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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

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Works: 2,103 works in 5,013 publications in 5 languages and 85,373 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Juvenile works  History  Interviews  Parodies, imitations, etc  Operas  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Creator, Actor, Singer, Donor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of poor artists in Paris. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi who is ill and dies. Giacomo Puccini's fourth and best loved opera
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by John W Freeman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers profiles of modern and lesser known opera composers and includes plot summaries of their major works
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 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
Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 959 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
Vanessa by Samuel Barber ( Recording )
26 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a Chinese princess who has her suitors that can't answer 3 riddles executed and how she eventually discovers love with a prince
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the 114th Metropolitan Opera performance of Verdi's Don Carlo conducted by james Levine and recorded live on March 26, 1983. The opera is followed by a special 8 minute program on "Verdi at Sant'Agota"
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in Italian and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shy pesant Nemorino falls in love with Adina from a distance but comes to believe that she is in love with Belcore. Listening to Adina tell the story of Tristan and Iseult, he becomes convinced that by taking a magic love potion he will gain Adina's love. Following a series of misteps, Nemorino enlists in the army so that he can earn enough money to buy more of the so called love potion. Adina, aware of Nemorino's love buys his enlistment contract and professes her love for him
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Egyptian soldier falls in love with a princess-turned-slave girl
Sing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for children by Jane Rosenberg ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated retelling of the plots of fifteen well-known operas
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in German and English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mozart's opera, based on Masonic motifs, in which the hero Tamino obtains the hand of Pamina aster passing three tests in the Temple of Light, and the forces of darkness represented by the Queen of the Night are defeated
Tannhäuser opera in three acts by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in German and English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents scenes from the telecast performance of Tannhäuser on November 22 and December 20, 1982
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first segment of the "Ring" cycle, Das Rheingold is concerned with a precious treasure -- the Rhinegold -- which, if made into a ring, would enable the wearer dominion over the world; however, whoever would steal the gold would have to renounce love
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Eyre's stunning new production of Bizet's opera was the talk of the town when it was unveiled on New Year's Eve 2009. Elīna Garanča leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title--a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Roberto Alagna is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the toreador Escamillo (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) piques Carmen's interest. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by rising maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet's tale to thrilling life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This performance of Wagner's opera Gotterdamerung recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House features vocalists such as Wendy Bryn Harmer, Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, and Hans-Peter Konig in the leading roles
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Count di Luna fights Manrico over Leonora. He does not know that Manrico, a troubador who was raised by the gypsy woman Azucena, is actually his long-lost brother
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera on February 16, 1980. Conducted by Giuseppe Patané. Starring Katia Ricciarelli, Judith Belgen, Luciano Pavarotti
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 560 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti ( Recording )
31 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in Italian and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
 
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Alternative Names
MET
Met (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Opera Association
Metropolitan Opera Association (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Opera Company (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Opera House
Metropolitan opera house New York, N.Y.
New York (City). Metropolitan Opera
New York (N.Y.)
Teatro Metropolitan
Teatro metropolitan di New York
Languages
Italian (258)
English (154)
German (92)
French (17)
Multiple languages (2)
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