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Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Works: 100 works in 264 publications in 6 languages and 3,154 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Requiems  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Dancer, Other, orc
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 498 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( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 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( )

4 editions published in 2008 in Czech and held by 284 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
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Latin and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar : a critical guide by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Italian and held by 181 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 166 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
Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience, or Bunthorne's bride by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 145 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
Madama Butterfly : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Italian and held by 85 WorldCat member 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 19th-century Paris, a poor poet loves a beautiful girl who dies of tuberculosis
Lakmé : opera in three acts by Léo Delibes( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lakmé, Delibes' greatest opera, is performed by Opera Australia in all its oriental glory. Starring the exquisite coloratura soprano Emma Matthews as the innocent girl priestess Lakmé, and superb tenor Aldo Di Toro as the lovestruck Gerald, the story tackles religion and cross-cultural love against a backdrop of British rule in India in the mid-19th century"--Container
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 74 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 72 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surreal and irreverent interpretation of the story of Hansel and Gretel
Mozart : the Australian Opera bicentennial celebration by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 42 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
The marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 34 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
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.30 for La Bohème ... to 0.79 for Nijinsky / ...)

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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

English (50)

Italian (50)

French (5)

Czech (4)

Latin (3)

German (1)