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Della Casa, Lisa

Works: 492 works in 1,410 publications in 7 languages and 10,813 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Cultural television programs  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Narrator, Conductor, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lisa Della Casa
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

94 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,528 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 )

142 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 917 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( )

59 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 824 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
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Italian and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
Four last songs ; Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

23 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Symphony no. 4 by Gustav Mahler( )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognized as the world's leading Bruckner conductor. Bruckner's fourth, nicknamed the Romantic, is performed here by Haitink leading the London Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no. 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathleen Battle, Soprano; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel
Der Zarewitsch by Franz Lehár( )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in Italian and held by 243 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
Der Rosenkavalier ; Arabella : Szenen = scenes by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anneliese Rothenberger in grossen Opern by Anneliese Rothenberger( )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singer portrait( )

in German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisa Della Casa in recital( )

in German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

44 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Recording )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A promotion for the motion picture "The merry widow." Dialog from the film features Jeannette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier
Arabella : lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen by Richard Strauss( Recording )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
The marriage of Figaro : [highlights] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

12 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
Lisa della Casa sings Richard Strauss : Vier letzte Lieder = Four last songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Casa-Debeljevic, Lisa 1919-2012

Casa-Debeljevic, Lisa Elsa

Casa, Lisa della

Casa, Lisa della 1919-

Casa Lisa Della 1919-2012

Debeljevic, Lisa Casa- 1919-2012

DellaCasa, Lisa 1919-2012

Lisa della Casa soprano suisse

Lisa Della Casa soprano svizzero

Lisa Della Casa Swiss soprano

Lisa Della Casa Zwitsers zanger

Lisa Della Casa Zwitsers zangeres

Каза, Лиза делла

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