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Instructional Cassette Recordings Catalog: Opera

Contents

Appreciation

Plots

Michael Barclay Lectures

Lyric Opera

Talking about Opera

Ann Tompson

Appreciation

Ancient Civilization in Opera
CBM 130
Discusses Verdi's Aida and Rossini's Semiramide.

The Baritone: Villain or Promoter?
CBM 147
Arias sung by villains in operas including Don Giovanni, Faust, Rigoletto, La Gioconda, and Carmen.

Chivalry in Opera
CBM 120
Introduction to the musical significance of chivalry. Examples heard are excerpts from the operas by Rossini and Wagner.

The Devil in Opera
CBM 186
Includes excerpts from Der Freischutz, Faust, and Tannhauser.

Enjoying Italian Opera
CBM 1580
Dale Harris discusses Italian opera.

Enjoying Opera with Dale Harris
CBM 1547

Enjoying Wagner's Ring
CBM 1579

Exploring the Opera
CBM 105
Historical account of the opera, with selections by French composer Bizet.

Famous Novels in Opera
CBM 126
Works by Mascagni, Puccini, Massenet, and Thomas are discussed as examples of operas based on famous novels.

A General Lecture on Puccini
CBM 862
Information about the composer's selection of material for libretti. Psychological treatment of characters is also discussed. Musical examples are taken from Tosca and La Bohème.

A General Lecture on Verdi
CBM 1336
This composer, born into abject poverty, was to become one of the greatest opera composers of all time. There is also a comparison of Il Trovatore and Aida, two of his greatest works.

Greek Myths in Opera
CBM 119
Five selections from operas based on Greek myths. Includes commentary on each selection and story outlines.

Helen of Troy in Opera
CBM 145
Excerpts from the works of Gluck, Berlioz, and Offenbach, who used Helen of Troy as a subject of their operas.

How to Listen to and Understand Opera
CBM 1608-1611
Part 1: Introduction and words and music. A brief history of vocal expression in music. The invention of opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo.
Part 2: The growth of opera, the development of Italian opera seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo. The rise of opera buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Part 3: The bel canto style and Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Verdi and Otello. French opera.
Part 4: German opera comes of age. Richard Wagner and Tristan und Isolde. Late romantic German opera: Richard Strauss and Salome. Russian opera. Verismo, Puccini, and Tosca.

Inside the Metropolitan Opera
CBM 106
History of the Metropolitan Opera, from its founding to its relocation in Lincoln Center.

Introduction to Opera
CBM 412
History of operatic style, with special emphasis on the contributions of Mozart, Bellini, and Wagner.

Introduction to Wagner's Ring Cycle
CBM 1368
A general lecture about the writing of the Ring including how changes in Wagner's life affected the story. His early life is also discussed.

Life and Music of Georges Bizet
CBM 987
The life and work of Georges Bizet with excerpts from Carmen, his best known opera.

Life in the Opera
CBM 1525

Marriage in Opera
CBM 128
Selections on the theme of marriage.

The Master of Melody-Verdi
CBM 948
Biography of the renowned opera composer, his tragedy and triumphs. Excerpts from his operas are heard.

Meet Mr. Mozart
CBM 1551
Narrated by Ann Thompson.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Richard Strauss
CBM 1683

Michael Barclay Lectures on Take Me to Your Lieder
CBM 1698

Michael Barclay Lectures on Verismo
CBM 771
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. Verismo is the Italian word for realism. This lecture discusses its development through French literature of the 1860s and the 1870s. I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo and Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni are the two operas featured.

Michael Barclay Lectures on the World of Bel Canto
CBM 1435

Misfortune of the Mezzo-Soprano
CBM 122
Describes the mezzo-soprano's supportive role in opera. Selections from Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Bizet's Carmen, and Verdi's Rigoletto and Il Trovatore.

The Music of Richard Wagner
CBM 246
Excerpts from The Flying Dutchman, The Valkyrie, Lohengrin, and Siegfried.

Music in Shakespeare's Plays
CBM 1500

Old Testament Stories in Opera
CBM 163
Excerpts from three of the many operas based on Old Testament stories.

The Opera Scene
CBM 1524

The Operas of Verdi
CBM 188
Charles Osborne discusses Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Aida, La Traviata, and Otello.

Operetta Memories
CBM 1000
Operetta in America is reviewed. "Waltz of the Merry Widow" is among the musical selections.

Orpheus in Opera
CBM 127
Discusses settings of the Orpheus myth by composers over the past 350 years.

Panorama of Russian Opera
CBM 1378
A study of Russian opera from its 1834 beginnings to twentieth-century works. Michael Barclay discusses musical illustrations from Boris Godonov, The Love of Three Oranges, and Eugene Onegin.

Primitive Theater of the Americas
CBM 252
This lecture discusses the theater of the Americas, before and after the American Revolution. Some arias are heard from Edwin and Angelina, The Archer, The Beggar's Opera, and others.

Richard Wagner, Philosopher
CBM 200
A 1970 lecture-concert by Boris Goldovsky at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Selections from Wagner's opera Parsifal.

The Ring
CBM 78-79
Introduction to Wagner's masterpiece, showing how Wagner represented characters, situations, and ideas through his system of leitmotifs.

Rossini, a General Lecture
CBM 1436
Narrated by Michael Barclay

Verdi and Shakespeare
CBM 1421
When he was a boy, Verdi was presented with a complete copy of the works of Shakespeare. In many of Verdi's operas the influence of Shakespeare is apparent.

The Voices of Opera
CBM 185
Vocal classification of opera singers illustrating each voice part with the excerpts from various operas.

Wagner, Oedipus, and Tannh„user
CBM 1419
Michael Barclay suggests that Wagner preceded Freud by fifty years in discovering the psychological and sexual ties between children and their parents.

Wagner's Ring Cycle
CBM 1526

Plots

L'Africaine

Michael Barclay Lectures on L'Africaine
CBM 1354
A lecture on one of the seldom performed works by Meyerbeer. Suggests that he is a link from Rossini to Verdi and Wagner.

Adriana Lecouvreur

Michael Barclay Lectures on Adriana Lecouvreur by Cilea
CBM 790
Although not considered great art, Adriana Lecouvreur makes its mark by making an effect with its cast. It has often failed, and has had few
successful revivals since its opening in 1902.

Aida

Aida
CBM 1581

Aida
CBM 1295
This opera was written by Verdi to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. Ann Thompson talks about the opera and about life and society in Egypt under the pharaohs.

Aida by Verdi
CBM 1439
Lecture with many musical illustrations from famous recordings.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
CBM 1689

Alceste

Alceste
CBM 1565

Andrea Chenier

Andrea Chenier
CBM 1367
Discussion of Giordano's best-known opera. Describes life and society during the French revolution. Talks about the real Andrea Chenier's life.

Andrea Chenier
CBM 1582

Michael Barclay Lectures on Andrea Chenier
CBM 1355
According to Michael Barclay, Giordano's grand opera has never been popular with music critics, although its raw emotion never fails to move audiences. Discusses the verismo movement in music and literature.

Anna Bolena

Anna Bolena
CBM 1271
Ann Thompson talks about this opera seria in two acts by Donizetti with a libretto by Felice Romani, which is based on two plays rather than historical fact.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Anna Bolena
CBM 1410
An overnight success after its December 1830 premiere in Naples, this opera established Donizetti as a major talent. Discusses Italian melodrama and the life of Romani.

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra
CBM 1566

Arabella

Arabella
CBM 1712

Michael Barclay Lectures on Arabella
CBM 1333
This opera, written in 1927, proved to be the last collaboration between Richard Strauss and von Hofmannsthal. Includes the story synopsis along with other facts about the opera.

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos
CBM 1270
Ann Thompson discusses this opera in one act and a prologue, which premiered in Vienna in 1916, with music by Richard Strauss and a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Ariadne auf Naxos
CBM 1440
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Ariadne auf Naxos
CBM 1327
The two contrasting acts in this opera are discussed, and the relationship between Richard Strauss and von Hofmannsthal is explored.

As It Happened

As It Happened
CBM 1583

Atlas

Atlas
CBM 1404
Discussion of the opera that had its 1991 premiere in Houston, Texas. The composer, Meredith Monk, is a trained singer and dancer who performed this work.

Attila

Attila
CBM 1548
Ann Thompson discusses the opera Attila.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Attila
CBM 1356
Discusses one of Verdi's middle period operas, the libretto of which was politically inflammatory. It caused Verdi's name to be synonymous with Italian independence.

The Ballad of Baby Doe

The Ballad of Baby Doe
CBM 1723

Un Ballo in Maschera

Un Ballo in Maschera
CBM 1401
Discusses the history and the difficulty of staging this opera by Verdi. The real Swedish king upon which the opera was based is also discussed.

