WorldCat Identities

Norman, Jessye

Works: 1,893 works in 5,137 publications in 9 languages and 59,362 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Song cycles  Chamber operas  Excerpts  Songs  Oratorios  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Arranger, Musician, Commentator, Conductor, Actor, Artist, Interviewee, Narrator, Speaker, sop, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jessye Norman
Lieder by Franz Schubert( Recording )

169 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NORMAN, Jessye (soprano). FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (baritone). BARENBOIM, Daniel (piano)
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Il corsaro by Giuseppe Verdi( )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il corsaro: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

51 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A William Butler Yeats translation of Oedipus Rex performed by the Shakespearean Festival Players under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie.-
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( )

39 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der deutsche Bariton Christian Gerhaher ist zweifellos einer der besten Liedsänger der Welt. Auf seiner neuen CD widmet er sich gemeinsam mit Kent Nagano und dem Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal sowie Klaus Florian Vogt, Tenor, erstmals Mahlers berühmtem Werk "Das Lied von der Erde", seiner Vertonung von sieben Gedichten für Tenor, Alt und Orchester, laut Mahlers eigenem Bekunden "das Persönlichste, was ich je geschrieben habe". Das Werk komponierte Mahler 1907, einem Jahr, in dem sein Leben durch mehrere schwere Schicksalsschläge (dem Tod seiner Tochter, dem Rücktritt als Direktor der Wiener Hofoper und eigener Krankheit) gezeichnet war. Christian Gerhaher, Klaus Florian Vogt und dem Orchester unter Nagano gelingt es, die Tiefen und die Farbigkeit von Mahlers Werk in allen Details auszuloten. Nr. 1 Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde: Allegro pesante Nr. 2 Der Einsame im Herbst: Etwas schleichend. Ermüdet Nr. 3 Von der Jugend: Behaglich heiter Nr. 4 Von der Schönheit: Comodo. Dolcissimo Nr. 5 Der Trunkene im Frühling: Allegro Nr. 6 Der Abschied: Schwer
Spirituals in concert by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

55 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June and July 1974, Lukaskirche, Dresden; previouly released; digitally remastered
Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Stravinski's work from the Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto, Japan
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is all about love--an overwhelming, all-consuming erotic love that will not be bound by law; and a father's deep love for a son he must sacrifice and a daughter he must discipline at a profound cost to himself. In this incandescent performance conducted by James Levine, James Morris's legendary Wotan is coupled with Hildegard Behrens's searing Brünnhilde, and Jessye Norman and Gary Lakes are the passionate Siegmund and Sieglinde. The great Christa Ludwig is Wotan's exacting wife Fricka
Sacred songs = Geistliche Lieder = Chants sacrés by Jessye Norman( Recording )

37 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first uncut performance of Berlioz's opera at the Met, this production tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Alceste by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

30 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alceste: Opéra en trois actes (Version parisienne de 1776). Livret: Le Blanc du Roullet
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( Recording )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1938 assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by Jewish refugee Herschel Grynszpan, which led to Germany's Kristallnacht
Spirituals by Jessye Norman( Recording )

38 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sieben frühe Lieder ; Fünf Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg, op. 4 ; Jugendlieder (Selection) ; Zwei Lieder ; Jugendlieder (Selection) by Alban Berg( Recording )

9 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production was recorded in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli in 1960 and is sung in Italian. This CD set also includes excerpts from two other productions; one with Giuletta Simionato as Carmen, recorded in Palermo in 1959 (sung in Italian) and one with Simionato as Carmen and Di Stefano as Don José recorded in La Scala Milan in 1955 and conducted by Karajan
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Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman Amerikaans zangeres

Jessye Norman amerikansk sångare

Jessye Norman amerikansk sanger

Jessye Norman amerikansk songar

Jessye Norman artiste lyrique

Jessye Norman soprano e mezzosoprano statunitense

Jessye Norman US-amerikanische Opern- und Liedsängerin

Norman 1945-

Norman, Jessey.

Norman, Jessey 1945-

Norman, Jessue.

Norman, Jessue 1945-

Norman, Jessy

Normen Džesi

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Норман, Джесси

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ג'סי נורמן זמרת אמריקאית

جسی نورمن خواننده آمریکایی

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