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Large, Brian

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Most widely held works by Brian Large
Smetana by Brian Large( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

52 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Verdi's Otello: In what many believe to be the finest production of Othello in modern times, Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead a world-class cast under the exquisite musical direction of Sir Georg Solti. An outstanding performance of the first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas, universally regarded as sublime masterpieces of grand opera. Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead an outstanding cast in this production of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. The moor Otello (Domingo), proclaimed a hero after a great military victory, is driven by jealousy to murder when his devious comrade-in-arms Iago (Sergei Leiferkus) leads him (without cause) to doubt the fidelity of his wife, Desdemona (Te Kanawa). Georg Solti conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, under the leadership of Bradley Creswick
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco Opera's production of Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ópera Carmen, cuenta una historia que sucede en Sevilla. Allí hay una fábrica de cigarrillos, en la que trabaja Carmen, que es una gitana muy guapa, pero un poco revoltosa. Ella se ríe de los hombres, les hace creer que los los ama, pero no es así. Así le pasa a Don José, un sargento que tiene un novia, Micaela, pero cuando conoce a Carmen se enamora pérdidamente de la gitana. Hay un incidente en la fábrica y culpan a Carmen, que es detenida y Don José la detiene, pero la suelta por amor, para que ésta pueda huir
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opera opens with an abattoir, the five maids puling dripping chunks of carcasses into barrows and closes with a more human slaughterhouse as Orestes raises his blood drenched hands to heaven"--Cover
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first uncut performance of Berlioz's masterpiece Les Troyens, performed by the Metropolitan Opera at the opening of its Centennial Season in September 1983. The opera was inspired by Virgil's Aeneid
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aida, an Ethiopian princess, is torn between love of her homeland, family and the man who loves her. Radames, is the man Aida loves. He is appointed Commander of the Egyptian Army and sent off to fight the Ethiopian invasion. Amneris senses the feelings between Aida and Radames which angers her for she is also in love with Radames. Radames returns to Egypt victorious along with a group of Ethiopian prisoners. Included in the group is Amonasro, Aida's father. Amonasro manipulates Aida into discovering the battle plan of the Egyptian Army from Radames. He is discovered giving the details to Aida and Amonasro by Amneris and is sentenced to be buried alive. Aida is an opera in which emotions run wild and you can probably identify with at least one of the characters."--Classical.net
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Der rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Ochs, having arranged with Sophie's father Faninal to combine his noble rank with Faninal's money by marrying Sophie, asks the Marschallin to suggest an appropriate young man to be his Knight of the Rose, who will present a silver rose to Sophie on his behalf as a traditional symbol of courtship. Marschallin recommends Octavian. When Octavian delivers the rose, he and Sophie fall in love on sight, and must figure out how to prevent Baron Ochs from marrying Sophie. The musical comedy has a deep-rooted performance tradition at the Salzburg Festival, but Robert Carsen's new reading opens up one more musical interpretation of this comedy of errors
Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts
La cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra started its season with a great Gala Concert conducted by music director Gustavo Dudamel. As special guest: star tenor Juan Diego Flórez. The programme includes popular arias by Rossini as well as famous songs by Latin-American composers. Programme: Rossini, Overture to 'La gazza ladra', Overture to 'Semiramide', 'La Speranza piu soave' from Semiramide, Overture to Guillaume Tell, 'Asil ereditaire' from Guillaume Tell; Granada (arr. Flórez), ' La flor de la canela'; Mancayo, ' Huapango'; Grever (arr. Guinovart), 'Júrame'; Gutierrez (arr. Pena), 'Alma Llanera'; Márquez, Danzón No. 2; Encores: Verdi, 'La donna e mobile' from Rigoletto; Gounod: 'Ah, leve toi soleil' from Romeo and Juliette
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal theme of transfigured love triumphant over barbaric cruelty
Horowitz in Moscow by Brian Large( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records Horowitz's historic recital in Moscow. Also includes highlights of his return to his native Soviet Union--his first visit in 61 years
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Rakewell leaves his country home and Anne the girl he loves, to seek his fortune in London. He unwittingly sells his soul to Nick Shadow in return for a year and a day's enjoyment in the city. When the day of reckoning comes, Tom has second thoughts and his strongest weapon is his love for Anne who has come to London to save him
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among Wagner's mature operas, this is the only comedy. It is based on a true story of the guild of Meistersingers (Master singers). The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
American Ballet Theatre at the Met by Brian Large( Visual )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This triple bill of ballets, with an additional glittering pas de deux, is a delightful introduction to the range and excitement of American Ballet Theatre's repertory
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance of Puccino's Madama Butterfly was recorded in the open-air Arena di Verona
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadoor. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war agaist the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him & whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs
 
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Brian Large British film director

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