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Vickers, Jon

Overview
Works: 738 works in 2,677 publications in 8 languages and 26,665 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Requiems  Music  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Musical settings  Music videos  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Actor, Creator, Photographer, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Publications about Jon Vickers
Publications by Jon Vickers
Publications by Jon Vickers, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jon Vickers
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
192 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,895 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( file )
112 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,728 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
134 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
81 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,167 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( file )
68 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( file )
65 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 815 libraries worldwide
Digital Audio Download Includes: Part 1: 1. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Vorspiel (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Karl Ridderbusch/Bernd Weikl/Peter Schreier/Martin Vantin/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 2. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 1: Westw?rts schweift der Blick (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Peter Schreier/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 3. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Frisch weht der Wind der Heimat zu (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Peter Schreier/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 4. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Hab 'acht, Tristan! (Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 5. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Weh! ach wehe! Dies zu dulden! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 6. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 7. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: O blinde Augen! Bl?de Herzen! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 8. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Welcher Wahn! Welch' eitles Z?rnen! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 9. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Kennst du der Mutter K?nste nicht? (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 10. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: Auf! Auf! Ihr Frauen! (Helga Dernesch/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 11. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: Herrn Tristan bringe meinen Gruss (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 12. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: H?rtest du nicht? Hier bleib' ich (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 13. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Begehrt, Herrin, was ihr w?nscht (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 14. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Da du so sittsam, mein Herr Tristan (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) Part 2: 1. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: War Morold dir so wert (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 2. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Des Schweigens Herrin heisst mich schweigen (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 3. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Tristan!...Isolde! (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 4. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Schnell, den Mantel, den K?nigsschmuck! (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 5. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act II: Vorspiel (Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von... (P) 2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( visu )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 622 libraries worldwide
The theme, in this opera, is conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Sound Recording )
45 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 569 libraries worldwide
In his final Met performance, the great Jon Vickers as Samson leads a superb cast in Saint-Saëns’s romantic retelling of this biblical story. He stars opposite Marilyn Horne, who delivers a captivating portrayal of the temptress Delilah. Louis Quilico is the High Priest of Dagon, Terry Cook is the Philistine leader Abimélech, and John Macurdy sings the Old Hebrew. French maestro Jean Fournet conducts
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( file )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Hearing either Jon Vickers or Christa Ludwig, two of the most riveting singing actors of their time, in Parsifal would be cause for celebration. This recording presents both of these great artists in their only joint broadcast of Wagner's mystical opera, with James Levine bringing his own special magic to the occasion, making it indeed a Parsifal for the ages. Martti Talvela is an authoritative, compassionate Gurnemanz and Bernd Weikl a memorable Amfortas
Jon Vickers in recital by Jon Vickers( file )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
9 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Sound Recording )
55 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Listen to the June 30, 1959 recorded performance of Medea at the Royal Opera House, which received raved reviews on opening day. Other versions of the Covent Garden Medea exist but ICA Classics have very carefully re-mastered some new tapes that have produced excellent sound for their period
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( file )
24 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 325 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)
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 321 libraries worldwide
ATMA Classique is reissuing one of Les Violons du Roy's seminal discs: the orchestra's recording of Mozart's Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The soloists are Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, John Tessier, and Nathan Berg. Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and the choir of La Chapelle de Québec. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2002, and won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the vocal or choral performance category. This recording of Mozart's Requiem is especially poignant, as it was made in Troy, NewYork in the week following the September 11 attacks in 2001.The recording captures the emotion and immediacy of that special performance, which was later featured on CBC Television's Opening Night. The Globe & Mail wrote about "an appreciation of the transcendent aspects of the Requiem as a work of art that is about death, survival and the possibility of an afterlife. There is the magnificence of the music, so often used to solemnly mark terrible tragedy and bring solace."
Vickers : songs by Glick, Somers, Coulthard, Ridout, Beckwith, Naylor, Morawetz by Jon Vickers( file )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
30 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic version of Shakespeare's play Othello
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Jon Vickers : a hero's life by Jeannie Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Williams also illuminates the paradoxes in the worldview of a man who might have been a preacher or a prime minister if he had not been blessed with such a remarkable musical talent."--Jacket
Jon Vickers, a tribute on his 75th birthday by Jon Vickers( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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John Vickers
Jon Vickers Canadees zanger
Jon Vickers Canadian singer
Jon Vickers cantant canadenc
Jon Vickers cantante canadiense
Jon Vickers kanadischer Heldentenor
Jon Vickers kanadský operní pěvec-tenor
Jon Vickers Tenor Canadiano
Jon Vickers tenore canadese
Smith, Capt. (John Ferdinand)
Smith, J. F. D. (John Ferdinand Dalziel)
Smith, John Ferdinand Dalziel
Smyth, J. F. D. (John Ferdinand Dalziel)
Smyth, John Ferdinand Dalziel
Stuart, F. S. (Ferdinand Smyth)
Stuart, Ferdinand Smyth
Stuart, Jonathan
Vickers 1926-2015
Vickers, John.
Vickers, John 1926-
Vickers, John 1926-2015
Vickers, Jon
Vickers, Jonathan Stewart.
Vickers, Jonathan Stewart, 1926-
Vickers, Jonathan Stewart 1926-2015
Wickers, Jon
Wickers, Jon 1926-2015
Джон Викерс
Джон Вікерс
ג'ון ויקרס זמר קנדי
ジョン・ヴィッカーズ
琼·维克斯
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German (340)
Italian (228)
English (138)
French (83)
Latin (9)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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