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Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Overview
Works: 108 works in 274 publications in 6 languages and 3,818 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Excerpts  Drama  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Opera films  Filmed operas  Musical films  History 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Dancer, orc, Other
Classifications: M1500.P977, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 462 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 355 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 342 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( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bliss by Brett Dean( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golem by Larry Sitsky( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kiss by Nicole Car( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and Czech and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kiss surveys the arias that have made Nicole's name: 19th-century gems, both well known and unjustly neglected, that showcase the outstanding beauty, unforced lyricism and compelling passion of her voice. At the heart of the disc stands the 'Letter Scene' from Eugene Onegin, Nicole's performances of which have astounded audiences across the world. Her passion for Russian repertoire continues with music by Rimsky-Korsakov. A gorgeous and rarely recorded lullaby by Smetana from the opera Hubička (The Kiss) gives the album its name, and the themes of intimacy and love that feature throughout the recording. From Rusalka asking the silver moon to shine on her beloved prince, so far away, to Amelia in Simon Boccanegra eagerly awaiting her lover's arrival; from Servilia lamenting her fate, torn between love and duty, to Gounod's Marguerite trembling with excitement as she sees herself in new-found jewels
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Italian and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 158 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 by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 93 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 84 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 83 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
Lindy by Moya Henderson( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 74 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 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 67 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mikado by W. S Gilbert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 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 and 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
Fledermaus = The bat by Johann Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 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
 
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Alternative Names
AOBA

AOBO

AOBO (Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra)

Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra Sydney

Opera Australia. Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Languages
English (56)

Italian (40)

French (5)

Czech (5)

Latin (3)

German (1)