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Large, Brian

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( visu )
117 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,553 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
Smetana by Brian Large( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( visu )
103 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( visu )
61 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Octavian loves the much older and married Marschallin. When the Marschallin's cousin, Baron Ochs, needs a go-between to send a gift to his young fiancee, he asks Octavian and the results prove to be life changing for all
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( visu )
96 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 871 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the Bayreuther Festspiele and the 1980 video production of Wagner's 'Ring des Nibelungen' cycle of operas, produced by Chéreau and Bouley at the Bayreuther Festspiele 1976-1980
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
62 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 795 libraries worldwide
Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadour. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war against the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him and whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
54 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Heston tells the story of La Bohème, visiting some of the featured Paris locations. The story is illustrated by scenes from the 1982 Royal Opera House production of La Bohème
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
64 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 678 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
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( visu )
59 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Among Wagner's mature operas, this is the only comedy. It is based on a true story of the guild of Meistersingers (Master singers). The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
Walküre Valkyrie by Richard Wagner( visu )
68 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 595 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( visu )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 546 libraries worldwide
The first uncut performance of Berlioz's opera at the Met, this production tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
48 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Giuseppe Verdi's Otello: In what many believe to be the finest production of Othello in modern times, Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead a world-class cast under the exquisite musical direction of Sir Georg Solti. An outstanding performance of the first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas, universally regarded as sublime masterpieces of grand opera. Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead an outstanding cast in this production of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. The moor Otello (Domingo), proclaimed a hero after a great military victory, is driven by jealousy to murder when his devious comrade-in-arms Iago (Sergei Leiferkus) leads him (without cause) to doubt the fidelity of his wife, Desdemona (Te Kanawa). Georg Solti conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, under the leadership of Bradley Creswick
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
47 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 522 libraries worldwide
This production by Roberto De Simone of Verdi's Nabucco opened the 1986 season at La Scala, Milan. Recorded live at the opening night
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( visu )
38 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Video tape of a live performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal
Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( visu )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
King of Crete, returning from the Trojan wars, vows to sacrifice the first living creature he meets, only to be met by his own son
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( visu )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Story encompassing the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands
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Brian Large British film director
Brian Large Brits filmregisseur
Brian Large englischer Fernsehregisseur von Opernaufführungen
German (485)
Italian (276)
English (80)
French (16)
Spanish (5)
Multiple languages (4)
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