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Sellars, Peter

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Doctor Atomic opera in two acts by John Adams ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J. Robert Oppenheimer began an experiment that formed a threat to the whole of humanity, and whose scientific results still do today. The question of the moral implications of the atomic bomb is raised in Adams opera
Bill Viola by Bill Viola ( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 599 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."--Jacket
Bill Viola : the passions by Bill Viola ( Book )
14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 506 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which tragedy occurs when an old king prematurely divides his kingdom among his daughters in the vain hope that they will care for him in his old age
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 261 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 )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Peter Sellars takes this Handel oratorio originally set in fourth-century Antioch and resets it in modern-day America
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 )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 223 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
Nixon in China by John Adams ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera depicting U.S. President Richard Nixon's historic state visit to mainland China in February 1972
L'amour de loin by Kaija Saariaho ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'amour de loin is based on "La Vida breve" of Jaufre Rudel, Prince of Blaye, one of the first great troubadours of the 12th century. His glowing passion for a woman from the East of whom he has only heard is the central theme of the libretto
A flowering tree an opera in two acts by John Adams ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 163 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 163 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
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 161 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
Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts by John Adams ( )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 158 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
Wonders are many the making of Doctor Atomic ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons with declassified footage of nuclear testing
The gospel according to the other Mary by John Adams ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring the Avant-Garde Peter Sellars ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 150 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 )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Italian and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though sung in the original Italian, Giulio Cesare is relocated in the unspecified future in the Middle East. Cesare is the unquestioned leader of a major world power who visits the Empire's number one global trouble spot. Ptolemy is a 14-year-old "self styled local potentate" and Cleopatra his beautiful and spoiled elder sister
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
 
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Sellars, Peter 1957-
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English (148)
Italian (36)
German (13)
French (11)
Russian (1)
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