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Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

59 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the character of a fisherman from George Crabbe's poem, The borough, the opera is set in an English coastal village around 1830. The fisherman, Peter Grimes, is questioned over the death of his apprentice, and the coroner forbids him from ever keeping one again. As Grimes is in desperate need of help to fish, Ned Keene, the apothecary, finds him a new apprentice from the workhouse-- but nobody will volunteer to fetch the boy. Eventually Ellen Orford, a schoolmistress, offers. Grimes finds himself ostracized from the village, and his friends try to convince him to leave. Through a tragic accident, Grimes' new apprentice falls down a cliff and is killed-- the villagers gossip that Grimes has murdered both apprentices. Meanwhile, a friend suggests to Grimes he should commit suicide by sinking his boat. The next day, the villagers begin a search for Grimes, but soon grow tired. The opera ends with the coastguard reporting a sinking ship, but it is too far out to be saved
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 845 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast recording features superstar tenor Luciano Pavarotti in his prime in one of his most beloved roles--he stars as Nemorino, a simple, good-natured guy who loves the beautiful and wealthy Adina (Judith Blegen). Unfortunately she is a bit of a flirt and takes his affection for granted. But she doesn't reckon on the power of true love, or the surprising effects of Dr. Dulcamara's love elixir. Fernando Corena sings the wily quack, and Mario Sereni is the handsome, preening Sergeant Belcore
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live Dec. 1994, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 655 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
Late Italian operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 561 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
The nutcracker by Petr Ilʹič Čajkovskij( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's musical setting of the Christmas fantasy with musical scenario revised by Peter Wright and the dancing of the Royal Ballet
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in French and English and held by 536 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
The pilgrim's progress by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 482 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
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 477 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
Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staged production of Verdi's Aida in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
The cunning little vixen by Leoš Janáček( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das schlaue Füchslein: Oper in drei Akten nach der Erzählung von R. Tesnohlidek / Das schlaue Füchslein: Orchestersuite, bearbeitet von Vaclav Talich
Paul Bunyan by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in the Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, Minn., May 1987
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story of young artists struggling against the cold cruel world from their Parisian garret
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controlled identityRoyal Italian Opera (London, England)

Covent Garden Londres

Covent Garden opera house Londres

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

Covent Garden (Royal Opera House (Londres, Anglaterra)

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden

Londres (GB)

ROH (Royal Opera House)

Royal Italian opera Londres

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Royal Opera House (Londres)

Royal Opera House (Londres, Gran Bretanya)

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden Londres

Theatre Royal, English Opera House

Theatre Royal (Londres)