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Large, Brian

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

39 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,114 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 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

115 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,027 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 )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 916 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 )

87 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 866 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 )

69 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 803 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
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 747 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

76 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 745 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

73 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 710 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 )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 614 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 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in German and English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stage production of the Ring cycle as performed by the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mar.-May 1990
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 593 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
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 591 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
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 589 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 578 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 551 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
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
 
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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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ElektraTurandotWozzeck : opera in three acts and fifteen scenesAidaLes Troyens