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Serban, Andrei 1943-

Overview
Works: 142 works in 302 publications in 7 languages and 3,086 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Opera television programs  Operas  Live sound recordings  Music videos  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Adapter, Interviewee, Commentator, Contributor, Restager , sgd, Speaker, Producer, Other
Classifications: M1500.M37, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Andrei Serban
Samuel Beckett's Happy days by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy days tells the story of Winnie, an eternal optimist facing the harsh realities of the world with a smile and impenetrable cheerfulness. Samuel Beckett captures her, in his words, "laughing wild amid severest woe." With aching and audacious humor, Beckett probes humankind's search for meaning and questions the relationships that bind one person to another
Three Greek plays( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the production at La Mama Experimental Theater Club (New York City) of Andrei Serban's interpretation of the classic dramas Electra, Medea, and The Trojan women, with music by Elizabeth Swados. Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary. Ellen Stewart, founder and guiding spirit of La Mama speaks briefly about her goals in the modern theater
Les indes galantes : opéra-ballet en un prologue et quatre actes [= opéra-ballet in a prologue and four entrées] (1735) by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[E]xuberant production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's second opera ... presents four exotic love stories ... In Le Turc généreux, Osman sets free his captive, Emilie, whom he loves, so that she may be reunited with her former lover, Valère; Les Incas du Pérou is all about the rivalry of the Inca Huascar and the Spaniard Don Carlos, both in pursuit of Princess Phani; Les Fleurs, fête persane offers a Persian love intrigue, as the Sultana Fatime tries to detect whether her husband Tacmas has his eye on the lovely Atalide; and Les Sauvages takes us to North America, where a Spaniard and a Frenchman compete for the love of Zima, daughter of a native chief, who prefers one of her own people."--Container
Andrei Serban at work( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of theater director Andrei Serban, including conversation with Margaret Croyden and reflections on Serban by Joseph Papp and Ellen Stewart. Filmed excerpts from Serban's workshop production of "The Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov and auditions for a prpoduction of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Italian and Catalan and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Queen of Coloratura, ' Edita Gruberova, is the undisputed star of this recording of I Puritani from the opera house in Barcelona
Werther by Jules Massenet( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther by Jules Massenet, based on Goethe's Die Leiden des Jungen Werther, is the story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
L'Italiana in Algeri : dramma giocoso in due atti = Comic opera in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella, an Italian woman captive in Algeria, bewitches and outwits her captor, the bey Mustafà
Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Christie and Les Arts Florissants propel this exuberant production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's second opera to great heights. Andrei Serban's extravagant, highly baroque staging presents the four exotic love stories vibrantly. In Le Turc généreux Osman sets free his captive, Emilie, whom he loves, so that she may be reunited with her former lover, Valère; Les Incas de Pérou is all about the rivalry of the Inca Huascar and the Spaniard Don Carlos, both in pursuit of Princess Phani; Les Fleurs offers a Persian love intrigue, as the Sultana Fatime tries to detect whether her husband Tacmas has his eye on the lovely Atalide; and Les Sauvages takes us to North America, where a Spaniard and a Frenchman compete for the love of Zima, daughter of a native chief, who prefers one of her own people"--Container
Turandot : lyric drama in three acts and five scenes by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera's story is set in China and involves Prince Calaf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death. Andrei Serban's visually stunning Turandot is a glorious tribute to Puccini's last and grandest creation
L'Avare by Molière( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Avare is about a rich moneylender called Harpagon whose feisty children long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry their respective lovers
The use of sticks in performance training by Andrei Serban( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sticks have been used to train performers in different cultures and at different times. This video is a record of varieties of stick work proposed by Andrei Serban to a group of performers
Swinging Rameau : after Les Indes galantes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of Rameau's work through the successful production of Rameau's Les Indes galantes in which Les Arts Florissants appeared. For William Christie, founder of Les Arts Florissants: "Rameau is certainly the most important dance composer before Stravinsky. ... At the end of this glorious Indes Galantes we have a rather extraordinary piece called La Danse du Grand Calumet, and since we've revived this work -- and we've done it 40 or 50 times, maybe -- the effect that it has on an audience is absolutely guaranteed. I can look out and watch the audience starting to move." On Andrei Serban's opinion, Rameau's first opera-ballet, rediscovered in the middle of the 20th century and now known mostly thanks to William Christie and his crew, perfectly matches with the wishes of the audience nowadays. "We go to the opera to escape all this [tension]. To really feel that there is something that in art, in music, in theatre, in dance we are hungry for. Rameau tells us, with his great wisdom, leave all that for life, for your everyday life. Come to the opera and just enter into another reality, into the reality of the imagination, escape the low quality of your life and try to reach higher." Watch Les Indes galantes with Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Patricia Petibon, Paul Agnew
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot, a Chinese princess, refuses to marry unless her suitor can answer three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded
June Anderson : the passion of bel canto( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American soprano June Anderson rehearses and performs classic bel canto roles from the operas of Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini
Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Indes galantes: Opéra-ballet en quatre actes et un prologue. Livret: Louis Fuzelier
Werther by Jules Massenet( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Camera three( Visual )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of theater director Andrei Serban, including conversation with Croyden and reflections on Serban by Joseph Papp and Ellen Stewart. Filmed excerpts of Serban's productions are included
O biografie by Andrei Serban( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Romanian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Igor : opera in four acts with prologue by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in Russian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a performance of the Polovtsian Camp scene from Borodin's Prince Igor as choreographed by Mikhail Berkut
Regia de operă : gânduri şi imagini = Opera directing : thoughts and images by Andrei Serban( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Andrei Șerban Romanian-American opera director

Andrei Șerban rumänisch-amerikanischer Theaterregisseur und Schauspieler

Andrei Șerban toneelregisseur uit Roemenië

Serban, André.

Serban André 1943-....

Serban, Andrei

Şerban, Andrei 1943-

Щербан, Андрей

Languages
English (66)

French (51)

Italian (16)

Romanian (12)

Russian (3)

German (1)

Catalan (1)