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Bel Canto Paramount Home Video

Overview
Works: 33 works in 66 publications in 6 languages and 2,965 library holdings
Genres: Filmed operas  Televised operas  Drama  Operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Music videos  Opera films 
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 )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in Italian and held by 489 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of the Trojan horse
Ingmar Bergman's The magic flute = Trollflöjten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in Swedish and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live from the Sydney Opera House, The Australian Opera's production of The Magic Flute truly reveals the eternal radiance of Mozart's last great opera
Tannhäuser : opera in three acts by Richard Wagner( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 193 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 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Almaviva wins the heart of beautiful Rosina with the help of Figaro, the barber of Seville
Elektra : opera in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videocassette release of the opera by Richard Strauss based on Sophocles' play about the violent revenge of Elektra
Manon by Jules Massenet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux is a lyric tragedy of innocence corrupted in the pleasure-seeking world of Paris in the early 18th century, of a young woman who does not realize that love is more valuable than riches until it is too late
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in Italian and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers. Previews of other opera highlights precede feature
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in Italian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encrico tries to force his sister to wed Arturo in order to save a family fortune
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 114 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
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panoramic tragedy of honor and vengeance set in 18th century Spain and Italy ; its characters range from aristocrats to camp followers, from soldiers to monks, all swept up in the irresistable power of destiny. Montserrat Caballé and José Carreras star as the ill-fated lovers in this 1978 production from La Scala in Milan, originally broadcast on television
Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in Italian and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paolo Malatesta was sent to Ravenna to arrange Francesca Da Riorini's marriage to his older, deformed brother Gianciotto. Francesca, deceived into thinking he was the bridegroom, fell in love with him, and he with her. They had an affair much later and one day, they were surprised together and killed by Gianciotto
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in Italian and held by 107 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in Italian and held by 92 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 by N.Y.) Metropolitan Opera (New York( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in Italian and held by 85 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Italian and held by 45 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 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes musical selections from Mozart, Verdi, and Strauss
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 32 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
 
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