Most widely held works by Elijah Moshinsky
A midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 1,566 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily.
Love's labour's lost ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
A satire directed against intellectual pride and pedantry. The King of Navarre and three of his lords vow to spend three years in study and not to see any women. But when the Princess of France arrives with her three ladies, the men break their vow and fall in love with them.
All's well that ends well ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband.
Cymbeline ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 938 libraries worldwide
King Cymbeline's evil second queen forces the king to banish his daughter Imogen's husband, Posthumus. While the queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There he is tricked into believing Imogen has been unfaithful. Imogen disguises herself as a boy and flees the court.
Coriolanus ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 750 libraries worldwide
The last of Shakespeare's tragedies, in which Coriolanus, a strong and cruel soldier, brings about his own downfall through the flaws in his character.
The tragedy of Coriolanus ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about a proud Roman general who conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city.
Otello ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 352 libraries worldwide
In order to revenge himself against Othello, Iago uses deceit to awaken in Othello a suspicion that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful to him. After Othello kills Desdemona he learns of Iago's treachery, and plunges a dagger into his own heart.
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
The Met's production of Verdi's Otello from 1995, with Placido Domingo in one of his greatest roles opposite the stunning Renee Fleming in her first breakaway Met success.
Peter Grimes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
In a small village in England, Peter Grimes is unable to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople.
Peter Grimes ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 217 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.
Un Ballo in maschera ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Italian and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Riccardo, governor of Boston at the end of the 17th cent., falls in love with Amelia, wife of Renato, his secretary and intimate friend. Amelia returns Riccardo's love, but is discovered by her husband. At a masked ball Renato kills Riccardo, who, as he lies dying, declares Amelia's innocence and forgives Renato.
Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 187 libraries worldwide
An opera based on the true story of 16 Carmelite nuns who were eventually guillotined for refusing to deny their belief in God during the French Revolution.
Il trovatore ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadoor. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war agaist the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him & whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs.
Aida ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in Italian and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Staged production of Verdi's Aida in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved.
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Presentation of the Metropolitan Opera performance from the opening night of the 1998-99 season.
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Italian and Dutch and held by 136 libraries worldwide
The story of two lovers who are separated, then pursued by her brother who is convinced that they are responsible for her father's death. The story is based on the premise that fate is inexorable, that there is no free choice.
Stiffelio ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Italian and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Stiffelio, a pastor persecuted for his beliefs, takes refuge in the castle of his follower Count Stankar and marries Lina, the Count's daughter. When Lina is unfaithful to him and Stankar desires vengeance, Stiffelio intervenes, insisting that a Christian is bound to forgive, and accepts his wife's contrition.
Nabucco ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Italian and Japanese and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Verdi's opera opens in ancient Jerusalem, as King Nabucco of Babylon, whose daughter Fenena is a hostage to the Jews, invades and sacks the Jewish Temple. Installed by Nabucco as Regent of Jerusalem and inspired by her love for the Jew Ismaele, Fenena converts to Judaism and frees the Jewish prisoners. The slave Abigaille, who claims to be Fenena's sister, also loves Ismaele and masterminds a vengeful plot to imprison Nabucco and steal the crown of Jerusalem for herself. In his cell, Nabucco dreams that Fenena is about to be executed, but he escapes in time to free her and also converts to Judaism, as a repentant Abigaille poisons herself.
A midsummer night's dream by Elijah Moshinsky ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Presents William Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers, and tradesmen-actors.
Samson et Dalila ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in French and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila has all the ingredients for popular success. The subject, based on Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges, is well known and lends itself to spectacular presentation.
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