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Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Works: 97 works in 257 publications in 6 languages and 2,879 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Televised operas  Operas  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Music videos  Musical films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Dancer, orc, Other
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera directed by Baz Luhrmann of Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom fame. DVD
The love for three oranges by Sergey Prokofiev( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquí, Valery Gergiev y su espléndido equipo ruso, predeciblemente, optan correctamente por el texto ruso y se introducen en él con gusto. El coro, que se divide para representar lo trágico, lo cómico, lo excéntrico, es excelente. La orquesta es magnífica
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák( )

3 editions published in 2008 in Czech and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dvořák’s colorful romantic fairy tale, based on the classic story of the Little Mermaid, comes to life with the enchanting Gabriela Beňačková in the title role, the water nymph Rusalka who sings the famous “Song to the Moon.” Ben Heppner stars as the Prince she falls in love with. Sergei Koptchak is Rusalka’s father, the Water Gnome, Stefania Toczyska sings the witch Ježibaba, and Janis Martin is the Foreign Princess, Rusalka’s rival. John Fiore conducts this performance from the opera’s Met premiere run
Julius Caesar : a critical guide by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Italian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A production of Handel's opera recorded live at the world famous Sydney Opera House
Coppélia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Dr. Coppelius, a toy maker and magician, who attempts to bring life to his beautiful doll, Coppelia
Patience by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member 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
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-class opera in a spectacular setting: Opera Australia's Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns with Madama Butterfly. Puccini's masterpiece is one of opera's greatest tragic tales, with glorious music to match - including the 'Humming Chorus' and 'Un bel di'. But never before has it been so stunningly presented, with Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, brilliant fireworks illuminating the night sky and a lavish production directed by the renowned Alex Olle (La Fura dels Baus Hiromi Omura stars as Butterfly, the Japanese girl who marries a visiting American. With their child she waits expectantly for his return--but when his ship finally arrives, he is accompanied by his new American wife. Stricken by grief, Butterfly commits suicide, choosing to die with honour rather than live with shame. Experience the beauty and tragedy of Madama Butterfly, in all the splendour and elegance of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Lakmé : opera in three acts by Léo Delibes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian priestess falls tragically in love with a British officer
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
Lindy by Moya Henderson( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the loss of Azaria Chamberlain and the persecution of her parents combines so many issues that matter - and I believe great opera is about things that matter, like ageing or national liberation. While the Chamberlains were being tried, from 1980 to 1987, we'd all followed another trial - the trial of the media, the law enforcers and law courts, and the responses of the Australian public
The classic 100 opera concert : the gala concert presented by Opera Australia and ABC Classic FM( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member 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
Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surreal and irreverent interpretation of the story of Hansel and Gretel
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Mozart : the Australian Opera bicentennial celebration by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member 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 by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member 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
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charming, lighthearted and fizzing with subversive wit, Neil Armfield's sparkling production of The Marriage of Figaro masterfully captures Mozart's most popular comedic opera
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member 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
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the massacre of the Huguenots by the Catholics on the night of St. Bartholomew's, August 24, 1572. Queen Marguerite de Valois seeks to unite in marriage the house of Nangis and the house of St. Bris to end the religious differences which have disturbed her reign. A misunderstanding brings disasterous results
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AOBO (Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra)

Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra Sydney

Opera Australia. Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Italian (56)

English (53)

French (12)

Czech (3)

Latin (2)

German (1)