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Volpe, Joseph

Overview
Works: 51 works in 74 publications in 5 languages and 910 library holdings
Genres: Filmed operas  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Drama  Televised performances  Biography  Music videos  Nonfiction television programs  Cultural television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Commentator, Interviewee, Author, Performer, Director
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph Volpe
In grand style : the glory of the Metropolitan Opera by Nancy Ellison( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in German and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's opera tells the story of Prince Tamino who rescues Princess Pamino from an evil king with help of Papageno, a bird, and, of course, the magic flute
Met moments : 60th anniversary season( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciano Pavarotti by Luciano Pavarotti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film takes the viewer behind the scenes of both Pavarotti's personal life and his appearances at the great opera houses of the world, to create a unique portrait of the great tenor and musician
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious drama where salvation comes to the knight through compassion, renunciation, and suffering
The toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera by Joseph Volpe( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anecdote-filled behind-the-scenes look at more than forty years of the highlights, successes, and day-to-day inner workings--productions, divas, and backstage dramas--of New York's Metropolitan Opera House, by Joseph Volpe, the only general manager to have risen through the ranks. This book is the story of Volpe's years leading up to the Met, from his first big job as a stagehand at the Morosco Theater to the odd jobs he picked up moonlighting. It is his Met years--from apprentice carpenter to general manager--that tell about New York and the business of culture. Volpe looks at the Met today, an institution of vast egos and complicated politics, as well as its glittering past. He writes about the general managers he worked under; his own embattled rise to the top; his bad-cop, good-cop collaboration with conductor James Levine; and making a family of highly charged artist-stars and visionary directors.--From publisher description
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacular performance of Samson et Dilila
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luisa is forced to renounce her love for Rodolfo in order to gain the release of her father from Rodolfo's father, the Count, who disapproves of his son's love for her
Götterdämmerung : opera in a prologue and three acts by Richard Wagner( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La clemenza di Tito : opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theatre project : an autobiographical story by Richard Pilbrow( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triumph, Disaster, and Renewal that changed Stage Lighting and the Shape of Theatre. This is the story of an upstart company, Theatre Projects, in the world of British Theatre that created the stage lighting design profession and revolutionized theatre lighting, sound and technology, then went on to become, today, the world's leading theatre design consultancy. Along the way, Theatre Projects became a West End producer and one of Europe's largest lighting, sound, and AV suppliers. Reckless over-expansion led to disaster. A gripping tale of the rise, fall, and re-emergence of an artistically-motivated enterprise in the theatre. Six decades that changed stage lighting, sound, and theatre technology, and transformed the shape of theatre space around the world. An autobiographical story that takes you behind the scenes of a theatrical revolution with this backstage adventure that will challenge, provoke, inspire, and entertain all who work and love the creative world of theatre
Sansón y Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated cartoon which tells the Bible story of Samson and Delilah. One in a series of Bible episodes seen through the eyes of three young visitors from the 20th Century
Ariadne auf Naxos : opera in a prologue and one act by Richard Strauss( Recording )

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

L'elisir d'amore : opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La juive by F Halévy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halévy's gripping opera had not been heard at the Met for almost 70 years when it was revived for tenor Neil Shicoff a month before this broadcast. His searing account of Eléazar, a Jewish goldsmith burdened by a terrible secret quickly became a modern operatic classic. Soile Isokoski is his beloved daughter Rachel, in love with a man who turns out not to be Samuel, a simple workman in her father's shop, but Prince Léopold (Eric Cutler). Rachel is sent to her gruesome death by Cardinal de Brogni (Ferruccio Furlanetto), who discovers Eléazar's secret too late
The voyage : opera in three acts, a prologue and an epilogue by Philip Glass( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed Italian conductor Maurizio Benini makes his Glyndebourne debut in Donizetti’'s intoxicating and deeply touching opera, whose fast-moving comic story unfolds the romantic rivalry between penniless farmhand and bumptious soldier, both vying for the love of Adina. Will the bogus Dr Dulcamara'’s potion - the elixir of love - help farmhand Nemorino win her heart? Peter Auty takes the role of Nemorino with Ekaterina Siurina as Adina
Fedora by Umberto Giordano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Julio Esperanza, a 34-year-old husband and father, is diagnosed with stomach cancer, family and friends demonstrate that compassion and love can be expressed in a creative and active way
 
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In grand style : the glory of the Metropolitan Opera
Alternative Names
Joseph Volpe American opera manager

ヴォルピー, ジョセフ

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The toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera