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English National Opera

Works: 320 works in 772 publications in 3 languages and 11,847 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Operas  Live sound recordings  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Music videos  Nonfiction films  Musical settings 
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Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the moral dilemma of Captain Vere when, in accordance with Admiralty regulations, he must demand the court martial to sentence to death by hanging the innocent seaman who was provoked to strike and kill the villainous master-at-arms
Xerxes by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in three acts about a water nymph, who, longing for human feeling, falls in love with a human prince
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New National Theatre, Wm. H. Rapley, manager, Wm. H. Fowler, treasurer. Mr. Henry Savage offers the first production in English of Richard Wagner's sacred festival play "Parsifal." Mechanical effects by William A. Stenger, electrical effects by Joseph G. Wilson, costumes by Hugo Baruch & Company, of Berlin, wigs by Hepner, shoes by Miller, flower maidens posed by Claude M. Alviene. Conductor: Mr. Moritz Grimm
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I is threatened by the survival of her Catholic cousin, Mary Stuart. Wrestling with her own conscience-- and Mary's popularity-- the Queen agonizes over the fate of her cousin amid fears for her own survival
The twilight of the gods Götterdämmerung : act III, scenes 2 & 3 (sung in English) by Richard Wagner( )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome/Elektra by Richard Strauss( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blond Eckbert by Judith Weir( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blond Eckbert: Opera in Two Acts based on a fairytale by Ludwig Tieck
The Stage works of Béla Bartók by Béla Bartók( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
The Makropulos case by Leoš Janáček( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ballo in maschera : opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John F. Kennedy Center for the Peforming Arts, Roger L. Stevens, chairman, Martin Feinstein, executive director, The Kennedy Center presents New York City Opera, director: Julius Rudel, managing director: John S. White, "Un Ballo in Maschera," music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Antonio Somma (freely adapted from Scribe's "Gustav ou Le Bal Masque"), conducted by Imre Pallo, directed by David Hicks, assistant to Mr. Hicks: Philippe de Bros, sets designed by Eoin Sprott, costumes designed by Jose Varona, lighting by Hans Sondheimer, chorus master: George Branson Gray
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on two fairy tales, it tells the story of a water-nymph, Rusalka, yearning to become human because she has fallen in love with a mortal
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and Italian and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly
The Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Ernani [opera in four acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
A history of the London Coliseum, 1904-1981 by Richard Jarman( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Sadler's Wells Opera : an illustrated booklet, published in the centenary year of Lilian Baylis's birth, to mark the change of the Company's name to the English National Opera by Richard Jarman( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's on by English National Opera( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityLondon Coliseum (Organization : London, England)

controlled identitySadler's Wells Opera Company

Anglická národní opera

E.N.O. (English National Opera)

English National Opera


ENO (English National Opera)

ENO (Inglaterra)

National Opera

National Opera London


Opera London

Sadler's Wells opera

Sadler's Wells Opera Company

Англійська національна опера

האופרה האנגלית הלאומית




English (174)

German (4)

Italian (1)

ParsifalSalome/ElektraThe Stage works of Béla BartókUn ballo in maschera : opera in three actsOf exile and music : a twentieth century lifeBackstage at the opera