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Kerns, Robert 1933-1989

Works: 120 works in 411 publications in 5 languages and 5,091 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Masses  Filmed operas  Musical films  Librettos  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Kerns
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

51 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Madama Butterfly : Japanese tragedy by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heart-rending story about a sweet-natured Japanese girl and the caddish American lieutenant who marries then deserts her
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Madama Butterfly : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
Il giuramento by Saverio Mercadante( )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential José Carreras by José Carreras( )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beloved member of The Three Tenors, Spains Jos Carreras has become one of the most passionate, popular and affecting singers of his time. Though his worldwide celebrity was sealed by his first collaboration in The Three Tenors with Plcido Domingo and the late Luciano Pavarotti in 1990, Carreras had been one of operas finest tenors for almost twenty years, his sweet and lyrical voice commanding a wide range of roles from the ardent young romantic hero of Werther to the dangerous Don Jos of Carmen. He has also won new fans with his song recordings and his charming forays into the Broadway repertoire
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in French and English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous film of the world's best-loved opera, directed by Herbert von Karajan, features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry's magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni's ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla, and Jon Vickers's thrillingly manic-depressive Don José
Christa Ludwig : live recordings 1955-1994 by Christa Ludwig( )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera's greatest love songs( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutherland, Pavarotti, Caballe, Ghiaurov, Krause with Peter Pears London Philharmonic Orchestra - Mehta, conductor
Messe h-Moll BWV 232 = Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in Latin and German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anillo del nibelungo en alemán, es un ciclo de cuatro óperas épicas, basadas libremente en figuras y elementos de la mitología germánica, particularmente las Sagas islandesas. Estas operas son, El oro del Rin (Das Rheingold), La valquiria (Die Walküre), Sigfrido (Siegfried) y El ocaso de los dioses (Götterdämmerung)
Puccini gold by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nessun dorma : Puccini's greatest arias by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2008 brought a celebration of Giacomo Puccini, born 150 years ago, and nobody is more identified with him than tenor Luciano Pavarotti as he pays respect by performing all Puccini's greatest tenor arias
Turandot : lyrisches Drama in drei Akten by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's last opera is a story of a beautiful but cruel Chinese princess, Turandot. The opera is characterized by its tension between the denial of love and secret affection, Turandot's obsession with sacrificial victims, and between cold cruelty and pure love
A Portrait of Manon by Jules Massenet( )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
A portrait of Pavarotti : [highlights from the Pavarotti edition] by Luciano Pavarotti( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Robert Kerns American singer and opera singer

Robert Kerns Amerikaans zanger (-1989)

Italian (107)

German (65)

Latin (19)

French (14)

English (9)