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Royal Opera House (London, England) Chorus

Works: 1,184 works in 2,347 publications in 8 languages and 35,048 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Filmed performances  Art music  Televised performances  History  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Other, Actor, cor, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by England) Royal Opera House (London
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

54 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singer Tosca and the painter Cavaradossi are lovers, but Baron Scarpia also has designs on Tosca, and arrests Cavaradossi for aiding a fugitive. He then offers to spare Cavaradossi by staging a mock execution if Tosca will surrender to his advances. She agrees, but stabs Scarpia to death with a concealed knife. When she discovers that the her lover was really executed, she leaps to her death
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance features the legendary African-American contralto Marian Anderson in her history-making Met debut role of Ulrica, the fortune-teller. At first her predictions are all good news. But who would believe the best friend of the king would actually murder him? Absurd. That's what the king (Jan Peerce) thinks. But he loves Amelia (Zinka Milanov), the wife of his friend Renato (Robert Merrill). And when Renato discovers them together, he joins the plot against the king. This is Verdian passion at its best
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

50 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded during performances in May 18 and June 2, 1936
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

39 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Colin Davis presents a powerful vision for Britten's greatest opera that brings new insights to the dark drama
Russian opera arias & songs by Boris Christoff( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Russian and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 670 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
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wagner's groundbreaking early masterpiece, the splendid Ramón Vinay sings Tannhäuser, the man and artist torn between love of the sensual and the innocent kind, embodied by the sensational Astrid Varnay as Venus and the radiant Margaret Harshaw as the saintly Elisabeth. George Szell leads a superb cast that also includes George London's Wolfram and Jerome Hines's Landgrave. The 23-year-old Roberta Peters delivers an unexpected star turn as the Shepherd Boy
Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz's opera about the legendary hot-blooded Florentine sculptor and goldsmith is a rarity. But under James Levine's masterful conducting the huge and complex score dazzles like one of Cellini's artworks. Marcello Giordani is Benventuo Cellini, who must finish a statue of Perseus for Pope Clement (Robert Lloyd) by nightfall or be hanged as a murderer and rapist. Against all the odds, including the conniving of his vicious rival Fieramosca (Peter Coleman-Wright), Cellini's artistry triumphs, and he can finally be with the woman he loves, Teresa (Isabel Bayrakdarian)
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Placido Domingo, appear in this traditional Viennese comedy, the best known and most loved operetta by the King of the waltz, Johann Strauss the younger
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in French and English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maria Ewing is the fiery, seductive gypsy who dares to love as she chooses, regardless of the cost. Luis Lima is the tragic Don Jose, whose obsessive desire for Carmen destroys them both"--Container
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in German and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Arabella by Richard Strauss( )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in French and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves and how each affair was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival
Aida : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features highlights from Riccardo Muti's interpretation of Verdi's Aida, whose cast includes Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo
The bartered bride by Bedřich Smetana( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smetana's opera about the bartered bride who finally married the young Bohemian she loved
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

5 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Choeur de Covent Garden

Choeur de l'Opéra de Londres

Choeur du Covent Garden

Choeurs de Covent Garden á Londres

Choeurs de l'Opera de Covent Garden

Chor der Covent Garden Opera London

Chor der Royal Opera London

Chor des Königlichen Opernhauses Covent Garden London

Chor des Royal House Covent Garden

Chor des Royal Opera House Covent Garden London

Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London

Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, England)

Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Londýn, Anglie)

Coro del Teatro Covent Garden di Londra

Coro della Royal Opera House Covent Garden London

Covent Garden chorus

Covent Garden Chorus London

Covent Garden Chorus London, England

Covent Garden Chorus (Londýn, Anglie)

Covent Garden Chorus of the Royal Opera House

Covent Garden Opera Chorus London

Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus

Covent Gardenin kuninkaallisen oopperan kuoro

Royal Opera Choir

Royal Opera Chorus

Royal Opera Chorus, Covent Garden

Royal Opera Chorus London

Royal Opera Chorus (London, England)

Royal Opera Chorus of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House Choeurs London, England

Royal Opera House Choir

Royal Opera House Chorus

Royal Opera House Chorus London

Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus London

Royal Opera House (London, England) Chœurs

The Royal Opera Chorus