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Rydl, Kurt

Works: 304 works in 795 publications in 5 languages and 7,393 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Operas  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Musical settings  Interviews  Music  Excerpts‡vVocal scores 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Rydl
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 771 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 )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in Italian and German and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Italian and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and German and held by 262 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 Fledermaus Highlights by Johann Strauss( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in German and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Luke Passion by Krzysztof Penderecki( Recording )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passio et mors Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Lucam: Lukas-Passion für Soli, Sprecher, Knabenchor, drei Chöre und Orchester
Die Zauberflöte highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged English-language version of Mozart's immortal opera, seen at the Met as the annual holiday presentation for families, is conducted by renowned Mozartian Jane Glover. Alek Shrader stars as Tamino, the young prince who finds himself on a quest to rescue and win the beautiful Pamina, sung by Heidi Stober. Nathan Gunn is Tamino's companion, the birdcatcher Papageno, and Eric Owens sings Sarastro, the man who holds Pamina captive--to protect her from her mother, the evil Queen of the Night, sung by Kathryn Lewek
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner pulled out all the stops in his retelling of the ancient tale of the Flying Dutchman, using the orchestra to paint the scenes vividly in music. At one moment it is a raging storm at sea, the next it lets us experience the magic of two people falling irrevocably in love. Cornell MacNeil, in one of very few German roles he ever sang, is the dark and tortured Dutchman condemned to sail the seas until he find true love. An incandescent Leonie Rysanek, with her unique mix of erotic longing and spiritual bliss, reminds us why Senta was one of her greatest roles
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in four acts set in Renaissance Venice about a beautiful street singer and the men who love her
Der Rosenkavalier highlights by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 146 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
Die Entführung aus dem Serail deutsches Singspiel in drei Aufzügen, KV 384 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ponchielli's famed four-act melodrama, a story of tyranny and intrigue set in semi-historical and ever-romantic Venice. The action is projected by strong characters whose fundamentally sound instincts become distorted by raw passion."--Container
La Clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Italian and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Mozart's opera in two acts
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyric Opera commentaries by Alfred Glasser, Director of Education, Emeritus; Lyric Opera of Chicago. Project of the Women's Board of Lyric Opera
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
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Kurt Rydl Austrian opera singer

Kurt Rydl Oostenrijks zanger

Kurt Rydl sterreichischer Opernsnger

German (74)

Italian (60)

Latin (16)

French (14)

English (5)