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Large, Brian

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

38 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,128 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 )

45 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 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
Smetana by Brian Large( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

99 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 924 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 )

61 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 904 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 )

81 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 826 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

66 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manrico is in love with Leonora who is also coveted by Count di Luna. The two fight over her until the Count gains the upper hand by imprisoning Azucena and Manrico. He orders Manrico beheaded and learns only too late that Manrico is his long-believed-dead brother
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

72 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second segment of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, First day : the Valkyries, focuses on the lives of Siegmund and Sieglinde, children of Wotan and Erde
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

53 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the violent revenge of Elektra, mourning the murder of her father by his wife and her lover
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

71 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 718 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
Wozzeck : opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 619 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
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

60 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 608 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
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in German and English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a never before released performance of Mozart's magical last opera. Filmed at the Salzburg Festival in the Mozart Bicentenary Year of 1991, it has been retrieved from the festival archives specially to celebrate the centenary of the legendary Hungarian maestro
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final segment of the "Ring cycle," Wagner brings the double tragedy of Wotan and Siegfried full circle. Brunnhilde declares that Wotan is all-powerful and everlasting. With helmet and gleaming armour, she rides through the air leading a resurrected Siegfried by the hand. Siegfried is reconciled with Wotan, and society is cured of its ills
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

59 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 592 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 586 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Wagner's opera about the fatal voyage which Tristan, a vassal to the court of King Marke, makes to Ireland to bring back Isolde as the king's bride. On the return voyage Tristan and Isolde drink by mistake a love potion, which binds them irrevocably to each other. The story resolves itself into a series of love intrigues in which the two lovers ingeniously outwit the king
 
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Brian Large British film director

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