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Della Casa, Lisa

Overview
Works: 489 works in 1,298 publications in 7 languages and 7,413 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction films  Cultural television programs  Music videos  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Narrator, Composer
Classifications: M1500.M69, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Lisa Della Casa
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

84 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George London stepped on stage as the legendary lover Don Giovanni, audiences gasped. Handsome and effortlessly charismatic, he promised to fulfill every woman's desire. No wonder the beautiful Lisa Della Casa (Elvira) didn't want to let him go, and Eleanor Steber (Anna) wants to put off her wedding for another year. Ezio Flagello is the servant Leporello and Cesare Valletti is a very aristocratic Don Ottavio. The great conductor Karl Böhm revisits the opera of his Met debut
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

107 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 715 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
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

59 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charming Elisabeth Söderström as the saucy servant Susanna and the ravishing, aristocratic Lisa Della Casa as the Countess are at the center of Mozart's immortal masterpiece, based on the Beaumarchais play. Add Cesare Siepi's irrepressible Figaro and Mildred Miller's effervescent Cherubino, and you have one utterly enchanting comedy. Erich Leinsdorf conducts the incandescent score
Don Giovanni dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in Italian and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an attempted seduction by Don Giovanni which leads to the death of the Commendatore the father of Donna Anna the target of the seducer. Don Ottavio, fiancé of Donna Anna upon learning of the death of the Commendatore swears to avenge his death
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

37 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a long time, Così fan tutte was considered scandalous. Which is not entirely surprising if you look at its story of two sisters (Maria Ewing and Pilar Lorengar) who jump from grief over their fiancés going off to war to agreeing to marry two attractive strangers (David Rendall and Lenus Carlson) within the space of a couple days. Except the strangers are in fact the fiancés in disguise, and the whole thing is a plot masterminded by a cynical old philosopher (Donald Gramm) and a clever maid (Kathleen Battle). Scandalous or not, Così fan tutte has remained one of opera's most contemporary comedies--especially when conducted masterfully by James Levine
Anneliese Rothenberger in grossen Opern by Anneliese Rothenberger( )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Recording )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A promotion for the motion picture "The merry widow." Dialog from the film features Jeannette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Highlights from Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in Italian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabella lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen by Richard Strauss( Recording )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four last songs Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

27 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Don Giovanni highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1961 in Italian and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Italian and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
The marriage of Figaro [highlights] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

10 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
Great stars of opera( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of performances by the most celebrated opera stars of the late 1950s and early 1960s
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Orfeo and Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

4 editions published in 1958 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa solemnis, in D minor (Lord Nelson Mass) / Joseph Haydn by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orfeo and Euridice Abridged by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

3 editions published in 1958 in Italian and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Casa-Debeljevic, Lisa 1919-2012

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Lisa della Casa soprano suisse

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