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Glossop, Peter 1928-2008

Works: 184 works in 613 publications in 4 languages and 6,033 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Music videos  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Opera films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Musician, Vocalist, sds
Classifications: M1500.P87, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Peter Glossop
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

40 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

38 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. MACKERRAS, Charles (conductor). AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS. SILLS, Beverly (soprano). GLOSSOP, Peter (baritone). WOLLF, Beverly (mezzo-soprano). ILOSFALVY, Robert (tenor). MACDONALD, Kenneth (tenor). GARRARD, Don (bass). HOWELL, Gwyn (bass). ALLAN, Richard van (bass)
The holy sonnets of John Donne ; Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Billy Budd : op. 50 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

17 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GLOSSOP, Peter (baritone). PEARS, Peter (tenor). LANGDON, Michael (bass). SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone). LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. BRITTEN, Benjamin (conductor)
James King by James King( )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starring Jon Vickers as 'Otello' and Mirella Freni as 'Desdemona' with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic
Billy Budd : an opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the clash between the young, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, and his corrupt superior, Claggart
Merrie England by Edward German( Recording )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three queens by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Italian and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 92 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( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's play about a man whose jealousy of his wife leads to tragic consequences
Caractacus, op. 35 ; Severn suite, op. 87 by Edward Elgar( Recording )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( Recording )

6 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
Britten conducts Britten by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana : opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cavalleria rusticana, Santuzza, pregnant by Turiddu, is distraught when she finds he has deserted her in favor of the attractive young Lola. A melodrama in one act
I gioielli della Madonna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari( Recording )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renard : a burlesque ; Scherzo de la Russe (symphonic version) ; Mavra by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Glosop, P.

Peter Glossop artiste lyrique

Peter Glossop Brits zanger (1928-2008)


Italian (126)

English (93)

French (31)

German (20)