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Mansouri, Lotfi

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Most widely held works about Lotfi Mansouri
Most widely held works by Lotfi Mansouri
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotfi Mansouri's last production as General Director of the San Francisco Opera; includes new dialogue by Wendy Wasserstein and an original ballet to set the scene Chez Maxim's, bringing fresh insight into Lehár's operetta--Adapted from the container
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwrecked on the African coast, de Gama returns to Portugal with two captives and falls in love with one of them, a beautiful East Indian queen. However, the relationship is threatened by the re-emergence of de Gama's former love, when a new expedition launched by the explorer's rival is shipwrecked
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Joan Sutherland's farewell performance to the operatic stage, this production captures the horror and tragedy of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, as well as the splendor and romance of 16th century France
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in Italian and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Italian and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma, a Druid priestess who has had two children by Pollione, a Roman proconsul, finds that he has transferred his affections to another young priestess, her friend Adalgisa. Norma tries to persuade him to renounce Adalgisa and return to her; when he refuses she confesses her own guilt publicly and is condemned to death. Pollione, moved by her action, asks to die with her
Anna Bolena opera by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in Italian and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Anne Boleyn is uneasy at the King's coolness towards her, while her lady-in-waiting, Jane Seymour, is equally disturbed by his warmth towards her. Lord Percy returns to court, anxious about his former mistress, Anne Boleyn. Percy's return is part of the King's plot to entrap his wife, which he does when Percy is threatening to kill himself for love, observed by Smeaton, who also loves her. In spite of the efforts of Jane Seymour and others, Anne is duly imprisoned on the charges of adultery and incested, and is executed, together with Percy and Anne's brother George Rochford
André Previn the kindness of strangers by André Previn( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Palmer's 90 min. documentary, filmed around the world, follows Previn's exciting life from Berlin refugee to multi-Oscar-winning film score composer, renowned jazz pianist and chief conductor of both the London Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras. Previn's remarkable career reached a climax with the premiere of his first opera, 'A streetcar named desire' based on Tennessee Williams' stage play
La fille du régiment a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about a little girl who was adopted by a whole regiment
Lotfi Mansouri : an operatic journey by Lotfi Mansouri( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotfi Mansouri has lived a full life in opera: triumphs and near disasters, divas and divos, moneymen and true artists, he has known them all. In this entertaining and engaging memoir, Mansouri lifts the curtain and invites the reader to see how magic is created on stage. He has lived a storied life: early years in Iran, move to America, long stays in Europe and Canada, directing tasks on several continents, and a brilliant final act as the General Director of the San Francisco Opera, all the while continuing to mount productions worldwide. He has known virtually everybody in the opera world over the past fifty years, and has collaborated with some of the greatest. Mansouri was also a central figure in the recent rejuvenation of opera through innovations such as supertitles and, perhaps more important, the staging and commissioning of new works that would appeal to a more contemporary audience, such as SFO's production of The Death of Klinghoffer, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Dead Man Walking. Mansouri isn't shy about dropping names and bruising some egos (even his own). Anyone who wants to know what the opera world is really like can now find out in the company of a charming and expert guide
Ruslan and Lyudmila by M. I Glinka( Recording )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Russian and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed by and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money. He sets about discovering everything else he can about her past, and tension between Blanche and Stanley is further intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies
Ruslan and Lyudmila magic opera in five acts( )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro opera in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Sutherland gala farewell Les Huguenots( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Sir Andre Previn, October 01, 1998( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True tales from the mad, mad, mad world of opera by Lotfi Mansouri( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences from an opera singer who became director of the Canadian Opera Company
Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle - Music Opening Windows by Ezra Schabas( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical music in all its forms is celebrated in this collection of volumes devoted to both instrumental and choral music. The books range from biographies of musical figures to celebrations of Canadian institutions such as the Canadian Opera Company and the Royal Conservatory of Music. An essential purchase for the classical music-loving reader
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Les Huguenots
Alternative Names
Lotfi Mansouri Amerikaans filmregisseur (1929-2013)

Lotfi Mansouri Opera director, manager

Lotfi Mansouri US-amerikanischer Operndirektor und -regisseur

Mansouri, Lotfallah 1929-2013

Mansouri, Lotfollah

Manṣūrī, Luṭfī, 1929-

Мансури, Лотфи

לוטפי מנסורי

English (67)

French (61)

Italian (31)

Russian (2)

German (1)

Les HuguenotsLotfi Mansouri : an operatic journey