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Vickers, Jon

Works: 681 works in 2,392 publications in 7 languages and 21,154 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Oratorios  Television programs  Filmed operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Writer of accompanying material, Other, per, Actor, Narrator, Interviewee, Creator
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 )
173 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,607 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
116 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,236 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 )
70 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 944 libraries worldwide
In this eagerly-awaited complete opera recording from superstar Andrea Bocelli, the tenor assembles a fine cast to explore Verdi's most spectacular work: the award-winning American soprano Kristin Lewis takes the role of Aida, the brilliant Italian mezzo Veronica Simeoni as Amneri. Giorgio Giuseppini takes the role of Il Re (the Egyptian King), the powerful Ambrogio Maestri ("Italy's answer to Bryn Terfel") as Amonasro and Carlo Colombara, renowned Verdi bass, as Ramfis
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
102 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 816 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
Fidelio : (highlights) by Ludwig van Beethoven( file )
14 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in German and English and held by 791 libraries worldwide
Quartet:Mir is so wunderbar;Ha!Ha!Ha! welch' ein Augenblick;Abscheulicher!;O welche Lust in freier Luft;Gott! welch' Dunkel hier!;Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben;Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten;Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen;O namen - namenlose Freude!;Des besten Konigs Wink und Wille Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Birgit Nilsson, soprano JamesMcCracken, tenor Lorin Maazel, conductor
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Sound Recording )
59 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 772 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( Sound Recording )
60 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 650 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( visu )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 623 libraries worldwide
In a small village in England, Peter Grimes is unable to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Sound Recording )
39 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 554 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
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
38 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 520 libraries worldwide
VYVYAN, Jennifer (soprano). SINCLAIR, Monica (contralto). VICKERS, Jon (tenor). TOZZI, Giorgio (bass). ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CHORUS. ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. BEECHAM, Thomas (conductor)
Carmen by Georges Bizet( file )
52 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Accompanying book contains the complete text of the libretto in both English and French with annotations, and a critical historical commentary by David Foil with additional commentary by William Berger. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
45 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 506 libraries worldwide
The great Jon Vickers sings one of his most acclaimed roles, the tortured fisherman of the title, in Britten's powerful drama. Hounded by the small-minded local townspeople, with only Ellen Orford (Lucine Amara) and Captain Balstrode (Geraint Evans) on his sie, Peter's slow descent into madness is as searing as it is inevitable. Colin Davis conducts, with Lili Chookasian as Auntie and Jean Madeira as Mrs. Sedley
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( file )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 360 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 )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Sound Recording )
48 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 317 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
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Trinity College's performance of Herbert Howell's ode to the transience of life
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 291 libraries worldwide
Samson and Delilah : [opera in three acts] by Camille Saint-Saëns( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Performance of the Verdi opera Otello
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John Vickers
Jon Vickers Canadees zanger
Jon Vickers Canadian singer
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, 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-
Wickers, Jon 1926-2015
Джон Викерс
Джон Вікерс
German (301)
Italian (177)
English (155)
French (122)
Latin (9)
Dutch (3)
Spanish (1)
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