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Large, Brian

Overview
Works: 1,354 works in 4,183 publications in 5 languages and 43,532 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Musical settings  History  Interviews  Music videos  Operas  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biography 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Producer, Film editor, Restager , Creator, dir, Interviewee, Videographer , Contributor, Editor, tld, Commentator, Librettist, Composer
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Large
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, comes Verdi's opera set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs; a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Smetana by Brian Large ( Book )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
77 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 911 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a comsumptive flower-maker
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manrico is in love with Leonora who is also coveted by Count di Luna. The two fight over her until the Count gains the upper hand by imprisoning Azucena and Manrico. He orders Manrico beheaded and learns only too late that Manrico is his long-believed-dead brother
Elektra opera in one act by Richard Strauss ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 743 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Puccini's opera performed by the Chorus and orchestra of the Arena di Verona conducted by Maurizio Arena and starring Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Martinucci, Cecilia Gasdia, Ivo Vinco
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story encompassing the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second segment of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, First day : the Valkyries, focuses on the lives of Siegmund and Sieglinde, children of Wotan and Erde
Martinů by Brian Large ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 588 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in German and English and held by 578 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Bizet's opera, the tragic tale of a Spanish officer who throws his life away for the love of a gypsy temptress
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 556 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performance of the opera in three acts by Verdi featuring Shakespeare's comic character Falstaff
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this final opera of the Ring cycle, Siegfried leaves Brünnhilde and sets off down the Rhine, where he meets Günther, king of the Gibichung, his sister Gutrune, and their half-brother Hagen, son of Alberich. Conspiring together, the siblings induce Siegfried to drink a magic potion to forget Brünnhilde, then retrieve her that she may marry Günther. This deed accomplished, Hagen then murders Siegfried during a hunt. When Brünnhilde sacrifices herself upon Siegfried's pyre, Hagen attempts to steal the magic ring, but is thwarted as the waters of the Rhine rise, washing over everything, and the Rhine maidens retrieve their treasure, as Valhalla appears in flames above
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cycle of four operas of Wagner's poems that are based on Scandinavian, Icelandic and Germanic sagas. The entire cycle was first performed in Bayreuth in 1876
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 504 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
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 503 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
 
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Italian (336)
German (301)
English (60)
French (37)
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