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Large, Brian

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Most widely held works by Brian Large
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member 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
Smetana by Brian Large( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Visual )

102 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

61 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unabbreveated version of Richard Strauss` The Rosenkavalier from Salzburg Festival 2014 is staged by legendary Harry Kupfer. The cast incl. Krassimira Stoyanova, Günther Groisböck, Sophie Koch, Mojca Erdman, Franz Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra."--Container
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

80 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heston tells the story of La Bohème, visiting some of the featured Paris locations. The story is illustrated by scenes from the 1982 Royal Opera House production of La Bohème
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

71 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second segment of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, First day : the Valkyries, focuses on the lives of Siegmund and Sieglinde, children of Wotan and Erde
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciano Pavarotti in his first Met Ballo heads an illustrious cast in the revolutionary production of Verdi's opera. His portrayal of the ill-fated Riccardo is 'peerless Pavarotti.' Also stars Aprile Millo
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in German and English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants, and the gods
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among Wagner's mature operas, this is the only comedy. It is based on a true story of the guild of Meistersingers (Master singers). The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycle of four operas of Wagner's poems that are based on Scandinavian, Icelandic and Germanic sagas. The entire cycle was first performed in Bayreuth in 1876
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final segment of the "Ring cycle," Wagner brings the double tragedy of Wotan and Siegfried full circle. Brünnhilde declares that Wotan is all-powerful and everlasting. With helmet and gleaming armour, she rides through the air leading a resurrected Siegfried by the hand. Siegfried is reconciled with Wotan, and society is cured of its ills
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member 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
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first uncut performance of Berlioz's opera at the Met, this production tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Verdi's Otello: In what many believe to be the finest production of Othello in modern times, Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead a world-class cast under the exquisite musical direction of Sir Georg Solti. An outstanding performance of the first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas, universally regarded as sublime masterpieces of grand opera. Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead an outstanding cast in this production of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. The moor Otello (Domingo), proclaimed a hero after a great military victory, is driven by jealousy to murder when his devious comrade-in-arms Iago (Sergei Leiferkus) leads him (without cause) to doubt the fidelity of his wife, Desdemona (Te Kanawa). Georg Solti conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, under the leadership of Bradley Creswick
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Visual )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met en scène les péripéties qui accompagnent la représentation d'un opéra dans l'hôtel particulier d'un riche bourgeois de Vienne. Le prologue montre les préparatifs de la représentation et les réactions des personnages à la décision prise par le maître d'intercaler des scènes comiques dans l'opéra sérieux. L'acte unique représente Ariane à Naxos évoque sa solitude, l'arrivée de Bacchus et leurs noces triomphales. Les scènes sont entrecoupées d'intermèdes et de commentaires comiques
La traviata : an opera in 3 acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish period production of Verdi's best-loved opera. The tragic love story of the courtesan Violetta and her young admirer Alfredo
 
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Brian Large British film director

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