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Della Casa, Lisa

Works: 466 works in 1,239 publications in 7 languages and 7,212 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Music  Live sound recordings  Methods‡vSelf-instruction  Symphonies 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Narrator, per, Composer
Classifications: M1500.M69, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lisa Della Casa
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

131 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 728 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

78 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 679 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
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

56 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 559 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
Symphony no. 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 4 by Gustav Mahler( )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonie Nr.4 G-Dur für Sopran und Orchester. Text aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Don Giovanni an opera in 2 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in Italian and held by 196 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
The merry widow by Franz Lehr( Recording )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier Arabella : Szenen = scenes by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anneliese Rothenberger in grossen Opern by Anneliese Rothenberger( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Arabella lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen by Richard Strauss( Recording )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 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
Don Giovanni highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1961 in Italian and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous scenes by Richard Strauss( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 108 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 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orfeo and Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

3 editions published in 1958 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 102 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 Abridged by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

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

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

14 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Casa-Debeljevic, Lisa 1919-2012

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