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Large, Brian

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

46 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,150 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 )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

59 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 724 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
Aïda : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aida, an Ethiopian princess, is torn between love of her homeland, family and the man who loves her. Radames, is the man Aida loves. He is appointed Commander of the Egyptian Army and sent off to fight the Ethiopian invasion. Amneris senses the feelings between Aida and Radames which angers her for she is also in love with Radames. Radames returns to Egypt victorious along with a group of Ethiopian prisoners. Included in the group is Amonasro, Aida's father. Amonasro manipulates Aida into discovering the battle plan of the Egyptian Army from Radames. He is discovered giving the details to Aida and Amonasro by Amneris and is sentenced to be buried alive. Aida is an opera in which emotions run wild and you can probably identify with at least one of the characters."
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck : opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 610 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 Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ópera Carmen, cuenta una historia que sucede en Sevilla. Allí hay una fábrica de cigarrillos, en la que trabaja Carmen, que es una gitana muy guapa, pero un poco revoltosa. Ella se ríe de los hombres, les hace creer que los los ama, pero no es así. Así le pasa a Don José, un sargento que tiene un novia, Micaela, pero cuando conoce a Carmen se enamora pérdidamente de la gitana. Hay un incidente en la fábrica y culpan a Carmen, que es detenida y Don José la detiene, pero la suelta por amor, para que ésta pueda huir
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opera opens with an abattoir, the five maids puling dripping chunks of carcasses into barrows and closes with a more human slaughterhouse as Orestes raises his blood drenched hands to heaven"--Cover
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 546 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first uncut performance of Berlioz's opera at the Met, this production tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Horowitz in Moscow by Vladimir Horowitz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records Horowitz's historic recital in Moscow. Also includes highlights of his return to his native Soviet Union--his first visit in 61 years
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video tape of a live performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the opera by Verdi, based on Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy, deceit, conspiracy, & murder. Othello's great love for Desdemona proves to be too much to bear
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavian loves the much older and married Marschallin. When the Marschallin's cousin, Baron Ochs, needs a go-between to send a gift to his young fiancee, he asks Octavian and the results prove to be life changing for all
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 476 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
Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny : opera in three acts by Kurt Weill( Visual )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's every man for himself in the newly founded city of Mahagonny, devoted to life's illicit pleasures, where anything goes and the only crime is to run out of money
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 450 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opéra dirigé par Maurizio Arena Avec le ch?ur et l'orchestre de l'Opéra de San Francisco et les interprètes Samuel Ray, Gabriela Banackova, Dennis O'Neil et Judith Cristin
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Les Troyens
Alternative Names
Brian Large British film director

Brian Large Brits filmregisseur

Brian Large director de cine británico

Brian Large englischer Fernsehregisseur von Opernaufführungen

Brian Large réalisateur britannique


Wozzeck : opera in three acts and fifteen scenesElektraLes TroyensOtello