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Opera Australia Chorus

Works: 71 works in 142 publications in 5 languages and 1,715 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Music videos  Drama  Symphonies  Musical films  Comedy films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other
Classifications: M1001, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Opera Australia
Symphony no. 9 : "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in German and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?All people become brothers.? Beethoven?s epic final symphony, a vision for music ? and for humanity. The 1000 Years of Classical Music album series presents Beethoven?s Ninth Symphony, renowned for its uplifting finale ?Ode to Joy?. This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music ? a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák( )

4 editions published in 2008 in Czech and held by 284 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
Madama Butterfly : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Italian and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An American lieutenant marries a beautiful young geisha, to the dismay of her family. Shortly after the wedding the lieutenant departs for America, and his wife bears him a child, alone. Three years later she excitedly awaits his return, only to find to her shock and despair, that he is returning with an American wife."--Container
Lakmé : opera in three acts by Léo Delibes( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lakmé, Delibes' greatest opera, is performed by Opera Australia in all its oriental glory. Starring the exquisite coloratura soprano Emma Matthews as the innocent girl priestess Lakmé, and superb tenor Aldo Di Toro as the lovestruck Gerald, the story tackles religion and cross-cultural love against a backdrop of British rule in India in the mid-19th century"--Container
Chorus : great opera choruses by Opera Australia( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 74 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 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
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 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 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

The Gilbert & Sullivan collection : classic productions of the Savoy Operas, the Mikado, HMS Pinafore, Trial by jury, Patience, the gondoliers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gondoliers: Takes place partly in Venice and partly in the kingdom of Barataria where the next heir to the throne is to be one of two gondoliers
Norma : tragedia lirica in due atti by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 11 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."
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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 (21)

Italian (12)

French (5)

Czech (4)

German (3)