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San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Overview
Works: 257 works in 453 publications in 5 languages and 4,164 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Operas  Opera television programs  Musical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by San Francisco Opera
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker
A streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A southern belle on the run from her past seeks refuge with her sister in New Orleans. But she finds herself locked in a battle of wills with her crude, volatile brother-in-law
A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blanche Dubois visits her sister and her husband Stanley, and he immediately dislikes her. Friction builds between the two of them when they are left in the apartment together
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwrecked on the African coast, de Gama returns to Portugal with two captives and falls in love with one of them, a beautiful East Indian queen. However, the relationship is threatened by the re-emergence of de Gama's former love, when a new expedition launched by the explorer's rival is shipwrecked
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
American Ballet Theatre in San Francisco( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing live at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, the American Ballet Theatre presents a sampling of dances from several well-known ballets, including: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Gottschalk's Great Galloping Gottschalk, Tchaikovsky's The Black Swan, Handel's Airs, and Chausson's Jardin Aux Lilas. Dancing in both traditional and modern ballet styles, the dancers bring the choreography to life with the help of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Capriccio : a conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent recording of a ballet performed to music by Felix Mendelssohn. Followed by a fragment (ca. 1 min.) of Richard Englund's ballet Courtly dances for today
Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman Melville's epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger is brought to the stage in this thrilling production from San Francisco Opera"--Container
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in Italian and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Peking, Princess Turandot will become the bride of the royal suitor who can successfully answer three riddles. Unsuccessful suitors lose not only the hand of the princess, but their heads as well
Orlando Furioso by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Italian and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Takes place on the enchanted island of the sorceress Alcina. Although old and ugly, Alcina has the magical power to make herself appear beautiful, and to bewitch courtiers who set foot in her realm. She has tried to make her power eternal by gaining possession of the invincible guard Arontes"--Container
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gershwin melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both
Wagner arias : duets with Melchior by Richard Wagner( Recording )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony at the opera : great opera interludes by San Francisco Opera( )

2 editions published in 2003 and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flagstad by Kirsten Flagstad( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kundry-Parsifal duet ; Götterdämmerung prologue: Zu neuen Thaten by Richard Wagner( Recording )

5 editions published in 1964 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flagstad and Melchior duets by Richard Wagner( Recording )

3 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Show boat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enduring love story set against the back drop of racial prejudice
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the pursuit of power, politics, poisonings and intimations of incest in Renaissance Italy
I Capuleti e i Montecchi : tragedia lirica in due atti by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellini's bel canto masterpiece, inspired by the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet, has a cast headlined by international stars Joyce DiDonato and Nicole Cabell as the ill-fated lovers Romeo and Giulietta. Directed by Vincent Boussard in his U.S. debut and led by returning conductor and bel canto specialist Riccardo Frizza, this new co-production, has sets created by French opera, theater and dance designer Vincent Lemaire
Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clash between two queens, with the throne of England at stake, is at the center of Donizetti's bel canto drama. Sondra Radvanovsky, in the second part of her historic traversal of all three of the composer's Tudor queen operas in one season, stars in the title role of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots. Her opponent is Queen Elizabeth I, sung by Elza van den Heever, as the Protestant ruler who knows her position is not secure as long as Mary lives. Tenor Celso Albelo is George Talbot, the Earl of Leicester and favorite of the queen, who urges her to reconcile with Mary. But when Mary insults Elizabeth, her tragic fate is sealed. Kwangchul Youn as Talbot and Patrick Carfizzi as Cecil complete the principal cast, and Riccardo Frizza conducts
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A Streetcar Named Desire
Alternative Names
Opéra de San Francisco. Orchestre

Orchestra

Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera

Orchestra of the San Francisco State Opera

Orquesta de la Ópera

Orquesta de la Ópera San Fracisco, Calif

San Francisco Opera Orchestra

San Francisco Opera Orquesta

War Memorial Opera House

War Memorial Opera House San Francisco Orchestra

サンフランシスコ歌劇場管弦楽団

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L'Africaine