WorldCat Identities

Van Allan, Richard

Works: 475 works in 1,407 publications in 6 languages and 17,248 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Film adaptations  Televised performances  Television adaptations  Filmed performances  History  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Actor, rpf, Other, Composer, Vocalist, b=b, Musician, Narrator, Author
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Van Allan
Late Italian operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May 1973, Watford Town Hall, London
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 886 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
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1976 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in Italian and German and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
La damnation de Faust : op. 24 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Damnation de Faust: Légende dramatique en quatre parties pour soli, choeur et orchestre, op. 24. Textes: Almire Gandonnière et Gérard de Nerval
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Visual )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale is a joyful fusion of music, dance and comedy which brings alive the splendour of the Baroque for a modern audience."--Container
The rake's progress : a fable by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the rise and decline of Tom Rakewell after he inherits an unexpected legacy
Eugene Onegin by Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski( )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta ópera es un ejemplo bien conocido de ópera lírica; el libreto sigue muy estrechamente el original de Pushkin, conservando gran parte de su poesía, a la que Tchaikovsky añade música de naturaleza dramática. La historia se refiere a un héroe egoísta que vive lo suficiente para lamentar su displicente rechazo del amor de una joven y su descuidada incitación a un duelo fatal con su mejor amigo.Reparto: Renée Fleming, Elena Zaremba, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Keith Miller, Ramón Vargas
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opera traces the downfall of the Earl of Essex who, presuming upon his privilege as the Queen's favourite, forces a tragedy upon them both. Elizabeth I never forgot that she was the Queen and that, as a woman, she had to show that she could rule with no less authority than a man; so she felt compelled to sentence Essex to death when he failed her and engangered her country."--back cover
La dueña = The duenna by Roberto Gerhard( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd : an opera by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the moral dilemma of Captain Vere when, in accordance with Admiralty regulations, he must demand the court martial to sentence to death by hanging the innocent seaman who was provoked to strike and kill the villanous master-at-arms
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellini's last opera, set during the time of the English Civil War, is a glorious treasure of melody. Ruth Ann Swenson is Elvira, the lovely Puritan heroine who goes mad when she thinks she has been jilted by her lover, Arturo (Stuart Neill). But he has only been doing his duty as a Cavalier in saving his queen, the widow of King Charles I, from the death sentence imposed by the Puritans. His good deed, and his love for Elvira, condemn him to be executed--a fate from which he is spared by a general amnesty. The shock of joy restores Elvira's sanity and it all ends happily. Thomas Hampson is Riccardo, Arturo's political enemy and rival for Elvira's affection
Flight by Jonathan Dove( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte : K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iolanthe used to be the life and soul of Fairyland but was banished 25 years ago for marrying a mortal. Now, pardoned by the Fairy Queen she returns as a beautiful teenager, but with a 24-year-old son, Strephon, who is half fairy, half mortal. He is in love with Phyllis, a ward of the rather susceptible Lord Chancellor. For a while, these complications wreck havoc with the proceedings of the House of Lords, giving Gilbert a chance to poke fun at that august institution
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Allan Richard van

Allan, Richard van 1935-...

Allan Richard van 1935-2008

Allen, Richard van, 1935-

Jones, Alan Philip

Jones, Alan Philip, 1935-

Jones, Alan Philip 1935-2008

Jones, Allan Philip.

Richard van Allan

Richard Van Allan basso inglese

Richard Van Allan britischer Opernsänger

Richard Van Allan Brits zanger (1935-2008)

Richard Van Allan chanteur baryton-basse britannique

Richard van Allen

Van Allan, Richard 1935-

van Allen, Richard

VanAllan, Richard 1935-2008

Ричард Ван Аллан

ريتشارد فـان ألان

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Italian (172)

English (141)

French (42)

German (30)

Russian (5)

Spanish (1)