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Hampe, Michael 1935-

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Most widely held works about Michael Hampe
 
Most widely held works by Michael Hampe
Così fan tutte : from the Opernhaus Zürich, Switzerland by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 518 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
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Almaviva, in love with Rosina, the ward of Dr. Bartolo, succeeds, with the help of the barber, Figaro, in defeating the doctor's attempts to separate them
Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 371 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 gazza ladra by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a young servant who is unjustly accused of stealing a silver spoon
Cinderella by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two-act opera based on the story of Cinderella."
Agrippina by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agrippina, Empress of Rome, whose position at the side of her husband is not enough, wants to elevate her son by her first marriage, Nero, to the throne, in order to be able to determine through him alone, the succession of power
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in German and English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg is the only comedy Wagner ever wrote. It is a parable of art told in terms of a simple human love story. Within the context of middle-class town life the opera symbolises the eternal conflict between the need for change, with Walther at its forefront, and the conservative forces of a too strongly held critical tradition, personified in Beckmesser. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg has also been interpreted as Wagner's protest against his critics and the public
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set before and during the French Revolution, Andrea Chénier is an idealistic poet, caught in the political violence, and Maddalena is the woman he loves
Turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1990 production of the English-language opera composed by Benjamin Britten, adapted from the classic Henry James story of a governess and ghosts. The opera was first performed in 1954
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria = Le retour d'Ulysse dans sa patrie : drame musical en un prologue et trois actes by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Italian and held by 187 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
Il Matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 171 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
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera tells the story of the Roman Emperor Nero's love affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea, with evil triumphing over good, while the allegorical figures from the Prologue - Fortune, Virtue and Love look on
The crafty art of opera : for those who make it, love it or hate it by Michael Hampe( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera has become big business as well as an art form, attracting young and old, true connoisseurs, enthusiasts and celebrities. And while opera singers and superstars sometimes attract a separate following, the stage director's job is often the one that really counts, yet it is a type of specialised knowledge available only to a select few. Here, Michael Hampe brings glimpses of the director's work to a wider audience. 'The crafty art of opera' uncovers 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. It 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, above all, 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
Xerxes = Serse : dramma per musica by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 149 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 142 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
Il signor Bruschino : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossini's opera. Florville wants to marry Sofia, but her guardian has arranged for her to marry Bruschino. Florville learns that Bruschino is a prisoner due to bad debts. He masquerades as Bruschino, knowing that Sofia's guardian knows Bruschino's father, but not Bruschino himself. Things get complicated when Bruschino's father arrives, but true love triumphs in the end
La scala di seta : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defiance of her guardian, Dormont, Giulia has secretly married Dorvil
Falstaff : comic opera in 2 acts = opéra comique en deux actes by Antonio Salieri( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Italian and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-act comic opera based on the Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor
L'Occasione fa il ladro : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case of mistaken identity leads to much amorous intrigue as two suitors arrive in Naples to woo the same lady
Über Theater : Reden und Schriften by Michael Hampe( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 14 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
 
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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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AgrippinaDie Meistersinger von NürnbergAndrea ChenierIl ritorno d'Ulisse in patria = Le retour d'Ulysse dans sa patrie : drame musical en un prologue et trois actes