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Royal Opera House (London, England)

Overview
Works: 2,108 works in 4,139 publications in 6 languages and 59,776 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical settings  Excerpts  Filmed performances  Filmed ballets  Television programs  Televised performances  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Production personnel, per, Conductor, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

50 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,558 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 by Giacomo Puccini( )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Don Giovanni : KV 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May 1973, Watford Town Hall, London
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live Dec. 1994, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in French and English and held by 730 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2009 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
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 682 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 607 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
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in German and held by 589 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 579 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
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 516 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."
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in German and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital Audio Download Includes: Part 1: 1. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Vorspiel (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Karl Ridderbusch/Bernd Weikl/Peter Schreier/Martin Vantin/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 2. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 1: Westw?rts schweift der Blick (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Peter Schreier/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 3. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Frisch weht der Wind der Heimat zu (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Peter Schreier/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 4. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Hab 'acht, Tristan! (Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 5. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Weh! ach wehe! Dies zu dulden! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 6. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 7. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: O blinde Augen! Bl?de Herzen! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 8. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Welcher Wahn! Welch' eitles Z?rnen! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 9. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Kennst du der Mutter K?nste nicht? (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 10. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: Auf! Auf! Ihr Frauen! (Helga Dernesch/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 11. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: Herrn Tristan bringe meinen Gruss (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 12. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: H?rtest du nicht? Hier bleib' ich (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 13. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Begehrt, Herrin, was ihr w?nscht (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 14. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Da du so sittsam, mein Herr Tristan (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) Part 2: 1. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: War Morold dir so wert (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 2. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Des Schweigens Herrin heisst mich schweigen (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 3. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Tristan! ... Isolde! (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 4. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Schnell, den Mantel, den K?nigsschmuck! (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 5. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act II: Vorspiel (Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von ... (P) 2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd
The art of the prima donna by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 477 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
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Russian and English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the start of the 17th century, the story concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov, who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to him by the Pretender Dmitri. The opera is based on Pushkin's historical tragedy of the same name and Karamzin's History of the Russian state
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief attraction of this 1968 adaptation is Rudolf Nureyev, who had defected to the West in 1961. This is his adaptation of the work, and the dancing is very classical, the costumes sumptuous, and the orchestra sparkling. The production made ballerina Merle Park a star. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. The Nutcracker is broken and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off a Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 456 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
The pilgrim's progress by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identityRoyal Italian Opera (London, England)

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

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden

ROH (Royal Opera House)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Theatre Royal, English Opera House

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