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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 2,078 works in 5,591 publications in 6 languages and 112,398 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Actor, Instrumentalist, Singer, Editor, Donor, Publisher
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of poor artists in Paris. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi who is ill and dies. Giacomo Puccini's fourth and best loved opera
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by John W Freeman( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Persian and held by 1,683 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
Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

47 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,158 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

35 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,104 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

54 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,065 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 999 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 973 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 )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with his Ethiopian captive
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Eyre's stunning new production of Bizet's opera was the talk of the town when it was unveiled on New Year's Eve 2009. Elīna Garanča leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title--a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Roberto Alagna is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the toreador Escamillo (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) piques Carmen's interest. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by rising maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet's tale to thrilling life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 933 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 912 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 852 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in Italian and held by 847 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
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for television
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Italian and held by 785 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in Italian and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic opera about a young man who drinks a "magic" potion to make the girl he desires fall in love with him
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 750 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

28 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in Italian and held by 732 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
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