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English National Opera

Overview
Works: 399 works in 889 publications in 3 languages and 13,590 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Librettos  Film adaptations  Art music  Music videos 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Actor, Artist, Other, 475, Instrumentalist, Editor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A studio performance of one of Handel's best known operas by the English National Opera. The Opera, a tale of love and power based on Shakespeare's play, was first performed in 1724 at the Haymarket Theatre in London using castrati singers in the heroes roles. This lavish production follows modern practice in using women in these parts, and in particular, Dame Janet Baker creates the virtuoso role of Julius Caesar
The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twilight of the gods = Götterdämmerung : act III, scenes 2 & 3 (sung in English) by Richard Wagner( )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
The Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Makropulos case by Leoš Janáček( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariodante : an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of Scotland's daughter is treacherously accused of infidelity to her fiancé in this tale of trickery, betrayal, mistaken identity and sexual jealousy
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act IV. Desdemona's room. She is getting ready to go to bed, aided by Emilia. She is hurt by Otello's attitude toward her, for which she finds no explanation. She has just finished her prayers when Otello enters. He openly accuses her of having been unfaithful to him, even though, unheeded, Desdemona proclaims her innocence. He has already condemned her and proceeds to strangle her. Emilia returns announcing that Roderigo has been killed while trying to assassinate Cassio. Seeing Desdemona dead, she accuses Otello and cries that he has killed an innocent woman. Iago appears, and Emilia reproaches him for his intrigue; his only answer is to flee. Otello, dismayed and suddenly aware of the trap into which he has fallen gives a last kiss to his beloved wife and stabs himself
Blond Eckbert by Judith Weir( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blond Eckbert: Opera in Two Acts based on a fairytale by Ludwig Tieck
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
The Stage works of Béla Bartók by Béla Bartók( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and German and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tannhauser by Richard Wagner( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through most of Wagner's mature work
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renee Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly
Un ballo in maschera : opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John F. Kennedy Center for the Peforming Arts, Roger L. Stevens, chairman, Martin Feinstein, executive director, The Kennedy Center presents New York City Opera, director: Julius Rudel, managing director: John S. White, "Un Ballo in Maschera," music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Antonio Somma (freely adapted from Scribe's "Gustav ou Le Bal Masque"), conducted by Imre Pallo, directed by David Hicks, assistant to Mr. Hicks: Philippe de Bros, sets designed by Eoin Sprott, costumes designed by Jose Varona, lighting by Hans Sondheimer, chorus master: George Branson Gray
 
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The Stage works of Béla Bartók
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The Stage works of Béla BartókParsifalTannhauserUn ballo in maschera : opera in three actsOf exile and music : a twentieth century lifeBackstage at the opera
Alternative Names

controlled identityLondon Coliseum (Organization : London, England)

controlled identitySadler's Wells Opera Company

Anglická národní opera

E.N.O. (English National Opera)

English National Opera

English National Opera bouwwerk in het Verenigd Koninkrijk

English National Opera opera company based in London

ENO

ENO (English National Opera)

ENO (Inglaterra)

National Opera

National Opera London

Opera

Opera London

Sadler's Wells opera

Sadler's Wells Opera Company

Английская национальная опера

Англійська національна опера

האופרה האנגלית הלאומית

イングリッシュ・ナショナル・オペラ

英國國家歌劇團

英格兰国家歌剧团

Languages
English (189)

Italian (5)

German (4)