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Rawnsley, John

Overview
Works: 30 works in 151 publications in 5 languages and 2,923 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction television programs  Live sound recordings  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Opera television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Actor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Rawnsley
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figaro, the title character, is a matchmaker and man about town as well as a barber. He devises a way to get Rosina to marry Almaviva instead of her guardian, to whom she is already engaged
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's version of the Don Juan legend
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Rigoletto : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by John Gay( Recording )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N 1981 Richard Bonynge, together with an illustrious cast of singers (Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, et. al.) and actors (Angela Lansbury, Warren Mitchell, Michael Hordern, et. al.) went into Kingsway Hall for a recording of a new edition (by Richard Bonynge and Douglas Gamley) of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Written in 1728, it is a ballad opera in three acts (Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time.) Running for 62 consecutive performances, the piece notched up a record the longest run in theatre history up to that time. Unlike other existing recordings of The Beggar's Opera, this new performing edition features opera stars alongside great actors as well as a full-size (double woodwind) orchestra. One of the most sought after of Sutherland/Bonynge collaborations, the original CD has long been out of print and here reappears with the original liner notes as well as the full libretto
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heston tells the story of La Bohème, visiting some of the featured Paris locations. The story is illustrated by scenes from the 1982 Royal Opera House production of La Bohème
Rigoletto : opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clowning bartender, an angry mob boss, and an innocent daughter are brought to life in this story set in mob-controlled Little Italy during the 1950's
Beverly Sills sings Verdi by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The very best of Beverly Sills by Beverly Sills( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villains by necessity-- fools by heavenly compulsion : an Opera Rara highlights CD exclusive to readers of Opera( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Rococo : the life of Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary of the life of opera composer Rossini. Explores the myth of Rossini's personality and celebrates the music he wrote for the stage and many organizations. Shot in Italy, this film traces his life through the places in which he lived and worked, photographs, stage designs, his own words and those of his contemporaries, as well as performance excerpts from his best known operas and lesser known works
Highlights from Glyndebourne : music from Carmen, Idomeneo, La Cenerentola, Orfeo ed Euridice, Il barbiere di Siviglia, L'incoronazione di Poppea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Glyndebourne Festival Opera is celebrated worldwide. Situated in the heart of one of England's loveliest countrysides, it's the perfect setting for combining operatic excellence with a unique sense of occasion. Glyndebourne excels in the production of pieces that are enhanced by the intimate setting of its auditorium, as evidenced here in extracts from works by Rossini, Gluck, Bizet, Mozart and Monteverdi."--Container
My world of opera : with excerpts from productions of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in Multiple languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
The beggar's opera : [a ballad opera in three acts by John Gay] by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 years of Italian opera( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disfigured man befriends the children in a rural area, but the adults are mistrustful of the stranger
Beverly Sills sings Verdi by Beverly Sills( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My world of opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa introduces a personal selection of her own favorite operatic scenes recorded at some of the world's major venues, and shares with viewers her recollections of memorable performances from the world of opera
 
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