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Royal Opera House (London, England)

Works: 2,243 works in 4,704 publications in 6 languages and 59,681 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Musical settings  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Music videos  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Production personnel, Editor, Other, orc, Musician, Artist, Restager , 475, Conductor, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Royal Opera House (London, England)
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

62 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,548 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( )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,119 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 2016 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary diva Joan Sutherland sings the role that made her an overnight sensation. Her portrayal conveys every nuance of the character of the innocent young woman who is forced into an arranged marriage by her brother Enrico (Anselmo Colzani), while secretly engaged to Edgardo, sung by Richard Tucker. Sutherland's mad scene--one of the most celebrated performances in modern operatic history--draws rapturous applause from the audience in this extraordinary broadcast
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

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

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

37 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in French and English and held by 744 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
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 705 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( )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 688 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
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 687 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 601 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 492 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
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 481 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 art of the prima donna by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

13 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
Tristan und Isolde : highlights by Richard Wagner( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 464 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hamburg State Opera's production of Puccini's opera. 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 )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in Italian and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera in 3 acts by Richard Strauss. Poignantly blends a story of innocent youthful love and sophisticated eighteenth century Viennese high and low life. Sung in German with English subtitles
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.35 for Otello / ... to 0.71 for A history ...)

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden (Karaliskā opera (Londona, Lielbritānija))

Covent Garden Londres

Covent Garden Opera.

Covent Garden Opera House

Covent Garden opera house Londres

Covent Garden Royal Opera House

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden


London (England). Covent Garden

Londres (GB)

Opera House (Covent Garden)

Royal Italian opera Londres

Royal Opera

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Royal Opera House (London)

Royal Opera House (London, England)

Royal Opera (London, England)

Royŏl Opʿera (London, England)

The Royal Opera Covent Garden

The Royal Opera House

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden Londres

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