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Sellars, Peter

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Doctor Atomic opera in two acts by John Adams ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Adams's mesmerizing score, in the powerful production of Penny Woolcock, tells the story of one of the pivotal moments in human history: the creation of the atomic bomb. Baritone Gerald Finley gives a powerful star turn in the title role as the brilliant J. Robert Oppenheimer. Alan Gilbert conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in his Met debut
Bill Viola by Bill Viola ( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bill Viola (b. 1951) is widely acknowledged as the leading video artist on the international scene. His video installations - total environments that envelop the viewer in image and sound - employ sophisticated state-of-the-art technologies and are distinguished by their precision and direct simplicity." "This catalogue has been published in conjunction with "Bill Viola," the first major survey of the artist's work and the largest exhibition ever devoted to an individual video artist, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and curated by David A. Ross and Peter Sellars." "The book features a dynamic and visually rich selection of works from 1972 to 1996, in a presentation compiled by Kira Perov and Bill Viola, with written descriptions by the artist, and a conversation between Viola and poet/scholar Lewis Hyde on the spiritual roots and cultural traditions underlying Viola's art. There is also an overview of the artist's achievement by David A. Ross, Whitney Museum director, who has been involved with Viola's work since its beginning and, as the first museum curator of video art, has played a major role in the history and development of the field."--BOOK JACKET
Bill Viola : the passions by Bill Viola ( Book )
14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In his opening essay, John Walsh traces Viola's development as a video artist and the intellectual and spiritual concerns that have preoccupied him over the years. And in "The Artist in His Studio," Walsh offers a rare first-person account of the making of Emergence, a new work commissioned by the Getty for the exhibition. A transcription of a recent conversation between Bill Viola and Hans Belting reveals the roots of Viola's involvement with image making and the role that older works of art have played in his development. Peter Sellars explores the spiritual foundations and meaning of Viola's work in a remarkable essay that is as much meditation as study, while Viola himself selects some fifteen works of art, which, along with pages from his personal notebooks, represent the sources that have inspired the Passions series. Finally, Kira Perov has selected and organized frame sequences from each of the twenty Passions pieces, accompanied by the artist's descriptions. Altogether, Bill Viola: The Passions is a thorough and richly illustrated study of a new and compelling group of works by this seminal contemporary artist."--BOOK JACKET
Korolʹ Lir King Lear by Grigoriĭ Mikhaĭlovich Kozint︠s︡ev ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Learś attempt to divide his kingdom among his three daughters leads to great tragedy
Così fan tutte dramma giocoso in due atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation of Mozart's comic opera, with the action transferred to a seaside diner. Follows two bachelors who decide to find out how devoted their sweethearts really are by disguising themselves as dashing visitors from overseas to see if the ladies will remain faithful
Theodora by George Frideric Handel ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Peter Sellars takes this Handel oratorio originally set in fourth-century Antioch and resets it in modern-day America. Stars Dawn Upshaw, David Daniels, Frode Olsen, Richard Croft, and Lorraine Hunt
Don Giovanni dramma giocoso in due atti ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Italian and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Though performed in the original Italian, Peter Sellars' production of Don Giovanni relocates Mozart's morality tale to the dark streets of Harlem, deep within the turbulent world of late-twentieth-century America."--Container
El Niño by John Adams ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph through a sequence of separate numbers, shifting between narration and reflection, but always through the image of modern-day Marys
L'amour de loin by Kaija Saariaho ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A mystical tale, loosely based on history, of a 12th-century prince and troubadour"--Container
Nixon in China by John Adams ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera depicting U.S. President Richard Nixon's historic state visit to mainland China in February 1972
A flowering tree an opera in two acts by John Adams ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring the Avant-Garde Peter Sellars ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers interviews Sellars as he discusses his controversial career as a theatrical producer and his views on the role of theater in American society
Giulio Cesare in Egitto opera in tre atti by George Frideric Handel ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of love and power set in the Middle East in the unspecified near future and based on Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Centers around Cleopatra's manipulation of Caesar and Ptolemy
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A not-so-musically-inclined band of outlaws pose as a group of amateur musicians, while secretly plotting a major heist. But the sweet landlady, who rents them their "digs," proves to be too much for these cutthroats. They decide to get rid of her ... a task they find easier said than done
The seven deadly sins ballet with song in eight parts = Die sieben Todsünden ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna I and Anna II set out on a seven year journey that takes them through a series of varied life experiences while their parents and two brothers remain behind
Destination Mozart a night at the opera with Peter Sellars ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on Peter Sellars with excerpts from three of his works: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte
Wonders are many the making of Doctor Atomic ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars in 2005 as they create an opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the first atomic bomb. Interspersed with archival material, commentary and interviews about the subject
Doctor Atomic symphony : for orchestra by John Adams ( )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera set in 1945 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, when the stress and anxiety experienced by key players in the Manhattan Project (Robert & Kitty Oppenheimer, General Leslie Groves, et al.) in preparing for the Trinity test (of the first atomic bomb) was climbing. Much of the text of the libretto is adapted from declassified U.S. government documents and communications among the scientists involved in the project
Le nozze di Figaro opera comica in quattro atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Italian and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Though performed in the original Italian, Peter Sellars' production of Le nozze di Figaro relocated Mozart's social comedy to the tinted-glass elegance of New York's Trump Tower, high above the turbulent world of late-twentieth-century America."--Container
King Lear fear and loathing, a study, an approach, a clearing, no thing : a picture shot in the back ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experimental adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear
 
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Sellars, Peter 1957-
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English (151)
Italian (49)
German (12)
French (11)
Russian (1)
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