WorldCat Identities

San Francisco Opera

Overview
Works: 358 works in 675 publications in 5 languages and 8,430 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Operas  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Live sound recordings  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Conductor, orc, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500.P83, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by San Francisco Opera
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in French and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Italian and Spanish and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal theme of transfigured love triumphant over barbaric cruelty
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasco da Gama returns to Portugal to mount a new expedition in search of passage beyond Africa. What ensues is a tale of unrequited love, jealousy and hatred that takes place on an island off the coast of Africa
A streetcar named Desire : an opera in three acts by André Previn( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blanche Dubois visits her sister and her husband Stanley, and he immediately dislikes her. Friction builds between the two of them when they are left in the apartment together
Dead man walking by Jake Heggie( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt, and originally written to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal, tells the story of the love between the Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian soldier, Radames, and of the jealousy of Amneris, the daughter of the Egyptian king
Capriccio : a conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rival suitors, one a poet the other a composer vie for the love of a beautiful woman who must decide which one she loves
Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closely follows the biblical tale of the struggle between the Hebrews and the Philistines and the downfall of Samson in the hands of the temptress Dalila"--Container
Orlando Furioso by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action of the opera takes place on the enchanted island of the sorceress Alcina, where the cast of characters has been brought by fate
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and French and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotfi Mansouri's last production as General Director of the San Francisco Opera; includes new dialogue by Wendy Wasserstein and an original ballet to set the scene Chez Maxim's, bringing fresh insight into Lehár's operetta
Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman Melville's epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger is brought to the stage in this thrilling production from San Francisco Opera"--Container
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gershwin melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of seduction, betrayal of love and religion and the vengence of man and God
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker
Wonders are many : the making of Doctor Atomic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons with declassified footage of nuclear testing
Harvey Milk by Stewart Wallace( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco Opera's production of Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
André Previn : the kindness of strangers by André Previn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Palmer's 90 min. documentary, filmed around the world, follows Previn's exciting life from Berlin refugee to multi-Oscar-winning film score composer, renowned jazz pianist and chief conductor of both the London Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras. Previn's remarkable career reached a climax with the premiere of his first opera, 'A streetcar named desire' based on Tennessee Williams' stage play
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Turandot
Alternative Names
Oper

Oper San Francisco, Calif

Opera

Òpera de San Francisco

Ópera de São Francisco

Opera House

Opera House San Francisco, Calif

Opera San Francisco, Calif

Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera.

Orchestra of the San Francisco State Opera.

San Francisco.

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera Association.

San Francisco Opera House

San Francisco Opera teatro di San Francisco in California

San Francisco Opera theater in de Verenigde Staten

Sanfrancisko opera

The San Francisco Opera.

War Memorial Opera House

War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, Calif

Опера Сан-Франциско оперный театр в Калифорнии

האופרה של סן פרנסיסקו

اپرای سان فرانسیسکو

샌프란시스코 오페라단

サンフランシスコ・オペラ

Languages
English (94)

Italian (81)

French (58)

German (12)

Spanish (1)

Covers
L'AfricaineA streetcar named Desire : an opera in three actsOrlando FuriosoSamson and Delilah