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National Philharmonic Orchestra (Great Britain)

Works: 2,888 works in 7,359 publications in 9 languages and 69,484 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Christmas television programs  Religious films  Bible films  Television programs 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Musician, Conductor, Other, orc, Contributor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about National Philharmonic Orchestra (Great Britain)
Most widely held works by National Philharmonic Orchestra (Great Britain)
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( )

99 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

69 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

66 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

70 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,181 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

93 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

54 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda: Dramma lirico in quattro atti, op. 9. Libretto: Arrigo Boito
Esclarmonde by Jules Massenet( )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian audiences in 1889 were thrilled by Massenet's wizardry in telling the story of Esclarmonde, the princess of Byzantium with magical powers, and her love for the heroic knight Roland. But the title role was so difficult that the opera languished for decades, until Joan Sutherland, with her dazzling ability to sing the most fearsome embellishments, brought this jewel of an opera to life for modern audiences
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Christmas Eve, after a day of festivities, a young girl on the verge of growing up sleeps and dreams about the transformation of her toy soldier into a handsome prince, his battle and victory over a wicked Mouse King, beautiful puppets, a giant Christmas tree and a kingdom of sweets
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

45 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trumpet concertos by Wynton Marsalis( Recording )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance features the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson in her history-making Met debut role of Ulrica, the fortune-teller. At first her predictions are all good news. But who would believe the best friend of the king would actually murder him? Absurd. That's what the king (Jan Peerce) thinks. But he loves Amelia (Zinka Milanov), the wife of his friend Renato (Robert Merrill). And when Renato discovers them together, he joins the plot against the king. This is Verdian passion at its best
O holy night by Luciano Pavarotti( Recording )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal quartet, organ, and chimes (side A) ; Mixed vocal chorus, with organ and chimes (side B)
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Sonnambula" (The Sleepwalker) was first produced at the Teatro Careano, Milan, in March 1831. The libretto, by Romani, the foremost Italian librettist of the time, sets forth a rather childish if simple and natural story of lowly life in a Swiss village. The heroine, Amina, is a rustic damsel who walks in her sleep. Rodolfo, the young lord of the village, has just returned from abroad, and Amina, in her sleep, enters his room at the inn. Amina's wedding to Elvino, a wealthy landowner, was just about to be celebrated. But now the jealous Lisa, the pretty hostess of the inn, denounces Amina, and herself gains the temporary regard of Elvino. Rodolfo proclaims Amina's innocence, but nobody believes him until Amina is seen walking in her sleep, this time over a slim bridge above the mill-wheel. Her innocence is thus confirmed, and the conventional happy ending is assured
This is my country by Mormon Tabernacle Choir( )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

41 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
In Ireland by James Galway( Recording )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le villi by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Villi: Opera-ballo in due atti. Libretto: Ferdinando Fontana
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Alternative Names
Cinema Symphony Orchestra of London

London National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nacionalinis filharmonijos orkestras

Národní filharmonický orchestr (Velká Británie)

Národný filharmonický orchester (Londýn, Anglicko)

National Philharmonic of England

National Philharmonic Orchestra

National Philharmonic Orchestra British orchestra

National Philharmonic Orchestra, London

National Philharmonic Orchestra (Londres)

National philharmonic orchestra of London

National Philharmonic Orchestra orchestre britannique


Orchestre national philharmonique de Londres

Orchestre philharmonique national de Londres

Orquesta Filarmónica Nacional

Philharmonic Orchestra

Philharmonic Orchestra London, National Philharmonic Orchestra

The National Philharmonic Orchestra

Национальный филармонический оркестр