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Royal Opera House (London, England)

Works: 2,121 works in 4,372 publications in 8 languages and 54,006 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Opera films  History  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Production personnel, Editor, Author, Other, orc, Publisher, Artist, Musician, Actor, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

47 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,946 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

49 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 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
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 852 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
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in French and English and held by 728 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
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 658 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and German and held by 609 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 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live Dec. 1994, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 564 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roduced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, in asso ciation with Covent Garden Video Productions ; producer, Ronald Eyre ; directed for television by Brian Large
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Russian and English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the start of the 17th century, the story concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov, who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to him by the Pretender Dmitri. The opera is based on Pushkin's historical tragedy of the same name and Karamzin's History of the Russian state
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavian loves the much older and married Marschallin. When the Marschallin's cousin, Baron Ochs, needs a go-between to send a gift to his young fiancee, he asks Octavian and the results prove to be life changing for all
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnie, owner of a saloon in a mining camp in California, falls in love with Dick Johnson who is in reality the bandit Ramerrez. Sheriff Jack Rance is also in love with Minnie and they play poker to determine the bandit's fate. Minnie cheats and wins his freedom, but he is caught. About to be hanged, Johnson/Ramerrez is saved when Minnie pleads for his life
Così fan tutte : K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in Italian and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hamburg State Opera's production of Puccini's opera. 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
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Visual )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two tragic young lovers from opposing families in Verona, Italy cannot survive the feud
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 406 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
La fille du régiment : a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

8 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Florez, and Felicity Palmer, with The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and The Royal Opera Chorus, with Bruno Campanella conducting
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controlled identityCovent Garden Opera Company (London, England)

Covent Garden

Covent Garden London, Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Covent Garden Opera

Covent Garden opera house

Covent Garden Opera House (London)

Covent Garden Opera London

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

Covent Garden Theatre

Covent Garden Theatre (London)

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden

Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden London

London Covent Garden Theatre

London Royal Italian Opera

London Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Opera House (Covent Garden)

Ópera real de Bombay

opéra royal de Bombay

Opernhaus Covent Garden

Opernhaus Covent Garden London


ROH (Royal Opera House)

Royal Italian opera

Royal Italian Opera (London)

Royal Opera

Royal Opera Covent Garden

Royal Opera Covent Garden London

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation

Royal Opera House London

Royal Opera House (London, England)

Royal Opera London

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden