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Della Casa, Lisa

Works: 487 works in 1,383 publications in 7 languages and 9,579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Art music  Excerpts  Marches (Music)  Filmed operas  Filmed performances  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Narrator, Conductor, Composer, Vocalist
Classifications: M1001, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lisa Della Casa
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

92 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George London stepped on stage as the legendary lover Don Giovanni, audiences gasped. Handsome and effortlessly charismatic, he promised to fulfill every woman's desire. No wonder the beautiful Lisa Della Casa (Elvira) didn't want to let him go, and Eleanor Steber (Anna) wants to put off her wedding for another year. Ezio Flagello is the servant Leporello and Cesare Valletti is a very aristocratic Don Ottavio. The great conductor Karl Böhm revisits the opera of his Met debut
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

59 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charming Elisabeth Söderström as the saucy servant Susanna and the ravishing, aristocratic Lisa Della Casa as the Countess are at the center of Mozart's immortal masterpiece, based on the Beaumarchais play. Add Cesare Siepi's irrepressible Figaro and Mildred Miller's effervescent Cherubino, and you have one utterly enchanting comedy. Erich Leinsdorf conducts the incandescent score
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

138 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Italian and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
Four last songs ; Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Symphony no. 4 by Gustav Mahler( )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognized as the world's leading Bruckner conductor. Bruckner's fourth, nicknamed the Romantic, is performed here by Haitink leading the London Symphony Orchestra
Don Giovanni : an opera in 2 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

14 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in Italian and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an attempted seduction by Don Giovanni which leads to the death of the Commendatore the father of Donna Anna the target of the seducer. Don Ottavio, fiancé of Donna Anna upon learning of the death of the Commendatore swears to avenge his death
Symphony no. 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathleen Battle, Soprano; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel
Der Rosenkavalier ; Arabella : Szenen = scenes by Richard Strauss( )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anneliese Rothenberger in grossen Opern by Anneliese Rothenberger( )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singer portrait( )

in German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisa Della Casa in recital( )

in German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

44 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Recording )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A promotion for the motion picture "The merry widow." Dialog from the film features Jeannette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 152 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
Arabella : lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen by Richard Strauss( Recording )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of Figaro : [highlights] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

11 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

32 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Missa solemnis, in D minor : (Lord Nelson Mass) by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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