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Affron, Charles

Contents: A matter of boxes, 1883-1884 : Bel canto -- Cultural capital, 1884-1903 : the German seasons and French opera -- Opera wars, 1903-1908 : Parsifal, Salome, and the Manhattan Opera Company -- Modernity, 1908-1929 : Puccini -- Hard times, 1929-1940 : Wagner -- Strains of war, 1940-1950 : the conductor's opera -- Stage business, 1950-1966 : Verdi -- In transit, 1966-1975 : American opera -- Maestro...

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 792 AFF

Summary: "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.

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgin Classics 2012

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA ENC

Verdi, Giuseppe

Summary: Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadoor. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war agaist the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him & whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs.

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2012

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA TRO

Wagner, Richard

Summary: The four operas of The Ring Cycle.

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2012

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA RIN

Summary: Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly.

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Classical 2011

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2 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA MAD

Summary: Luciano Pavarotti stars in the vivid staging of Giordano's opera set during the tumultuous French Revolution.

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2011

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA AND

Verdi, Giuseppe

Summary: The action takes place in ancient Egypt, and tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard, for a slave girl, Aida. She is the daughter of the King of Ethiopia, who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops. Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried alive. He is joined by Aida, who dies with him.

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca Music Group Classics 2011

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA VER

Verdi, Giuseppe

Contents: Disc 1, Act I Preludio -- Posa in pace, a' bei sogni ristora -- S'avanza il re - la rivedrà nell'estasi -- Il cenno mio di là con essi attendi -- Alla vita che t'arride -- Il primo giudice -- Volta la terrea -- Signori, oggi d'Ulrica - ogni cura si doni al diletto -- Zitti... l'incanto non dèssi turbare - re dell'abisso, affrettati -- Arrivo il primo! - È lui! è lui! ne' palpiti -- Su, fatemi...

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Music Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD OPERA VER

Summary: Rossini's adaptation of the classic Cinderella story.

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2010

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA CEN

Summary: Carmen, a beautiful and sultry gypsy, woos the corporal Don José. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads to murder.

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2010

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA CAR

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgin Classics 2010

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA TOS

Bellini, Vincenzo

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Opera 2010

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA SON

Summary: Set in the Latin Quarter of 1830's Paris, the opera focuses on the love between the poet Rodolfo and Mimi, who leaves him due to his irrational jealousy, only to return as she is dying of consumption.

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2009

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA BOH

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2009

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA FAL

Summary: The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a comsumptive flower-maker.

Publisher / Publication Date: EMI Classics 2008

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA BOH

Britten, Benjamin

Publisher / Publication Date: EMI Classics 2008

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA GRI

Summary: Documentary film about the 2007 National Council Auditions grand finalists, Jamie Barton, Kiera Duffy, Michael Fabiano, Disella Larusdottir, Ryan McKinny, Angela Meade, Nicholas Pallesen, Matthew Plenk, Alek Shrader, Ryan Smith, and Amber L. Wagner. Looks at the pressures these young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts....

Publisher / Publication Date: The Metropolitan Opera 2008

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2 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA AUD

Summary: The first emperor is an epic story of love, power and betrayal. The story centers on the Emperor Qin, the first emperor of China, a controversial and brutal ruler best known for unifying the country, building the Great Wall, and creating a vast army of terra cotta soldiers to guard his tomb.

Publisher / Publication Date: EMI Classics 2008

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA TAN

Massenet, Jules

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2008

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA THA

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon, Long Beach, Calif. 2007

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA FRA

Verdi, Giuseppe

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2007

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA STI

Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Summary: Tchaikovsky's most popular opera, the tale of a lovelorn girl and a jaded aristocrat. Star soprano Renée Fleming sings the role of Tatiana for the first time at the Met in Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role with Ramón Vargas as Lenski. Filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca Music Group Limited 2007

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA EUG

Bellini, Vincenzo

Summary: During the English Civil War of the 1640's, a Puritan bride goes mad when she feels betrayed by her Royalist bridegroom.

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2007

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA PUR

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Summary: An abridged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for television.

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Opera 2006

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA MAG