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Ludwig, Christa

Works: 1,006 works in 3,622 publications in 9 languages and 20,933 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Music  Operas  Musical settings  Librettos  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Interviewee, per, Vocalist, Illustrator, Commentator, Musician, Conductor, l4, Editor, Actor
Classifications: M1500,
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Publications about Christa Ludwig
Publications by Christa Ludwig
Most widely held works about Christa Ludwig
Most widely held works by Christa Ludwig
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
119 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,939 libraries worldwide
(1) SCHWARZKOPF, Elisabeth (soprano). (1) LUDWIG, Christa (mezzo-soprano). (1) STICH-RANDALL, Teresa (soprano). (1) EDELMANN, Otto (bass). (1) WACHTER, Eberhard (baritone). (1) PHILHARMONIA CHORUS. (1) LOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS CHOIR. (1) BANCROFTS SCHOOL CHOIR. (1) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. (1) KARAJAN, Herbert von (conductor)
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
72 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 886 libraries worldwide
Ben Heppner is the Knight of the Holy Grail, sent by heaven to defend pure, innocent Elsa (Deborah Voigt), against the evil slander of Telramund (Hans-Joachim Ketelsen) and his wicked wife. Ortrud (Deborah Polaski). But how can Elsa truly trust her hero, if she's forbidden to even ask his name or where he comes from? Wagner's colorful music blazes under James Levine's conducting, and the Met orchestra and chorus are a thrilling part of the storytelling. This is shimmering Romanticism at its best
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
39 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
74 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Actuación de la Orquesta de la Ópera Metropolitana de la épica Tetralogía del Anillo de los Nibelungos de Wagner, dirigida por James Levine. Utiliza técnicas escénicas modernas junto a los valores románticos tradicionales para darle una realización próxima al ideal de la visión original de Wagner
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
38 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 615 libraries worldwide
18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( visu )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 602 libraries worldwide
The first segment of the "Ring" cycle, Das Rheingold is concerned with a precious treasure -- the Rhinegold -- which, if made into a ring, would enable the wearer dominion over the world; however, whoever would steal the gold would have to renounce love
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
89 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 601 libraries worldwide
Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Sound Recording )
37 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( visu )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 496 libraries worldwide
Second opera of Richard Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen with James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Stars Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Gary Lakes, James Morris, Kurt Moll
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Sound Recording )
61 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Star conductor Simon Rattle leads a superb cast in this mesmerizing performance of Debussy's rarely staged opera. Stéphane Degout and Magdalena Kožená are the tragic title couple--lovers caught in a web of passion as strong as it is forbidden. Gerald Finley delivers a remarkable portrayal of Golaud, Mélisande's husband and Pelléas's half-brother, and Felicity Palmer is their mother, Geneviève. Willard White brings dramatic and vocal intensity to the brief but crucial role of the blind old king Arkel
Norma extraits by Vincenzo Bellini( file )
15 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Highlights from Bellini's Opera, Norma. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Opera House, Milan, Tullio Serafin, Conductor. Maria Callas, soprano; Franco Corelli, tenor; Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Nicola Zaccaria, bass; Edda Vincenzi, soprano
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( file )
10 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in German and held by 364 libraries worldwide
A brilliant ensemble cast bring Strauss's beloved operetta to life, with new English dialogue by playwright Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Jeremy Sams (who also directed this production, first seen on New Year's Eve 2013). Christopher Maltman and Susanna Phillips are Eisenstein and Rosalinde, the married couple at the center of this lighthearted tale of love, revenge, and mistaken identities. Paulo Szot sings Falke, Eisenstein's friend, who sets the plot in motion. Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky, Jane Archibald sings Adele, and Broadway star Danny Burstein is Frosch, the jailer. Adam Fischer conducts
Fidelio [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Under James Levine's passionate direction, this all-star cast brings Beethoven's magnificent opera to blazing life. Karita Mattila is heartbreaking as Leonore, the wife desperate to find her imprisoned husband, Florestan (Ben Heppner), a victim of his political enemies headed by Don Pizzaro (Sergei Leiferkus). René Pape is Rocco, the good-hearted jailer who can't stand up to his boss but who wants to do the right thing
A kékszakállú herceg vára Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Sound Recording )
40 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Herzog Blaubarts Burg: Oper in einem Akt, Sz 48. Libretto: Bela Balazs
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
67 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 351 libraries worldwide
En este final del "ciclo del Anillo" Wagner lleva la doble tragedia de Wotan y Siegfried. Brünnhilde declara que Wotan es todopoderoso y eterno. Con casco y armadura reluciente cabalga a través del aire que lleva una Siegfried resucitado de la mano. Siegfried se reconcilia con Wotan, y la sociedad se cura de sus males
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( Sound Recording )
52 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Haydn gave birth to a new type of oratorio that reflected perfectly the spirit of his time. With German texts, direct expression of feelings and many grand choruses, it stood for the transition from the aristocracy to a bourgeois society, in which music-making in a group was seen as an expression of civil pride. Extremely popular with amateur choirs, performances with a large ensemble became the rule until well into the 20th century. And the 1960 Electrola recording represents this tradition, with a top-class trio of soloists consisting of the great Elisabeth Grummer, outstanding tenor Josef Traxel and Gottlob Frick, "the blackest of all bass singers"
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 296 libraries worldwide
The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
52 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 295 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."
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Berry, Christa.
Berry, Christa 1928-
Christa Ludwig artiste lyrique allemande
Christa Ludwig Duits zanger
Christa Ludwig mezzosoprano tedesco
Christa Ludwig německá operní pěvkyně
Christa Ludwig Singer
Deiber, Christa.
Deiber, Christa 1928-
Lûdvig, Krista.
Ludwig, Ch.
Ludwigová, Ch.
Ludwigová, Christa.
Людвиг, Криста
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כריסטה לודוויג
کریستا لودویگ موسیقی‌دان، خواننده، و خواننده اپرا آلمانی
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Italian (142)
Latin (32)
English (30)
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