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Large, Brian

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Most widely held works by Brian Large
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

76 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Smetana by Brian Large( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

93 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

59 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unabbreveated version of Richard Strauss` The Rosenkavalier from Salzburg Festival 2014 is staged by legendary Harry Kupfer. The cast incl. Krassimira Stoyanova, Günther Groisböck, Sophie Koch, Mojca Erdman, Franz Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra."--Container
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

69 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heston tells the story of La Bohème, visiting some of the featured Paris locations. The story is illustrated by scenes from the 1982 Royal Opera House production of La Bohème
Elektra : opera in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videocassette release of the opera by Richard Strauss based on Sophocles' play about the violent revenge of Elektra
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Puccini's opera performed by the Chorus and orchestra of the Arena di Verona conducted by Maurizio Arena and starring Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Martinucci, Cecilia Gasdia, Ivo Vinco
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck : an opera in 3 acts and 15 scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story encompassing the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist 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
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 597 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 )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 584 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadoor. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war agaist the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him & whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

52 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciano Pavarotti in his first Met Ballo heads an illustrious cast in the revolutionary production of Verdi's opera. His portrayal of the ill-fated Riccardo is 'peerless Pavarotti.' Also stars Aprile Millo
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Verdi's Otello: In what many believe to be the finest production of Othello in modern times, Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead a world-class cast under the exquisite musical direction of Sir Georg Solti. An outstanding performance of the first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas, universally regarded as sublime masterpieces of grand opera. Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead an outstanding cast in this production of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. The moor Otello (Domingo), proclaimed a hero after a great military victory, is driven by jealousy to murder when his devious comrade-in-arms Iago (Sergei Leiferkus) leads him (without cause) to doubt the fidelity of his wife, Desdemona (Te Kanawa). Georg Solti conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, under the leadership of Bradley Creswick
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

60 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second segment of the "Ring" cycle follows Wotan and Alberich as they scheme to reclaim the all-powerful Ring, from Fafner the dragon. Brunnhilde has become Wotan's trusted advisor in his quest, and he has also trained his son Siegmund to take up the cause in the event of his death
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production by Roberto De Simone of Verdi's Nabucco opened the 1986 season at La Scala, Milan. Recorded live at the opening night
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Visual )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version by David Alden uses minimalist sets and costumes to depict Tannhäuser's conflict in choosing between earthly pleasures and spiritual aspirations
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third opera in the "Ring cycle." Siegfried follows the adventures of the son of demigods Siegmund and Sieglinde as he conquers his enemies and rescues the beauteous Brunnhilde with the help of his magic sword
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video tape of a live performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal
 
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Brian Large British film director

Brian Large Brits filmregisseur

Brian Large director de cine británico

Brian Large englischer Fernsehregisseur von Opernaufführungen

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Elektra : opera in one actTurandotWozzeck : an opera in 3 acts and 15 scenesNabuccoTannhäuser