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Salminen, Matti

Works: 581 works in 1,721 publications in 8 languages and 14,695 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Televised performances  Operas  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Cultural television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, per, Other, Musician, Contributor, Proofreader
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Matti Salminen
Most widely held works by Matti Salminen
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final segment of the "Ring cycle," Wagner brings the double tragedy of Wotan and Siegfried full circle. Brünnhilde declares that Wotan is all-powerful and everlasting. With helmet and gleaming armour, she rides through the air leading a resurrected Siegfried by the hand. Siegfried is reconciled with Wotan, and society is cured of its ills
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

67 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Petra Lang glänzt auf beständig hohem Niveau. Und wenn Matti Salminen, der als einziger schon bei Janowskis erstem Ring in den 80er Jahren dabei war, auf die Bühne kommt, geht die Sonne auf, immer noch. Der weltweit gefeierte Lance Ryan als Siegfried dagegen: vordergründig hell und licht, eigentlich aber substanzarm und unheldisch. Aus der Besetzung ragt Marina Prudenskaja als süffig-düstere Waltraute hervor. Die finale Stille zerreit dann ein einsamer "Danke!"-Rufer. Unnötig, wahrscheinlich auch bestellt - egal. Nach so einer Leistung kann man schon mal dankbar sein" (Tagesspiegel)
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment of the "Ring" cycle, Das Rheingold is concerned with a precious treasure -- the Rhinegold -- which, if made into a ring, would enable the wearer dominion over the world, however, whoever would steal the gold would have to renounce love
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flying Dutchman is condemned to roam the seven seas for eternity, until he can find a woman who can redeem him through her unswerving love. James Morris's Dutchman is legendary--utterly commanding, beautifully sung, and revealing every bit of this character's inner torture and hope. The great Matti Salminen is Daland, a sea captain with a daughter he would like to marry off, and Hildegard Behrens is Senta, his daughter who longs to save the Dutchman. With conductor James Conlon making the Met orchestra another character in the drama, this is Wagnerian storytelling at its best
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A much deeper and darker tragedy in the form of this opera, a yearning for death in the guise of homesickness for the "dark land of night from which Tristan's mother sent him forth," determines Tristan's disposition and destiny from the beginning
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in German and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants, and the gods
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Grosse romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen (Pariser Fassung)
Requiem in D minor, K.626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published in 1985 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa Sylis-Gara, soprano Oralia Domingues, contralto Peter Schreier, tenor Franz Crass, bass South German Madrigal Choir and Consortium Musicum Wolfgang Gonnenwein, conductor
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Visual )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most acclaimed Wagner productions of the postwar period, this electrifying, revolutionary Bayreuth staging of 'The flying Dutchman" catapulted the German director Harry Kupfer to international fame. Kupfer's psychologically acute production presents the entire story as a hallucination, in which Senta's yearning for the eternally wandering Dutchman sends her into a trance-like state."--Conteneur
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 428 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 Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's sparkling comedy about a young Spanish nobleman and his faithful sidekick breaking into a Turkish harem and freeing their fiancées is among the most popular operas of all time. Stanford Olsen and Mariella Devia star as the lovers Belmonte and Konstanze, with Matti Salminen taking on the vocal challenges of the harem overseer Osmin. James Levine's conducting is as joyful as it is stylish
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 362 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
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary about Wagner's Parsifal explores the history of the grail tradition and how it has been represented in various works, and details the background in which Wagner wrote his final opera
Kullervo opera in two acts by Aulis Sallinen( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Finnish and English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the face of the battle, Siegmund, fathered by Wotan, discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife. Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund for the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, he sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place. Brunnhilde takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish, Wotan causes Siegmund's death by shattering his sword in battle. Brunnhilde is made mortal as punishment for betraying Wotan, and he surrounds her with a wall of flame that can only be broken by a hero. A wall of flame. A portent of the fall of the Gods
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Symphony no. 3 by Kalevi Aho( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
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Matti Salminen artiste lyrique

Matti Salminen basso finlandese

Matti Salminen finnischer Opernsnger

Matti Salminen Finnish singer

Matti Salminen finsk sngare

Matti Salminen finsk sanger

Matti Salminen finsk songar

Μάτι Σάλμινεν

Мати Салминен

Сальминен, Матти

German (393)

Italian (21)

English (15)

Latin (6)

Finnish (4)

French (2)

Russian (2)

Chinese (1)