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Allen, Thomas 1944-

Works: 763 works in 1,707 publications in 10 languages and 21,680 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Television programs  Television adaptations  Concert television programs  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Music 
Roles: Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Narrator, Conductor, Other, Commentator, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500.M69, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Thomas Allen
Most widely held works by Thomas Allen
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in Italian and German and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preparing for their wedding, the valet Figaro learns from the maid Susanna that their philandering employer, Count Almaviva, has designs on her. In her boudoir, the Countess laments her husband's waning love but plots to chasten him, encouraged by Figaro and Susanna. Susanna leads the Count on with promises of a rendezvous in the garden. Alone later that day, Susanna rhapsodizes on her love for Figaro, but he, overhearing, thinks she means the Count. Almaviva chases Cherubino away and sends his wife, who he thinks is Susanna, to an arbor, to which he follows. By now Figaro understands the joke and, joining the fun, makes exaggerated love to Susanna in her Countess disguise. The Count returns, seeing, or so he thinks, Figaro with his wife. Outraged, he calls everyone to witness his judgment, but now the real Countess appears and reveals the ruse. Grasping the truth at last, the Count begs her pardon
Billy Budd an opera by Benjamin Britten ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 645 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
Don Giovanni dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 596 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
Leonard Bernstein's Candide a comic operetta in two acts by Leonard Bernstein ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 573 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
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story involves Rosina who is kept under lock and key by her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, who intends to marry her. However, she is being wooed by Count Almaviva disguised as Lindoro, a student. Bartolo is alerted to the scheme as the comic love story unravels
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 513 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
Iphigénie en Aulide by Christoph Willibald Gluck ( Recording )
38 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 499 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)
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 486 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 )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dido and Aeneas: Opera in Three Acts, Z 626. Libretto: Nahum Tate
Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1988 in Russian and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmina burana: Szenische Kantate für Soli, Chor, Kinderchor und Orchester
Serenade to music Five mystical songs ; Fantasia on Christmas carols ; Flos campi by Ralph Vaughan Williams ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Priam by Michael Tippett ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, November, 1980
Werther by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CT I. Wetzlar, near Frankfurt, 1780s. Though it is July, the widowed Bailiff teaches his younger children a Christmas carol in the garden of their house. Their progress is watched with amusement by two neighbors, Schmidt and Johann. They ask for Charlotte, the eldest daughter, who is engaged to Albert. In his absence, the Bailiff tells them, she will be escorted to the local ball that night by a young visiting poet, Werther, whom they find uncongenial. As the friends go off to supper and the Bailiff goes into the house, Werther arrives. He rhapsodizes on the beauty of the evening and watches unseen as Charlotte cuts bread and butter for the children's supper. When the party has left for the ball and the Bailiff has gone to join his friends at the tavern, Albert returns unexpectedly. Disappointed at not finding Charlotte, he promises her sister Sophie he will return in the morning. As the moon rises, Werther and Charlotte return. He has fallen in love with her, but his declaration is cut short when the Bailiff passes by, observing that Albert has returned. Despite his despair, Werther urges Charlotte not to break her promise to marry Albert. ACT II. Three months later, Charlotte and Albert, now married, walk contentedly across the town square on their way to church, followed by Werther. Albert tries to comfort the youth, and Sophie also attempts to cheer him up, but when Charlotte comes out of the church, he speaks of their first meeting; disturbed, she tells him he must leave Wetzlar until Christmas. Werther contemplates suicide, and when Sophie interrupts him, he rushes away. As Charlotte consoles the tearful girl, Albert realizes that Werther must be in love with his wife. ACT III. Alone at home on Christmas Eve, Charlotte rereads the dejected letters written to her by Werther. While she prays for strength, he suddenly appears. Charlotte tries to remain calm and asks him to read to her from his translation of Ossian. Werther chooses a passage where the poet foresees his own death, and when Charlotte begs him to stop, he realizes she returns his love. But she runs from his embrace with a final farewell, and Werther leaves, resolved to die. Albert enters, surprised to find Charlotte distraught, and when a message arrives from Werther asking to borrow Albert's pistols, her reaction convinces him of her love for Werther. He makes her give the pistols to the servant herself, but when Albert has gone she hurries off, praying she may reach Werther in time. ACT IV. Charlotte arrives at Werther's quarters to find him mortally wounded. She declares her love, and he begs forgiveness. As he dies, the voices of the children outside are heard singing their Christmas carol
War requiem op. 66 by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sailor and the captain's daughter decide to elope but a bumboat woman reveals that he is of noble birth which allows a happy outcome
Mrs. Henderson presents by Martin Sherman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A feisty widow takes over a London theater during World War II, where she begins producing revues featuring live nude girls
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 265 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
Béatrice et Bénédict [opéra-comique] by Hector Berlioz ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
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Allan, Thomas 1944-
Allen, Thomas Boaz