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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 2,198 works in 5,668 publications in 5 languages and 114,290 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Nonfiction television programs  Stories, plots, etc  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Instrumentalist, Actor, Donor, Publisher, Singer, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by John W Freeman( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Persian and held by 1,678 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( )

35 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's immortal tragedy about the clash of true love with social convention has seldom been as poignant as in this broadcast. The sensational Italian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano, in his second season at the Met, offers his first Alfredo with the company--a tender, romantic, and gorgeously sung performance that perfectly matches Eleanor Steber's sumptuous and touching Violetta. Robert Merrill, heard here at the beginning of his career, would go on to make the role of Germont one of his calling cards
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a consumptive flower-maker
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 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
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With James Levine's masterful conducting, Mozart's sublime score works its colorful magic in this upstairs/downstairs drama. Ruggero Raimondi (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Susannah) are the servants, caught up in the ongoing domestic drama of the Count and Countess (Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness). Only all is not what it seems, and the battle lines keep shifting in the most unexpected ways. Frederica von Stade is Cherubino, the young page body who's in love with love and who keeps complicating everyone's best laid plans at exactly the wrong times
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

55 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a generation of opera lovers, Rise Stevens was the Carmen. Her husky, insinuating voice was the embodiment of Bizet's gypsy temptress. Taken from a February 16, 1952 broadcast, this set sees the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this unforgettable performance
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

29 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in Italian and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's story about the hunchbacked father (Rigoletto) who desperately wants to protect his innocent daughter (Gilda) from the licentious Duke of Mantua has seldom been brought to life so electrifyingly as with this cast. The incandescent Anna Netrebko conveys every nuance of Gilda's emotions as she falls in love, is betrayed, and finally gives her own life, to save her faithless lover. Rolando Villazón embodies all of the Duke's dangerous charm and Carlo Guelfi is heartbreaking as the tortured title character
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and English and held by 967 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with a princess-turned-slave girl
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera is a perennial favorite and often attracts stellar casts at the Met, but seldom has there been such a glittering group of singers in one performance. The legendary Leontyne Price is Aida, one of the roles she was destined to sing. Her rival, Amneris, is none other than Marilyn Horne, acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Both women are in love with Radamès--and why wouldn't they be when he's sung by the astounding Plácido Domingo. Cornell MacNeil and James Morris co-star, and James Levine galvanizes the Met orchestra and chorus
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's masterful setting of Shakespeare's famous tragedy is filled with dark colors and vivid emotions. The music brilliantly depicts the souls of troubled Macbeth and his conniving, relentless wife. Bringing Verdi's vision to life requires not only great singers, but great actors as well--Cornell MacNeil and Irene Dalis excel in the challenge. From the first encounter with the witches to the murder of the King and the gradual disintegration of their souls, this couple masterfully conveys all the horror and pathos both Verdi and Shakespeare intended
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luciano Pavarotti's Cavaradossi in Tosca was his most celebrated role at the Met. It was captured for posterity in Tito Gobbi's famous production in 1978, with Shirley Verrett in the title role and the tenor in his glorious prime."--Page 4 of cover
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in Italian and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fausto Cleva, one of the Metropolitan Opera's most admired Italian specialists, conducts the company's orchestra and chorus in this February 1961 performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Italian and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enchanting" is the word for this one. A charming and pert Bidú Sayô (Adina) has been ignoring poor Nemorino (Ferruccio Tagliavini), forcing him to take desperate measures to win her love. Salvatore Baccaloni is Dr. Dulcamara, a wily snake-oil salesman with a bogus "elixir of love" that he promises will do the trick. It eventually works, of course, but not before the sensational cast has made us laugh and touched our hearts
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 793 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

42 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story might be classic and eternal, but it's always fresh--especially with a cast like this one. As Mimì and Rodolfo, Licia Albanese and Giuseppe Di Stefano will make you feel like you're falling in love for the very first time. The headiness of the first meeting, the almost unbearable pain of parting, the poignancy of reconciliation--it's all conveyed with a vividness that will thrill and then break your heart. Hilde Gueden sparkles as the tempestuous Musetta, who sets her cap for Frank Guarrera (Marcello). The great Cesare Siepi is Colline
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 749 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
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( )

13 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in French and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jussi Bjoerling and Bidu Sayao star as the famous star crossed lovers in this February 1947 performance of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
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