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Van Allan, Richard

Works: 303 works in 925 publications in 4 languages and 11,638 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Operas  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Music videos  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction television programs  Romance television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Instrumentalist, Actor, rpf, Other, Narrator, Musician, per
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Van Allan
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

41 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Così fan tutte K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and German and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ohio Opera's 2008 Festival performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic opera includes all the music as well the complete dialogue
The mikado( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
Don Giovanni K. 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May 1973, Watford Town Hall, London
Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iolanthe used to be the life and soul of Fairyland but was banished 25 years ago for marrying a mortal. Now, pardoned by the Fairy Queen she returns as a beautiful teenager, but with a 24-year-old son, Strephon, who is half fairy, half mortal. He is in love with Phyllis, a ward of the rather susceptible Lord Chancellor. For a while, these complications wreck havoc with the proceedings of the House of Lords, giving Gilbert a chance to poke fun at that august institution
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Rackstraw wins the captain's daughter Josephine aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This famous performance of Verdi's romantic tragedy captures one of the most sensational debuts in operatic history. Singing Violetta for the first time was the young Romanian soprano, Angela Gheorghiu, whose remarkable interpretation reached the front pages of the world's press and led the BBC immediately to film the production"--Container
The damnation of Faust op. 24 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GEDDA, Nicolai (tenor). BASTIN, Jules (bass). VEASEY, Josephine (mezzo-soprano). ALLAN, Richard van (bass). KNIGHT, Gilliam (mezzo-soprano). LONDONS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS. AMBROSIAN SINGERS. WANDSWORTH SCHOOL BOY'S CHOIR. LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. DAVIS, Colin (conductor)
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

12 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale is a joyful fusion of music, dance and comedy which brings alive the splendour of the Baroque for a modern audience."--Container
Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and German and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the tragic relationship between Queen Elizabeth I of England and the Earl of Essex. Britten's opera, written in 1953 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, combines scenes of great pagentry with moments of private reflection
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert - a gullible, naïve greengrocer lad who, much to his embarrassment, is made Village May King when it is realized there are no longer any girls with the necessary virtuous qualifications
Flight by Jonathan Dove( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young, innocent Tatiana (Karita Mattila) meets the handsome Eugene Onegin (Thomas Hampson), she falls in love almost immediately. In one of Russian opera's most memorable solo scenes, she pours out her heart in a passionate letter to Onegin--only to be coldly rejected. When the two meet again several years later, Tatiana has become the elegant wife of wealthy Prince Gremin (James Morris), and it is Onegin's turn to beg for her love. Piotr Beczala is Onegin's unlucky friend, Lenski
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
Billy Budd an opera by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 253 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
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct en 1975 au Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in French and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.18 for The mikado ... to 0.52 for The Fairy ...)

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Alternative Names
Allan, Richard Van.

Allan, Richard van 1935-...

Allan Richard van 1935-2008

Jones, Alan Philip

Jones, Alan Philip 1935-

Jones, Alan Philip 1935-2008

Jones, Allan Philip.

Richard Van Allan britischer Opernsnger

Richard Van Allan chanteur baryton-basse britannique

Van Allan, Richard 1935-

VanAllan, Richard 1935-2008

Ричард Ван Аллан

English (87)

Italian (80)

French (25)

German (16)