WorldCat Identities

Thorn EMI/HBO Video

Overview
Works: 105 works in 164 publications in 4 languages and 3,211 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed operas  Children's films  Television adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PR6037.H23, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Thorn EMI/HBO Video
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salieri is the jealousy-ridden 18th century composer; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the hapless victim of his venom
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennady Rozhdestvensky directs the orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Lesley Collier and Anthony Dowell star as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince in this Tchaikovsky ballet
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 28, 1980 performance of Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London
F/X( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rollie Tyler is the movies' best special effects man. He can show you a thousand ways to die. Now someone wants him to do it for real. But is he the weapon or the victim? He's going to need every trick from every movie he ever made just to get even--and get out alive
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Italian and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cruel and lustful police chief uses the jealousy of the famed singer Tosca to make her betray her lover who has hidden an escaped political prisoner. To save her lover Tosca agrees to give herself to the police chief but learns too late that he has tricked her when her lover is executed
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Italian and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful but icy Chinese princess is won by a handsome prince travelling the countryside incognito
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coronation of Poppea (L'Incoronazione di Poppea) was Monteverdi's last opera, written when he was 75, and first performed in Venice in 1642. The opera tells the amoral story of the Roman Emperor Nero's love affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea, with evil triumphing over good, while the allegorical figures from the Prologue - Fortune, Virtue and Love look on
American Ballet Theatre at the Met by Cynthia Harvey( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of several works at the Metropolitan Opera House, N.Y. on June 11, 1984. Includes Les Sylphides (Chopin), Sylvia pas de deux (Delibes), Triad (Prokofiev) and Paquita (Minkus)
The Catherine wheel by Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together choreographer Twyla Tharp and rock composer David Byrne of the Talking Heads in a unique performance refashioned by Tharp especially for television, with computer-generated figures, shadow-play, and reverse action - creating a wholly separate video version. Preceded by an interview with Tharp and rehearsal footage
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacular performance of Samson et Dilila
Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete ballet based on Shakespeare's story of teenage lovers from different feuding families
La Cenerentola = Cinderella by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in Italian and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed performance of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Rossini's La Cenerentola, a witty and vivacious adaptation of the Cinderella story. The opera, written in 24 days, was first performed in Rome in 1817. The story is the familiar fairy tale but with the fairy element left out. In place of the fairy godmother, we have Alidoro, a philosophic person and friend of the Prince, The glass slipper is replaced in the opera by a pair of bracelets. One of these bracelets is given to the Prince at the Ball and recognition of the other leads to the customary happy ending
Paddington goes to the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paddington Bear discovers the magic of the movies and gets himself into some ticklish situations in the process
Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donizetti's operatic portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots is performed by the English National Opera. Dame Janet Baker assumes the title role and portrays a wide range of emotions in the scenes detailing the events which lead to the execution of the legendary Queen. This role marked Baker's farewell to the London operatic stage
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of the flamboyant Toad and his friends Badger, Mole, and Ratty
Così fan tutte : opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in Italian and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferrando and Guglielmo, two soldiers, make a wager that their respective lovers will be faithful in their absence
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed performance of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Arabella, Strauss and Hofmannsthal's last collaboration. The romantic plot is set in Vienna of the early 1860's and deals with the complications surrounding the heroine Arabella's betrothal to a rich Hungarian land owner
Carols for Christmas( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art provide rich and varied images of the story of Christmas, while traditional carols are sung in the dramatic medieval setting of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small village in England, the story relates fisherman Peter Grimes' inability to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice has been drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
I Lombardi alla prima crociata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1984 La Scala production of Verdi's 1843 work was the first in more than 50 years. The story which concerns hate, love and forgiveness between two brothers and between Christians and Moslems is set in Milan and the Middle East at the time of the Crusades. With a cast of international operatic stars, the opera receives spectacular treatment
 
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Italian (17)

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