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Opera Australia Chorus

Works: 70 works in 137 publications in 6 languages and 1,441 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Operas  Televised operas  Musical settings  Music videos  Musical films  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Opera Australia
The love for three oranges by Sergey Prokofiev( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquí, Valery Gergiev y su espléndido equipo ruso, predeciblemente, optan correctamente por el texto ruso y se introducen en él con gusto. El coro, que se divide para representar lo trágico, lo cómico, lo excéntrico, es excelente. La orquesta es magnífica
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák( )

3 editions published in 2008 in Czech and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dvořák’s colorful romantic fairy tale, based on the classic story of the Little Mermaid, comes to life with the enchanting Gabriela Beňačková in the title role, the water nymph Rusalka who sings the famous “Song to the Moon.” Ben Heppner stars as the Prince she falls in love with. Sergei Koptchak is Rusalka’s father, the Water Gnome, Stefania Toczyska sings the witch Ježibaba, and Janis Martin is the Foreign Princess, Rusalka’s rival. John Fiore conducts this performance from the opera’s Met premiere run
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-class opera in a spectacular setting: Opera Australia's Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns with Madama Butterfly. Puccini's masterpiece is one of opera's greatest tragic tales, with glorious music to match - including the 'Humming Chorus' and 'Un bel di'. But never before has it been so stunningly presented, with Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, brilliant fireworks illuminating the night sky and a lavish production directed by the renowned Alex Olle (La Fura dels Baus Hiromi Omura stars as Butterfly, the Japanese girl who marries a visiting American. With their child she waits expectantly for his return--but when his ship finally arrives, he is accompanied by his new American wife. Stricken by grief, Butterfly commits suicide, choosing to die with honour rather than live with shame. Experience the beauty and tragedy of Madama Butterfly, in all the splendour and elegance of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Lakmé : opera in three acts by Léo Delibes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian priestess falls tragically in love with a British officer
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
Chorus : great opera choruses by Opera Australia( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic 100 opera concert : the gala concert presented by Opera Australia and ABC Classic FM( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Symphony no. 9 : "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A five-part exploration of Ludwig von Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, examining the music itself along with the historical and personal setting in which it was created"--Guide p. 2
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charming, lighthearted and fizzing with subversive wit, Neil Armfield's sparkling production of The Marriage of Figaro masterfully captures Mozart's most popular comedic opera
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling new production from Sydney Harbour. Carmen tells the story of naive soldier Don Josè who abandons his childhood sweetheart & deserts the army when he falls under the spell of an alluring gypsy
Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first program Ruggero Raimondo, the world-renowned Italian bass-baritone, returns to his birthplace of Bologna, to perform the title role in Mozart's masterwork Don Giovanni
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Opera Australia's best-loved productions, Elijah Moshinsky's retelling of Rigoletto draws Verdi's dark melodrama into a modern day mafioso underworld, inspired by Federico Fellini's all-time classic La Dolce Vita. Heading a glittering international cast is baritone Alan Opie in a commanding performance as the tortured jester, with Emma Mathews taking on the role of Gilda and Paul O'Neil as the lustful Duke. Conductor Giovanni Reggioli sympathetically captures the luscious yet fragile tones of Verdi's much-loved scrore, with it feast of sublime singing
The Mikado : or the town of Titipu : an operetta in two acts by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operettevoorstelling, opgenomen op 24 en 25 mei 2011 in het Arts Centre, Melbourne
Bliss by Brett Dean( Recording )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golem by Larry Sitsky( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma : tragedia lirica in due atti by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If I tell you that today's Opera Easy is set in Ancient Gaul and features a conquering horde of Roman legionnaires," says host Natalie Choquette, "you might think that someone has written an opera on the comic strip Asterix and Obelix - but you'd be wrong. No, today's featured work does include Roman centurions but is centered on one of the most remarkable characters in all of 19th-century opera who gave her name to this opera. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Druid priestess Norma."
The marriage of Figaro : [highlights] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 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
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.30 for The mikado ... to 0.71 for Bliss / ...)

Alternative Names

controlled identityAustralian Opera. Chorus

Chór Opera Australia.

Chorus Opera Australia (Melbourne).

Opera Australia Chór

Opera Australia Chorus

Opera Australia (Melbourne). Chorus.

The Opera Australia Chorus

English (23)

Italian (16)

French (6)

Czech (3)

German (2)

Latin (2)