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Nilsson, Birgit

Works: 839 works in 3,360 publications in 9 languages and 37,444 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Biography  Action and adventure films  Filmed operas  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Superhero films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Commentator, Interviewee, Narrator, Actor, Author of introduction, sop
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
184 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,953 libraries worldwide
Erich Leinsdorf conducts some of the greatest Wagnerian singers of the post-WWII era in this stunning performance of Die Walküre, the highly emotional--and ever-popular--second installment of the Ring cycle. Otto Edelmann is Wotan, lord of the gods, who sees his carefully laid plans go tragically wrong. The incomparable Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, his favorite warrior daughter. Jon Vickers, at the top of his game, is Siegmund, the hero Wotan is putting all his hopes on before giving in to the demands of his wife, Fricka (Irene Dalis). Gladys Kuchta sings Sieglinde, Siegmund's sister and bride, and the 24-year-old Martina Arroyo makes a cameo appearance as Ortlinde, one of the Valkyries
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
195 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,290 libraries worldwide
Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
128 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,089 libraries worldwide
This performance marked Birgit Nilsson's first Met broadcast in one of her most celebrated roles, Brünnhilde, in the Ring cycle's final installment. Hans Hopf sings Siegfried, the man whose heroic deeds eventually bring about the twilight of the gods, and the sensational Gottlob Frick is Hagen. With its story of love, treachery, murder--and, ultimately, redemption--Götterdämmerung brings Wagner's epic to a monumental conclusion. The great Erich Leinsdorf leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( file )
122 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,668 libraries worldwide
Siegfried Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor Birgit Nilsson, soprano Hans Hotter, bass-baritone Gerhard Stolze, tenor Gustav Neidlinger, bass-baritone Joan Sutherland, soprano Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Georg Solti, conductor Libretto included
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
90 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
One of the great broadcasts in Met history, this performance of Strauss's stunning one-act drama truly deserves the adjective "legendary." The incomparable Birgit Nilsson delivers a searing portrayal of the title heroine, the Greek princess obsessed with avenging the murder of her father, Agamemnon. A passionate Leonie Rysanek is her sister, Chrysothemis, who longs for a normal life and begs Elektra to give up her fixation. Thomas Stewart sings Orest, their brother, and Jean Madeira, in her final Met appearance, gives a chilling performance as Klytämnestra, Elektra's mother. Strauss friend and protégé Karl Böhm conducts with unmatched authority and passion
Salome by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
105 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
The great Birgit Nilsson gives a spectacular performance as Strauss's biblical princess. Walter Cassel is the imprisoned prophet Jochanaan, the object of Salome's desire. When he rejects her advances, Salome has no hesitation in exacting her murderous revenge. The infamous final scene, in which she kisses Jochanaan's severed head, is one of the most searing endings in all of opera--and one of Nilsson's legendary performances. Karl Böhm, a protégée and collaborator of Strauss, leads a authoritative, colorful, and impassioned rendition of the score, in a performance that also stars Karl Liebl as Herod, Irene Dalis as Herodias, and George Shirley as Narraboth
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
50 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 930 libraries worldwide
Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
72 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 737 libraries worldwide
For two centuries Fidelio's story of the power of love to fight tyranny and political oppression has inspired freedom fighters around the world. Beethoven's music uniquely captures the essence of the indomitable human spirit at its most noble. This cathartic performance, brilliantly led by Karl Böhm, brings together two legendary artists in their glorious prime: Jon Vickers as the unjustly imprisoned Florestan who is rescued by his faithful wife, Leonore, the great Birgit Nilsson in her very first performance of the role at the Met. Hermann Uhde is the malevolent Don Pizarro
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Symphony no. 6 'Pastorial' ; Egmont. Overture & incidental music ; Overtures : Prometheus ; Coriolan by Ludwig van Beethoven( file )
7 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 520 libraries worldwide
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
71 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 489 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)
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Sound Recording )
38 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Book (125 p. :
Elektra by Richard Strauss( visu )
33 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Videocassette release of the opera by Richard Strauss based on Sophocles' play about the violent revenge of Elektra
Der Ring des Nibelungen : orchestral excerpts = selection orchestrale = Orchesterstücke by Richard Wagner( file )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 378 libraries worldwide
7 grote scenes uit Richard Wagner's: "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
The three sopranos by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf( file )
6 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 372 libraries worldwide
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( file )
29 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
The golden ring by Richard Wagner( visu )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and German and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Documents the recording and behind-the-scenes production of the first-ever audio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Sir Georg Solti
La Nilsson : my life in opera by Birgit Nilsson( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 71 libraries worldwide
First published in Sweden (1995) and in Germany (1997), the autobiography of Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005) is now available in an English translation
Die Frau ohne Schatten : Oper in drei Akten by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 44 libraries worldwide
My memoirs in pictures by Birgit Nilsson( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Birgit Nilsson opera singer
Birgit Nilsson ruotsalainen sopraano
Birgit Nilsson schwedische Opernsängerin (Sopran)
Birgit Nilsson soprano svedese
Birgit Nilsson svensk operasångerska
Birgit Nilsson svensk sanger
Birgit Nilsson svensk songar
Birgit Nilsson szwedzka śpiewaczka operowa (sopran)
Birgit Nilsson Zweeds zanger
Birgit Nilsson Zweeds zangeres
Birgit Nilssonová
Niklasson, Birgit.
Niklasson, Birgit 1918-2005
Nilsson, Birgit.
Nilsson, Märta Birgit.
Nilsson, Märta Birgit 1918-2005
Svennsson, Birgit.
Svennsson, Birgit 1918-2005
Svennsson, Märta Birgit 1918-2005
Svensson, Märta Birgit 1918-2005
Біргіт Нільсан
Бірґіт Нільссон
Нильссон, Биргит
בירגיט נילסון
بيرجيت نيلسون
بیرگیت نیلسون خواننده سوئدی
เบอร์จิต นิลส์สัน
비르기트 닐손
ニルソン, ビルギット
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