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Bel Canto Paramount Home Video

Overview
Works: 32 works in 55 publications in 5 languages and 3,235 library holdings
Genres: Televised operas  Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Opera films  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Fantasy films  Music videos 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: M1500.P83, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Bel Canto Paramount Home Video
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in Italian and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera's production of the opera by Puccini. The relationships of two Bohemians and their sweethearts develop stormily until both couples separate. While the two men are lamenting their loneliness in their Paris attic, one of the girl friends comes for help for the other who has consumption and wants to be taken to her lover to die. The opera is followed by a special program showing behind the scenes preparation for the production
Trollflöjten = The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in Swedish and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of Night's daughter from an evil sorcerer
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story between Venus and Tannhäuser
Don Carlo : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in Italian and English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip II of Spain marries Elisabeth de Valois, who was engaged to his son, the Infante, Don Carlos. In trying to secure freedom for the Netherlands, Carlos is arrested. Escaping, he meets Elisabeth secretly, but they are spied upon, and only the apparition of his grandfather, Charles V, saves Carlos from the Inquisition
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Italian and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged English version of the opera entitled Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini, about a comical town barber and his efforts to unite a pair of young lovers
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in German and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced, Herbert Graf ; music, Richard Strauss ; libretto, Hugo von Hoffmannsthal
Manon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Griex, a tragedy of innocence corrupted in the pleasure-seeking world of Paris in the early 18th century
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in Italian and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in German and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in Italian and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encrico tries to force his sister to wed Arturo in order to save a family fortune
Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in Italian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-act opera set in the thirteenth-century about a woman married to a cripple who is murdered with her lover
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in Italian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No opera is more romantic than Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani. Three rivals risk everything for a hot-blooded woman, plotting abductions, hatching conspiracies, swearing fatal oaths. The Metropolitan Opera's 1983 production of Ernani brought together a superb cast of singers, well able to take on the challenges of Verdi's searing music
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member 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
Les Troyens( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of the Trojan horse
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in Italian and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic opera about a young man who drinks a "magic" potion to make the girl he desires fall in love with him
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Berlioz' opera, originally televised October 8, 1983
Live from the Met highlights( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the television series Live from the Met: Centennial gala, Un Ballo in maschera, Don Carlo, La Bohème, Tannhäuser, Lucia di Lammermoor
The Royal Ballet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances by the Royal Ballet of Swan Lake (Act II), Firebird and Ondine
New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, Leontyne Price, Avery Fisher Hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes musical selections from Mozart, Verdi, and Strauss
Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this opera by Puccini, the cruel and lustful police chief uses the jealousy of the famed singer Tosca to make her betray her lover who has hidden an escaped political prisoner. To save her lover, Tosca agrees to give herself to the police chief but learns too late that he has tricked her when her lover is executed
 
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TannhäuserElektraManon LescautLohengrinFrancesca da RiminiErnaniLa forza del destinoLes Troyens