Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Most widely held works by Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
La Bohème ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Puccini's bittersweet opera of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker, is a beautifully balanced series of tableaux depicting the infectious joie de vivre of youth and the tragic waste of disease and separation.
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Handel's opera tells the story of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, and the conquest of Egypt by the Romans.
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera directed by Baz Luhrmann of Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom fame. DVD.
Patience, or, Bunthorne's bride by Arthur Sullivan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
A satire on the late 19th century's obsession with beauty and emotion. Twenty lovesick maidens abandon their fiancés to moon over two poets. The poets, however, are distracted by the good natured and sensible milkmaid, Patience.
Madama Butterfly opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"An American lieutenant marries a beautiful young geisha, to the dismay of her family. Shortly after the wedding the lieutenant departs for America, and his wife bears him a child, alone. Three years later she excitedly awaits his return, only to find to her shock and despair, that he is returning with an American wife."--Container.
Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A surreal and irreverent interpretation of the story of Hansel and Gretel.
La Bohème ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in Italian and English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
A live performance of Puccini's opera about bohemian pleasures and doomed love among poor artists, with the setting updated to Paris in 1957 and 1958.
The love for three oranges by Sergey Prokofiev ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The Australian Ballet. Coppelia ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
This ballet tells the story of Dr. Coppelius, a toymaker and magician, who attempts to bring life to his beautiful doll, Coppelia. He is fooled by Swanilda, who masquerades as Coppelia and saves her lover Franz from the doctor's magic.
The mikado ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The parody of British Victorian life, spiced with the usual topical allusions to English customs and institutions, set in a Japanese Never-Never Land, is performed by The Australian Opera.
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in Czech and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Fledermaus The bat by Johann Strauss ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"The dizzyingly silly story of Eisenstein who would rather party than go to jail; his wife Rosalinde who is keen to teach him a lesson; and their pert maid Adele, whose eye for the main chance is unwavering. Then there are the high society types who move with ease between ballroom and prison cell."--Container.
Swan lake ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"In the master storyteller Graeme Murphy's hands, the world's favourite ballet becomes a witty, dramatic and ultimately devastating story of love and betrayal."--Container.
The essential Joan Sutherland highlights from her greatest roles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Italian and held by 25 libraries worldwide
This opera combines comedy and tragedy to produce the story of Don Giovanni. The central character of Giovanni is the anti-hero, a brilliant, irresponsible villain, an amourous libertine who receives his comeupances by refusing to repent.
Patience, or, Bunthorne's bride ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A group of young ladies are all in love with the poet Bunthorne, but their passion is a hopeless one as Bunthorne loves Patience, the village milkmaid. However, she, in turn, is indifferent to him. Then the "beautiful idyllic poet" Archibald Grosvenor arrives to complicate matters further.
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in French and English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Dame Joan Sutherland's farewell performance to the operatic stage, this production captures the horror and tragedy of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, as well as the splendor and romance of 16th century France.
Coppélia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The Golem by Larry Sitsky ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
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