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Video Arts International

Overview
Works: 109 works in 186 publications in 3 languages and 3,331 library holdings
Genres: Filmed operas  Drama  Film adaptations  Operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Cultural television programs  Opera films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: M1500.M69, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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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 )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in Italian and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera based on Beaumarchais' sequel to his Barber of Seville
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 301 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 233 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 )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart at the Glyndebourne with Bernard Haitink conducting the London Philharmonic and unusual set design by David Hockney
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 156 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 first Anna Russell farewell special by Anna Russell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical parodies performed in concert by Anna Russell with piano accompaniment
The medium by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

5 editions published between 1950 and 1984 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a séance, a fraudulent medium feels the sensation of hands at her throat, and tragedy ensues when she mistakes an innocent mute boy for the phantom
An Evening of dance and conversation with Martha Graham( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in German and held by 116 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 112 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
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell as he seeks his fortune in the big city. This production replaces Hogarth's London with 1950's Las Vegas
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in Italian and held by 89 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 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death, he rushes into Lammermoor Castle, stabs himself, and dies at Lucia's side
Heifetz by Jascha Heifetz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 69 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 )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belmonte rescues Constanze from the Pashaś palace, only to be caught
The return of Ulysses to his homeland by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Italian and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses returns home from the TrojanWar after twenty years to find his faithful wife besieged by suitors anxious to assume his crown. Aided by his son and by the goddess Minerva, he defeats the suitors and wins back his wife and kingdom
Maĭi︠a︡ Pliset︠s︡kai︠a︡( Visual )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 61 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
Macbeth : an opera in four acts after William Shakespeare by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 60 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 54 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus, the slave leads an unsuccessful revolt against the Romans
 
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Italian (17)

German (10)