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Vickers, Jon

Works: 730 works in 2,136 publications in 6 languages and 18,333 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Parodies, imitations, etc  Musical settings  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Vocalist, per, Narrator, Actor, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Publications about Jon Vickers
Publications by Jon Vickers
Most widely held works by Jon Vickers
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
176 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,733 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 )
106 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Act IV. Desdemona's room. She is getting ready to go to bed, aided by Emilia. She is hurt by Otello's attitude toward her, for which she finds no explanation. She has just finished her prayers when Otello enters. He openly accuses her of having been unfaithful to him, even though, unheeded, Desdemona proclaims her innocence. He has already condemned her and proceeds to strangle her. Emilia returns announcing that Roderigo has been killed while trying to assassinate Cassio. Seeing Desdemona dead, she accuses Otello and cries that he has killed an innocent woman. Iago appears, and Emilia reproaches him for his intrigue; his only answer is to flee. Otello, dismayed and suddenly aware of the trap into which he has fallen gives a last kiss to his beloved wife and stabs himself
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Sound Recording )
51 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 819 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
89 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 799 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
60 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 749 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
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Sound Recording )
47 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Mezzo-soprano Gertrud Wettergren is the legendary biblical temptress whose ensnares the strongest man in the world, Samson, only to leave him a helpless prisoner of his enemies. Belgian tenor René Maison blends superb French style with virile intensity to make this hero a truly tragic figure. The great singing actor Ezio Pinza brings dramatic depth to role of the High Priest of Dagon
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( visu )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and German and held by 551 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in Italian and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
VYVYAN, Jennifer (soprano). SINCLAIR, Monica (contralto). VICKERS, Jon (tenor). TOZZI, Giorgio (bass). ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CHORUS. ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. BEECHAM, Thomas (conductor)
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
47 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the Verdi opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Samson and Delilah [opera in three acts] by Camille Saint-Saëns( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in French and English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
56 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
34 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Starring Jon Vickers as 'Otello' and Mirella Freni as 'Desdemona' with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic
Tristan et Isolde drame lyrique en 3 actes by Richard Wagner( visu )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 288 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
Tristan & Isolde by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in German and held by 285 libraries worldwide
"Peter Konwitschny's Tristan und Isolde proves to be refreshingly controversial in its interpretation of this grand classic. In his hands, the towering Wagner opera becomes an optimistic work about two people who succeed in finding love." -- Container
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( visu )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 263 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
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Sound Recording )
42 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 237 libraries worldwide
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Carmen by Georges Bizet( Sound Recording )
40 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 217 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( visu )
24 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 201 libraries worldwide
This famous film of the world's best-loved opera, directed by Herbert von Karajan, features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry's magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni's ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla, and Jon Vickers's thrillingly manic-depressive Don José
The art of singing golden voices of the century ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Rare footage of many of the most illustrious opera stars of the twentieth century, from silent Caruso film and the Vitaphones with Martinelli and de Luca, Tetrazzini, Supervia, Flagstaf, Ponselle in a 1936 screen test of Carmen Chaliaoin, Tauber, Gigli; Sutherland, Price, Olivero, de los Angeles; Bjorling and Tebaldi in a 1956 broadcast of La Boheme; to Callas in the Lisbon Traviata and the Covent Garden Tosca of 1964
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John Vickers
Stuart, Jonathan
Vickers, John.
Vickers, John 1926-
Vickers, Jonathan Stewart
Vickers, Jonathan Stewart 1926-
Wickers, Jon 1926-
German (276)
Italian (187)
French (151)
English (144)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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