WorldCat Identities

Duesing, Dale

Works: 145 works in 368 publications in 5 languages and 4,070 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Operas  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Opera television programs  History  Filmed performances  Music  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Instrumentalist, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dale Duesing
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the amoral story of the Roman Emperor Nero's love affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea, with evil triumphing over good, while the allegorical figures from the prologue - Fortune, Virtue and Love look on
The lovers Prayers of Kierkegaard by Samuel Barber( Recording )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 347 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
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck, a former soldier in the German Armed Forces has had a son by Marie, a former prostitute. Wozzeck takes on numerous menial labour jobs for various members of the Allied Forces personnel, even hiring himself out as a human guinea pig for the Doctor's medical experiments in order to earn a few pennies to feed his family. Under the stress of his existence, he begins to experience strange visions which increasingly preoccupy his thoughts and alienate him from Marie, who consequently succumbs to the sexual advances of the Drum Major. When Wozzeck discovers this deception he kills her and then drowns himself, leaving their son to face the world on his own
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny opera in three acts by Kurt Weill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zadek's production of Aufstieg Und Fall Der Stadt Mahagonny, which combines Brecht's text with Weill's music, was recorded at the `98 Salzburg festival. The Opera was one of the greatest successes of its day when it originally opened in `31, and ran for over 50 performances. Its songs, most of all Oh moon of Alabama, are still great hits today
Benjamin Britten's A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyndebourne's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream is pure magic. Starring James Bowman, Ileana Cotrubas, Curt Appelgren, with music by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink
A Midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of four lovers and a group of naive rustics, who, in a wood on a moonstruck midsummer night, fall foul of Oberon and Tytania, the quarreling King and Queen of the Fairies
Der Barbier von Bagdad by Peter Cornelius( )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius: Der Barbier von Bagdad: Komische Oper in zwei Aufzügen / Busoni: Arlecchino oder Die Fenster: Ein theatralisches Capriccio in einem Aufzug
Bernstein, Barber, Diamond by Leonard Bernstein( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life with an idiot by Alfred Schnittke( Recording )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheus in the Underworld : opera in 2 acts and 4 scenes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offenbach's burlesque on the Greek legend of Orpheus is the tale of a dissolute group of gods who, bored with the confines of Mount Olympus, decide to go slumming in Hades
The school for scandal overture by Samuel Barber( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and German and held by 101 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sophie's choice by Nicholas Maw( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2002, Nicholas Maw's opera Sophie's Choice, based on the novel by William Styron, was given its premiere at the Royal Opera House
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed at the Hamburg State Opera and is directed by Rolf Liebermann. Features the Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera, and the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. Includes: Toni Blankenheim, Richard Cassilly, Peter Haage, and Gerhard Unger
Die Fledermaus La chauve souris : opérette en trois actes by Johann Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of Schoenberg's opera about Moses and Aaron, with a libretto based on the biblical book of Exodus
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine brilliantly leads Debussy's colorful score, illuminating the mysterious world in which the title characters are trapped. Jeannette Pilou is the elusive young Mélisande, discovered deep in a forest by Golaud (José van Dam in an incandescent performance), who marries her. But it is Golaud's younger half-brother, Pelléas (Dale Duesing), with whom she falls in love. The increasingly jealous Golaud warns Pelléas to keep away from his wife. When the lovers meet one last time before Pelléas's departure on a journey, Golaud kills him. Mélisande gives birth to a daughter and dies, leaving Golaud to wonder if she ever loved him. Jerome Hines co-stars as the old King Arkel, Golaud and Pelléas's grandfather.This performance is taken from the James Levine 40th anniversary CD box set
Poppea( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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L'incoronazione di Poppea
Alternative Names
Dale Duesing American opera baritone

Dale Duesing US-amerikanischer Opernsnger

Dsing, Dale

Dsing, Dale 1947-

Italian (48)

German (41)

English (36)

French (8)

Russian (4)