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Large, Brian

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

66 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,539 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 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

76 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 765 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
Elektra : opera in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 706 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 692 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 680 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
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 606 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 )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 576 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 )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 569 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 545 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
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final segment of the "Ring cycle," Wagner brings the double tragedy of Wotan and Siegfried full circle. Brünnhilde 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
Horowitz in Moscow by Vladimir Horowitz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 538 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 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video tape of a live performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in German and English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stage production of the Ring cycle as performed by the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mar.-May 1990
Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 477 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
La cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra started its season with a great Gala Concert conducted by music director Gustavo Dudamel. As special guest: star tenor Juan Diego Flórez. The programme includes popular arias by Rossini as well as famous songs by Latin-American composers. Programme: Rossini, Overture to 'La gazza ladra', Overture to 'Semiramide', 'La Speranza piu soave' from Semiramide, Overture to Guillaume Tell, 'Asil ereditaire' from Guillaume Tell; Granada (arr. Flórez), ' La flor de la canela'; Mancayo, ' Huapango'; Grever (arr. Guinovart), 'Júrame'; Gutierrez (arr. Pena), 'Alma Llanera'; Márquez, Danzón No. 2; Encores: Verdi, 'La donna e mobile' from Rigoletto; Gounod: 'Ah, leve toi soleil' from Romeo and Juliette
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

42 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal theme of transfigured love triumphant over barbaric cruelty
 
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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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