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Lloyd, Robert 1940-

Works: 850 works in 3,016 publications in 9 languages and 39,278 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Music  Drama  Chamber operas  Excerpts  Songs  Opera adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Other, Author, Musician, pf, Conductor, b=b, Contributor, Composer, bas, Interviewee
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Robert Lloyd
Most widely held works by Robert Lloyd
Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

39 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet contains notes on Verdi's career & the first performance of this opera, a synopsis, the libretto and biographical sketches of the soloists & conductor
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio in 3 parts
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful and innocent Gilda (Ekaterina Siurina) has fallen in love with the licentious Duke of Mantua (Joseph Calleja), believing him to be a poor student. Her father Rigoletto, the duke's hunchbacked jester, has dedicated his life to keeping her from harm, and especially from his master. When Gilda is abducted and brought to the duke's palace, Rigoletto turns to the assassin Sparafucile (Robert Lloyd) to get his revenge--but his plan goes horribly wrong, leading to Gilda's death
Werther by Jules Massenet( Recording )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Esclarmonde by Jules Massenet( Recording )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian audiences in 1889 were thrilled by Massenet's wizardry in telling the story of Esclarmonde, the princess of Byzantium with magical powers, and her love for the heroic knight Roland. But the title role was so difficult that the opera languished for decades, until Joan Sutherland, with her dazzling ability to sing the most fearsome embellishments, brought this jewel of an opera to life for modern audiences
Rigoletto : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Italian and German and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. It was first performed at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851
Nabucco : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidelio by Ludwig van ( Beethoven( Visual )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Beethoven's only opera in which Leonore, the faithful wife, struggles to free her unjustly imprisoned husband Florestan from a Spanish dungeon
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

55 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 542 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 531 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
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 505 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 art of Beverly Sills by Beverly Sills( )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sacre du printemps ; Petrushka ; Pulcinella ; Suites nos. 1 & 2 ; Danses concertantes by Igor Stravinsky( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan. But his ascension to the throne is wracked with guilt and
La finta semplice by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Finta semplice: Dramma giocoso per musica in tre atti, KV 51. Libretto: Marco Coltellini
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera is based on the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah found in Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges in the Old Testament. It is the only opera by Saint-Saëns that is regularly performed. The second act love scene in Delilah's tent is one of the set pieces that define French opera. Two of Delilah's arias are particularly well known: "Printemps qui commence" ("Spring begins") and "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" ("My heart opens itself to your voice", also known as "Softly awakes my heart"), the latter of which is one of the most popular recital pieces in the mezzo-soprano/contralto repertoire
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug. 11-15, 1996, All Saint's Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Lloyd, R. A. 1940-

Lloyd, R. A. (Robert Andrew), 1940-

Lloyd, Robert A. 1940-

Lloyd, Robert Andrew

Lloyd, Robert Andrew 1940-

Robert Andrew Lloyd

Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd artiste lyrique

Robert Lloyd basso inglese

Robert Lloyd britischer Opernsänger

Robert Lloyd Brits zanger

Ллойд, Роберт (бас) оперный певец, бас

Ллойд, Роберт оперный певец, бас

رابرت لوید خواننده و خواننده اپرا بریتانیایی

روبرت لويد

রবার্ট লয়েড

로이드, 로버트 1940-