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Sweete, Barbara Willis

Overview
Works: 120 works in 274 publications in 4 languages and 2,585 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Fiction  Musical settings  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Producer, Contributor, Creator, Adapter, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Barbara Willis Sweete
Publications by Barbara Willis Sweete
Most widely held works about Barbara Willis Sweete
 
Most widely held works by Barbara Willis Sweete
Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell( visu )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 375 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 )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
A musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Bellini's romantic opera 'La sonnambula' (1831), hinges on the love and misunderstanding between Elvino and Amina (the 'sleepwalker' of the title). Discovered in the bedroom of Rodolfo, Amina is assumed to have been unfaithful, and Elvino cancels their wedding. But in the dramatic final scene, he witnesses Amina sleepwalking, understands her innocence, and all ends happily. Mary Zimmerman's production plays with the dual realities of a rehearsal of the opera and a performance of the opera itself. In his latest Decca DVD release, bel canto star Juan Diego Flórez assumes the role of Elvino in Bellini's romantic drama, playing opposite the mercurial French soprano, Natalie Dessay, in the MET's striking, modern-dress production, screening live worldwide in March 2009. The MET's 'La Sonnambula' website reads: "Mary Zimmerman, who directed Natalie Dessay in last season's hit new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, underlines La Sonnambula's dual elements of sleep and wakefulness in an intriguing staging set in the present. Bellini's hauntingly lyrical score soars as performed by Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, back from their sensational run together in La Fille du Régiment in leading opera houses around the world."The DVD release will benefit from the addition of the customary MET backstage and interview footage, familiar to devotees of their live worldwide cinema broadcasts. Following Flórez's latest DVD release (Cenerentola, in October 2009), 2010 will also see a second Flórez DVD - Bellini's 'I Puritani', with Nino Machaidze, from Bologna
Romeo & Juliet ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Charles Gounod's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, performed by the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna
Inspired by Bach ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 105 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
It is no wonder that Met audiences have gone wild over Karita Mattila's sizzling Salome. Indisputably one of the greatest Salomes of our time, Mattila utterly incarnates Oscar Wilde's petulant, willful, and lust-driven heroine. With Strauss's groundbreaking music magnifying the degenerate atmosphere and building the erotic tension, this is one opera that is as shocking today as it was at its premiere in 1905
Don Giovanni Leporello's revenge = Le vengeance de Leporello : soundtrack from the Rhombus Media Film directed by Barbara Willis Sweete by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in Italian and English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco featuring the return of legendary tenor Placido Domingo, this time in the baritone title role. Also starring Adrianne Pieczonka as Boccanegra's long-lost daughter Amelia. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
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 80 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
Falling down stairs by Yo-Yo Ma( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Records year-long collaboration between cellist Ma and choreographer Morris and performance, especially for film, of J.S. Bach's 3rd suite for unaccompanied cello as interpreted by Ma and the Mark Morris Dance Group. One of a series of films presenting Ma's collaborations with artists from different disciplines, using Bach suites as starting points for new works in those artists' mediums
The enchanted island a baroque pastiche ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 75 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
Piano concerto no. 1 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 69 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
Clarinet concerto by Aaron Copland( visu )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 69 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
Cello concerto no. 1 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 59 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The Count di Luna fights Manrico over Leonora. He does not know that Manrico, a troubador who was raised by the gypsy woman Azucena, is actually his long-lost brother
Violin concerto no. 2 by Béla Bartók( visu )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Begins with a 10 min. segment in which Dudley Moore, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Kyoko Takezawa discuss Bartók's Violin concerto no. 2, followed by the performance of the concerto
The sorceress by George Frideric Handel( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Italian and English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Selections from several Handel operas are pieced together to create a performance fantasy that combines live operatic singing with spectacular sets, costumes and choreography. The story revolves around an evil sorceress who turns out to be, quite literally, a prisoner of love
The four seasons ( visu )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 44 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 43 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
Flute & harp concerto ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Begins with a 20 min. segment in which Dudley Moore, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Galway, and Marisa Robles discuss Mozart's Flute and harp concerto, followed by the performance of the concerto
 
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Alternative Names
Sweete, Barbara
Sweete, Barbara Willis
Willis Sweete, Barbara
Languages
English (60)
Italian (14)
French (4)
German (3)
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