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Arthaus Musik (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,021 works in 1,700 publications in 6 languages and 54,226 library holdings
Genres: Filmed operas  Drama  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Cultural television programs  Television adaptations  Operas  Music videos 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor, Production personnel
Classifications: M1500.M84, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two modern dance performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Judith Jamison's Divining, a piece, set to rhythmic drum music, evoking African tribal ritual; and Alvin Ailey's Revelations, which expresses the choreographer's feelings for his roots in the South
Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in Italian and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni opens sneaking into a house in order to seduce Donna Anna. Soon, Donna Anna appears, chasing a masked Giovanni. After her father, the Commendatore, challenges Don Giovanni to a duel, the old man quickly falls dead under the blade of Don Giovanni. Unable to stop his insatiable appetite for the opposite sex, Don Giovanni continues to try and seduce women. This time it is Zerlina, a peasant girl who is about to get married. After she resists his attempts, he is now on the run, as he is wanted for the murder of the Commendatore and for abandonment of the women he has seduced. In the end, Don Giovanni refuses to repent for his sins and is thrust into Hell
Così fan tutte : from the Opernhaus Zürich, Switzerland by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aside from "Le nozze di Figaro" and "Don Giovanni", Lorezo Da Ponte also wrote the libretto for "Cosi fan tutte", after a likely inspiration from a contemporary Viennese anecdote and Kaiser Joseph II himself. "Cosi fan tutte" had its grand premiere on the day before Mozart"s 34th birthday, on 26 January 1790, in the Hoftheater in Vienna, where it was a roaring success. Unfortunately, though, it was only performed five times due to the death of Joseph II on 20 February and the subsequent period of court mourning. There would be no further performances of "Cosi" in Vienna until after Mozart"s own death, when it played in the German translation. In spite of the straightforward plot, the opera "Cosi fan tutte" remains, in the words of producer Joachin Herz in 1983, "a fascinating puzzle". Mozart"s psychologizing, moralizing music opens up infinite expanses and levels in this seemingly so transparent operatic subject. This production by the Zurich Opera House had its premiere in February 2000. Cecilia Bartoli made her debut here as Fiordiligi, after having sung the two other "Cosi" roles Despina and Dorabella previously
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Almaviva, in love with Rosina, the ward of Dr. Bartolo, succeeds, with the help of the barber, Figaro, in defeating the doctor's attempts to separate them
Wozzeck : opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about Wozzeck who is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands
Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in German and English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max the Huntsman struggles against his rival Kaspar to win Agathe in marriage. His desperation leads him to bargain with the Devil in order to best Kaspar for the hand of his beloved
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in German and English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural staging and unostentatious production allows attention to focus on the strong emotions and great musical moments
Dialogues des Carmélites : opéra en trois actes et 12 tableaux by Francis Poulenc( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of community of nuns who choose to go to the guillotine rather than renounce their calling
Teseo : opera in five acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Handel's five act opera dealing with the amok actions of the jealous and insulted sorceress Medea"--Container
Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the tragic relationship between Queen Elizabeth I of England and the Earl of Essex. Britten's opera, written in 1953 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, combines scenes of great pagentry with moments of private reflection
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in German and English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stage production of Strauss' tragic opera, Elektra, performed by Iréne Theorin and cast, accompanied by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Simon Boccanegra : Melodramma in einem Prolog und drei Akten by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Italian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco featuring the return of legendary tenor Placido Domingo, this time in the baritone title role. Also starring Adrianne Pieczonka as Boccanegra's long-lost daughter Amelia. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Italian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live from the Ravenna Festival of 2006 is Dramma Buffo in three acts
The fiery angel by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Russian and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prokofiev's disturbingly enigmatic opera, The Fiery Angel, was never performed in his lifetime - considered too decadent by Stalin and his successors - but David Freeman's imaginative production asserts it as one of the composer's greatest masterpieces. Ostensibly, it is a tale of religious hysteria and demonic possession, but the novel, by the Russian decadent Valery Bryusov, from which the opera is derived, also explores symbolically the love triangle endured by the writer himself, inspired by the self-destructive figure of his lover, the poet Nina Petrovskaya. David Freeman has completely entered into this opera's strangely unnerving world. Evil is all around us and in his sensational production the image is taken quite literally"--Publisher's website
Lucas Cranach the Elder : Adam and Eve in Paradise, c.1531, oil on wood : Picture Gallery, National Museums in Berlin, Berlin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art and provides a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. This film explores Lucas Cranach the Elder's "Adam and Eve in Paradise," completed circa 1531 and housed in the National Museum in Berlin
The palace by Aulis Sallinen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Finnish and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance shows the collapse of an impervious regime, corrupt to the point of absurdity and governed by an autocrat whose power lies in ludicrous ceremonies and bizarre rules of precedence. Live from the Savonlinna Opera Festival
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Italian and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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El Niño by John Adams( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph through a sequence of separate numbers, shifting between narration and reflection, but always through the image of modern-day Marys
Sir David Wilkie : William Bethune, his wife and daughter : 1804, oil on canvas : National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores David Wilkie's "William Bethune, his Wife and Daughter," completed in 1804 and housed in the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh
Sir John Everett Millais : Ophelia : 1851-52, oil on canvas : Tate Gallery, London( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores John Everett Millais' "Ophelia," completed 1852 and housed in the Tate Gallery in London
 
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English (22)

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Russian (5)

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