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Large, Brian

Works: 1,163 works in 4,827 publications in 6 languages and 45,924 library holdings
Genres: Televised operas  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Fantasy films  Opera films  Drama  Televised performances  Operas  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Producer, fmd, Restager , Film editor, Other, Creator, dir, Interviewee, tld, Videographer , Production personnel, Contributor, Editor, reg, Commentator, Composer, vid, Librettist
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Large
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among Wagner's mature operas, this is the only comedy. It is based on a true story of the guild of Meistersingers (Master singers). The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

53 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycle of four operas of Wagner's poems that are based on Scandinavian, Icelandic and Germanic sagas. The entire cycle was first performed in Bayreuth in 1876
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a play within a play. In the prologue an opera company is preparing to perform for a select audience in the private theater of a wealthy eighteenth-century patron. At his request, a serious and comic opera are now performed simultaneously, the story revolving around the lovesick Ariadne (soprano), whom the frivolous Zerbinetta (soprano) and her three helpers vainly try to cheer and whose joy in life is ultimately reawakened by Bacchus (tenor)
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th cenetury Seville, Carmen seduces a naive Army corporal, Don Jose, who abandons his career, his fiancee, and his dying mother for Carmen
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, comes Verdi's opera set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs; a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on William Shakespeare's play by the same title, in which play the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity. VHS format
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Verdi's romantic opera revolves around guests in disguise at a masked ball. The opera's story is about the assassination of a king during the ball in Stockholm in the 18th century
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.30 for La Boheme ... to 0.73 for Carmen ...)

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Alternative Names
Brian Large British film director

Brian Large Brits filmregisseur

Brian Large englischer Fernsehregisseur von Opernaufführungen