WorldCat Identities

Allen, Thomas 1944-

Works: 509 works in 1,983 publications in 11 languages and 27,328 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Televised operas  Operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Biography  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Conductor, Author, Vocalist, Other, per, Actor, Director, Commentator, Instrumentalist, Musician, bar
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Allen
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With James Levine's masterful conducting, Mozart's sublime score works its colorful magic in this upstairs/downstairs drama. Ruggero Raimondi (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Susannah) are the servants, caught up in the ongoing domestic drama of the Count and Countess (Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness). Only all is not what it seems, and the battle lines keep shifting in the most unexpected ways. Frederica von Stade is Cherubino, the young page body who's in love with love and who keeps complicating everyone's best laid plans at exactly the wrong times
Don Giovanni dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding RAI television archive recording of the opera performance of Da Ponte's tale of lust and subversion from the Teatro alla Scala
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the moral dilemma of Captain Vere when, in accordance with Admiralty regulations, he must demand the court martial to sentence to death by hanging the innocent seaman who was provoked to strike and kill the villainous master-at-arms
Leonard Bernstein's Candide a comic operetta in two acts by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Voltaire's tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected life lessons
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 619 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

52 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( Recording )

50 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

54 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gluck's deeply moving masterpiece returned to the Met in 2007 after an absence of 90 years, featuring an all-star cast vibrantly conducted by Louis Langrée in his company debut. Oreste, sung by the incomparable Plácido Domingo, is hounded by the furies for murdering his mother. He has been shipwrecked on Tauris where he and his friend Pylade (Paul Groves) are condemned to die at the hands of the priestess Iphigénie (Susan Graham). At the sacrificial altar Oreste and Iphigénie suddenly realize they are brother and sister--and face slaughter by the angry king Thoas (William Shimell)
King Priam by Michael Tippett( Recording )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London. Previously issued on LP
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1950 production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia features Lily Pons as Rosina, Giuseppe di Stefano as Count Almaviva and Giuseppe Valdengo as Figaro
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 493 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
Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

28 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serenade to music Five mystical songs ; Fantasia on Christmas carols ; Flos campi by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sextet in C ; Trio by Francis Poulenc( )

11 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Bal masqué: Cantate profane pour baryton et ensemble instrumental. Texte: Max Jacob / Le Bestiaire ou Cortège d'Orphée: Six mélodies pour voix et ensemble instrumental. Texte: Guillaume Apollinaire / Trio pour hautbois, basson et piano / Sextuor pour flûte, hautbois, clarinette, cor, basson et piano
The cunning little vixen by Leoš Janáček( Visual )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live recording from Châtelet Théâtre Musical de Paris in June 1995
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF THE THEATRE NATIONAL DE L'OPERA, PARIS. PRETRE, Georges. DOMINGO, Placido (tenor). FRENI, Mirella (soprano). GHIAUROV, Nicolai (bass). ALLEN, Thomas (baritone). COMMAND, Michelle (soprano). TAILLON, Jocelyn (mezzo-soprano). VENTO, Marc (baritone)
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Rackstraw wins the captain's daughter Josephine aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore
Werther [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet( Recording )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
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Alternative Names
Allan, Thomas 1944-

Allen, Thomas Boaz

Allen, Thomas Boaz 1944-

Thomas Allen artiste lyrique

Thomas Allen baritono inglese

Thomas Allen englischer Opernsänger

Thomas Allen zanger uit Engeland

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