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Opéra de Paris

Works: 1,751 works in 2,953 publications in 9 languages and 36,986 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Musical settings  History  Film adaptations  Arrangements (Music)  Songs and music  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Editor, Producer, Artist, Other, Printer, Sponsor, Publisher, Author of introduction, his
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Opéra de Paris
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Pape's swaggering Mephistophélès is as seductive as it is demonic in this story of Faust (Roberto Alagna) who sells his soul to the devil to reclaim his youth. Wasting no time, Faust falls in love with Marguerite (Solie Isokoski) but things soon begin to go horribly wrong. Her brother (Dmitri Hvorostovvsky) is murdered, she goes insane, and Faust is dragged to hell. But the music is unforgettable
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in French and English and held by 1,380 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a hot-blooded young corporal in the Spanish cavalry stationed near Seville, Don Jose is ordered to arrest Carmen, a young, flirtatious Gypsy woman, for assaulting a co-worker. Greatly charmed by her, Jose allows her to escape. He deserts the army, kills two men on Carmen's account, and takes up a life as a robber and smuggler. He is insanely jealous of Carmen, who is unfaithful to him, and when she refuses to change on his behalf, he kills her and surrenders himself to the authorities
Faust : (Highlights) by Charles Gounod( )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in French and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in Italian and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around a young nobleman who is obsessed with amorous conquest. It follows his romantic exploits and continued encounters with Donna Anna, the woman who plots to destroy him
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in French and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mezzo-soprano Gertrud Wettergren is the legendary biblical temptress whose ensnares the strongest man in the world, Samson, only to leave him a helpless prisoner of his enemies. Belgian tenor René Maison blends superb French style with virile intensity to make this hero a truly tragic figure. The great singing actor Ezio Pinza brings dramatic depth to role of the High Priest of Dagon
Romeo & Juliet by Charles Gounod( )

5 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

19 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in French and English and held by 396 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
Le rossignol ; Renard by Igor Strawinsky( )

2 editions published in 1999 in Russian and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Manon by Jules Massenet( )

3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 323 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
Don Giovanni : (highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in Italian and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Carmen : (highlights) by Georges Bizet( )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano María Callas sings in French excerpts from Bizet's opera Carmen, with s upporting soloists, charms and orchestra
Les pêcheurs de perles : highlights by Georges Bizet( )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dardanus by Jean Philippe Rameau( Recording )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dardanus: Suite de la Tragédie en musique pour orchestre et basse continue
Les Boréades : "tragédie en musique" en five acts by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in German and English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real events and playwright Georg Büchner's starkly vehement text, Alban Berg's tragic opera is an epoch-making work, in stark contrast to the previous high romantic ideals of the genre, that led Schoenberg to exclaim 'now that's what I call an opera!'
Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint François d'Assise: Opéra en trois actes
Le rossignol by Igor Strawinski (1882-1971)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Getting into his grandfather's pottery workshop at night, a little boy finds an unusually large vase. Fascinated, the child feels the still-warm material, which - whether by a miracle or the hand of a magician, who knows? - at once changes into a magnificent piece of Chinese porcelain. Presently, from behind the great blue-enamelled trees, there appears a fisherman in his sampan ... That's how the story of The nightingale, told all in music, begins, as the waking dream of a child in the land of Chinese art - and of mobile phones and webcams"--Conteneur
Dialogue des carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The phantom of the OperaAndrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the OperaThe angel of the opera : Sherlock Holmes meets the Phantom of the OperaOpera in Paris, 1800-1850 : a lively historyThe Paris Opéra : an encyclopedia of operas, ballets, composers, and performersCharles Garnier's Paris opéra : architectural empathy and the renaissance of French classicismBackstage at the revolution : how the Royal Paris Opera survived the end of the old regime
Alternative Names
Opéra national de Paris

Opéra National (Paris)

Paris National Opera