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Royal Opera House (London, England)

Works: 2,137 works in 4,367 publications in 6 languages and 59,340 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Musical settings  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Opera films  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Production personnel, Publisher, Musician, Collaborator, Other, Artist, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about England) Royal Opera House (London
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Most widely held works by England) Royal Opera House (London
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

58 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( )

45 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gripping turns by Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, and Ruggero Raimondi highlight this recording of Puccini's shocking opera. Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Antonio Pappano
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberta Peters is spectacular as Lucia, the innocent young woman forced into an arranged marriage that leads her into insanity and death. Peters's performance of one of opera's greatest mad scenes sparkles with emotion and vocal pyrotechnics. She is joined by Sándor Kónya, who plays her lover, Edgardo, and Frank Guarrera as her brother, Enrico, whose villainous plans set the tragedy in motion. Justino Díaz sings Raimondo
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live Dec. 1994, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in French and English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennaro Papi, a former assistant under Arturo Toscanini, conducts this performance of Donzietti's La Fille Du Regiment. Soprano Lily Pons is also at her most charming and vivacious in the role of Marie
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the opera by Verdi, based on Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy, deceit, conspiracy, & murder. Othello's great love for Desdemona proves to be too much to bear
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in England, Peter Grimes is unable to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in Italian and English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odeon: 80756
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in German and English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Tristan und Isolde : highlights by Richard Wagner( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the prima donna by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record one, side one: The soldier tir'd (Arne), Let the bright seraphim (Handel), Casta diva (Bellini), Son vergin vezzosa (Bellini). Record 1, side 2: Bel raggio (Rossini), Qui la voce (Bellini), Come per me sereno (Bellini), The jewel song (Gounod); record two, side one: The waltz song (Gounod), The willow song (Verdi), Marten aller arten (Mozart), Ah fors' e lui and sempre libera (Verdi); Record two, side two: The mad scene (Thomas), The bell song (Delibes), O beau pays (Meyerbeer), Caro nome (Verdi). Joan Sutherland, vocalist
Late Italian operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star conductor Simon Rattle leads a superb cast in this mesmerizing performance of Debussy's rarely staged opera. Stéphane Degout and Magdalena Kožená are the tragic title couple--lovers caught in a web of passion as strong as it is forbidden. Gerald Finley delivers a remarkable portrayal of Golaud, Mélisande's husband and Pelléas's half-brother, and Felicity Palmer is their mother, Geneviève. Willard White brings dramatic and vocal intensity to the brief but crucial role of the blind old king Arkel
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Russian and English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous opera by Modest Mussorgsky, about the tragic events surrounding the ruling of the Russian tsar Boris in the early 17th century
La fille du régiment : a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Florez, and Felicity Palmer, with The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and The Royal Opera Chorus, with Bruno Campanella conducting
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.35 for Otello / ... to 0.71 for The Royal ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names

controlled identityRoyal Italian Opera (London, England)

Convent Garden (Inglaterra).

Convent Garden Opera House (Inglaterra).

Covent Garden

Covent Garden London, Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Covent Garden opera house

Covent Garden Opera House (London)

Covent Garden Opera London

Covent Garden (Royal Opera House (London, England))

Covent Garden Theatre

Covent Garden Theatre (London)

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden London

London Covent Garden Theatre

London Royal Italian Opera

London Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Opera House (Covent Garden)

Opernhaus Covent Garden London

ROH (Royal Opera House)

Royal Italian opera

Royal Italian Opera (Inglaterra).

Royal Italian Opera (London)

Royal Opera

Royal Opera Covent Garden London

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Royal Opera House London

Royal Opera House (London, England)

Royal Opera London

Theatre Royal, Convent Garden (Inglaterra).

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden

Theatre Royal, English Opera House