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Vickers, Jon

Works: 704 works in 2,344 publications in 7 languages and 22,325 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Oratorios  Film adaptations  Biography  Television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Vocalist, per, Actor, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Jon Vickers
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

115 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

73 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member 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
Fidelio [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

45 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

48 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

100 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

54 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

60 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

122 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme, in this opera, is conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member 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
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

39 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VYVYAN, Jennifer (soprano). SINCLAIR, Monica (contralto). VICKERS, Jon (tenor). TOZZI, Giorgio (bass). ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CHORUS. ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. BEECHAM, Thomas (conductor)
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

42 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member 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
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in German and English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helga Dernsech, Sopran ; Jon Vickers, tenor ; Chor der deutschen Oper
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

46 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to the June 30, 1959 recorded performance of Medea at the Royal Opera House, which received raved reviews on opening day. Other versions of the Covent Garden Medea exist but ICA Classics have very carefully re-mastered some new tapes that have produced excellent sound for their period
Samson and Delilah [opera in three acts] by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Vickers in recital by Jon Vickers( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic version of Shakespeare's play Othello
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member 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
Tristan et Isolde drame lyrique en 3 actes by Richard Wagner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member 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
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Latin and English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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



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