WorldCat Identities

Faris, Alexander

Overview
Works: 218 works in 491 publications in 2 languages and 8,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Musical films  Biography  Film adaptations  Music videos  Swashbuckler films  Opera television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Arranger, Musician, Composer, Adapter
Classifications: M1500.S92, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alexander Faris
 
Most widely held works by Alexander Faris
Jacques Offenbach by Alexander Faris( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iolanthe used to be the life and soul of Fairyland but was banished 25 years ago for marrying a mortal. Now, pardoned by the Fairy Queen she returns as a beautiful teenager, but with a 24-year-old son, Strephon, who is half fairy, half mortal. He is in love with Phyllis, a ward of the rather susceptible Lord Chancellor. For a while, these complications wreck havoc with the proceedings of the House of Lords, giving Gilbert a chance to poke fun at that august institution
Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience, or Bunthorne's bride by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and aesthete Reginald Bunthorne loves village milkmaid Patience who doesn't love poetry or understand love. She finally discovers what it means and decides to marry Reginald's rival
Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, or The lass that loved a sailor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore, Captain Corcoran 's ship and his crew await the coming of Sir Joseph Porter, who is going to inspect Corcoran's ship and marry his daughter, Josephine. But Josephine is secretly in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a member of the crew. they attempt to elope but are apprehended. Through a strange twist revealed by Buttercup, the bumboat woman, all ends happily after all"--Container
Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, or The witch's curse by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witch's curse binds each Lord of Ruddigore to commit a crime a day or die. Meantime, in the local fishing village, all the young men are in love with pretty Rose Maybud. Her secret favorite is Robin who, unfortunately, is really the Lord of Ruddigore living incognito to avoid the family curse. He is exposed and forced into a life of crime, until faultless logic offers an ingenious solution and a blissful reunion with Rose
Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operetta in which Hilarion, awaiting the arrival of Princess Ida, who was betrothed to him twenty years earlier at the age of one, learns that she has renounced men and formed a women's university from which males of all species are strictly barred
Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, or The town of Titipu( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ko-Ko, the Lord Executioner, is plagued by a terrible quandary: the emperor has instructed him to produce a head or forfeit his own
Gilbert & Sullivan's The sorcerer by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, determined that all share the purity of his true love to Aline, daughter of Lady Sangazure, arranges for a love potion to be administered to everyone in the village
Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, or The slave of duty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirate apprentice Frederic becomes a pirate because of his sense of duty and he plans to go to the police and have his teachers arrested
Gilbert & Sullivan's The gondoliers, or The king of Barataria( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Italy, this comic opera is a tale of temporarily thwarted love, disguises, confusion and jealousy
Overtures by Arthur Sullivan( )

3 editions published in 1986 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & Sullivan's The yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoebe Meryll's father has a plan to save Colonel Fairfax from execution. Fairfax needs to marry before he dies, and Elsie, the sweetheart of Jack Point, the professional jester, agrees to be his temporary bride
The pirates of Penzance by W. S Gilbert( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirate apprentice Frederic becomes a pirate because of his sense of duty and he plans to go to the police and have his teachers arrested
Upstairs downstairs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upstairs downstairs: The saga of the aristocratic Bellamy family and their loyal and lively servants. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Thomas & Sarah: After giving notice at 165 Eaton Place, the enterprising Thomas Watkins and Sarah Moffat make a go of it on their own
The Mikado ; Overtures to Iolanthe, Patience, the Yeomen of the Guard by Arthur Sullivan( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mikado's son (Nanki-Poo) dons a disguise to confuse an elderly admirer
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the captain and crew of the H.M.S. Pinafore, and First Sea Lord Sir Joseph Porter, who loves the captain's daughter, Josephine--who loves Ralph the Boatswain. Through a strange twist, Ralph and the captain end up exchanging places, and all ends happily
Rule Britannia( )

2 editions published in 2009 and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A duke of Spain arrives in Venice with his family to reclaim the husband of his daughter married by proxy as an infant. But, his daughter loves another
Gilbert and Sullivan's trial by jury by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trial by jury: The judge in a breach of promise case delivers an unusual verdict after telling the story of his own rise to wealth and success which involved marrying and then deserting the daughter of a rich lawyer. Cox and Box: A London landlord rents the same room to two tenants, one by day and one by night. When the two tenants eventually meet, they discover they are both engaged to the same woman
 
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Upstairs downstairs
Alternative Names
Alexander Faris Brits dirigent (1921-2015)

Alexander Faris irischer Komponist

Alexander Faris Irish composer, conductor and writer

Faris, Aleksander

Faris, Alex

Faris, Alexander

Faris, Alexander 1921-

Faris, Samuel Alexander

Sandy (1921-2105)

Languages
English (140)

German (3)

Covers
Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, or The witch's curseGilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida, or Castle AdamantGilbert & Sullivan's The sorcererUpstairs downstairs