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Duesing, Dale

Works: 147 works in 359 publications in 5 languages and 3,773 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Operas  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Music  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Creator, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dale Duesing
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 475 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 )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 313 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 )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and held by 267 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
A Midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 250 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
Benjamin Britten's A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 249 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
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 247 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
Life with an idiot by Alfred Schnittke( Recording )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leben mit einem Idioten: Oper in zwei Akten. Libretto: Viktor Jerofejew
Orpheus in the Underworld : opera in 2 acts and 4 scenes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 131 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 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
Der Barbier von Bagdad by Peter Cornelius( )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 92 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( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sophie's choice by Nicholas Maw( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 82 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 )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calixto Bieito's controversial but visually stunning production is set in a grisly, chaotic, post-industrial maze, giving a contemporary edge to the disturbing and hair-raising intensity of Alban Berg's expressionistic masterpiece. Recorded live at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona in 2006
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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Live performance of Schoenberg's opera about Moses and Aaron, with a libretto based on the biblical book of Exodus
Poppea ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )
2 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in French and held by 40 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
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Audience level: 0.51 (from 0.33 for The school ... to 0.80 for Bernstein, ...)
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Düsing, Dale
Düsing, Dale 1947-
Italian (47)
German (45)
English (35)
French (8)
Russian (5)