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Large, Brian

Works: 1,484 works in 4,291 publications in 5 languages and 43,906 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  History  Interviews  Musical settings  Music  Opera television programs  Filmed performances 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Producer, Film editor, Restager, fmd, Creator, dir, Interviewee, Videographer, Contributor, tld, Editor, Commentator, Librettist, Composer
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Publications about Brian Large
Publications by Brian Large
Most widely held works by Brian Large
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
64 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,565 libraries worldwide
Set in Egypt at the time of the Pharoahs, a story of conflicting demands of love, patriotism and filial piety
Smetana by Brian Large( Book )
18 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Performance of the opera by Verdi, based on Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy, deceit, conspiracy, & murder. Othello's great love for Desdemona proves to be too much to bear
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( visu )
70 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 985 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
43 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 813 libraries worldwide
Manrico is in love with Leonora who is also coveted by Count di Luna. The two fight over her until the Count gains the upper hand by imprisoning Azucena and Manrico. He orders Manrico beheaded and learns only too late that Manrico is his long-believed-dead brother
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
51 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
46 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 717 libraries worldwide
A beautiful but icy Chinese princess is won by a handsome prince travelling the countryside incognito
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( visu )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 645 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
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( visu )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 639 libraries worldwide
The story encompasses 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
Martinů by Brian Large( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( visu )
29 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
"Pierre Audi's production of this blithe fable suggests an operatic Garden of Eden, enhanced by the primary coloured, story-book designs of Karel Appel. The tale of two young men undergoing a rite of passage to win their perfect spouse inspired Mozart's most tuneful yet sublime score -superbly brought to life by Riccardo Muti and a distinguished cast of international soloists."--Container
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( visu )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Cycle of four operas of Wagner's poems that are based on Scandinavian, Icelandic and Germanic sagas. The entire cycle was first performed in Bayreuth in 1876
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
41 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 562 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
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( visu )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 560 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
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( visu )
30 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in German and English and held by 558 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
Elektra by Richard Strauss( visu )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 550 libraries worldwide
"The opera opens with an abattoir, the five maids puling dripping chunks of carcasses into barrows and closes with a more human slaughterhouse as Orestes raises his blood drenched hands to heaven"--Cover
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( visu )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 547 libraries worldwide
In this final opera of the Ring cycle, Siegfried leaves Brünnhilde and sets off down the Rhine, where he meets Günther, king of the Gibichung, his sister Gutrune, and their half-brother Hagen, son of Alberich. Conspiring together, the siblings induce Siegfried to drink a magic potion to forget Brünnhilde, then retrieve her that she may marry Günther. This deed accomplished, Hagen then murders Siegfried during a hunt. When Brünnhilde sacrifices herself upon Siegfried's pyre, Hagen attempts to steal the magic ring, but is thwarted as the waters of the Rhine rise, washing over everything, and the Rhine maidens retrieve their treasure, as Valhalla appears in flames above
Carmen by Georges Bizet( visu )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Stage production of the opera in which Carmen (Agnes Baltsa) seduces, spurns, and is killed by Don José (José Carreras)
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
27 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Performance of the opera in three acts by Verdi featuring Shakespeare's comic character Falstaff
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( visu )
34 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Met en scène les péripéties qui accompagnent la représentation d'un opéra dans l'hôtel particulier d'un riche bourgeois de Vienne. Le prologue montre les préparatifs de la représentation et les réactions des personnages à la décision prise par le maître d'intercaler des scènes comiques dans l'opéra sérieux. L'acte unique représente Ariane à Naxos évoque sa solitude, l'arrivée de Bacchus et leurs noces triomphales. Les scènes sont entrecoupées d'intermèdes et de commentaires comiques
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Brian Large British film director
Brian Large englischer Fernsehregisseur von Opernaufführungen
German (281)
Italian (278)
English (60)
French (41)
Multiple languages (3)
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