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Opéra de Paris

Works: 111 works in 253 publications in 5 languages and 4,548 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  History  Vocal scores  Exhibition catalogs  Preludes (Music)  Songs  Classical music radio programs 
Roles: Performer, Publisher
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Opéra de Paris
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( Recording )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in French and English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Copiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc's most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche's brother and father
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in French and English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyric Opera commentaries by Alfred Glasser, Director of Education, Emeritus; Lyric Opera of Chicago. Project of the Women's Board of Lyric Opera
Carmen highlights by Georges Bizet( )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habanera, Seguidilla, Canson Boheme, Toreador song Maria Callas, soprano Choeurs Rene Duclos Jean Laforge, director Choeurs d'Enfants Jean Pesneaud & Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera GeorgesPretre, conductor
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine, a longtime champion of this groundbreaking work, has conducted every Met performance of Wozzeck since 1974. He brings Berg's revolutionary score to dramatic life in this broadcast, leading an extraordinary cast headed by Christian Boesch and Hildegard Behrens. Boesch gives a heartbreaking performance as the poor, abused soldier of the title, and Behrens is stunning as his faithless and conflicted wife, Marie. Richard Cassilly sings the vain Drum Major who seduces her, and Ragnar Ulfung and Franz Mazura are the Captain and the Doctor, who mock and torture Wozzeck
Louise by Gustave Charpentier( Recording )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in French and English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
Dardanus by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Recording )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )

5 editions published in 1952 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
The pearl fishers original version, 1863 by Georges Bizet( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
La Callas -- toujours Paris, 1958 by Maria Callas( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videorecording of Callas' Paris debut
Hamlet : opéra en cinq actes by Ambroise Thomas( )

1 edition published in 1868 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner et la France by Martine Kahane( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven early songs ; Wozzeck, act III by Alban Berg( Recording )

3 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojans Highlights from parts I & II by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

2 editions published in 1966 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La divina by Maria Callas( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano, Maria Callas, performs arias from various operas including Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Norma and Don Giovanni
The pearl fishers by Georges Bizet( Recording )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Recording )

1 edition published in 1963 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A night at the opera a Mozart gala by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Sans( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
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