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Royal Opera House (London, England)

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Works: 1,934 works in 4,332 publications in 6 languages and 55,337 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Children's films  Live sound recordings  Film adaptations  Animated films  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Juvenile works  Fantasy films 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Production personnel, Editor, Author, Publisher, orc, Musician, Other, Actor, Artist, Conductor, Restager
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Royal Opera House (London, England)
 
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Most widely held works by Royal Opera House (London, England)
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

47 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,956 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( )

45 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,076 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 )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a performance of Lucia that literally made Joan Sutherland a star overnight. And no wonder. Her enormous, sumptuous voice seemed made for the role of the hapless young woman, driven mad by her fate. When Sutherland sang Lucia's famous "mad scene" it drove audiences, well, mad. Her cascading vocal embellishments seemed both unending and superhuman, but she tossed them off with the élan of an Olympic gymnast dazzling the crowd with a gold-medal performance. But then, Sutherland's voice was always golden
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in French and English and held by 736 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. Broadcast on December 28, 1940, this is the first time this performances has been available on CD
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 701 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small village in England, the story relates fisherman Peter Grimes' inability to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice has been drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roduced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, in asso ciation with Covent Garden Video Productions ; producer, Ronald Eyre ; directed for television by Brian Large
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live Dec. 1994, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in Italian and English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this updated version of the Greek myth, Orfeo, dressed in a leather jacket, trainers and jeans, sees his Eurdice die in a street accident. Succumbing to depression, he languishes in Hades, a psychiatric hospital, before taking his electric guitar to charm the beasts in an innercity concrete jungle
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 479 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marschallin of Werdenberg sends 17-year-old Octavian to take a silver betrothal rose to a young girl, Sophie. The two teenagers fall in love. Sophie's angry father orders her to a convent. Comic confusion reigns until the Marschallin appears and reestablishes order
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnie, owner of a saloon in a mining camp in California, falls in love with Dick Johnson who is in reality the bandit Ramerrez. Sheriff Jack Rance is also in love with Minnie and they play poker to determine the bandit's fate. Minnie cheats and wins his freedom, but he is caught. About to be hanged, Johnson/Ramerrez is saved when Minnie pleads for his life
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. She is later arrested, charged with prostitution, and deported to Louisiana. Des Grieux accompanies her and during an escape attempt she dies in his arms
Così fan tutte : K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in Italian and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the magical tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, condemned to sleep for one hundred years under a spell of a wicked fairy
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's best-loved work is performed by a star cast in a revival of Richard Eyre's highly acclaimed 1994 production. Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in love. But Violetta is seriously ill and Alfredo's father disapproves of their relationship -- can their love overcome such obstacles? Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Otello
Alternative Names
Covent Garden (Royal Opera House (London, England))

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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