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Masterson, Valerie

Overview
Works: 149 works in 460 publications in 6 languages and 4,786 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Operas  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Filmed performances  Nonfiction films  Musical films  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, per, Author
Classifications: M1500.V48, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Valerie Masterson
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA. SARGENT, Malcolm (conductor). GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL CHORUS
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ohio Opera's 2008 Festival performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic opera includes all the music as well the complete dialogue
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A studio performance of one of Handel's best known operas by the English National Opera. The opera, a tale of love and power based on Shakespeare's play, was first performed in 1724 at the Haymarket Theatre in London using castrati singers in the heroes roles. This production follows modern practice in using women in these parts, and in particular, Dame Janet Baker creates the virtuoso role of Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

30 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra: Dramma per musica in due atti. Libretto: Giovanni Federico Schmidt
Xerxes from the London Coliseum : opera in three acts( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts about a water nymph, who, longing for human feeling, falls in love with a human prince
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
The starlight express by Edward Elgar( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This CD is part of an edition released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, which presents all the major orchestral, choral, chamber and stage works, as well as many lesser pieces and rarities in interpretations by the 20th century's finest Elgarians
A Gilbert & Sullivan gala by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains excerpts from Iolanthe, Ruddigore, The gondoliers, Patience, The Yeomen of the Guard, HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, The pirates of Penzance, The sorcerer, Haddon Hall, and The Grand Duke
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cheap tailor Ko-Ko was deemed Lord High Executioner under remarkable circumstances and faces a great challenge when the Mikado, Emperor of Japan, sends notice that if an execution does not take place within the month, the Town of Titipu will be dishonored and Ko-Ko himself will lose his head. The situation is complicated when Ko-Ko claims to have executed a wandering minstrel who turns out to be the Mikado's son; and to save the lives of his friends and himself, he must win the hand of the sadistic, unattractive Katisha. The opera is considered Gilbert and Sullivan's best work, and never ceases to amaze new generations
Xerxes by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts about a water nymph, who, longing for human feeling, falls in love with a human prince
Bitter sweet by Noel Coward( Recording )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xerxes opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handel's comic opera about Xerxes, King of Persia, who declares his love for the army commander's daughter and sets off a series of romantic intrigues
Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic opera about two noble ladies sold by pirates to a Turkish pasha
Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and Multiple languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though sung in the original Italian, Giulio Cesare is relocated in the unspecified future in the Middle East. Cesare is the unquestioned leader of a major world power who visits the Empire's number one global trouble spot. Ptolemy is a 14-year-old "self styled local potentate" and Cleopatra his beautiful and spoiled elder sister
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Rackstraw wins the captain's daughter Josephine aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore
Julius Caesar opera in three acts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caesar arrives in Egypt, hailed as conqueror. Cleopatra, rival of Sextus for the throne of Egypt tries to conquer Caesar with her beauty. She soon falls in love with Caesar and helps him escape to sfety when mobs attack the palace. Caesar is eventually victorius in battle and crowns Cleopatra queen
Great arias & ensembles from your favourite operas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Kismet by Robert Wright( Recording )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kismet: Musical Arabian Night in Two Acts. Based on themes of Alexander Borodin. Book: Charles Lederer and Luther Davis
 
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Masterson, Margaret Valerie

Masterson, Valery 1937-

Valerie Masterson Singer and actress

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Xerxes opera in three acts