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Rounseville, Robert

Overview
Works: 90 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 4,720 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Music  Fiction  Musical films  Juvenile works  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Vocalist, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 782.14
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Rounseville
Carousel by Richard Rodgers ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy Bigelow , a smooth-talking carny man, falls in love with a millworker. Tragedy strikes these star-crossed lovers and their journey is not easy
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel by Richard Rodgers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former carousel barker Billy Bigelow returns to Earth from heaven to help his high school daughter, previously unknown to him because before she was born, he was killed as he attempted a robbery
Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romace with the beautiful Dulcinea
Candide by Leonard Bernstein ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and German and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candide: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Lillian Hellman and Richard Wilbur
Albert W. Seldon and Hal James present Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features music from the Broadway musical, Man Of La Mancha. Includes the original cast recordings from 1965
Candide a comic operetta on Voltaire's satire by Leonard Bernstein ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tales of Hoffmann a fantastic opera ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart
The tales of Hoffmann by Michael Powell ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tales of Hoffmann are three wondrous stories of romance, magic, and mystery arising out of the poet Hoffmann's misadventures in love
The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of Hoffman Joan Sutherland, soprano Placido Domingo, tenor Gabriel Bacquier, baritone L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Richard Bonynge, conductor Libretto and notes
Candide Broadway cast recording by Leonard Bernstein ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the original cast recording of seventeen songs from the 1956 Broadway musical "Candide."
Sigmund Romberg's the student prince by Sigmund Romberg ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The student prince by Sigmund Romberg ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothy Kirsten, vocals Robert Rounseville, vocals Lehman Engel, conductor of orchestra and chorus Dorothy Donnelly, lyrics
The merry widow by Franz Lehár ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Instrumental selection
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 39 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
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the opera by Gilbert and Sullivan
Rodger and Hammerstein's Carousel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A carny barker falls in love with a sweet millworker, but his wayward ways don't change enough to prevent his early death
The rake's progress favola in tre atti di W.H. Auden e C. Kallman by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dybbuk music drama in three acts by David Tamkin ( Recording )
in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The merry widow. [English lyrics by Adrian Ross] Produced by Goddard Lieberson by Franz Lehár ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1956 and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carousel original movie soundtrack recording by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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