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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

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Works: 2,131 works in 5,455 publications in 6 languages and 104,107 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Televised operas  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Creator, Actor, Singer, Donor, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 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 )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera's production of the opera by Puccini. The relationships of two Bohemians and their sweethearts develop stormily until both couples separate. While the two men are lamenting their loneliness in their Paris attic, one of the girl friends comes for help for the other who has consumption and wants to be taken to her lover to die. The opera is followed by a special program showing behind the scenes preparation for the production
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 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 by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 1,000 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

55 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 983 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 896 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 879 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with his Ethiopian captive
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's immortal tragedy about the clash of true love with social convention has seldom been as poignant as in this broadcast. The sensational Italian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano, in his second season at the Met, offers his first Alfredo with the company--a tender, romantic, and gorgeously sung performance that perfectly matches Eleanor Steber's sumptuous and touching Violetta. Robert Merrill, heard here at the beginning of his career, would go on to make the role of Germont one of his calling cards
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera is a perennial favorite and often attracts stellar casts at the Met, but seldom has there been such a glittering group of singers in one performance. The legendary Leontyne Price is Aida, one of the roles she was destined to sing. Her rival, Amneris, is none other than Marilyn Horne, acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Both women are in love with Radamès--and why wouldn't they be when he's sung by the astounding Plácido Domingo. Cornell MacNeil and James Morris co-star, and James Levine galvanizes the Met orchestra and chorus
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for television
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in Italian and held by 789 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
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 737 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
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera's most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina's foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 726 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first opera in Wagner's Ring cycle, in which the Rhinegold is stolen and made into a ring by the dwarf Alberich, who later curses it when it is taken from him
Sing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for children by Jane Rosenberg( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1949 and 2016 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

42 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story might be classic and eternal, but it's always fresh--especially with a cast like this one. As Mimì and Rodolfo, Licia Albanese and Giuseppe Di Stefano will make you feel like you're falling in love for the very first time. The headiness of the first meeting, the almost unbearable pain of parting, the poignancy of reconciliation--it's all conveyed with a vividness that will thrill and then break your heart. Hilde Gueden sparkles as the tempestuous Musetta, who sets her cap for Frank Guarrera (Marcello). The great Cesare Siepi is Colline
 
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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operasToscaLucia di LammermoorSing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for childrenThe toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan OperaSaturday afternoons at the old Met : the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, 1931-1950Sign-off for the old Met : the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, 1950-1966