WorldCat Identities

Faris, Alexander

Overview
Works: 225 works in 524 publications in 2 languages and 8,741 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Musical films  Film adaptations  Music videos  Biography  Musicals  Television plays  Swashbuckler films 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Arranger, Composer, Musician, Other, Instrumentalist, Adapter
Classifications: M1500.S95, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alexander Faris
 
Most widely held works by Alexander Faris
Jacques Offenbach by Alexander Faris( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, or The lass that loved a sailor by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore, Captain Corcoran 's ship and his crew await the coming of Sir Joseph Porter, who is going to inspect Corcoran's ship and marry his daughter, Josephine. But Josephine is secretly in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a member of the crew. they attempt to elope but are apprehended. Through a strange twist revealed by Buttercup, the bumboat woman, all ends happily after all"--Container
Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, or The town of Titipu( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ko-Ko, the Lord Executioner, is plagued by a terrible quandary: the emperor has instructed him to produce a head or forfeit his own
Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operetta in which Hilarion, awaiting the arrival of Princess Ida, who was betrothed to him twenty years earlier at the age of one, learns that she has renounced men and formed a women's university from which males of all species are strictly barred
Gilbert & Sullivan's The sorcerer by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villagers of Ploverleigh are celebrating the marriage of Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Poindextre, to Aline, daughter of Lady Sangazure who just happens to be Sir Marmaduke's old flame. Alexis is determined that all shall share the purity of his true love. He has arranged for Mr. Wells, "a dealer in magic and spells," to administer his best-selling love potion to everyone in the village, including the vicar Mr. Daly. The result is hilarious confusion
Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, or The slave of duty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirate apprentice Frederic becomes a pirate because of his sense of duty and he plans to go to the police and have his teachers arrested
Gilbert & Sullivan's The gondoliers, or The king of Barataria( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Italy, this comic opera is a tale of temporarily thwarted love, disguises, confusion and jealousy
Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience, or Bunthorne's bride by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and aesthete Reginald Bunthorne loves village milkmaid Patience who doesn't love poetry or understand love. She finally discovers what it means and decides to marry Reginald's rival
Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 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
Overtures by Arthur Sullivan( )

3 editions published in 1986 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & Sullivan's The yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoebe Meryll's father has a plan to save Colonel Fairfax from execution. Fairfax needs to marry before he dies, and Elsie, the sweetheart of Jack Point, the professional jester, agrees to be his temporary bride
Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, or The witch's curse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each Lord of Ruddigore is cursed to commit a crime a day or die. Robin, who is the Lord of Ruddigore living incognito to avoid the family curse, is exposed and forced into a life of crime until logic offers an ingenious solution and reunion with Rose Maybud
The pirates of Penzance by W. S Gilbert( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of pirates who can't seem to make piracy pay, fall in love with the ten daughters of a major general
Upstairs downstairs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upstairs downstairs: The saga of the aristocratic Bellamy family and their loyal and lively servants. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Thomas & Sarah: After giving notice at 165 Eaton Place, the enterprising Thomas Watkins and Sarah Moffat make a go of it on their own
The Mikado ; Overtures to Iolanthe, Patience, the Yeomen of the Guard by Arthur Sullivan( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering minstrel, Nanki-Poo, is searching for Yum-Yum, with whom he has fallen in love. But Yum-Yum is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner. Ko-Ko is under pressure from the absent Mikado to perform an execution and persuades the suicidal Nanki-Plo to be his victim. The fact that Nanki-Poo is in fact the heir to the throne of Japan creates an awkward situation when the Mikado arrives in person
Rule Britannia( )

2 editions published in 2009 and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Persian market ; In a monastery garden ; In a Chinese temple garden by Albert W Ketèlbey( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the captain and crew of the H.M.S. Pinafore, and First Sea Lord Sir Joseph Porter, who loves the captain's daughter, Josephine--who loves Ralph the Boatswain. Through a strange twist, Ralph and the captain end up exchanging places, and all ends happily
The gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With only 2 heart-throb gondoliers and 24 prospective brides, there should be a problem, but no, Giussepe and Marco will let fate chose their mates. And one of them may be the King of nearby Barataria, but which one? They rule the palace in tandem, until all is resolved with typical Gilbertian ingenuity
 
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Upstairs downstairs
Alternative Names
Alexander Faris Brits dirigent (1921-2015)

Alexander Faris irischer Komponist

Alexander Faris Irish composer, conductor and writer

Faris, Aleksander

Faris, Alex

Faris, Alex 1921-

Faris, Alexander

Faris, Alexander 1921-

Faris, Samuel Alexander

Sandy 1921-2105

Languages
English (116)

German (3)

Covers
Gilbert & Sullivan's The sorcererUpstairs downstairs