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Video Artists International

Works: 499 works in 837 publications in 3 languages and 16,546 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Romance films  Filmed performances 
Roles: Publisher, Production personnel, Performer, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: M1500.D66, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Video Artists International
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Most widely held works by Video Artists International
Amahl and the night visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

11 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three men on their way to see the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in Italian and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma, a Druid priestess who has had two children by Pollione, a Roman proconsul, finds that he has transferred his affections to another young priestess, her friend Adalgisa. Norma tries to persuade him to renounce Adalgisa and return to her; when he refuses she confesses her own guilt publicly and is condemned to death. Pollione, moved by her action, asks to die with her
Three modern dance classics by Harvey Hart( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of the most famous works by the Mexican-American choreographer, Jose Limon. Moor's Pavane: Generally considered to be one of the great masterworks of modern dance, Limon distills the legend of Othello into a one-act drama. The Traitor: Against a music score of violence, passion and tenderness the tragedy of Judas is portrayed as if it were taking place in modern times. The Emperor Jones: Based upon the play by Eugene O'Neill wherein a fugitive from a chain gang sets himself up as the ruler of an island domain
Piano legends hosted by Chick Corea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chick Corea hosts a collection of retrospective performance films by jazz keyboard greats from the eras of the 1920's to the 1980's, including Jelly Roll Morton (audio only), Willie Smith, Meade Lux Lewis, Earl Hines, Mary Lou Williams, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Marian McPartland, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell, Thelonius Monk, Horace Silver, Mal Waldron, John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Cecil Taylor, and Chick Corea
The Coltrane legacy by John Coltrane( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare footage from 1959-1964 of John Coltrane and his quartet and interviews with musicians who played with him: Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Cobb
Camille by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in Italian and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars Beverly Sills as Violetta, Verdi's most sympathetic tragic heroine. Her lover, Alfredo, is played by Henry Price
La fille du régiment a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about a little girl who was adopted by a whole regiment
Great stars of opera( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of performances by the most celebrated opera stars of the late 1950s and early 1960s
Anna Bolena opera by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Italian and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Anne Boleyn is uneasy at the King's coolness towards her, while her lady-in-waiting, Jane Seymour, is equally disturbed by his warmth towards her. Lord Percy returns to court, anxious about his former mistress, Anne Boleyn. Percy's return is part of the King's plot to entrap his wife, which he does when Percy is threatening to kill himself for love, observed by Smeaton, who also loves her. In spite of the efforts of Jane Seymour and others, Anne is duly imprisoned on the charges of adultery and incested, and is executed, together with Percy and Anne's brother George Rochford
Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

4 editions published in 1970 in Italian and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea, high priestess of the Golden Fleece, falls in love with Jason, and, stealing the prized article, flees with him to Corinth. Jason eventually betrays her, however, when he falls in love with the daughter of Creon. In a white heat of anger, Medea murders Creon, his daughter, and finally her two sons by Jason, then flees, leaving him to face a wifeless, childless future
Trumpet kings( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wynton Marsalis presents an overview of twentieth century jazz trumpeters as filmed and videotaped between 1933 and 1984
Gaité parisienne by Manuel Rosenthal( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ten years, former mechanical engineer Victor Jessen followed the Ballet Russe around America filming Gaîté Parisienne whenever Danilova, Franklin, and Danielian were dancing the principal roles. He later edited this film from thirty-second "takes" filmed in various locations in many different theatres to conform to a sound recording he made around 1954
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana Pagliacci by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Italian and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode of the program, "Opera easy," that tells about the stories, the composers, and the backgrounds surrounding Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci
The Consul a musical drama by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins in the home of John Sorel, in an apartment in a large European city. John is a freedom fighter in a police state, and has fled across the frontier. His wife Magda, approaches the Consulate of a 'free' country for a visa for herself, her baby, and John's mother. As Magda pays endless visits to the Consulate, her quest for a visa is blocked by Kafkaesque bureaucratic obstacles. She becomes familiar with several other applicants, is visited by the secret police, and she learns that John is returning to the city for her
Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television production of the musical in which Marietta, a runaway Italian countess encounters Captain Dick Warrington commander of a band of rangers
Tenor titans by Dexter Gordon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the development of the tenor saxophone in all eras of jazz with archival footage of legendary performers
Lucia di Lammermoor dramma tragico in due parti by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a feud between the Scottish families of Ravenswood and Lammermoor, Enrico has gained the upper hand over Edgardo, murdering his kinsmen and usurping his estates. By the time of the opera's action, in the late 17th century, Enrico's fortunes have begun to wane; in political disfavor, he stakes all on uniting his family with that of Arturo, whom he means to force his sister, Lucia, to marry."--Container
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VAI (Video Artists International)