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Vickers, Jon

Works: 713 works in 2,272 publications in 7 languages and 21,734 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Operas  Televised operas  Music videos  Oratorios  Biography  Film adaptations 
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
Publications by Jon Vickers, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jon Vickers
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
163 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,527 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 )
115 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,212 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 1,010 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
100 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 804 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Sound Recording )
53 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 767 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 )
59 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 731 libraries worldwide
Celebrated Wagnerian conductor Daniel Barenboim made his Met debut with this production of one of opera's greatest dramas. Gary Lehman and Katarina Dalayman are the legendary title characters in this searing story of love and destiny. Kwangchul Youn sings King Marke, the betrayed monarch whose understanding and forgiveness comes too late to save the lovers' life. Michelle DeYoung is Isolde's servant Brangäne and Gerd Grochowski sings Kurwenal, Tristan's faithful companion
Fidelio (highlights) by Ludwig van Beethoven( file )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in German and English and held by 624 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( visu )
25 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and German and held by 546 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 )
36 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 538 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
41 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 505 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
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 460 libraries worldwide
VYVYAN, Jennifer (soprano). SINCLAIR, Monica (contralto). VICKERS, Jon (tenor). TOZZI, Giorgio (bass). ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CHORUS. ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. BEECHAM, Thomas (conductor)
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Sound Recording )
48 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Recorded live, 1953, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
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 327 libraries worldwide
Jon Vickers in recital by Jon Vickers( file )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
28 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Starring Jon Vickers as 'Otello' and Mirella Freni as 'Desdemona' with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( visu )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 285 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
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 260 libraries worldwide
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Mozart's "Requiem: the original manuscript" is to be found as a CD-Rom track on this SACD
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( file )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 257 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
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( visu )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 249 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
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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
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 1926-
Wickers, Jon 1926-2015
Джон Викерс
Джон Вікерс
German (297)
Italian (197)
English (141)
French (94)
Latin (7)
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