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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 2,001 works in 5,435 publications in 4 languages and 97,913 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Operas  Stories, plots, etc  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Opera films  Fantasy films  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Creator, Actor, Other, Singer, orc, Donor, Editor, Distributor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas( Book )

in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 997 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

35 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 870 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 848 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( Recording )

56 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 820 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and English and held by 697 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Italian and held by 684 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 Carlo : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlo, crown prince of Spain, falls in love with Elisabeth of Valois, originally promised to him but later married to his father King Philip, as part of the terms of a peace treaty between France and Spain. Incited to treason against his father on behalf of the Flemish, and accused of adultery with the queen, Don Carlo is cast into prison. Escaping, he flees to the monastery of St. Just, where Elisabeth comes to bid him farewell. The lovers are surprised by the King and the Grand Inquisitor, but Don Carlo is protected from them when the ghostly Charles V emerges from the tomb and draws him into the cloister
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts, sung in Italian
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct en janvier 2010 au Metropolitan Opera de New York. Avec Elīna Garanča (Carmen) ; Roberto Alagna (Don José) ; Barbara Frittoli (Michaëla) ; Teddy Tohu Rhodes (Escamillo) ; et autres solistes ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Chorus ; Yannick Nézet-Séquin, chef d'orchestre
The golden horseshoe; the life and times of the Metropolitan Opera House by Frank Merkling( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Met : one hundred years of grand opera by Martin Mayer( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Mayer writes that "for the past century the story of opera worldwide has been inseparable from the story of the Met." And never before has the story of the world's greatest opera company been told so compellingly and illustrated so lavishly as it is here. In commemoration of its centennial, the Metropolitan Opera for the first time has opened all its massive and fascinating archives for this celebration of a hundred years of musical glory. The history proves even more glamorous than the legends. This is the story of the end of the old house and the rise of Lincoln Center, the arrival of television and the immense growth of the operatic constituency in America. After a hundred crowded years of incident and personality, the Met flourishes not only in memories but in bright modern performances -- and The Met: One Hundred Years of Grand Opera tells the story. - Jacket flap
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Verdi's romantic opera revolves around guests in disguise at a masked ball. The opera's story is about the assassination of a king during the ball in Stockholm in the 18th century
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