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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 1,117 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
Smetana by Brian Large( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 783 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 )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 674 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish production filmed at the famed Bayreuth Opera House with Peter Schneider conducting the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. The medieval romance of the Swan Knight, who comes miraculously to the rescue of the falsely accused Elsa of Brabant
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story encompasses 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 )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Bizet's opera, the tragic tale of a Spanish officer who throws his life away for the love of a gypsy temptress
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videocassette release of the opera by Richard Strauss based on Sophocles' play about the violent revenge of Elektra
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 546 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
La traviata : an opera in 3 acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish period production of Verdi's best-loved opera. The tragic love story of the courtesan Violetta and her young admirer Alfredo
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

53 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal theme of transfigured love triumphant over barbaric cruelty
Horowitz in Moscow by Vladimir Horowitz( Visual )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 496 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
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in German and English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants, and the gods
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 492 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
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video tape of a live performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 489 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
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 474 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
 
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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

Brian Large réalisateur britannique

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Wozzeck : opera in three acts and fifteen scenesAidaElektraLes TroyensTurandotOtello