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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Overview
Works: 2,004 works in 5,260 publications in 7 languages and 97,992 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Opera films  Stories, plots, etc  Operas  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Creator, Actor, Donor, Singer, Editor
Classifications: M1500.V48, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
 
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Most widely held works by Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a comsumptive flower-maker
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by John W Freeman( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Persian and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the plots of 150 of the world's most popular operas, short biographies of the 72 composers represented, plus background material pertinent to each work
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Verdi's opera, telling the story of a beautiful courtesan dying from consumption, her love for a poor nobleman and the sacrifices she makes for him
Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luciano Pavarotti's Cavaradossi in Tosca was his most celebrated role at the Met. It was captured for posterity in Tito Gobbi's famous production in 1978, with Shirley Verrett in the title role and the tenor in his glorious prime."--P. [4] of cover
Lucia di Lammermoor dramma tragico in due parti by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 301st Metropolitan Opera performence of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor conducted by Richard Bonynge and recorded live on November 13, 1982. Starring Joan Sutherland and Alfredo Kraus
Trollflöjten The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in German and English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for television
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Peking, Princess Turandot will become the bride of the royal suitor who can successfully answer three riddles. Unsuccessful suitors lose not only the hand of the princess, but their heads as well
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with a princess-turned-slave girl
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's masterful setting of Shakespeare's famous tragedy is filled with dark colors and vivid emotions. The music brilliantly depicts the souls of troubled Macbeth and his conniving, relentless wife. Bringing Verdi's vision to life requires not only great singers, but great actors as well--Cornell MacNeil and Irene Dalis excel in the challenge. From the first encounter with the witches to the murder of the King and the gradual disintegration of their souls, this couple masterfully conveys all the horror and pathos both Verdi and Shakespeare intended
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

53 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a generation of opera lovers, Rise Stevens was the Carmen. Her husky, insinuating voice was the embodiment of Bizet's gypsy temptress. Taken from a February 16, 1952 broadcast, this set sees the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this unforgettable performance
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in French and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen, a beautiful and sultry gypsy, woos the corporal Don José. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads to murder
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in Italian and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy peasant Nemorino falls in love with Adina from a distance but comes to believe that she is in love with Belcore. Listening to Adina tell the story of Tristan and Iseult, he becomes convinced that by taking a magic love potion he will gain Adina's love. Following a series of misteps, Nemorino enlists in the army so that he can earn enough money to buy more of the so called love potion. Adina, aware of Nemorino's love buys his enlistment contract and professes her love for him
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera on February 16, 1980. Conducted by Giuseppe Patané. Starring Katia Ricciarelli, Judith Belgen, Luciano Pavarotti
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment of the "Ring" cycle, Das Rheingold is concerned with a precious treasure -- the Rhinegold -- which, if made into a ring, would enable the wearer dominion over the world, however, whoever would steal the gold would have to renounce love
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

25 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded from the broadcast performance of 5th January, 1935
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in Italian and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fausto Cleva, one of the Metropolitan Opera's most admired Italian specialists, conducts the company's orchestra and chorus in this February 1961 performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore
Sing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for children by Jane Rosenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated retelling of the plots of fifteen well-known operas
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in Italian and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
Don Carlos an opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes an eight minute special program: Verdi at Sant' Agata
 
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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas
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Metropolitan Opera Company (New York, New York, New York)

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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operasTosca opera in three actsLucia di Lammermoor dramma tragico in due partiSing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for childrenDon Carlos an opera in five actsThe toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan OperaSaturday afternoons at the old Met : the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, 1931-1950