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Royal Opera House (London, England)

Works: 1,874 works in 3,644 publications in 7 languages and 49,705 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film and video adaptations  Music videos  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Contributor, Production personnel, Instrumentalist, Musician, Conductor, Publisher, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

39 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gripping turns by Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, and Ruggero Raimondi highlight this recording of Puccini's shocking opera. Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Antonio Pappano
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the opera in three acts by Verdi featuring Shakespeare's comic character Falstaff
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the opera by Verdi, based on Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy, deceit, conspiracy, & murder. Othello's great love for Desdemona proves to be too much to bear
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in French and English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennaro Papi, a former assistant under Arturo Toscanini, conducts this performance of Donzietti's La Fille Du Regiment. Soprano Lily Pons is also at her most charming and vivacious in the role of Marie. Broadcast on December 28, 1940, this is the first time this performances has been available on CD
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in England, Peter Grimes is unable to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live Dec. 1994, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel von Eisenstein is about to begin a prison sentence for a small indiscretion. Alfred, an opera singer is serenading Eisenstein's wife, Rosalinde (Joan Sutherland) outside the Eisenstein house. Adele, the maid has just received a letter from her sister, Ida, inviting her to Price Orlofsky's ball. Dr. Falke, preparing a surprise at the ball, convinces Eisenstein to come with him that night and delay his departure for jail until morning. Everyone departs for the ball in disguise...not before Alfred is mistaken for Eisenstein and dragged off to prison! The comic confusion of infidelity and "mistaken" identity is topped off by Dr. Falke's surprise, a little comedy he arranged called "The Bat's Revenge"
Boris Godunov by Humphrey Burton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Russian and English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action takes place between 1598 and 1605. It concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to it by the Pretender Dmitri
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. She is later arrested, charged with prostitution, and deported to Louisiana. Des Grieux accompanies her and during an escape attempt she dies in his arms
Così fan tutte K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in Italian and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the action of the opera, based on the play by David Belasco, set at the height of the notorious Californian Gold Rush; this opera represents "a major advance on Puccini's previous work, especially in the careful interweaving of Western elements into an altogether larger canvas than anything he had tackled before."
The sleeping beauty by Colin Nears( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Royal Ballet production of the classic Russian ballet
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, in one act
The art of the prima donna by Joan Sutherland( Recording )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains arias and operatic ensembles by Arne, Handel, Bellini, Rossini, Gounod, Verdi, Mozart, Thomas, Delibes and Meyerbeer
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
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controlled identityRoyal Italian Opera (London, England)

Covent Garden

Covent Garden (Karaliskā opera (Londona, Lielbritānija))

Covent Garden Londres

Covent Garden Opera

Covent Garden Opera House

Covent Garden Opera House (London)

Covent Garden opera house Londres

Covent Garden (Royal Opera House (London, England))

Covent Garden Theatre

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden

Londres (GB)

Opera House (Covent Garden)

Opernhaus Covent Garden

ROH (Royal Opera House)

Royal Italian opera Londres

Royal Opera

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Royal Opera House (London, England)

Royal Opera, Londres

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden Londres

Theatre Royal, English Opera House

Королевская опера (Лондон) Оперная труппа лондонского театра Ковент-Гарден

Die FledermausThe sleeping beautySalome