WorldCat Identities

Heather, Dave 1941-2005

Overview
Works: 166 works in 371 publications in 4 languages and 5,223 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Televised operas  Musical films  Televised plays  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  History  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, fmp, Author, Originator, Performer, Film editor, Other, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR2823.A23, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dave Heather
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's version of the Don Juan legend
Gilbert & Sullivan's The sorcerer by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, determined that all share the purity of his true love to Aline, daughter of Lady Sangazure, arranges for a love potion to be administered to everyone in the village
Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience, or Bunthorne's bride by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and aesthete Reginald Bunthorne loves village milkmaid Patience who doesn't love poetry or understand love. She finally discovers what it means and decides to marry Reginald's rival
The Marriage of Figaro : a comic opera in 4 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in Italian and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of the servant Figaro, who is about to marry the maid Susanna. Unfortunately Count Almaviva has been keeping an eye on Susanna for himself and tries to prevent this marriage with the help of Bortolo, the doctor, but is continually thwarted
Gilbert & Sullivan's The gondoliers, or The king of Barataria( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Italy, this comic opera is a tale of temporarily thwarted love, disguises, confusion and jealousy
Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iolanthe used to be the life and soul of Fairyland but was banished 25 years ago for marrying a mortal. Now, pardoned by the Fairy Queen she returns as a beautiful teenager, but with a 24-year-old son, Strephon, who is half fairy, half mortal. He is in love with Phyllis, a ward of the rather susceptible Lord Chancellor. For a while, these complications wreck havoc with the proceedings of the House of Lords, giving Gilbert a chance to poke fun at that august institution
Gilbert & Sullivan's The yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoebe Meryll's father has a plan to save Colonel Fairfax from execution. Fairfax needs to marry before he dies, and Elsie, the sweetheart of Jack Point, the professional jester, agrees to be his temporary bride
Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operetta in which Hilarion, awaiting the arrival of Princess Ida, who was betrothed to him twenty years earlier at the age of one, learns that she has renounced men and formed a women's university from which males of all species are strictly barred
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera about a comical town barber and his efforts to unite a pair of young lovers. Count Almaviva masquerading as Lindoro, a poor student, woos Rosina, ward of old Doctor Bartolo, who wants to marry her himself. The young lovers, helped by the wily Figaro successfully thwart all the old man's plots and elope together
Benjamin Britten's A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyndebourne's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream is pure magic. Starring James Bowman, Ileana Cotrubas, Curt Appelgren, with music by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in Italian and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth is the first Shakespearean play Verdi successfully adapted for opera. Replete with music as gloomy and dramatically tense as the play written by Shakespeare, Macbeth is a serious work that profoundly portrays the personalities of Macbeth and his wife, who are both impelled by prophecies, ambitions, suspicions, and intrigues and driven into derangement and extreme emotions
Mozart's The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young prince Tamino is being pursued by a horrible snake and finds himself in the lands belonging to the Queen of the Night. After the Queen's Ladies help kill the snake, Tamino meets Papageno, the Queen's bird catcher. It is revealed to Tamino that a distant king, Sarastro, has abducted the Queen's beautiful daughter, Pamina. After seeing her portrait, Tamino quickly falls in love. With the help of a magic flute, given to him by the Queen, Tamino and Papageno go on a quest to save Pamina. Meanwhile, in Sarastro's palace, Pamina is being tormented by the slavekeeper, Monostatos. Tamino and Papageno arrive and are surprised to find that Sarastro is not the cruel tyrant they thought. It turns out that Sarastro abducted Pamina because the gods had intended that she was to marry Tamino. After passing a series of tests by the Priests, Tamino is granted Pamina's hand
Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the lovers Konstanze and Belmonte, the two servants Blonde and Pedrillo, the pasha Bassa and the mean warden Osmin, was brought to life by the music of Mozart
Mozart's Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti = All women behave like that, or The school for lovers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic opera in which two friends disguise themselves and seduce each other's sweethearts for the sake of a bet
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed in 1979 at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. It is conducted by Bernard Haitink with The Glyndebourne and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. With performances by Elisabeth Sonderstrom, Curt Apppelgren and more. An opera in two acts
Verdi's Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in Italian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taken from Shakespeare's The merry wives of Windsor and from several passages of Henry IV relating to the character of Falstaff"--Credits
Idomeneo : W.A. Mozart's opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in ancient Crete concerning the love of Idamente, son of the King, for Ilia, a Trojan captive and daughter of Priam. After killing the monster who ravages the island because of the broken vow of Idomeneo, Idamente offers himself as a sacrifice to appease the wrath of the gods. However, the voice of a god spares him, announcing that Idomeneo must abdicate. Together with Ilia, Idamente ascends the throne
Le nozze di Figaro = The marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of the servant Figaro, who is about to marry the maid Susanna. Unfortunately Count Almaviva has been keeping an eye on Susanna for himself and tries to prevent this marriage with the help of Bortolo, the doctor, but is continually thwarted
The return of Ulysses to his homeland by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses returns home after 20 years from the Trojan War to find his faithful wife besieged by suitors anxious to assume his crown. Aided by his son and by the goddess Minerva, he defeats the suitors and wins back his wife and kingdom
The gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With only 2 heart-throb gondoliers and 24 prospective brides, there should be a problem, but no, Giussepe and Marco will let fate chose their mates. And one of them may be the King of nearby Barataria, but which one? They rule the palace in tandem, until all is resolved with typical Gilbertian ingenuity
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Gilbert & Sullivan's The sorcerer
Alternative Names
Heather, David 1941-2005

Heather, David William 1941-2005

Languages
Italian (56)

English (45)

German (7)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience, or Bunthorne's bride