WorldCat Identities

Cassilly, Richard 1927-1998

Works: 226 works in 558 publications in 5 languages and 7,117 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Excerpts  Songs and music  Art music  One-act operas  Opera television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, t=t, Vocalist, Author, Editor
Classifications: M1500.S89, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Cassilly
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 835 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Dec. 1990
Toward an American opera, 1911-1954 by Victor Herbert( Recording )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally issued on various labels
Leonore (1805) by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde / highlights / Mendelssohn. Symphony no. 8, D. 759 : Unfinished / Schubert by Gustav Mahler( )

3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trolius and Cressida by William Walton( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Tippett by Michael Tippett( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses and Aaron by Arnold Schoenberg( )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2020 in German and English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Visual )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents scenes from the telecast performance of Tannhäuser on November 22 and December 20, 1982
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Richard Wagner's most enduring works, this bold operatic tale of a medieval knight's struggle for freedom against the gods was given a striking production by the Metropolitan Opera
Two operas and two song cycles by Hugo Weisgall( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck : an opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story encompasses the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expressionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands
A Copland celebration. vocal and choral works by Aaron Copland( Recording )

5 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old American Songs, Set 1 & 2. 1: The Boatmen's Dance 3:15; 2: The dodger 2:06; 3: Long Time Ago 3:12; 4: Simple Gifts 1:45; 5: I bought Me a Cat 2:06; 6: The Little Horses 2:57; 7: Zion's Walls 2:08; 8: The Golden Willow Tree 3:36; 9: At the River 3:12; 10: Ching-a-Ring Chaw 1:31. Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson. 11: Nature, the gentlest mother 3:50; 12: There cam a wind like a bugle 1:33; 13: Why do they shut me out of Heaven? 1:48; 14: The world feels dusty 1:54; 15: Heart, we will forget him 2:14; 16: Dear March, come in! 2:14; 17: Sleep is supposed to be 2:51; 18: When they come back 1:53; 19: I felt a funeral in my brain 2:03; 20: I've heard an organ talk sometimes 1:58; 21: Going to Heaven! 2:42; 22: The Chariot 3:00; 23: In the Beginning 16:30; 24: lark 4:54. The Tender Land. Act One. 1: Gently flowing 1:15; 2: Moderate tempo 4:38; 3: Moderately fast 2:58; 4: Somewhat faster 2:17; 5: With motion 3:39; 6: Moderately 2:04; 7: Trifle slower 4:37 8: Lively and rough 3:20; 9: Quite slow 3:15; 10: Very broadly 1:36; 11: Briskly 2:52; 12: Somewhat slower 11:01; 13: Introduction- starting slowly 2:08; 14: As at first 2:10; 15: Fast tempo 4:03; 16: Broadly 7:10; 17: Still Slower 6:53
Moses und Aron ; Chamber symphony no. 2, op. 38 by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

6 editions published in 1993 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's every man for himself in the newly founded city of Mahagonny, devoted to life's illicit pleasures, where anything goes and the only crime is to run out of money
Friedenstag by Richard Strauss( Recording )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tender land ; opera in three acts. Abridged by Aaron Copland( Recording )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck by Alban Berg( )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine, a longtime champion of this groundbreaking work, has conducted every Met performance of Wozzeck since 1974. He brings Berg's revolutionary score to dramatic life in this broadcast, leading an extraordinary cast headed by Christian Boesch and Hildegard Behrens. Boesch gives a heartbreaking performance as the poor, abused soldier of the title, and Behrens is stunning as his faithless and conflicted wife, Marie. Richard Cassilly sings the vain Drum Major who seduces her, and Ragnar Ulfung and Franz Mazura are the Captain and the Doctor, who mock and torture Wozzeck
Troilus and Cressida by William Walton( Recording )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus and Cressida: Opera in Three Acts. Libretto: Christopher Hassall
Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Carlisle Floyd's powerful opera, the story of a beautiful Tennessee girl who innocently incites the lust of her church Elders, leading to her denouncement as a sinner. Samuel Ramey is the Reverend Olin Blitch, whose concern for Susannah turns into desire, and Jerry Hadley sings Susannah's brother, Sam, who tries to take his revenge on the preacher. James Conlon conducts this broadcast performance from the opera's Met premiere run
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Cassily, Richard.

Cassily, Richard 1927-1998

Richard Cassilly

Richard Cassilly American opera singer

Richard Cassilly Amerikaans operazanger (1927-1998)

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Richard Cassilly cantante de ópera estadounidense

Richard Cassilly cantante d'ópera estauxunidense (1927–1998)

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