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Estes, Simon

Works: 435 works in 1,011 publications in 9 languages and 8,013 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Music  Biography  Operas  Popular music  Jazz vocals  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Vocalist, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Simon Estes
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 401 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."
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
46 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broadcast December 30th, 1950
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in Italian and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This was one of the most emotional evenings in Met history--the night Leontyne Price bid farewell to opera. Aida is the role that inspired audiences around the world to acclaim her as the greatest Verdi soprano of her time. And this telecast shows why: the famous soaring phrases that seemed to never end, the shimmering top to her lustrous voice, undimmed by the years. But most of all, there is the ennobling heart and soul Price lavished on every performance--captured here forever. With James Levine conducting the Met orchestra, chorus, and ballet
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1875 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"-Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A splendid keepsake of a production which must surely rank among Glyndebourne's greatest, a noble performance of the work in which Mozart's dramatic genius first attained its full stature." -- Thomas Heinitz, Saturday Review. (cover)
Spirituals by Simon Estes ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Salome by Richard Strauss ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera of events in the court of Herod, who wants Salome and fears John the Baptist
Atlántida by Manuel de Falla ( )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlantis: Szenische Kantate in drei Teilen und einem Prolog. Text: Jacint Verdaguer. Ergänzt und orchestriert von Ernesto Halffter
Oedipus Rex opera-oratorio in 2 acts after Sophocles by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
Koanga by Frederick Delius ( Recording )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beatrice Cenci Four songs by Berthold Goldschmidt ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 14, op. 135 by Dmitrij D Šostakovič ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1971 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lord Nelson Mass (Mass no. 9 in D minor) by Joseph Haydn ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1978 in Latin and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op.17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Harmoniemesse Mass no. 12 in B-flat by Joseph Haydn ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1975 in Latin and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Ėstes, Saĭmon
Estes, Simun 1938-
German (97)
Italian (63)
English (46)
French (27)
Catalan (8)
Latin (4)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (1)
Russian (1)