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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 2,454 works in 6,115 publications in 5 languages and 118,670 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Stories, plots, etc  Televised operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Instrumentalist, Actor, Singer, Donor, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by Ira Maximilian Freeman( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
Contains the plots of 150 of the world's most popular operas, short biographies of the 72 composers represented, plus background material pertinent to each work
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
33 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Verdi's story about the hunchbacked father (Rigoletto) who desperately wants to protect his innocent daughter (Gilda) from the licentious Duke of Mantua has seldom been brought to life so electrifyingly as with this cast. The incandescent Anna Netrebko conveys every nuance of Gilda's emotions as she falls in love, is betrayed, and finally gives her own life, to save her faithless lover. Rolando Villazón embodies all of the Duke's dangerous charm and Carlo Guelfi is heartbreaking as the tortured title character
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
34 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Italian and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
Verdi's immortal tragedy about the clash of true love with social convention has seldom been as poignant as in this broadcast. The sensational Italian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano, in his second season at the Met, offers his first Alfredo with the company--a tender, romantic, and gorgeously sung performance that perfectly matches Eleanor Steber's sumptuous and touching Violetta. Robert Merrill, heard here at the beginning of his career, would go on to make the role of Germont one of his calling cards
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( file )
29 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Italian and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
This performance showcases Luciano Pavarotti at his magnificent best. The role of good hearted Nemorino might have been written just for him. Hopelessly in love with wealthy Adina (Kathleen Battle), Nemorino watches, helpless, as flashy Sergeant Belcore (Gino Quilico) seems to win her heart. Enter Dr. Dulcamara (Paul Plishka). He's a quack, but Nemorino believes that the love potion Dulcamara is peddling will help him win Adina's love. It's only a bottle of plain old Bordeaux, but never underestimate the power of true love -- or of Luciano Pavarotti's seductive tenor
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
29 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Verdi's opera is a perennial favorite and often attracts stellar casts at the Met, but seldom has there been such a glittering group of singers in one performance. The legendary Leontyne Price is Aida, one of the roles she was destined to sing. Her rival, Amneris, is none other than Marilyn Horne, acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Both women are in love with Radamès--and why wouldn't they be when he's sung by the astounding Plácido Domingo. Cornell MacNeil and James Morris co-star, and James Levine galvanizes the Met orchestra and chorus
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( file )
20 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 952 libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
24 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in Italian and held by 946 libraries worldwide
Fausto Cleva, one of the Metropolitan Opera's most admired Italian specialists, conducts the company's orchestra and chorus in this February 1961 performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 943 libraries worldwide
Franco Zeffirelli's breakthrough version of Verdi's opera is an exquisitely designed, lavish production made expressly for this film. Placido Domingo makes his cinematic debut in this glorious production which also stars Teresa Stratas
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
31 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
With James Levine's masterful conducting, Mozart's sublime score works its colorful magic in this upstairs/downstairs drama. Ruggero Raimondi (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Susannah) are the servants, caught up in the ongoing domestic drama of the Count and Countess (Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness). Only all is not what it seems, and the battle lines keep shifting in the most unexpected ways. Frederica von Stade is Cherubino, the young page body who's in love with love and who keeps complicating everyone's best laid plans at exactly the wrong times
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
35 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
The dark, daunting role of Lady Macbeth requires a great singing actress to bring to life everything Verdi--and Shakespeare--wrote. Shortly before this broadcast, the Viennese soprano Leonie Rysanek made her Met debut in the role--and right away became a legend. The intensity of her soaring soprano and her charismatic stage presence made her a beloved favorite of the New York audience for almost 40 years. With the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren in the title role and Carlo Bergonzi and Jerome Hines also in the cast, this Macbeth is one for the ages
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Sound Recording )
44 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 783 libraries worldwide
The story might be classic and eternal, but it's always fresh--especially with a cast like this one. As Mimì and Rodolfo, Licia Albanese and Giuseppe Di Stefano will make you feel like you're falling in love for the very first time. The headiness of the first meeting, the almost unbearable pain of parting, the poignancy of reconciliation--it's all conveyed with a vividness that will thrill and then break your heart. Hilde Gueden sparkles as the tempestuous Musetta, who sets her cap for Frank Guarrera (Marcello). The great Cesare Siepi is Colline
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in Italian and held by 765 libraries worldwide
Poor Luisa Miller (Katia Ricciarelli) has given her heart to a man she knows as "Carlo." But he is really Rodolfo (Luciano Pavarotti), the son of Count Walter (Paul Plishka), who is being pressured by the Count to marry another woman. Despite every effort of Lucia's loving father (Leo Nucci), the evil Wurm (John Cheek), eventually triumphs. But it's Verdi's passionate music that wins in the end, brought to life by a cast who knows how to stir our hearts
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and French and held by 751 libraries worldwide
This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( file )
14 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in French and held by 730 libraries worldwide
Jussi Bjoerling and Bidu Sayao star as the famous star crossed lovers in this February 1947 performance of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 720 libraries worldwide
The story of poor artists in Paris. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi who is ill and dies. Giacomo Puccini's fourth and best loved opera
Carmen by Georges Bizet( file )
43 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 692 libraries worldwide
For a generation of opera lovers, Rise Stevens was the Carmen. Her husky, insinuating voice was the embodiment of Bizet's gypsy temptress. Taken from a February 16, 1952 broadcast, this two CD set sees the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this unforgettable performance
Sing me a story : the Metropolitan Opera's book of opera stories for children by Jane Rosenberg( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
An illustrated retelling of the plots of fifteen well-known operas
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( file )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 685 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( visu )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( visu )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in German and English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer
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