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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 2,113 works in 5,877 publications in 5 languages and 117,452 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Stories, plots, etc  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Live sound recordings  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Instrumentalist, Actor, Singer, Donor, Editor, Publisher
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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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,774 libraries worldwide
A four-act opera set in 19th-century Paris about a poor poet and his love for a beautiful girl who dies of tuberculosis
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by John W Freeman( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Persian and held by 1,676 libraries worldwide
Contains the plots of 150 of the world's most popular operas, short biographies of the 72 composers represented, plus background material pertinent to each work
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( visu )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 1,038 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
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
32 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
Verdi's story about the hunchbacked father (Rigoletto) who desperately wants to protect his innocent daughter (Gilda) from the licentious Duke of Mantua has seldom been brought to life so electrifyingly as with this cast. The incandescent Anna Netrebko conveys every nuance of Gilda's emotions as she falls in love, is betrayed, and finally gives her own life, to save her faithless lover. Rolando Villazón embodies all of the Duke's dangerous charm and Carlo Guelfi is heartbreaking as the tortured title character
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
30 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 971 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
35 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 933 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( file )
17 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 912 libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 756 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
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
43 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
Recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera on February 16, 1980. Conducted by Giuseppe Patané. Starring Katia Ricciarelli, Judith Belgen, Luciano Pavarotti
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 597 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
The Met : one hundred years of grand opera by Martin Mayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Martin Mayer writes that "for the past century the story of opera worldwide has been inseparable from the story of the Met." And never before has the story of the world's greatest opera company been told so compellingly and illustrated so lavishly as it is here. In commemoration of its centennial, the Metropolitan Opera for the first time has opened all its massive and fascinating archives for this celebration of a hundred years of musical glory. The history proves even more glamorous than the legends. This is the story of the end of the old house and the rise of Lincoln Center, the arrival of television and the immense growth of the operatic constituency in America. After a hundred crowded years of incident and personality, the Met flourishes not only in memories but in bright modern performances -- and The Met: One Hundred Years of Grand Opera tells the story. - Jacket flap
Opera caravan; adventures of the Metropolitan on tour, 1883-1956 by Quaintance Eaton( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The golden horseshoe; the life and times of the Metropolitan Opera House by Frank Merkling( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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