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Opéra de Lyon

Overview
Works: 341 works in 655 publications in 5 languages and 12,466 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Chamber operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  History  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Songs and music 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Instrumentalist, Production personnel, Artist, Editor, 475, Vocalist, pmn, Publisher, Director, Contributor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Opéra de Lyon
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in French and held by 913 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
L'amour des trois oranges by Sergey Prokofiev( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in French and English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen: Oper in vier Akten und einem Prolog, op. 33. Libretto: Véra Janacopoulos
Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Carlisle Floyd's powerful opera, the story of a beautiful Tennessee girl who innocently incites the lust of her church Elders, leading to her denouncement as a sinner. Samuel Ramey is the Reverend Olin Blitch, whose concern for Susannah turns into desire, and Jerry Hadley sings Susannah's brother, Sam, who tries to take his revenge on the preacher. James Conlon conducts this broadcast performance from the opera's Met premiere run
Diva, divo by Joyce DiDonato( )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and Multiple languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce DiDonato celebrates the rich dramatic variety of the mezzo-soprano voice in this collection of arias for different characters - of both sexes - from a single opera, or from different operatic treatments of the same story. Joyce DiDonato's capacity for characterisation is as astounding as the range and flexibility of her voice - she can charm and touch as a good girl, seduce and seethe as a bad girl, and slip believably into the trousers of a hero
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in Italian and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few roles captured the artistry of the great Luciano Pavarotti as completely as the loveable, simple farmer Nemorino. This is the first time the tenor starred in a broadcast of L'elisir from the Met, and it shows just why he, his incomparable voice, and his charm were embraced by the entire world. It's also no wonder that Adina (a sparkling Judith Blegen) finally admits she returns his love. John Reardon is the dashing Sergeant Belcore who momentarily throws a wrench into things, but with some help from Ezio Flagello (Dr. Dulcamara) everything turns out as it should
Le comte Ory by Gioacchino Rossini( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in French and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenor Juan Diego Flórez gives a sensational performance in the title role of Rossini's rarely heard, gender-bending comedy. Disguised as nuns, Ory and his men gain entrance to the castle of Countess Adèle (Pretty Yende in her Met debut), but the Counts attempts at seduction go comically wrong. Karine Deshayes is Isolier, Ory's page who is also in love with the Countess and determined to beat the Count at his own game. Nathan Gunn sings Raimbaud, Ory's boon companion, and bel canto specialist Maurizio Benini conducts
Lucie de Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphée aux enfers by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in French and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet contains article by Maurice Tassart and synopsis plus libretto
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Italian and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera superstars Cecilia Bartoli and Juan Diego Flórez have come together for the first time to record a lavishly produced studio recording
La sonnambula (highlights) by Vincenzo Bellini( )

3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in French and English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Les brigands by Jacques Offenbach( )

5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Brigands: Opéra bouffe en trois actes. Livret: Henri Meilhac et L. Halévy
Mad scenes by Natalie Dessay( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French touch by Patricia Petibon( )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic story of Golaud, his marriage to the long-haired Mélisande, her subsequent love for Pélleas, and their deaths
L'elisir d'amore : (highlights) by Gaetano Donizetti( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
L'etoile by Emmanuel Chabrier( Recording )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in French and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Etoile: Opéra bouffe en trois actes. Livret: Eugène Leterrier et Albert Vanloo
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in French and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets this dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion
 
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Grand théatre

Grand théatre de Lyon

Grand théatre Lyon.

Lyon National Opera.

Lyon. Opéra

Lyon (Rhône)

National Opera de Lyon.

National Opera of Lyon.

Oper von Lyon gemeinnütziger Verein und Opernhaus

Opéra de Lyon.

Opéra grand-théatre

Opéra grand-théatre de Lyon.

Opéra grand-théatre Lyon.

Opéra Lyon

Ópera Nacional de Lyon asociación lírica de Lyon, Francia

Opera National

Opéra national de Lyon

Opéra National de Lyon opera company in Lyon, France

Opéra National De Lyon operagezelschap in Lyon, Frankrijk

opera nazionale di Lione associazione lirica francese

The Lyon Opera

Théâtre de l'Opéra

Théâtre de l'Opéra Lyon.

Théâtre municipal de l'Opéra

Théâtre municipal de l'Opéra Lyon.

Национальная Опера в Лионе

リヨン国立オペラ

里昂国家歌剧团

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