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Pape, René

Overview
Works: 339 works in 933 publications in 6 languages and 11,139 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Live sound recordings  Operas  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Televised performances  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Librettos 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Actor, Other, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, per, bas, Contributor, Musician
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works by René Pape
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's retelling of the ancient tale of all consuming love that knows no boundaries is one of the greatest operas ever written. The orchestra is as much a part of the story as the singers on stage, and under James Levine's inspired leadership the Met orchestra gives one of its greatest performances--by turns yearning, raging, tender, fiery, and always playing with astonishing beauty. The remarkable Ben Heppner (Tristan) and Jane Eaglen (Isolde) are the lovers ensnared by a love beyond their control. René Pape is the anguished King Marke, betrayed by the two people he most loves
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera. The story dramatizes plight that befalls Florestan, the only political dissident brave enough to openly criticize the criminal misdeeds of governor Don Pizarro
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Wagner's opera about the fatal voyage which Tristan, a vassal to the court of King Marke, makes to Ireland to bring back Isolde as the king's bride. On the return voyage Tristan and Isolde drink by mistake a love potion, which binds them irrevocably to each other. The story resolves itself into a series of love intrigues in which the two lovers ingeniously outwit the king
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under James Levine's passionate direction, this all-star cast brings Beethoven's magnificent opera to blazing life. Karita Mattila is heartbreaking as Leonore, the wife desperate to find her imprisoned husband, Florestan (Ben Heppner), a victim of his political enemies headed by Don Pizzaro (Sergei Leiferkus). René Pape is Rocco, the good-hearted jailer who can't stand up to his boss but who wants to do the right thing
Requiem K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

8 editions published in 1992 in Latin and Miscellaneous languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes prayers said during the Requiem Mass held to commenmorate the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among Wagner's mature operas, this is the only comedy. It is based on a true story of the guild of Meistersingers (Master singers). The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 276 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 276 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
Das Wunder der Heliane by Erich Wolfgang Korngold( Recording )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Wunder der Heliane: Oper in drei Akten, op.20. Libretto: Hans Müller-Einigen
Turandot by Ferruccio Busoni( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot: Eine chinesische Fabel in zwei Akten nach dem Drama von Carlo Gozzi
Antigone Schauspielmusik = Incidental music, op. 55 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

4 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arlecchino by Ferruccio Busoni( )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arlecchino oder Die Fenster: Ein theatralisches Capriccio in einem Aufzug / Turandot: Eine chinesische Fabel in zwei Akten nach dem Drama von Carlo Gozzi
Ödipus Schauspielmusik = Incidental music, op. 93 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in German and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Missa solemnis op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

4 editions published in 1995 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Messe zeigte Beethoven auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Schaffenskraft und Helmuth Rilling, dem Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, der Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart und dem herausragenden Solistenquartett gelang eine weltweit beachtete Referenzeinspielung dieses großartigen Meisterwerks, die nun in einer neuen Auflage als edle Sammleredition vorliegt
Apollo et Hyacinthus Bastien und Bastienne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Latin and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's magical fairy tale has enchanted and moved audiences for more than 200 years--which is easy to understand after hearing this broadcast, brilliantly conducted by James Levine. The handsome, stalwart prince Tamino (Francisco Araiza) must fight supernatural forces to rescue the beautiful princess (Kathleen Battle) with whom he has fallen in love--after seeing only her portrait. But Tamino is in a strange land and doesn't know whom he can trust, including Sarastro (Kurt Moll), the leader of a mysterious noble order
 
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René Pape artiste lyrique

René Pape Duits zanger

René Pape Operatic bass

Папе, Рене

르네 파페

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