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Large, Brian

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Most widely held works by Brian Large
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

83 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,750 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 )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the opera by Verdi, based on Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy, deceit, conspiracy, & murder. Othello's great love for Desdemona proves to be too much to bear
Smetana by Brian Large( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

96 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the Swan Knight, who comes to rescue the falsely accused Elsa, stays to marry her, and then must leave her when she disobeys his warning not to question his name or lineage
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in German and English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants, and the gods
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavian loves the much older and married Marschallin. When the Marschallin's cousin, Baron Ochs, needs a go-between to send a gift to his young fiancee, he asks Octavian and the results prove to be life changing for all
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

71 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heston tells the story of La Bohème, visiting some of the featured Paris locations. The story is illustrated by scenes from the 1982 Royal Opera House production of La Bohème
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 824 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
Trollflöjten The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

45 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pierre Audi's production of this blithe fable suggests an operatic Garden of Eden, enhanced by the primary coloured, story-book designs of Karel Appel. The tale of two young men undergoing a rite of passage to win their perfect spouse inspired Mozart's most tuneful yet sublime score -superbly brought to life by Riccardo Muti and a distinguished cast of international soloists. " -- Container
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story encompasses the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expressionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciano Pavarotti in his first Met Ballo heads an illustrious cast in the revolutionary production of Verdi's opera. His portrayal of the ill-fated Riccardo is 'peerless Pavarotti.' Also stars Aprile Millo
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced, Herbert Graf ; music, Richard Strauss ; libretto, Hugo von Hoffmannsthal
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Visual )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met en scène les péripéties qui accompagnent la représentation d'un opéra dans l'hôtel particulier d'un riche bourgeois de Vienne. Le prologue montre les préparatifs de la représentation et les réactions des personnages à la décision prise par le maître d'intercaler des scènes comiques dans l'opéra sérieux. L'acte unique représente Ariane à Naxos évoque sa solitude, l'arrivée de Bacchus et leurs noces triomphales. Les scènes sont entrecoupées d'intermèdes et de commentaires comiques
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the opera in three acts by Verdi featuring Shakespeare's comic character Falstaff
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production by Roberto De Simone of Verdi's Nabucco opened the 1986 season at La Scala, Milan. Recorded live at the opening night
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video tape of a live performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

45 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertopname gemaakt in 1976 tijdens de Bayreuther Festspiele. - Het derde deel van 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', waarin gezocht wordt naar het goud, dat volgens een oude Germaanse overlevering, de bron van alle kwaad is
Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of Crete, returning from the Trojan wars, vows to sacrifice the first living creature he meets, only to be met by his own son
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

50 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 475 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
 
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Brian Large British film director

Brian Large Brits filmregisseur

Brian Large englischer Fernsehregisseur von Opernaufführungen

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LohengrinWozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenesElektraNabuccoIdomeneo