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Rydl, Kurt

Works: 339 works in 898 publications in 6 languages and 9,012 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Rydl
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
St. Luke Passion by Krzysztof Penderecki( Recording )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passio et mors Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Lucam: Lukas-Passion für Soli, Sprecher, Knabenchor, drei Chöre und Orchester
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, Luigi Illica e Giuseppe Giacosa
Die Fledermaus : Highlights by Johann Strauss( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in German and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in German and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt, and originally written to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal, tells the story of the love between the Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian soldier, Radames, and of the jealousy of Amneris, the daughter of the Egyptian king
Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln = The book with seven seals by Franz Schmidt( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln: Oratorium für Soli, Chor, Orgel und Orchester
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and German and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Die Zauberflöte : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published in 1997 in German and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
La clemenza di Tito : opera seria in due atti, K. 621 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Italian and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full screen (4:3) presentation. Mozart's last opera is presented here in a historical Roman setting. Rich performances by the Vienna Philharmonic under conductor James Levine along with an outstanding cast led by Tatiana Troyanos and Eric Tappy
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier highlights by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Szenen aus Goethes Faust by Robert Schumann( )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second in Wagner's series of four operas, Der Ring des Nibelungen, focusing on the lives of Sigusmunde and Siegeslinde, children of Wotan and Earth
Der Ring des Nibelungen, ein Bühnenfestspiel für drei Tage und einen Vorabend. by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth and final part of the epic saga Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring), the treachery and betrayal which leads to Siegfried's death also heralds the downfall of the gods and the return of the gold to the Rhine
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Die Entführung aus dem Serail : Singspiel in three acts, K. 384 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kurt Rydl artiste lyrique

Kurt Rydl Austrian opera singer

Kurt Rydl cantante de ópera austríaco

Kurt Rydl Oostenrijks zanger

Kurt Rydl österreichischer Opernsänger