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Morris, James 1947-

Overview
Works: 305 works in 969 publications in 6 languages and 12,804 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Music  History  Interviews  Concert films  Operas  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Interviewee, Other, Vocalist, Commentator, Actor, Author
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works about James Morris
 
Most widely held works by James Morris
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of poor artists in Paris. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi who is ill and dies. Giacomo Puccini's fourth and best loved opera
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )
47 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under James Levine's thrilling direction the famous Met Orchestra is at its best in this first installment of Wagner's Ring cycle. From the dark, mysterious beginning in the depths of the Rhine River to the blazing end as the gods cross the rainbow bridge into their new home of Valhalla, this is a searing performance. James Morris is the commanding Wotan, the god who thinks he has everything under control, even as he unwittingly sows the seeds of his own destruction
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )
31 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Requiem, op. 48 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in Latin and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )
60 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is all about love--an overwhelming, all-consuming erotic love that will not be bound by law; and a father's deep love for a son he must sacrifice and a daughter he must discipline at a profound cost to himself. In this incandescent performance conducted by James Levine, James Morris's legendary Wotan is coupled with Hildegard Behrens's searing Brünnhilde, and Jessye Norman and Gary Lakes are the passionate Siegmund and Sieglinde. The great Christa Ludwig is Wotan's exacting wife Fricka
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in German and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Italian and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Met's production of Verdi's Otello from 1995, with Placido Domingo in one of his greatest roles opposite the stunning Renee Fleming in her first breakaway Met success
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
41 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy of ambition, murder, madness and revenge in medieval Scotland as set to music by Giuseppe Verdi
Siegfried ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third opera in the "Ring cycle." Siegfried follows the adventures of the son of demigods Siegmund and Sieglinde as he conquers his enemies and rescues the beauteous Brunnhilde with the help of his magic sword
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second segment of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, First day : the Valkyries, focuses on the lives of Siegmund and Sieglinde, children of Wotan and Erde
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )
35 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Desire under the elms by Edward Thomas( )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part of Mahler's 8th symphony is built around the 4th century Latin hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus (come, spirit of creation). The second part retells the final episode of Goethe's Faust in which the title character finds salvation. This recording also includes the Adagio from Mahler's 10th symphony and is the final installment of the San Francisco Symphony's Mahler cycle
Die Walküre ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in German and English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features James Morris, Mari-Anne Haggander and Chris Ludwig in the Met's acclaimed production
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in German and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among Wagner's mature operas, this is the only comedy. It is based on a true story of the guild of Meistersingers (Master singers). The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
Le roi de Lahore by Jules Massenet( Recording )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Roi de Lahore: Opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Louis Gallet
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in French and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
Macbeth an opera in four acts after Shakespeare by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
14 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macbeth is the first Shakespearean play Verdi successfully adapted for opera. Replete with music as gloomy and dramatically tense as the play written by Shakespeare, Macbeth is a serious work that profoundly portrays the personalities of Macbeth and his wife, who are both impelled by prophecies, ambitions, suspicions, and intrigues and driven into derangement and extreme emotions
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in German and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A staged performance of Wagner's opera
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wagner's early opera features a title role that has tempted many great bass-baritones to put their stamp on. James Morris is a singing actor able to convey the rich drama of the part while making it sound easy, thrilling audiences with the sheer power of his voice. James Levine's authoritative leadership of the Met Orchestra and Chorus adds immeasurably to the excitement of the performance. This broadcast stars Mechthild Gessendorf as Senta, the woman who will die for the doomed Dutchman, and Paul Plishka as her father, Daland
 
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Alternative Names
Morris, J. 1947-
Morris, James 1947- Sänger
Morris, James Sänger 1947-
Languages
German (203)
Italian (86)
French (20)
English (18)
Multiple languages (2)
Latin (1)
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