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Nilsson, Birgit

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Works: 705 works in 2,755 publications in 8 languages and 27,393 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Biography  Operas  Music  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Live sound recordings  Pictorial works  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, per, l4, Narrator, Interviewee, Actor, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Sound Recording )
176 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,228 libraries worldwide
"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"-Wikipedia (Sept 2006)
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
160 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,844 libraries worldwide
Wagner's powerful and wrenching tale of ill-fated love requires a cast of great singing actors, and that's just what this broadcast provides. Jon Vickers and Régine Crespin are the brother and sister who fall rapturously in love, only to be torn apart by death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie of the title who is punished by her father (the magnificent Theo Adam as Wotan) for doing what he really wants her to do. Herbert von Karajan conducts his final Met performance
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
180 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,680 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 )
116 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,464 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( Sound Recording )
108 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Salome by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
90 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,008 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
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
74 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 970 libraries worldwide
New remastering via 96KHz 24-bit digital converter and Cedar DH2 de-hisser
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 791 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
Aida (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in Italian and No Linguistic Content and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
66 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Elektra by Richard Strauss( visu )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 459 libraries worldwide
The story of the violent revenge of Elektra, mourning the murder of her father by his wife and her lover
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( file )
27 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 442 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."
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
62 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 433 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Schwarzkopf samlingen
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
35 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Symphony no. 6 'Pastorial' 'Egmont'-- overture & incidental music ; Overtures-- 'Prometheus' & 'Coriolan' by Ludwig van Beethoven( file )
6 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 252 libraries worldwide
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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( visu )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 252 libraries worldwide
The great soprano Birgit Nilsson stars in her signature role of Isolde in this historic performance filmed live at the Theatre Antique d'Orange in France in 1973. Jon Vickers co-stars as Tristan in this famed production, which is performed under the musical direction of the legendary conductor Karl Böhm. This historic film of Wagner's monumental opera, performed by this incomparable cast, has been restored and digitally re-mastered
James Levine's 25th anniversary by James Levine( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 216 libraries worldwide
An all-star cast--Birgit Nilsson, Jean Madeira, Richard Tucker, and Robert Merrill--brings Verdi's towering tragedy to life in this dramatic performance. Nilsson is Amelia, the young woman trapped in an impossible dilemma: she loves Riccardo, the governor (Tucker), whose closest friend and advisor is her husband, Renato (Merrill). When Renato discovers her secret, he joins a conspiracy to kill Riccardo. Add the dire predictions of the fortuneteller Ulrica (Madeira), and you have one of opera's most powerful dramas. Nello Santi conducts
 
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Birgit Nilsson Opera singer
Birgit Nilsson schwedische Opernsängerin (Sopran)
Birgit Nilsson soprano svedese
Birgit Nilsson svensk sångare
Birgit Nilsson svensk sanger
Birgit Nilsson svensk songar
Birgit Nilsson szwedzka śpiewaczka operowa (sopran)
Birgit Nilsson Zweeds zanger
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
ビルギット・ニルソン
比尔吉特·尼尔森
Languages
German (765)
Italian (290)
English (64)
Swedish (15)
French (5)
Danish (2)
Spanish (2)
Germanic [Other] (2)
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