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Bel Canto Paramount Home Video

Overview
Works: 27 works in 56 publications in 6 languages and 3,161 library holdings
Genres: Filmed operas  Drama  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Operas  Opera films  Nonfiction television programs  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 533 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 233 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 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story between Venus and Tannhäuser
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of the Trojan horse
Don Carlo : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in Italian and English and held by 210 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
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Italian and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opera is usually full of drama, tragedy, and death. In fact the writer George Bernard Shaw once said that he knew when it was the end of an opera because no one was left alive on stage. But there are also many comic operas, operas that are full of comic characters and situations. According to the great composer Giuseppe Verdi, the greatest comic opera ever written is the subject of today's Opera Easy program," says host Natalie Choquette. "Mes dames et messieurs, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Gioachino Rossini's masterpiece, Il Barbiere di Siviglia!"
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in German and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videocassette release of the opera by Richard Strauss based on Sophocles' play about the violent revenge of Elektra
Manon : opéra comique en 5 actes et 6 tableaux by Jules Massenet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian Ballet along with composer Jules Massenet, tells a tale of a young woman falling in love with a poor student. However, she makes a fatal decision to deny her true love and chooses the pleasures of wealth
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in Italian and held by 158 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 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the Swan Knight, who comes to rescue the falsely accused Elsa, stays to marry her, and then must leave her when she disobeys his warning not to question his name or lineage
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in Italian and held by 146 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sumptuous production by Piero Faggioni (sets by Ezio Frigerio and costumes by Franca Squarciapino) seduced Met audiences into the enchanting world of Zandonai's rarely heard opera. His retelling of Dante's story of the immortal passion of Paolo and Francesca in 13th century Italy is as musically elegant and beautiful as the details of the production on stage. James Levine's fervent conducting galvanizes the fabulous cast: Renata Scotto and Plácido Domingo as the lovers with Cornell MacNeil as an appropriately brutal Giovanni
Ernani : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in Italian and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the romantic opera in which three rivals vie for the hand of a woman
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Italian and held by 114 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in Italian and held by 109 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
Live from the Met highlights( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in Italian and held by 96 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 )

2 editions published in 1987 and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances by the Royal Ballet of Swan Lake (Act II), Firebird and Ondine
Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Italian and held by 50 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
New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, Leontyne Price, Avery Fisher Hall( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in Multiple languages and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes musical selections from Mozart, Verdi, and Strauss
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presents Isaac Stern ; Itzhak Perlman ; Pinchas Zukerman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of the world's greatest living violinists join the New York Philharmonic in a concert opening the orchestra's 139th season. It was also a celebration of Mr. Stern's 60th birthday, and the music included works by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and Brahms
 
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TannhäuserLes TroyensElektraManon LescautLohengrinFrancesca da RiminiErnani : opera in four actsLa forza del destino