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Kraus, Otakar 1909-1980

Works: 148 works in 333 publications in 5 languages and 2,785 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Drama  Operas  Oratorios  Music  Holy Week music  Motion picture music  Musical settings  Art music  Vocal scores 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Translator, Author, Other, Editor, Librettist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Otakar Kraus
Most widely held works by Otakar Kraus
Das Land des Lächelns ; Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in German and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Land des Lächelns by Franz Lehár( Recording )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Lehár developed the operetta far beyond the waltz-laden entertainment that was its origin; he orientated himself far more towards the opera. He took as his role model Puccini, as is evident in his Land des Lächelns (Land of Smiles), a bittersweet love story set in far-away Japan, and including the operetta hit "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" ("You are my heart's delight"). Lehár's eponymous Tsarevich too is full of passion and melancholy, bursting with Russian charm. In Friederike Lehár tells the famous love story of the young Goethe and Friederike Brion with tender simplicity
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug. 11-15, 1996, All Saint's Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Jenůfa : Její pastorkyňa : opera o trěch jednáních dle dramatu z venkovského života moravského od Gabriely Preissové = Ihre Ziehtochter = Her foster-daughter by Leoš Janáček( )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Matthew Passion = Matthäus-Passion = Passion selon St. Matthieu : BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hilliard ensemble ; Paul Hillier, con
The midsummer marriage by Michael Tippett( Recording )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
The rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Bostridge has continued to be a success in performing ever since his operatic debut in 1994. Collaborating with orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, BBC Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic, he has proved to be a shining star in opera. In his latest release, he takes part in Brittens The Rape of Lucretia, a dark opera in which a woman named Lucretia commits suicide after being raped
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic broadcast captures the U.S. premiere of Stravinsky's landmark opera. Legendary conductor Fritz Reiner leads an extraordinary cast, headed by Eugene Conley as Tom Rakewell, the young man whose sudden inheritance leads to his downfall and the loss of his beloved, Anne Trulove, sung by the great Hilde Güden. Mack Harrell is Nick Shadow, Tom's Mephistophelian mentor and guide on his journey to dissolution. Blanche Thebom sings Baba the Turk and Norman Scott is Anne's father, Trulove
The beggar's opera by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N 1981 Richard Bonynge, together with an illustrious cast of singers (Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, et. al.) and actors (Angela Lansbury, Warren Mitchell, Michael Hordern, et. al.) went into Kingsway Hall for a recording of a new edition (by Richard Bonynge and Douglas Gamley) of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Written in 1728, it is a ballad opera in three acts (Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time.) Running for 62 consecutive performances, the piece notched up a record the longest run in theatre history up to that time. Unlike other existing recordings of The Beggar's Opera, this new performing edition features opera stars alongside great actors as well as a full-size (double woodwind) orchestra. One of the most sought after of Sutherland/Bonynge collaborations, the original CD has long been out of print and here reappears with the original liner notes as well as the full libretto
Hoffnung festival by Gerard Hoffnung( Recording )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of Lucretia ; Stratton by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die lustige Witwe = [The merry widow] by Franz Lehár( Recording )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS. MATACIC, Lovro von (conductor) STEFFEK, Hanny (soprano). SCHWARZKOPF, Elisabeth (soprano). GEDDA, Nicolai (Tenor). KNAPP, Josef (baritone). WAECHTER, Eberhard (baritone)
The rake's progress : favola in tre atti di W.H. Auden e C. Kallman by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June and July 1974, Lukaskirche, Dresden; previouly released; digitally remastered
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Recording )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthäus-passion BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Autres interprètes : Marshall, Margaret. Soprano ; Watkinson, Carolyn. Alto ; Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony. Ténor ; Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Jenufa = Her foster-daughter : an opera from Moravian peasant life in three acts by Leoš Janáček( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Kraus, Otokar 1909-1980

Kraus, Ottakar 1909-

Kraus, Ottakar 1909-1980

Otakar Kraus British opera singer

Otakar Kraus Brits zanger (1909-1980)

Otakar Kraus tschechisch-britischer Opernsänger (Bariton) und Pädagoge