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Large, Brian

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

20 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,015 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 626 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

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 556 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 544 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first uncut performance of Berlioz's opera at the Met, this production tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 531 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 )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century Seville, Carmen seduces a naive Army corporal, Don José, who abandons his career, his fiancée, and his dying mother for Carmen
Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opéra dirigé par Maurizio Arena Avec le ch?ur et l'orchestre de l'Opéra de San Francisco et les interprètes Samuel Ray, Gabriela Banackova, Dennis O'Neil et Judith Cristin
La cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 447 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
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in German and held by 425 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal theme of transfigured love triumphant over barbaric cruelty
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the rise and decline of Tom Rakewell after he inherits an unexpected legacy
American Ballet Theatre at the Met by Cynthia Harvey( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 411 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. Recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, on June 11, 1984
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadoor. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war against 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 becomes violent, tragedy occurs
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a prologue in a tavern in which a drunken Hoffmann explains that there are three women in his life. Then we have three separate stories in which Hoffmann, accompanied by his young companion Nicklausse, falls in love with, first, an animated doll, secondly a courtesan and thirdly a doomed singer. In each of these stories there is a sinister rival who comes between Hoffmann and his beloved. Finally, back in the tavern, Hoffmann explains that these three women are all facets of the same woman, Stella. But, when Stella arrives, Hoffmann is in a drunken stupor and she leaves with his nemesis Lindorf. At this point Hoffmann's companion Nicklausse is revealed as his Muse and his one real love." IMDB
 
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Les Troyens
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ElektraLes TroyensTurandotLes contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann
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Brian Large British film director

Brian Large Brits filmregisseur

Brian Large director de cine británico

Brian Large englischer Fernsehregisseur von Opernaufführungen

Brian Large réalisateur britannique

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