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Ludwig, Christa

Overview
Works: 1,116 works in 4,340 publications in 9 languages and 49,398 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Biography  Interviews  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Interviewee, per, Vocalist, l4, Commentator, Artist, Conductor, Illustrator, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Christa Ludwig
 
Most widely held works by Christa Ludwig
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

128 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss's poignant fairy tale of 18th-century Vienna is brilliantly realized by a glittering cast under the musical direction of the great Karl Böhm, a friend and protégé of the composer. Vienna's own Leonie Rysanek is the beautiful and wise Marschallin, the woman who knows her affair with the impetuous Octavian (a superb Christa Ludwig) will not last forever. The enchanting Reri Grist sings Sophie, the girl who captures the young man's heart. Water Berry is appropriately loveable and boorish as Sophie's would-be fiancé, the rustic Baron Ochs, who becomes the victim of Octavian's elaborate joke. Nicolai Gedda is luxuriously cast as the Italian Singer
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

104 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

77 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's drama of overwhelming love and devastating loss has seldom been so vividly brought to life as with this all-star cast of great singing actors. The electrifying combination of Jon Vickers and Leonie Rysanek, as twins who fall in love, is legendary. Birgit Nilsson, the defining Brünnhilde of her generation, gives one of her most touching performances as the daughter of a god who cannot withstand the power of human love. With the great Christa Ludwig as Fricka, and Thomas Stewart's gripping portrayal of Wotan, the unraveling god, this is not to be missed
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

75 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Heppner is the Knight of the Holy Grail, sent by heaven to defend pure, innocent Elsa (Deborah Voigt), against the evil slander of Telramund (Hans-Joachim Ketelsen) and his wicked wife. Ortrud (Deborah Polaski). But how can Elsa truly trust her hero, if she's forbidden to even ask his name or where he comes from? Wagner's colorful music blazes under James Levine's conducting, and the Met orchestra and chorus are a thrilling part of the storytelling. This is shimmering Romanticism at its best
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

73 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

131 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde: Sinfonie für Alt, Tenor und Orchester. Text: Hans Bethge. Bearbeitung für Kammerorchester von Arnold Schönberg und Rainer Riehn
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

97 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,234 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
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( Recording )

41 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
Norma extraits by Vincenzo Bellini( )

21 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Bellini's Opera, Norma. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Opera House, Milan, Tullio Serafin, Conductor. Maria Callas, soprano; Franco Corelli, tenor; Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Nicola Zaccaria, bass; Edda Vincenzi, soprano
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Opera
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

38 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

64 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

89 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 691 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 643 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
Hänsel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Recording )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet articles. In German: Hänsel & Gretel, Hexenwald und Kinderparadies / Karl Dietrich Gräwe ; Inhalt -- In English: Hansel & Gretel, lessons for life / Bruno Bettelheim ; Hansel & Gretel, from fireside to footlights / Barrymore Laurence Scherer ; Synopsis -- In French: A propos d'Hansel et Gretel / Marcel Marnat -- In Italian: Hänsel e Gretel / Franco Soprano
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

56 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This marvellous recording, sung in German, comes as a surprise, since Bernard Haitink is not obviously associated with Haydn. In fact he didn't tackle The Creation until 2011, when he was 82. He approaches this great choral masterpiece with wit, unhurried grandeur, riveting orchestral detail and forward momentum - in short, with just the acuity he brings to anything he conducts. (....) Gabriel (soprano Camilla Tilling), Uriel (tenor Mark Padmore), and Raphael (bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann). Choir, orchestra and soloists are on sparkling form in this live recording - an invigorating reminder, if any were needed, of Haydn's genius" (The Guardian)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A staged performance of Wagner's opera
 
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Berry, Christa 1928-

Christa Ludwig artiste lyrique allemande

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Christa Ludwig Singer

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