WorldCat Identities

Van Allan, Richard

Works: 260 works in 788 publications in 4 languages and 9,948 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Operas  Television plays  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Music  Juvenile works 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, rpf, Other, Narrator, per, Author
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Van Allan
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
42 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
35 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 441 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 )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and German and held by 420 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 403 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 )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in Italian and English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Così fan tutte K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
14 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy Budd an opera by Benjamin Britten( Visual )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 359 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 338 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
Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 325 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
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First work recorded February, March, 1929; Second work recorded September, 1933
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ralph Rackstraw wins the captain's daughter Josephine aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore
The Fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 299 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 a film by Benjamin Britten( Visual )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts the tragic relationship between the aging Elizabeth I and the brilliant young Earl of Essex
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 275 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
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( Recording )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz( Recording )
17 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baritone solo in French
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )
16 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct en 1975 au Glyndebourne Festival Opera
The love of three oranges by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in French and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sergei Prokofiev's "Love of three oranges" is filled with comic strips extravaganza and alive with tumblers, jugglers and colossal puppets. Come to know the hypochondriac son of the King of Clubs who must be make to laugh lest he perish. Rejoice in his antics on his quest for the love of three magical oranges
Introducing the complete Mozart edition 19 complete movements and arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
3 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and German and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.19 for The mikado ... to 0.63 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.
Van Allan, Richard 1935-
VanAllan, Richard 1935-2008
English (87)
Italian (78)
French (37)
German (14)