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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 2,552 works in 6,596 publications in 5 languages and 135,179 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Stories, plots, etc  Plot summaries  Art music  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Instrumentalist, Editor, Actor, Publisher, Restager , Donor, Singer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by John W Freeman( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Persian and held by 1,499 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

35 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in Italian and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's story about the hunchbacked father (Rigoletto) who desperately wants to protect his innocent daughter (Gilda) from the licentious Duke of Mantua has seldom been brought to life so electrifyingly as with this cast. The incandescent Anna Netrebko conveys every nuance of Gilda's emotions as she falls in love, is betrayed, and finally gives her own life, to save her faithless lover. Rolando Villazón embodies all of the Duke's dangerous charm and Carlo Guelfi is heartbreaking as the tortured title character
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

35 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded from the broadcast performance of 5th January, 1935
La bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-act opera set in 19th-century Paris about a poor poet and his love for a beautiful girl who dies of tuberculosis
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Italian and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enchanting" is the word for this one. A charming and pert Bidú Sayô (Adina) has been ignoring poor Nemorino (Ferruccio Tagliavini), forcing him to take desperate measures to win her love. Salvatore Baccaloni is Dr. Dulcamara, a wily snake-oil salesman with a bogus "elixir of love" that he promises will do the trick. It eventually works, of course, but not before the sensational cast has made us laugh and touched our hearts
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

35 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With James Levine's masterful conducting, Mozart's sublime score works its colorful magic in this upstairs/downstairs drama. Ruggero Raimondi (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Susannah) are the servants, caught up in the ongoing domestic drama of the Count and Countess (Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness). Only all is not what it seems, and the battle lines keep shifting in the most unexpected ways. Frederica von Stade is Cherubino, the young page body who's in love with love and who keeps complicating everyone's best laid plans at exactly the wrong times
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

50 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 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 two CD set sees the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this unforgettable performance
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

38 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 1,031 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

25 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in Italian and held by 972 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

31 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 969 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 934 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in Italian and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2019 in Italian and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca, the beautiful, glamorous singer who has all of Rome at her feet, is one of the iconic soprano roles of the Italian repertoire. She's caught between two men--her lover, the handsome, idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and the villainous Baron Scarpia, Rome's all-powerful chief of police, who will stop at nothing to win Tosca for himself. Puccini's story of torture, attempted rape, murder, suicide, and general mayhem is as thrilling and dramatic as anything seen on the operatic stage. Thanks to Eleanor Steber's impetuous title heroine, George London's malevolent Scarpia, and Carlo Bergonzi's romantic Cavaradossi, this Tosca still sends chills down your spine
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

33 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 807 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
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in German and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

27 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in Italian and French and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( )

16 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in French and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennaro Papi, a former assistant under Arturo Toscanini, conducts this performance of Donzietti's La Fille Du Regiment. Soprano Lily Pons is also at her most charming and vivacious in the role of Marie. Broadcast on December 28, 1940, this is the first time this performances has been available on CD
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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas
La bohèmeMolto agitato : the mayhem behind the music at the Metropolitan OperaThe toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan OperaSaturday afternoons at the old Met : the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, 1931-1950The Metropolitan Opera on record : a discography of the commercial recordings
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