Most widely held works by Brian Large
Smetana by Brian Large ( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Aida ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 666 libraries worldwide
The action takes place in ancient Egypt, and tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard, for a slave girl, Aida. She is the daughter of the King of Ethiopia, who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops. Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried alive. He is joined by Aida, who dies with him.
Martinů by Brian Large ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Turandot ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
A beautiful but icy Chinese princess is won by a handsome prince travelling the countryside incognito.
Il trovatore ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadoor. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war agaist the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him & whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs.
Der Ring des Nibelungen ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 497 libraries worldwide
An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods.
Horowitz in Moscow ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Records Horowitz's historic recital in Moscow. Also includes highlights of his return to his native Soviet Union--his first visit in 61 years.
Carmen ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 446 libraries worldwide
In 19th century Seville, Carmen seduces a naive Army corporal, Don José, who abandons his career, his fiancée, and his dying mother for Carmen.
Falstaff ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Live performance of Verdi's last comic opera, based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV.
Les Troyens ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 432 libraries worldwide
The classic story of the Trojan horse.
Lohengrin ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Story of the Swan Knight, who comes to rescue the falsely accused Elsa, stays to marry her, and then must leave her when she disobeys his warning not to question his name or lineage.
Die Zauberflöte ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 414 libraries worldwide
A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer.
La Bohème ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in Italian and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt, and originally written to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal, tells the story of the love between the Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian soldier, Radames, and of the jealousy of Amneris, the daughter of the Egyptian king.
American Ballet Theatre at the Met ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 372 libraries worldwide
This triple bill of ballets, with an additional glittering pas de deux, is a delightful introduction to the range and excitement of American Ballet Theatre's repertory.
Parsifal ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in German and English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
An interpretation of Wagner's last opera of German and Christian mythology, set in the Middle Ages, and centering on the brotherhood of Grail knights who guard "the chalice in which the blood of the crucified Saviour had once been caught." [Guide, p.8]
Elektra ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Produced, Herbert Graf ; music, Richard Strauss ; libretto, Hugo von Hoffmannsthal.
Nabucco ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Set during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), King of Babylon, tells the tale of Nabucco's fictitious daughters, Abigaille and Fenena, who are rivals for the love of Ismaele, nephew of the King of Jerusalem.
Un Ballo in maschera ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Riccardo, governor of Boston at the end of the 17th cent., falls in love with Amelia, wife of Renato, his secretary and intimate friend. Amelia returns Riccardo's love, but is discovered by her husband. At a masked ball Renato kills Riccardo, who, as he lies dying, declares Amelia's innocence and forgives Renato.
Ariadne auf Naxos ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in German and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Staging of Strauss' play-within-a-play, where "the dominant impression is one of complementary ideas in stark juxtaposition: opera seria and opera buffa, romantic love and hard-headed practicality, art and commerce, fantasy and reality." -- Guide, p. 6.
Arabella (Strauss, Richard) Ballets Bohemianism Concert films Cultural television programs Don Juan (Legendary character) Drama Egypt Eurydice (Greek mythology) Feature films Feature films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Filmed operas Horowitz, Vladimir,--1903-1989 Intermarriage Jealousy Love Man-woman relationships Marches (Orchestra) Martinů, Bohuslav,--1890-1959 Music videos Music videos Nonfiction films Nonfiction television programs Opera--Production and direction Operas Operas Operas--Excerpts Opera television programs Orchestral music Orpheus (Greek mythology) Overtures Pianists--Performances Piano music Polkas Ring des Nibelungen (Wagner, Richard) Romanies Slavery Smetana, Bedřich,--1824-1884 Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra Spain Symphonies Televised operas Televised performances Television adaptations Television programs Video recordings Waltzes Zauberflöte (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)
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Multiple languages (28)
Miscellaneous languages (5)