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Van Allan, Richard

Works: 441 works in 1,307 publications in 6 languages and 16,817 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Filmed performances  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Televised performances  History  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Actor, rpf, Other, Vocalist, b=b, Musician, Narrator, Author, bas
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Van Allan
Don Giovanni : KV 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May 1973, Watford Town Hall, London
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 686 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in Italian and German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
La damnation de Faust : op. 24 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Damnation de Faust: Légende dramatique en quatre parties pour soli, choeur et orchestre, op. 24. Textes: Almire Gandonnière et Gérard de Nerval
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Visual )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 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
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 449 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
La dueña = The duenna by Roberto Gerhard( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress : a fable by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the rise and decline of Tom Rakewell after he inherits an unexpected legacy
Billy Budd : an opera by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 405 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 villanous master-at-arms
Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opera traces the downfall of the Earl of Essex who, presuming upon his privilege as the Queen's favourite, forces a tragedy upon them both. Elizabeth I never forgot that she was the Queen and that, as a woman, she had to show that she could rule with no less authority than a man; so she felt compelled to sentence Essex to death when he failed her and engangered her country."--back cover
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in Italian and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's gripping tale of Sicilians rising against the occupying French stars Renata Scotto in her only broadcast of this rarely heard masterpiece. From the beginning of the opera, when Elena (Scotto) sings an "innocent" song fanning the people's resentment against the foreign army, to the end, when the ringing of her wedding bells signals the start of the revolt, Scotto's artistry blazes. James Levine leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in a wonderfully idiomatic performance, and Ruggero Raimondi is magnificent as Procida, the outlawed Sicilian leader
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
Così fan tutte : K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 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
Flight by Jonathan Dove( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 353 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
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.30 for The mikado ... to 0.46 for Billy Budd ...)

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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

Richard Van Allan basso inglese

Richard Van Allan britischer Opernsänger

Richard Van Allan Brits zanger (1935-2008)

Richard Van Allan chanteur baryton-basse britannique

Richard Van Allan versatile British operatic bass singer

Richard van Allen

Van Allan, Richard 1935-

van Allen, Richard

VanAllan, Richard 1935-2008

Ричард Ван Аллан

ريتشارد فـان ألان


Italian (162)

English (131)

French (40)

German (16)

Russian (5)

Spanish (1)