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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 2,143 works in 5,449 publications in 6 languages and 104,147 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Live sound recordings  Film adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Creator, Other, Actor, Singer, Donor, Distributor, orc, Editor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Publications about Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Publications by Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
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Most widely held works by Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,733 libraries worldwide
The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a comsumptive flower-maker
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas ( Book )
in English and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
Performance of Verdi's opera, telling the story of a beautiful courtesan dying from consumption, her love for a poor nobleman and the sacrifices she makes for him
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Sound Recording )
55 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
For a generation of opera lovers, Rise Stevens was the Carmen. Her husky, insinuating voice was the embodiment of Bizet's gypsy temptress. Taken from a February 16, 1952 broadcast, this set sees the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this unforgettable performance
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Set in Peking, Princess Turandot will become the bride of the royal suitor who can successfully answer three riddles. Unsuccessful suitors lose not only the hand of the princess, but their heads as well
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 885 libraries worldwide
Verdi's masterful setting of Shakespeare's famous tragedy is filled with dark colors and vivid emotions. The music brilliantly depicts the souls of troubled Macbeth and his conniving, relentless wife. Bringing Verdi's vision to life requires not only great singers, but great actors as well--Cornell MacNeil and Irene Dalis excel in the challenge. From the first encounter with the witches to the murder of the King and the gradual disintegration of their souls, this couple masterfully conveys all the horror and pathos both Verdi and Shakespeare intended
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
30 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Verdi's opera is a perennial favorite and often attracts stellar casts at the Met, but seldom has there been such a glittering group of singers in one performance. The legendary Leontyne Price is Aida, one of the roles she was destined to sing. Her rival, Amneris, is none other than Marilyn Horne, acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Both women are in love with Radamès--and why wouldn't they be when he's sung by the astounding Plácido Domingo. Cornell MacNeil and James Morris co-star, and James Levine galvanizes the Met orchestra and chorus
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
34 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic Content and held by 874 libraries worldwide
Verdi's immortal tragedy about the clash of true love with social convention has seldom been as poignant as in this broadcast. The sensational Italian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano, in his second season at the Met, offers his first Alfredo with the company--a tender, romantic, and gorgeously sung performance that perfectly matches Eleanor Steber's sumptuous and touching Violetta. Robert Merrill, heard here at the beginning of his career, would go on to make the role of Germont one of his calling cards
Carmen by Georges Bizet( visu )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in French and English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Richard Eyre's stunning new production of Bizet's opera was the talk of the town when it was unveiled on New Year's Eve 2009. Elīna Garanča leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title--a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Roberto Alagna is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the toreador Escamillo (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) piques Carmen's interest. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by rising maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet's tale to thrilling life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax
Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
31 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 849 libraries worldwide
"Luciano Pavarotti's Cavaradossi in Tosca was his most celebrated role at the Met. It was captured for posterity in Tito Gobbi's famous production in 1978, with Shirley Verrett in the title role and the tenor in his glorious prime."--Page 4 of cover
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 823 libraries worldwide
The love of an enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
22 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in Italian and held by 801 libraries worldwide
Fausto Cleva, one of the Metropolitan Opera's most admired Italian specialists, conducts the company's orchestra and chorus in this February 1961 performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( visu )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
An abridged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for television
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera on February 16, 1980. Conducted by Giuseppe Patané. Starring Katia Ricciarelli, Judith Belgen, Luciano Pavarotti
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( visu )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Presents the 301st Metropolitan Opera performence of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor conducted by Richard Bonynge and recorded live on November 13, 1982. Starring Joan Sutherland and Alfredo Kraus
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 737 libraries worldwide
This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera's most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina's foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 730 libraries worldwide
This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Italian and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
Sing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for children by Jane Rosenberg( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 712 libraries worldwide
An illustrated retelling of the plots of fifteen well-known operas
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( visu )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in German and English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Videorecording of a performance sung in German of the second part of Wagner's Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in 1989
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An Opera Meitreapólach
Met (New York, New York)
Met (Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Metropola Operejo
Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera Association.
Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc. (Estados Unidos)
Metropolitan Opera Association (New York, New York, New York)
Metropolitan Opera Association (Ņujorka, Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)
Metropolitan Opera Company.
Metropolitan Opera Company (Estados Unidos)
Metropolitan Opera Company (New York, New York, New York)
Metropolitan Opera Company (Ņujorka, Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)
Metropolitan Opera House.
Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Metropolitanska opera
Metropolitēna opera (Ņujorka, Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)
Metropolitní opera
New York (Estados Unidos). Metropolitan Opera
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