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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Overview
Works: 2,026 works in 5,080 publications in 6 languages and 88,547 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Juvenile works  Musical films  History  Interviews  Music videos  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Creator, Actor, Donor, Singer
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
 
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Most widely held works by Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a comsumptive flower-maker
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by John W Freeman( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Persian and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the plots of 150 of the world's most popular operas, short biographies of the 72 composers represented, plus background material pertinent to each work
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Verdi's opera, telling the story of a beautiful courtesan dying from consumption, her love for a poor nobleman and the sacrifices she makes for him
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 301st Metropolitan Opera performence of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor conducted by Richard Bonynge and recorded live on November 13, 1982. Starring Joan Sutherland and Alfredo Kraus
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a Chinese princess who has her suitors that can't answer 3 riddles executed and how she eventually discovers love with a prince
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Recording )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Eyre's stunning new production of Bizet's opera was the talk of the town when it was unveiled on New Year's Eve 2009. Elīna Garanča leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title--a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Roberto Alagna is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the toreador Escamillo (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) piques Carmen's interest. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by rising maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet's tale to thrilling life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in Italian and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic opera about a young man who drinks a "magic" potion to make the girl he desires fall in love with him
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera on February 16, 1980. Conducted by Giuseppe Patané. Starring Katia Ricciarelli, Judith Belgen, Luciano Pavarotti
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with his Ethiopian captive
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment of the "Ring" cycle, Das Rheingold is concerned with a precious treasure -- the Rhinegold -- which, if made into a ring, would enable the wearer dominion over the world; however, whoever would steal the gold would have to renounce love
Sing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for children by Jane Rosenberg( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated retelling of the plots of fifteen well-known operas
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in German and English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's opera, based on Masonic motifs, in which the hero Tamino obtains the hand of Pamina aster passing three tests in the Temple of Light, and the forces of darkness represented by the Queen of the Night are defeated
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 114th Metropolitan Opera performance of Verdi's Don Carlo conducted by james Levine and recorded live on March 26, 1983. The opera is followed by a special 8 minute program on "Verdi at Sant'Agota"
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance of Wagner's opera Gotterdamerung recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House features vocalists such as Wendy Bryn Harmer, Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, and Hans-Peter Konig in the leading roles
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in Italian and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manrico is in love with Leonora who is also coveted by Count di Luna. The two fight over her until the Count gains the upper hand by imprisoning Azucena and Manrico. He orders Manrico beheaded and learns only too late that Manrico is his long-believed-dead brother
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Italian and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance of Puccini's opera
 
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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas
Alternative Names
MET

Met (New York, N.Y.)

Metropolitan Opera Association

Metropolitan Opera Association (New York, N.Y.)

Metropolitan Opera Company (New York, N.Y.)

Metropolitan Opera House

Metropolitan opera house New York, N.Y.

New York (City). Metropolitan Opera

New York (N.Y.)

Teatro Metropolitan

Teatro metropolitan di New York

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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operasLucia di LammermoorToscaSing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for childrenDon CarloManon LescautThe toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera