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Sweete, Barbara Willis

Overview
Works: 133 works in 314 publications in 4 languages and 2,798 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Fiction  Musical films  Operas  History  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Producer, Creator, Contributor, Adapter, Author, 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 and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 198 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
Dido & Aeneas ( visu )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 186 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
Falling down stairs [featuring Suite no. 3 for unaccompanied cello] by Johann Sebastian Bach( visu )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 154 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
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 152 libraries worldwide
Hansel and Gretel ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
When Eun-soo gets lost on a country road, he meets a mysterious girl and is led to her fairytale house in the middle of the forest. There, Eun-soo is trapped with the girl and her siblings, who never age. Eun-soo finally discovers a way out written in a fairytale book, but the book tells a story of none other than himself
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 125 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 110 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 103 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 103 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
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in Italian and English and held by 96 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
The enchanted island a baroque pastiche ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 93 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 )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and French and held by 68 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 65 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
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 64 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
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 58 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
The sorceress ( 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
Cello concerto no. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns( visu )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 52 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
Violin concerto no. 2 ( visu )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 51 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
Inspired by Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 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
The four seasons ( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 43 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
 
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Sweete, Barbara
Sweete, Barbara Willis
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Languages
English (61)
Italian (13)
French (9)
German (6)
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