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Dernesch, Helga

Works: 334 works in 964 publications in 5 languages and 7,242 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Symphonies  Filmed operas  Overtures  Nonfiction films  Art music  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Production personnel, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Helga Dernesch
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

59 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

41 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Fidelio : (highlights) by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in German and English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quartet:Mir is so wunderbar;Ha!Ha!Ha! welch' ein Augenblick;Abscheulicher!;O welche Lust in freier Luft;Gott! welch' Dunkel hier!;Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben;Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten;Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen;O namen - namenlose Freude!;Des besten Konigs Wink und Wille Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Birgit Nilsson, soprano JamesMcCracken, tenor Lorin Maazel, conductor
Die Dreigroschenoper = The threepenny opera = L'opéra de quat'sous by Kurt Weill( Recording )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructed in the 1960s, years after the original negative was destroyed by the Nazis, G.W. Pabst's Threepenny Opera remains a deliciously dark film adaptation of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's brilliant musical
Der Silbersee by Kurt Weill( )

11 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Silbersee: Ein Wintermärchen in drei Akten. Libretto: Georg Kaiser
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 252 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

39 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns the efforts of the improverished Count Waldner to make a profitable marriage for his daughter Arabella. Complications intervene before she is happily betrothed to Mandryka, and her younger sister, Zdenka, to Arabella's former admirer Matteo
Herbert Von Karajan by Herbert von Karajan( )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

40 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 222 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
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

40 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decca: 6 35253
Der Rosenkavalier highlights by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lear by Aribert Reimann( Recording )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Macht des Schicksals by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in German and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hänsel und Gretel : Märchenspiel in drei Bildern by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humperdinck's charming opera based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The story features a gingerbread house, a wicked old witch, and a young brother and sister who get lost in the woods and trapped by the witch. With a little help from on High and their own pluck and courage they manage to save themselves as well as all the children who were previously victims of the witch
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

36 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anillo del nibelungo en alemán, es un ciclo de cuatro óperas épicas, basadas libremente en figuras y elementos de la mitología germánica, particularmente las Sagas islandesas. Estas operas son, El oro del Rin (Das Rheingold), La valquiria (Die Walküre), Sigfrido (Siegfried) y El ocaso de los dioses (Götterdämmerung)
The symphonies by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in German and English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deutsche Grammophon's splended celebration of the Mozart bicentenary in 1956."
Lear : Oper in zwei Teilen nach William Shakespeare by Aribert Reimann( Recording )

2 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) NORMAN, Jessye (soprano). (1) CONCERT CHORUS OF THE VIENNA STATE OPERA. (1) VIENNA BOYS CHOIR. (1) VIENNA PHILHARMONIC. (1) ABBADO, Claudio (conductor). (1) HETZEL, Gerhart (violin)
The great love duets by Plácido Domingo( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Italian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dernesch Helge 1939-....

Helga Dernesch artiste lyrique

Helga Dernesch austerriksk songar

Helga Dernesch mezzosoprano e soprano austriaco

Helga Dernesch Oostenrijks zanger

Helga Dernesch Oostenrijks zangeres

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Дернеш, Хельга

German (288)

English (14)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

French (1)