Un Ballo in Maschera
CBM 1441
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Un Ballo in Maschera
CBM 1584

Michael Barclay Lectures on Un Ballo in Maschera
CBM 1330
A lecture on one of the late-middle period works of Verdi. It is called by the lecturer "Verdi's Tristan."

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(The Barber of Seville)

The Barber of Seville
CBM 1585

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
CBM 1431
Discusses the catastrophe of the opera's first performance and its subsequent path to success. The play on which Rossini's opera is based is examined as are other plays and operas based on the Figaro story.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini
CBM 759
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. Rossini wrote this opera and many others like it to "please his audience and to make himself rich." He did both.

The Bartered Bride

The Bartered Bride
CBM 1567

The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera
CBM 187
John Gay satirizes eighteenth-century English society by glorifying the career of the thief Macheath.

The Betrothal in a Monastery

The Betrothal in a Monastery
CBM 1722

Billy Budd

Billy Budd
CBM 1711

Michael Barclay Lectures on Billy Budd by Britten
CBM 788
E.M. Forster adapted the libretto from the novella by Herman Melville. The main theme is compassion, even for the evil people.

La Bohème

La Bohème
CBM 1438
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

La Bohème
CBM 1266
Giacomo Puccini's opera in four acts depicts the Bohemian life of Paris in the 1830s. Discussed here by Ann Thompson.

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Bohème by Puccini
CBM 760
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. Puccini's love for "le piccole cose" (the little things) finds its highest expression in this opera. The symmetry of the work balances its sentimentality.

Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov
CBM 1259
Ann Thompson sets the scene of Mussorgsky's opera in a prologue and four acts based on Pushkin's play of the same name.

Boris Godunov
CBM 1442
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Boris Godunov
CBM 1586

Michael Barclay Lectures on Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky
CBM 867
This opera failed twice during the composer's lifetime, and was not successful until revised by Rimsky-Korsakov some years later. It is the story of the Russian people, and the largest role in the opera is given to the chorus.

Candide

Candide
CBM 1559

Capriccio

Capriccio
CBM 1560

Michael Barclay Lectures on Capriccio
CBM 1357
Discussion of Richard Strauss's last opera written in 1942. This seldom performed work deals with the question of which is more important in opera, words or music.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Michael Barclay Lectures on I Capuleti e i Montecchi
CBM 1358
According to Michael Barclay, Bellini took this opera's plot from Italian folklore rather than the familiar Shakespeare story.

Carmen

Carmen
CBM 1272
Georges Bizet's opera is set in Spain in the 1820s. We mingle with townspeople, children, soldiers, girls from a tobacco factory where Carmen works, Gypsies, smugglers, and bullfighting personnel in a talk by Ann Thompson.

Cavalleria Rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana, with I Pagliacci
CBM 1395
Comparison of these two works by Mascagni and Leoncavallo, with a discussion of verismo opera and a brief description of opera today.

Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci
CBM 1713

Cendrillon

Michael Barclay Lectures on Cendrillon by Massenet
CBM 800
A French retelling of the fairy tale Cinderella. Also gives extensive notes on the development of French opera until 1900.

La Cenerentola

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Cenerentola
CBM 1341
In the nineteenth century, La Cenerentola was Rossini's most popular work. The composer shows the serious side of this fairy tale.

Cinderella

Cinderella
CBM 1549
Narrated by Ann Thompson.

La Clemenza di Tito

La Clemenza di Tito
CBM 1400
A lecture on the opera written by Mozart for the coronation of Leopold II in 1791.

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Clemenza di Tito
CBM 1359
A discussion of Mozart's last opera, which was premiered in Prague. Problems in choosing singers, staging, and bringing meaning to this work are touched upon.

Le Comte Ory

Le Comte Ory
CBM 1269
Ann Thompson talks about Rossini's light-hearted comedy in the French style, which depicts the story of the dissolute young Comte Ory and his efforts to win the favors of a lady.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Michael Barclay Lectures on Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach
CBM 859
Lecture that sheds some light on the story of this opera. Composed in 1879, and based on the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann, the opera's premiere took place four months after the composer's death.

Così fan Tutte

Così fan Tutte
CBM 1297
The last of Mozart's three great Italian comic operas, it was not well received at its premiere and did not gain a place in the opera repertoire until the beginning of the twentieth century.

