WorldCat Identities

Heather, Dave 1941-2005

Overview
Works: 155 works in 358 publications in 3 languages and 5,708 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Musical films  Filmed operas  Filmed performances  Nonfiction films  Operas  Opera films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Originator, Author, Performer, Film editor, Contributor
Classifications: M1500.M69, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dave Heather
Don Giovanni dramma giocoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's version of the Don Juan legend
Gilbert & Sullivan's The yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 453 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 & Sullivan's The sorcerer by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 452 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 )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 430 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in Italian and held by 392 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 )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 383 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 )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 326 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 and Sullivan's Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 322 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 mankind and formed a women's university from which men are strictly barred
Benjamin Britten's A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 246 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
Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figaro, the title character, is a matchmaker and man about town as well as a barber. He devises a way to get Rosina to marry Almaviva instead of her guardian, to whom she is already engaged
Mozart's The magic flute( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in German and held by 178 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
Macbeth an opera in four acts after Shakespeare by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in Italian and held by 158 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 Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti All women behave like that, or The school for lovers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Italian and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic opera in which two friends disguise themselves and seduce each other's sweethearts for the sake of a bet
Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida, or, Castle Adamant by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 mankind and formed a women's university from which men are strictly barred
Gilbert and Sullivan's trial by jury by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trial by jury: The judge in a breach of promise case delivers an unusual verdict after telling the story of his own rise to wealth and success which involved marrying and then deserting the daughter of a rich lawyer. Cox and Box: A London landlord rents the same room to two tenants, one by day and one by night. When the two tenants eventually meet, they discover they are both engaged to the same woman
Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opname van de voorstelling tijdens het Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1980
Beethoven's 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 )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Italian and held by 90 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
Mozart's Idomeneo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Italian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a storm at sea, Idomeneo, King of Crete, vows to the god Neptune that, if he survives, he will sacrifice the first human he meets on shore, which turns out to be his son, Idamante
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 79 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Gilbert & Sullivan's The sorcerer
Alternative Names
Heather, David 1941-2005

Heather, David William 1941-2005

Languages
English (51)

Italian (38)

German (7)

Covers
Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience, or Bunthorne's brideGilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida, or Castle AdamantGilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida, or, Castle Adamant