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Hampe, Michael 1935-

Works: 125 works in 558 publications in 4 languages and 5,345 library holdings
Genres: Filmed operas  Drama  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Music videos  Television adaptations  Operas  Filmed performances  Internet videos 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Adapter, Arranger, Performer, Set designer , Restager , dir, Editor, Other, Contributor, Conductor, Composer, Singer, Honoree
Classifications: M1500.M84, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Michael Hampe
Most widely held works by Michael Hampe
Così fan tutte : dramma giocoso in due atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daniela Dessì and Delores Ziegler lead the cast in Mozart's brilliant and witty opera as the two women whose faithfulness in the face of romantic love is ruthlessly tested in Da Ponte's comic tale. Mozart lavishes some of the finest music ever written on the unfolding story of the two sisters' chaotic and fickle love affairs with their two Italian army officers."--Container
Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore (whom Giovanni killed), makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni one last chance to repent for his multitudinious improprieties
La cenerentola : melodramma giocoso in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in Italian and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crafty art of opera : for those who make it, love it or hate it by Michael Hampe( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera is nowadays performed worldwide. But as an art form it is little understood by performers and audiences alike. "The Crafty Art of Opera" wants to change that. Here, Michael Hampe brings glimpses of the director's work to a wider audience, uncovering the many techniques and rules that should inform an opera's staging: the need for singers to know their orchestra, the importance of space around singers, the gestures of languages, what we all can learn from Mozart, and the primacy of sense over effect, to name but a few. He shows how stories, through music, become tangible and real. Packed with many anecdotes from the author's luminous career, this book is dedicated to opera-lovers who want to understand 'how it is done'; to opera-makers who want to better understand their craft; and, last but not least, to those who loathe opera, in order to prove them wrong. Eminently readable, it brings both insight and wit from a life spent in opera as director and teacher. - MICHAEL HAMPE is an internationally acclaimed opera stage director. "The Crafty Art of Opera" was published in German as "Opernschule : für Liebhaber, Macher und Verächter des Musiktheaters"
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg : opera in three acts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Hampe's acclaimed production of Wagner's comic opera tells a charming, human, romantic love story and yet, at the same time, registers his protest against the narrow-minded critics and the prejudiced public who for so long refused him recognition."--Container
Il Matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Paolino and Carolina keep their recent marriage secret, fearing the anger of Carolina's father Geronimo. Hoping to calm Geronimo, Paolino persuades his friend Robinson, an English count who is penniless and looking for a good dowry, to ask for the hand of Carolina's elder sister Elisetta. Elisetta hears that she has a noble suitor and starts to give herself the airs of a countess. Caught up by the matrimonial atmosphere the widowed aunt of the two girls, Fidalma confides her projects for marriage to Elisetta. Things become complicated when Robinson arrives to pay his suit and is immediately taken with Carolina. Paolino now has not only lost an ally, but also finds a situation that stirs him to jealousy, even though Carofina wants to have nothing to do with the count. Elisetta, whose vanity has been offended, is convinced that her sister is engaged in dark dealings and criticises her. Fidalma attempts in vain to restore calm. Geronimo is flabbergasted by the family quarrels into which his daughters are drawing him but which he can scarcely understand because of his deafness
Xerxes = Serse : dramma per musica by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Handel's opera, a complex love story set in Persia. The plot revolves around the competition between Serse, King of Persia, and his brother, Arsamene, over the love of Romilda. Although Serse is betrothed to the princess Amastre, he falls in love with Romilda and attempts to win her away from his brother. Romilda's sister, Atalanta, also in love with Arsamene, thickens the plot by purposely misleading the thwarted lovers in the hope of gaining Arsamene for herself
La cambiale di matrimonio : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slook, a Canadian merchant, travels to London to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Fanny, however, loves Edoard Milfort, a penniless man from a penniless family
La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two-act opera based on the story of Cinderella."
La scala di seta : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defiance of her guardian, Dormont, Giulia has secretly married Dorvil
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria : an opera in two acts by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Italian and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a two act opera about Ulysses, King of Ithaca, who left his homeland twenty years ago to join the Greek army in taking revenge for the abduction of Helen and to destroy Troy. Now the time of his homecoming has arrived
Falstaff : comic opera in 2 acts = opéra comique en deux actes by Antonio Salieri( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-act comic opera based on the Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor
Über Theater : Reden und Schriften by Michael Hampe( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The composer makes it sound like it appears in his imagination. The opera director takes the opposite route and makes it appear like it sounds. When the two come together – what great fortune!" The German opera director Michael Hampe (b. 1935) lives and acts according to this motto. He is one of the world's leading opera directors with productions in London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo, as well as at the Salzburg Festival. Published on the occasion of his 80th birthday, this book brings together a compendium of speeches, letters and essays on musical theatre spanning a lifetime
Oper in Köln : Michael Hampe, 1975-1995( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'Italiana in Algeri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Hampe, Michaël

Hanpe, Mihyaeru 1935-

Michael Hampe deutscher Intendant und Opernregisseur

Michael Hampe Duits regisseur

Michael Hampe German director

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Italian (122)

German (22)

English (16)

Spanish (4)