Così fan Tutte
CBM 1587

Michael Barclay Lectures on Così fan Tutte by W.A. Mozart
CBM 1690

Dangerous Liaisons

Michael Barclay Lectures on Dangerous Liaisons by Susa
CBM 1679

Daphne

Michael Barclay Lectures on Daphne by Richard Strauss
CBM 1680

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking
CBM 1725

The Death of Klinghoffer

Michael Barclay Lectures on The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams
CBM 1434

Death in Venice

Death in Venice
CBM 1443
Lecture with many musical illustrations from famous performances.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten
CBM 1692

Les Dialogues des Carmélites

Michael Barclay Lectures on Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc
CBM 860
Written in 1956, the libretto for this opera is taken directly from the play by Bernanos. Each scene is a separate dialogue on an aspect of Catholicism.

Dialogues of the Carmélites
CBM 1398
This opera by Poulenc premiered at Milan's La Scala in 1957. Ann Thompson discusses the French Revolution and the Carmelite order.

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas
CBM 1550
Narrated by Ann Thompson.

Don Carlos

Don Carlos
CBM 1701

Michael Barclay Lectures on Don Carlos
CBM 1347
Verdi wrote Don Carlos in 1867 for the Paris Opera. Michael Barclay describes the different versions and the restoration of material at the beginning of the work.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni
CBM 1268
Ann Thompson talks about Mozart's comic opera with a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, which is based on previous stories, plays, and libretti on the subject of the libertine punished.

Don Giovanni
CBM 1310

Don Giovanni
CBM 1558
Michael Barclay lectures on Don Giovanni by Mozart
CBM 761
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. He suggests that Don Giovanni is "the non-opera-lover's opera." Also discusses cuts made in the opera, its periods of popularity and unpopularity, and whether or not it is a tragedy or comedy.

Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale
CBM 1710

Don Pasquale
CBM 1588

Michael Barclay Lectures on Don Pasquale
CBM 1361
A discussion with musical examples of Donizetti's last opera.

Don Quichotte

Don Quichotte
CBM 1568

Die Dreigroschenoper
(Three Penny Opera)

Die Dreigroschenoper (Three Penny Opera)
CBM 1727

Michael Barclay Lectures on Dreigroschenoper (Three Penny Opera)
CBM 1360
Written by Weill in the summer of 1928, this opera reflected current happenings in Germany.

Elektra

Elektra
CBM 1430
Richard Strauss took an active role in the editing of this libretto. It was not initially successful, but Strauss lived to see the opera become a modern repertoire staple.

Elektra
CBM 1589

Michael Barclay Lectures on Elektra
CBM 1329
A lecture on Richard Strauss's fourth opera and the first of his collaborations with the playwright von Hofmannsthal.

L'Elisir d'Amore
(The Elixir of Love)

Michael Barclay Lectures on L'Elisir d'Amore by Donizetti
CBM 792
The first of the sentimental comedies that grew out of the tradition of the opera buffa of the eighteenth century.

The Elixir of Love
CBM 1590

The Elixir of Love
CBM 1709

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Die Entführung aus dem Serail
CBM 1299
This opera, written in 1781, is the oldest of Mozart's operas still performed. In writing this work, Mozart realized his dream of creating a German-language opera or "Singspiel."

Michael Barclay Lectures on Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Mozart
CBM 865
This "singspiel," composed in 1781, was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II who wished to stimulate interest in opera in German at the Viennese court. The themes, as in many of Mozart's operas, are forgiveness and enlightenment.

Ernani

Michael Barclay Lectures on Ernani
CBM 1362
Lecture on Verdi's fifth opera, which looked forward to later heroic
works.

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin
CBM 1591

Eugene Onegin
CBM 1444
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Eugene Onegin
CBM 1339
A lecture with musical illustrations on perhaps the best known of Tchaikovsky's operas. Premiering in 1879, it remains one of the most popular of Russian operas.

Evita

Michael Barclay Lectures on Evita and Cats by Lloyd-Webber
CBM 799
A lecture on two of the most famous pop operas recently written by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, the composer of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Falstaff

Falstaff
CBM 1445
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Falstaff
CBM 1262
When Verdi penned the score of his last work for the stage, Falstaff became one of many operatic vehicles from Shakespeare. Discussed here by Ann Thompson.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Falstaff
CBM 1331
This opera, the eighty-two-year-old Verdi's last, had its 1882 premiere at Milan's La Scala, where his only other comic opera had failed fifty-one years earlier.

