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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
Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Don Giovanni centers around a young nobleman who is obsessed with amorous conquests and his encounters with Donna Anna, who seeks revenge for her father's murder
Così fan tutte : dramma giocoso in due atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 349 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." -- Conteneur
Il barbiere di Siviglia : komische oper in zwei Akten by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in Italian and held by 340 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
La gazza ladra by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A servant girl accused of stealing a silver spoon is brought to trial. Tragedy turns into comedy when it is discovered that the real thief is a magpie
La cenerentola : melodramma giocoso in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 264 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 : opera in three acts by Richard Wagner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in German and English and held by 248 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 Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Italian and French and held by 215 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
The turn of the screw = Die Drehung der Schraube : Oper in einem Prolog und zwei Akten by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 198 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 : an opera in two acts by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Italian and held by 190 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
L'Italiana in Algeri : dramma giocoso in due atti = Comic opera in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of this hugely ironic opera stands the character Isabella, who uses her womanly guile to entrance no fewer than three men. As the mood swings from comic to serious, Rossini gives her free reign to explore the many facets of her femininity. But this Italian girl in Algiers is at all times fully aware of the narrow path she treads between coquettish diversion and true love
Il Matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 167 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 sui 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 : dramma in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 164 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
Il barbiere di Siviglia = The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic opera in 2 acts
Xerxes = Serse : dramma per musica by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 143 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and held by 137 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
The crafty art of opera : for those who make it, love it or hate it by Michael Hampe( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 128 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.0
Così fan tutte : a comic opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Italian and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's delicious comedy of manners receives a lavish treatment in this irresistible La Scala production
La scala di seta : comic opera in one act by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 123 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 )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Italian and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-act comic opera based on the Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Andrea Chénier
Alternative Names
Hampe, Michaël

Hanpe, Mihyaeru 1935-

Michael Hampe deutscher Intendant und Opernregisseur

Michael Hampe Duits regisseur

Michael Hampe German director

ハンペ, ミヒャエル

ミヒャエル・ハンペ

Languages
Italian (193)

English (31)

German (29)

French (1)

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg : opera in three actsAndrea ChénierIl Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria : an opera in two actsCosì fan tutte : a comic opera in two acts