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Metropolitan Opera Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 42 works in 57 publications in 4 languages and 5,312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Televised performances  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: M1500.M84, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Metropolitan Opera Television (Firm)
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in German and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Wagner's opera about the fatal voyage which Tristan, a vassal to the court of King Marke, makes to Ireland to bring back Isolde as the king's bride. On the return voyage Tristan and Isolde drink by mistake a love potion, which binds them irrevocably to each other. The story resolves itself into a series of love intrigues in which the two lovers ingeniously outwit the king
Turandot by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering piper is hired by a selfish mayor to rid his village of rats; but when the mayor refuses to pay him, the piper plays his way out of town, leading all the children of Hamelin after him--never to be seen again
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Italian and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode of the program, "Opera easy," that tells about the story, the composer, and the background surrounding Verdi's opera, Il trovatore
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary about Wagner's Parsifal explores the history of the grail tradition and how it has been represented in various works, and details the background in which Wagner wrote his final opera
Walküre Valkyrie by Richard Wagner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second segment of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, First day : the Valkyries, focuses on the lives of Siegmund and Sieglinde, children of Wotan and Erde
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in Italian and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy peasant Nemorino falls in love with Adina from a distance but comes to believe that she is in love with Belcore. Listening to Adina tell the story of Tristan and Iseult, he becomes convinced that by taking a magic love potion he will gain Adina's love. Following a series of misteps, Nemorino enlists in the army so that he can earn enough money to buy more of the so called love potion. Adina, aware of Nemorino's love buys his enlistment contract and professes her love for him
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna in the 1860's. Count Waldner is a luckless gambler. When his debt overwhelm him, he moves his family into an elegant hotel attemptin to maintian an image of wealth. The countess is hoping her daughter Arabella will find a wealthy husband, while Zdenka, the younger daughter is forced to pass off as a man
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciano Pavarotti in his first Met Ballo heads an illustrious cast in the revolutionary production of Verdi's opera. His portrayal of the ill-fated Riccardo is 'peerless Pavarotti.' Also stars Aprile Millo
Don Giovanni dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first program Ruggero Raimondo, the world-renowned Italian bass-baritone, returns to his birthplace of Bologna, to perform the title role in Mozart's masterwork Don Giovanni
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of the Metropolitan Opera performance from the opening night of the 1998-99 season
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco featuring the return of legendary tenor Placido Domingo, this time in the baritone title role. Also starring Adrianne Pieczonka as Boccanegra's long-lost daughter Amelia. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Strauss's opera based on the Sophocles play
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's every man for himself in the newly founded city of Mahagonny, devoted to life's illicit pleasures, where anything goes and the only crime is to run out of money
Lulu by Alban Berg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berg's masterful and thought-provoking opera tells the gripping story of the rise and fall of an alluring, destructive but vulnerable woman,culminating in her death at the hands of Jack the Ripper
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon Georg Büchner's 1837 play, Alban Berg's Wozzeck details the harsh existence of the title character, a former soldier in the German army who has to struggle mightily to make a living, even as others around him prosper. This is a portrayal of a man who is tormented and mocked by his superiors until he loses reason
Die verkaufte Braut komische Oper in drei Akten by Bedřich Smetana( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smetana's comedy follows a tale of young love triumphing over parental interference and mistaken identities
 
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