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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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca Music Group Classics 2011

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Opera 2006

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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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2010

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

Summary: Tells of the struggle between the Russians Polovtsian nomads, of Prince Igor's capture and escape from his noble opponent, Kon Konchak, and the love between Igor's son, Vladimir, and Konchak's daughter, Konchakovna; based on The song of Igor's campaign (Slovo o polku Igoreve).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Video Artists International 2010

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgin Classics 2005

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

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2010

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

Summary: HMS Pinafore: Ralph Rackstraw, a humble sailor, is smitten with the captain's daughter, Josephine, a woman far above his social rank. When Josephine declares her love for Ralph, the couple decide to elope. Their plans are thwarted, but the lovers are reunited when Ralph's true social position is revealed. Trial by jury: Jurors and reporters gather in a courtroom for a much-publicized case...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2005

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

Summary: The story of the conversion of the beautiful courtesan, and the clash between spirituality and sensuality.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Dynamic 2004

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

Summary: The debut performance from Jonas Kaufmann as Goethe's love-lorn hero in Massenet's romantic opera. Kaufmann is supported by a cast including Sophie Koch and Ludovic Tézier.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2010

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

Britten, Benjamin

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: EMI Classics 2008

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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Classical 2011

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

Summary: The action takes place between 1598 and 1605. It concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to it by the Pretender Dmitri.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Philips 2002

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

Summary: The parody of British Victorian life, spiced with the usual topical allusions to English customs and institutions, set in a Japanese Never-Never Land, is performed by The Australian Opera.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Australian Opera 2008

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

Summary: Rigoletto, the court jester, plans revenge against his daughter's seducer, the Duke.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgin Classics 2010

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgin Classics 2010

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

Wagner, Richard

Summary: The four operas of The Ring Cycle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2012

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

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2011

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

Strauss, Richard

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2009

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

Massenet, Jules

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2008

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

Summary: Frederic has led a sheltered life, despite being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child. When he arrives in Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are surprises in store for him, including falling in love and some inconvenient discoveries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2008

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Summary: A Saint Petersburg official wakes up one morning to find that his nose has disappeared from his face and has assumed a life of its own, pretending to be human.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: VAI 2010

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

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Summary: Tragic events take place in the court of Herod where the beautiful, young Salome demands the head of John the Baptist after seducing Herod with the "Dance of the seven veils."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2007

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

Solti, Georg Sir

Summary: Performance of the opera about the complex medieval Doge of Genoa whose life was ruled by love of family and devotion to country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2007

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

Summary: Hoffmann is a lovelorn young man in Nuremberg who is watching his latest love, Stella, dance in the ballet. In the interval he goes to the tavern where he tells his friends the tales of the three major loves of his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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