltán Kelemen as the Nibelung dwarf Alberich, and a young Sherrill Milnes in the supporting role of Donner
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

64 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wagner's colorful portrait of medieval Nuremberg, the wealthy Pogner (Ezio Flagello) promises his beautiful daughter Eva (Pilar Lorengar) in marriage to the winner of a song contest. But the girl has already set her sights on the handsome Walther (James King). Naturally, various obstacles have to be overcome before the happy conclusion. Benno Kusche plays Beckmesser, Eva's unsuccessful suitor, and Theo Adam is Hans Sachs, the town's cobbler and reigning poet whose deep insights into human nature make this opera so much more than a delightful comedy. Maestro Thomas Schippers leads the Met's vast orchestral and choral forces
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner pulled out all the stops in his retelling of the ancient tale of the Flying Dutchman, using the orchestra to paint the scenes vividly in music. At one moment it is a raging storm at sea, the next it lets us experience the magic of two people falling irrevocably in love. Cornell MacNeil, in one of very few German roles he ever sang, is the dark and tortured Dutchman condemned to sail the seas until he find true love. An incandescent Leonie Rysanek, with her unique mix of erotic longing and spiritual bliss, reminds us why Senta was one of her greatest roles
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This marvellous recording, sung in German, comes as a surprise, since Bernard Haitink is not obviously associated with Haydn. In fact he didn't tackle The Creation until 2011, when he was 82. He approaches this great choral masterpiece with wit, unhurried grandeur, riveting orchestral detail and forward momentum - in short, with just the acuity he brings to anything he conducts. (....) Gabriel (soprano Camilla Tilling), Uriel (tenor Mark Padmore), and Raphael (bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann). Choir, orchestra and soloists are on sparkling form in this live recording - an invigorating reminder, if any were needed, of Haydn's genius" (The Guardian)
Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56. Der Friede sei mit dir, BWV 158. Ich habe genug, BWV 82
Lulu [Oper in drei Akten nach den Tragödien Erdgeist und Büchse der Pandora von Frank Wedekind] by Alban Berg( )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Schäfer sings the title role in Berg's twelve-tone masterpiece--the femme fatale who so enthralls admirers both male and female that they are powerless to halt their own destruction. Among them are Dr. Schön (James Courtney) and his son Alwa (David Kuebler), the Countess Geschwitz (Hanna Schwarz), the Painter (Clifton Forbes), two princes, an acrobat, and a schoolboy. But the magnetic Lulu is the emotional vortex around which everything revolves--all the way through her own downward spiral, until she is brutally murdered by Jack the Ripper. Maestro James Levine brings unparalleled insight and unexpected lyricism to the score, leading a powerful performance
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in Italian and held by 508 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
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) WEIKL, Bernd (baritone). (1) VOGEL, Siegfried (bass). (1) JANOWITZ, Gundula (soprano). (1) MATHIS, Edith (soprano). (1) ADAM, Theo (bass). (1) SCHREIER, Peter (tenor). (1) CRASS, Franz (bass). (1) LIEB, Gunther (baritone). (1) LEIPZIG RADIO CHORUS. (1) DRESDEN STAATSKAPELLE. (1) KLEIBER, Carlos (conductor)
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

87 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 486 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
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Alfonso und Estrella D732 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

67 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's powerful and wrenching tale of ill-fated love requires a cast of great singing actors, and that's just what this broadcast provides. Jon Vickers and Régine Crespin are the brother and sister who fall rapturously in love, only to be torn apart by death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie of the title who is punished by her father (the magnificent Theo Adam as Wotan) for doing what he really wants her to do. Herbert von Karajan conducts his final Met performance
Elijah op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elias: Oratorium in zwei Teilen für Soli, Chor und Orchester, op.70
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

73 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young listeners are introduced to the music of Mozart with one of his most iconic works, The Magic Flute
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

29 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah highlights Comfort ye my people,And the glory of the Lord, O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion,He shall feed his flock, I know that my Redeemer liveth, Halleluhah chorus Margaret Marshall, Soprano;Catherine Robbin,mezzo-soprano;Charles Brett,countertenor,Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, tenor;Robert Hale, bass;Saul Quirke, boy soprano Monteverdi choir English Baroque soloists John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Tiefland by Eugen d' Albert( )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conducted by Rudolf Moralt
Requiem K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD #710
Kantaten cantatas = cantates by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Adam, T.

Adam, Theo Siegfried 1926-

Theo Adam Bass-baritone opera singer

Theo Adam Duits zanger

Theo Adam tysk sngare

Theo Adam tysk sanger

Theo Adam tysk songar

Theo Siegfried Adam

Тео Адам


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