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Sweete, Barbara Willis

Overview
Works: 45 works in 171 publications in 5 languages and 2,263 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Filmed ballets 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
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Publications about Barbara Willis Sweete
Publications by Barbara Willis Sweete
Most widely held works by Barbara Willis Sweete
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( visu )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
A danced performance of the Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas. Dido, the noble queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil sorceress with her coven of witches plots their downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy
Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is a fairy tale of Germanic origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm. The story follows a young brother and sister who discover a house of candy and cake in the forest and a child-devouring witch
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( visu )
7 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Amfortas, the ruler of the knights of the Holy Grail is ailing from a wound given to him by Klingsor, who had been rejected by the knighthood. A prophecy says that he can only be saved by a "pure fool, enlightened by compassion." Klingsor knows that Parsifal is the person mentioned in the prophecy, and he enlists the mysterious woman Kundry, against her will, to seduce Parsifal and complete his revenge
Romeo and Juliet: Live from Shakespeare's Globe by William Shakespeare( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Charles Gounod's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, performed by the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna
Salome by Richard Strauss( visu )
6 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Indisputably one of the greatest Salomes of all time, Karita Mattila reprises her stunning interpretation including her unforgettable 'Dance of the Seven Veils'. With Strauss's groundbreaking music magnifying the degenerate atmosphere and building the erotic tension, it's oneopera that is as shocking today as it was at its premiere in 1905. Patrick Summers conducts the Metropolitan Opera and Chorus. Originally broadcast October 11, 2008
The enchanted island : a baroque pastiche by Jeremy Sams( visu )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
"The enchanted island [was] inspired by Shakespeare's The tempest and A midsummer night's dream. Music by George Frederic Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Andre Campra, Jean-Marie Leclair, Henry Purcell, Jean-Fery Rebel, and Giovanni Battista Ferrandi."--Container
Inspired by Bach. falling down stairs ; Sarabande ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Sarabande: "Yo-Yo Ma (playing himself) arrives in Toronto, amidst a certain amount of confusion, to perform in concert and teach a master class. In various time frames, parallel story lines develop involving a dying physician, the young female doctor taking over his practice, the old doctor's real estate agent, her boyfriend, Yo-Yo Ma, and his limosine driver. The characters come into contact with Bach's suite at various times and under different circumstances. All of them experience an emotional transformation, related to the depth of their relationship with the music and each other"--The Egoyan nucleus : web guide to Atom Egoyan
Simon Boccanegra ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Performance of the opera of the complex man whose life was ruled by love of family and devotion to country
Faust by Charles Gounod( visu )
5 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 73 libraries worldwide
An aging scholar makes a deal with the Devil in exchange for an elixir of youth
Falling down stairs : [featuring Suite no. 3 for unaccompanied cello] by Johann Sebastian Bach( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Yo-Yo Ma and choreographer Mark Morris collaborate in an interdisciplinary artistic exploration of dance inspired by Bach's third suite for solo cello
Clarinet concerto by Aaron Copland( visu )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and French and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Begins with a 30 min. segment in which Dudley Moore, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Richard Stolzman discuss Copeland's Clarinet concerto, followed by the performance of the concerto
Piano concerto no. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Begins with a 10 min. segment in which Dudley Moore, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Alicia de Larrocha discuss Beethoven's Piano concerto no. 1, followed by the performance of the concerto
The sorceress by George Frideric Handel( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Italian and English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A pastiche opera with songs and instrumental movements selected from seven different operas by Handel
The four seasons by Antonio Vivaldi( visu )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 49 libraries worldwide
This ballet, set to Vivaldi's celebrated score, describes the four seasons in a man's life - from the exuberance and the vigor of youth in "Spring" to the resignation and compassion of old age in "Winter". Features dancers from the National Ballet of Canada and stars principal dancer, Rex Harrington, who has garnered critical raves from the international press for his dynamic style, and his charismatic sensuality. The music is performed by Pinchas Zuckerman on solo violin with members of the national Arts Centre Orchestra
Inspired by Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Presents cellist Yo-Yo Ma in artistic collaborations with Kabuki actor, Tamasaburro Bando; garden designer, Julie Moir Messervy; choreographer, Mark Morris; ice dancers, Jayne Torvil and Christopher Dean and filmmaker Atom Egoyan each involving Bach's six Cello Suites. Also includes a 3-D animation of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "carceri" (prison) etchings set to Bach's Cello Suite no. 2
Encores! : great performances at the Met ( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
5 editions published in 2015 in Italian and English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Renée Fleming's Desdemona enshrines one of her signature roles in a definitive performance. This 2012 performance was most likely her last on stage, making it a document of historic importance. Verdi's late masterpiece is presented in Elijah Moshinsky's classic MET production with sumptuous sets and period costumes; one of the longest-running opera productions in MET history. Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast led by South African Heldentenor Johan Botha in the title role. A strong supporting cast includes the superb Falk Struckmann as Iago and star tenor Michael Fabiano as Cassio
Falling down stairs ; Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In Falling down stairs, Mark Morris choreographs a dance based on Bach's Third Suite. In Sarabande, director Atom Egoyan's dramatic film explores the relationships between musician and listener, revealing the generosity of spirit and love that flow from Yo-Yo Ma's performance of Bach's Fourth Suite
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in Czech and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Antonin Dvorak's opera is an story that also plays as a children's tale, featuring a water nymph named Rusalka who falls in love with a man, and then becomes the subject of a spell created by a witch
Cello concerto no. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Begins with a 30 min. segment in which Dudley Moore, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Steven Isserlis discuss Saint-Saëns' Cello concerto no. 1, followed by the performance of the concerto
 
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Languages
English (71)
Italian (13)
German (12)
French (9)
Czech (1)
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