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Vickers, Jon

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Works: 863 works in 1,984 publications in 6 languages and 17,703 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Music videos  Interviews  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Publications about Jon Vickers
Publications by Jon Vickers
Most widely held works by Jon Vickers
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Sound Recording )
37 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Les Troyens: Grand opéra en cinq actes d'après Virgile
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 718 libraries worldwide
This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
48 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( visu )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and German and held by 683 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
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
Fidelio [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 511 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
Peter Grimes op. 33 by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
56 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Fidelio. Gundula Janowitz, Lucia Popp, Rene Kollo, Hans Sotin, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Manfred Jungwirth, Adolf Dallapozza. Leonard Bernstein, director
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
30 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Starring Jon Vickers as 'Otello' and Mirella Frendi as 'Desdemona' with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
61 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Otello: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Arrigo Boito
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
52 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Das Lied von der Erde: Sinfonie für Alt, Tenor und Orchester. Text: Hans Bethge. Bearbeitung für Kammerorchester von Arnold Schönberg und Rainer Riehn
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in Italian and held by 289 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
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( visu )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 276 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges in which Samson, an Israelite judge of extraordinary strength, was betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah who cut his hair as he slept and thus deprived him of his strength
Tristan et Isolde drame lyrique en 3 actes by Richard Wagner( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 243 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Sound Recording )
40 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 226 libraries worldwide
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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in Italian and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The cast and synopsis of Act I are announced at the beginning (RWA 2026, A4). The 1st intermission features the MET Opera Guild discussion of the broadcasting of opera. Milton Cross presents a synopsis of Act II (RWA 2026, B2). The 2nd intermission features Opera Question Forum and a synopsis of Act III (RWA 2027, A3). The 3rd intermission features the program Our American Way of Living, with Mrs. Thomas Perron speaking on nutrition problems in America. It closes with a synopsis of Act IV (RWA 2027, B2)
Fidelio [opera in 2 acts] by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in German and held by 213 libraries worldwide
 
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John Vickers
Stuart, Jonathan
Vickers, John.
Vickers, John, 1926-
Vickers, Jonathan Stewart
Vickers, Jonathan Stewart 1926- Vollstaendiger Name
Wickers, Jon 1926-
Languages
German (181)
Italian (155)
English (82)
French (75)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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