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Video Arts International

Overview
Works: 101 works in 164 publications in 3 languages and 3,526 library holdings
Genres: Filmed operas  Drama  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Cultural television programs  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Operas 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: M1500.M84, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Video Arts International
The Marriage of Figaro : a comic opera in 4 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in Italian and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impending marriage of Figaro to Susanna is threatened by the scheming of Count Almaviva, who desires Susanna for himself, and Marcellina, who wants to marry Figaro herself. All problems are resolved with the help of Countess Almaviva, and the couple are able to marry
The Abduction of Figaro : a simply grand opera in three acts by P. D. Q Bach( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Schickele hosts a P.D.Q. Bach production performed by the Minnesota Opera, April, 1984
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in Italian and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Don Giovanni centers around a young nobleman who is obsessed with amorous conquests, and his encounters with Donna Anna, the woman who plots to destroy him
Mozart's The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in German and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart at the Glyndebourne with Bernard Haitink conducting the London Philharmonic and unusual set design by David Hockney
Anna Russell, the (first) farewell concert by Anna Russell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical parodies performed in concert by Anna Russell with piano accompaniment
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Beethoven's only opera in which Leonore, the faithful wife, struggles to free her unjustly imprisoned husband Florestan from a Spanish dungeon
The medium by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'opéra de Gian-Carlo Menotti dans sa distribution new-yorkaise originale mais tourné en Italie avec l'orchestre symphonique de Rome (RAI-Radio italiana). Inspiré de la production de Broadway présentée par Chandler Cowles et Efrem Zimbalist, Jr
An Evening of dance and conversation with Martha Graham( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of 3 of Graham's creations: Errand into the maze, Acts of light, Cave of the heart
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was the most celebrated Marschallin since Lotte Lehmann; Otto Edelmann recalled the great days of Emanuel List and Richard Mayr; Sena Jurinac, perhaps a shade too plump for a dramatically convincing Octavian, nevertheless sang, moved and acted well; and Annaliese Rothenberger was absolutely divine as Sophie. The filmed production is lavish and colorful. This was the definitive performance of its time." (The New York Times)
El Prado : masterpieces and music( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Andrés Segovia describes as "the pride, strength, and reverence of the Spanish soul" is exhibited through the music of Spanish composers Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, and Federico Moreno Torroba, among others, and the paintings of El Greco, Goya, and Velásquez. Madrid's El Prado Museum serves as the backdrop for musical performances by pianist Alicia de Larrocha, soprano Victoria de los Angeles, and guitarist Andrés Segovia who doubles as host on our tour through the building. Also seen is Spain's native art form, flamenco, as sung by Roque Montoya and danced by Coros y Danzas de España
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in Italian and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferrando and Guglielmo, two soldiers, make a wager that their respective lovers will be faithful in their absence
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in Italian and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1669 in highland Scotland Lord Henry (Enrico) Ashton rules Lammermoor Castle and plans a marriage between his sister Lucia and Lord Arturo Bucklaw. Lucia is in love with Edgardo, master of Ravenswood Castle and arch enemy of the Ashton clan. Enrico deceives Lucia into thinking that Edgardo has been unfaithful to her. Disconsolate, Lucia consents to the marriage with Arturo, kills him in their wedding bed, and dies mad. When Edgardo hears of her
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this performance taped at Glyndebourne, the designer has created a childlike world with bright colors and troubled overtones. This opera tells a sinister story of a philandering playboy
Heifetz by Jascha Heifetz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This augmentation of an original production by the French Broadcasting System includes reminiscences by the violinst as well as several of his performances
Die entführung aus dem serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belmonte rescues Constanze from the Pashaś palace, only to be caught
Macbeth : an opera in four acts after William Shakespeare by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Verdi's opera about a Scottish lord who seizes the throne with the help of his scheming power-hungry wife
The return of Ulysses to his homeland by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'opéra de Monteverdi, sur un livret de Giacomo Badoaro, par l'orchestre philharmonique de Londres et les choeurs du Festival Glyndebourne dirigés par Raymond Leppard et dans une mise en scène de Peter Hall. Principaux interprètes : Janet Baker, Benjamin Luxon, Richard Lewis. En Italien avec sous-titres anglais
Maĭi︠a︡ Pliset︠s︡kai︠a︡( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, of the Bolshoi Ballet, is the subject of this documentary. Contains some rare films of her as a child, and highlights from Swan lake, Sleeping beauty, Spartacus, Romeo and Juliet, Dying swan, Raymonda, Stone flower, Don Quixote, and other ballets
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyndebourne Festival Opera production of Verdi's opera, directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor
Spartak( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus, the slave leads an unsuccessful revolt against the Romans
 
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