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Opéra de Paris

Works: 1,777 works in 3,036 publications in 7 languages and 39,180 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Arrangements (Music)  Film adaptations  Art music  History  Marches (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Editor, Producer, Other, Sponsor, Artist, Printer, his, Restager , Patron, Musician, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Opéra de Paris
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Most widely held works by Opéra de Paris
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded 1930 in Paris
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in French and English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Copiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc's most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche's brother and father
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed at the 2006 Innsbruck Festival, Rene Jacobs leads a riveting production that is illustrated by the notion of Don Giovanni as a young rebel and taboo-breaker. Jacobs also tries to respect Mozart's original intentions as closely as possible
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a hot-blooded young corporal in the Spanish cavalry stationed near Seville, Don Jose is ordered to arrest Carmen, a young, flirtatious Gypsy woman, for assaulting a co-worker. Greatly charmed by her, Jose allows her to escape. He deserts the army, kills two men on Carmen's account, and takes up a life as a robber and smuggler. He is insanely jealous of Carmen, who is unfaithful to him, and when she refuses to change on his behalf, he kills her and surrenders himself to the authorities
Faust : (Highlights) by Charles Gounod( )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in French and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1978 and 2020 in Italian and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around a young nobleman who is obsessed with amorous conquest. It follows his romantic exploits and continued encounters with Donna Anna, the woman who plots to destroy him
Romeo & Juliet by Charles Gounod( )

5 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck by Alban Berg( )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in German and English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier, driven mad with jealousy, stabs his mistress Marie to death before drowning himself
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1995 in French and English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jussi Bjoerling and Bidu Sayao star as the famous star crossed lovers in this February 1947 performance of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Manon by Jules Massenet( )

4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in French and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
Don Giovanni : (highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in Italian and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Carmen : (highlights) by Georges Bizet( )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano María Callas sings in French excerpts from Bizet's opera Carmen, with s upporting soloists, charms and orchestra
Les Boréades : "tragédie en musique" en five acts by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les pêcheurs de perles : highlights by Georges Bizet( )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dardanus by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Recording )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dardanus: Suite de la Tragédie en musique pour orchestre et basse continue
Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in French and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Saltburg Festival
Le rossignol by Igor Strawinsky( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting into his grandfather's pottery workshop at night, a little boy finds an unusually large vase. Fascinated, the child feels the still-warm material, which - whether by a miracle or the hand of a magician, who knows? - at once changes into a magnificent piece of Chinese porcelain. Presently, from behind the great blue-enamelled trees, there appears a fisherman in his sampan ... That's how the story of The nightingale, told all in music, begins, as the waking dream of a child in the land of Chinese art - and of mobile phones and webcams
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )

6 editions published in 1952 in French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
La bayadère : ballet de l'Opéra de Paris by L Minkus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotic and mysterious India serves as the backdrop to this story of doomed love between the warrior Solor and the bayadere (or temple dancer) Nikiya, who is killed by her jealous rival, Gamzatti, daughter of the Rajah. The Nureyev production of the ballet was created in 1992, the last production before his death, and restaged in 1994. The ballet is preceeded by a short excerpt from the 1997 documentary, Dancing through darkness
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The phantom of the OperaThe angel of the opera : Sherlock Holmes meets the Phantom of the OperaOpera in Paris, 1800-1850 : a lively historyThe Paris Opéra : an encyclopedia of operas, ballets, composers, and performersCharles Garnier's Paris opéra : architectural empathy and the renaissance of French classicismBackstage at the revolution : how the Royal Paris Opera survived the end of the old regimeThe ballet of the Enlightenment : the establishment of the ballet d'action in France, 1770-1793
Alternative Names

controlled identityOpéra national de Paris

Académie de musique (Paris, France)

Académie impériale de musique (France)

Académie national de musique (France)

Académie nationale de musique et de danse

Académie nationale de musique et de danse (France)

Académie nationale de musique (France)

Académie royale de musique (France)

France. Opéra de Paris

Grand Opéra


Opéra de Paris 1871-....)

Opéra de Paris Garnier

Opéra national

Opéra national de Paris. Palais Garnier

Opéra Paris

Opéra (Paris, France)

Palais Garnier (Paris)

Palais Garnier (Paris, France)

Paris National Opera

Paris. Opéra

Paris. Theatre National de L'opera

Royal Academy of Music (France)

Théâtre de l’Opéra (Paris, France)

Théâtre de la république et des arts (France)

Théâtre de l'opéra

Théâtre de l'Opéra Paris

Théâtre de l'Opéra (Paris, France)

Théâtre des arts (1794-1797 : Paris, France)

Théâtre national de l’Opéra de Paris

Théâtre national de l’Opéra (France)

Théâtre national de l'opéra

Théâtre national de l'Opéra de Paris

Théâtre national de l'Opéra (France)

Théâtre national de l'Opéra Paris

Théâtre national Opéra de Paris

Théâtre nationale de l'Opéra, Paris