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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 2,311 works in 5,971 publications in 5 languages and 119,273 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Televised operas  Stories, plots, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Instrumentalist, Actor, Editor, Donor, Publisher, Singer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Publications by Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
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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 1,669 libraries worldwide
Contains the plots of over 120 of the world's most popular operas, a short biographical sketch of each composer represented, plus background material pertinent to each work
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
35 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
The story of poor artists in Paris. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi who is ill and dies. Giacomo Puccini's fourth and best loved opera
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
38 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,229 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( file )
59 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 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 two CD set sees the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this unforgettable performance
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
32 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,155 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
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
27 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in Italian and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
With James Levine's masterful conducting, Mozart's sublime score works its colorful magic in this upstairs/downstairs drama. Ruggero Raimondi (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Susannah) are the servants, caught up in the ongoing domestic drama of the Count and Countess (Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness). Only all is not what it seems, and the battle lines keep shifting in the most unexpected ways. Frederica von Stade is Cherubino, the young page body who's in love with love and who keeps complicating everyone's best laid plans at exactly the wrong times
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 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
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( file )
29 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Italian and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
31 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 995 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( file )
19 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
23 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in Italian and held by 948 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
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
35 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 941 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
31 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
New York Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's Tosca
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 827 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 812 libraries worldwide
An Egyptian soldier falls in love with his Ethiopian captive
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 787 libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a Chinese princess who has her suitors that can't answer 3 riddles executed and how she eventually discovers love with a prince
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in Italian and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 762 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Sound Recording )
42 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 756 libraries worldwide
There's a reason La Bohème has been done more often at the Met than any other opera: Puccini's enticing music perfectly conveys the enchantment of young love, and the numbing sorrow of tragic death. The delectable Viennese soprano Hilde Güden is Mimì, the poor seamstress who falls in love with her neighbor Rodolfo (the American tenor Eugene Conley), only to succumb to tuberculosis. The beloved Robert Merrill is the painter Marcello
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( file )
13 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in French and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Jussi Bjoerling and Bidu Sayao star as the famous star crossed lovers in this February 1947 performance of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
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