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Metropolitan Opera Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 44 works in 71 publications in 4 languages and 5,332 library holdings
Genres: Filmed operas  Televised operas  Drama  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Televised performances  Operas  Music videos 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Metropolitan Opera Television (Firm)
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale of Prince Tamino's quest for love, truth and beauty is set in a mysterious forest and features wild, exotic beasts."
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Italian and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a span of under two years, Giuseppe Verdi produced his three most popular operas. "The Holy Trinity," as they are still known today, began with Rigoletto and ended with La Traviata. The piggy in the middle," says host Natalie Choquette, "is Opera Easy's featured work today. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Verdi's 1853 melodramatic masterpiece about love and vengeance: Welcome to Il Trovatore!"
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 305 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third opera in the "Ring cycle." Siegfried follows the adventures of the son of demigods Siegmund and Sieglinde as he conquers his enemies and rescues the beauteous Brunnhilde with the help of his magic sword
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographed during rehearsals and premiere performance March 8th, 1974 at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City. Stars Lili Chookasian, Mignon Dunn, Nell Rankin, Birgit Nilsson, Jess Thomas, Thomas Stewart, Bengt Rundgren, Marius Rintzler, and Mary Ellen Pracht
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious drama where salvation comes to the knight through compassion, renunciation, and suffering
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 251 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first opera in Wagner's Ring cycle, in which the Rhinegold is stolen and made into a ring by the dwarf Alberich, who later curses it when it is taken from him
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 193 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
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 187 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
Don Giovanni : dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 185 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in Italian and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed Italian conductor Maurizio Benini makes his Glyndebourne debut in Donizetti’'s intoxicating and deeply touching opera, whose fast-moving comic story unfolds the romantic rivalry between penniless farmhand and bumptious soldier, both vying for the love of Adina. Will the bogus Dr Dulcamara'’s potion - the elixir of love - help farmhand Nemorino win her heart? Peter Auty takes the role of Nemorino with Ekaterina Siurina as Adina
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges in which Samson, an Israelite judge of extraordinary strength, was betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah who cut his hair as he slept and thus deprived him of his strength
Simon Boccanegra : Melodramma in einem Prolog und drei Akten by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 154 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
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Strauss' version of the Ariadne-Theseus-Bacchus myth presented as part of a story-within-a-story of 18th century Vienna
The ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grand opera buffa in two acts suggested by Le mere coupable of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny = Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 92 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
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aftermath of courtship by Count Almaviva to Rosina who had been the ward of Dr. Bartolo. The courtship involved the count in actions supported by the town barber Figaro. Dr. Bartolo and a former servant Marcellina conspire to seek revenge on Figaro
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Strauss's opera based on the Sophocles play
 
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German (20)

Italian (12)

English (7)

French (1)