La Fanciulla del West

La Fanciulla del West
CBM 1446
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Fanciulla del West by Puccini
CBM 861
Notes on the opera by Puccini, the first to be premiered at the Met. The American story is taken from a play by David Belasco, a popular American playwright of the time.

Faust

Faust
CBM 1267
Gounod's librettists, Michel Carr and Jules Barbier, selected the love story of Faust and Marguerite from the original dramatic poem by Goethe. Ann Thompson presents Gounod's version.

Faust
CBM 1708

Faust
CBM 1593

La Favola d'Orfeo

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Favola d'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
CBM 1696

La Favorite

La Favorite
CBM 1728

Fedora

Fedora
CBM 1561

Die Feen (The Fairies)

Michael Barclay Lectures on Die Feen (The Fairies)
CBM 1363
A lecture on Wagner's first opera, written when he was nineteen. The music suggests many themes that were to appear in his later works.

Fidelio

Michael Barclay Lectures on Fidelio by Beethoven
CBM 784
This opera, which gave Beethoven more trouble than any of his other works, looks forward to the music dramas of Wagner while looking backward to the operas of Mozart, and still holds the stage today because of the timelessness of its subject matter.

The Fiery Angel/
The Flaming Angel

The Fiery Angel
CBM 1730

Michael Barclay Lectures on The Flaming Angel by Serge Prokofiev
CBM 1681

La Fille du Regiment

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Fille du Regiment by Gaetano Donizetti
CBM 1682

Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus
CBM 1273
Johann Strauss the younger was already famous as a composer of Viennese dance music before he turned his hand to operetta. Ann Thompson discusses this comedy of errors, set in Vienna in the mid-1800s.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Die Fledermaus
CBM 1418
A discussion of casting problems with this operetta by Strauss. The lecturer also questions whether they should perform it in an opera house at all.

Der fliegende Holländer
(The Flying Dutchman)

Michael Barclay Lectures on Der fliegende Holländer by Wagner
CBM 762
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. Lecture on the opera Wagner considered his first acceptable creation. Explores the subject of redemption which continues throughout Wagner's later works. Gives good background on the life of Wagner.

Der fliegende Holländer
CBM 1447 Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

The Flying Dutchman
CBM 1707

La Forza del Destino

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Forza del Destino
CBM 1332
This opera by Verdi premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia, and influenced a whole generation of Russian opera composers.

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Michael Barclay Lectures on Die Frau ohne Schatten
CBM 1328
Another Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal collaboration. This opera began with a very successful premier, then dropped from the operatic repertoire until the 1960s.

Der Freischutz

Michael Barclay Lectures on Der Freischutz
CBM 1348
One of the earliest German-language operas, this work by von Weber opened the way for Wagner and other German romantics.

Frida

Frida
CBM 1424
Based on the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, this opera by Robert Xavier Rodriguez had its 1991 premiere in Philadelphia.

The Gambler

The Gambler
CBM 1569

La Gioconda

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Gioconda by Ponchielli
CBM 1198
According to the lecturer, this opera is the "Greatest Show on Earth." Each vocal type is represented with arias and duets for everyone.

The Girl of the Golden West

The Girl of the Golden West
CBM 1570

Giulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare
CBM 1731

Julius Caesar
CBM 1392
Discussion of one of Handel's best-known operas. Includes information about Handel's life in London, opera seria, castrati, and countertenors.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Giulio Cesare by G.F. Handel
CBM 1687

Michael Barclay Lectures on Julius Caesar by Handel
CBM 795
Written in London in 1725, it is revived more often than any of Handel's other forty operas. Discusses the problems with casting and includes some information about the castrato singers of Handel's time.

Götterdämmerung

Götterdämmerung
CBM 1595

Götterdämmerung
CBM 1316

Michael Barclay Lectures on Götterdämmerung
CBM 1365
A lecture on the opera that is last in Wagner's Ring, but the first of the four to be written.

La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein
CBM 1366
Lecture on the last of Offenbach's great operettas which was performed at the 1867 Universal Exhibition in Paris. Although it is satirical and witty, much of its humor is lost on today's audiences.

Guillaume Tell

Michael Barclay Lectures on Guillaume Tell
CBM 1415
Examines the opera, debuted in 1829, that was Rossini's last work for the stage before family matters and the changing tastes in music led to his retirement at the age of thirty-five. He became one of the musical legends of Paris.

Hamlet

Michael Barclay Lectures on Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas
CBM 1693

Hänsel und Gretel

Hänsel und Gretel
CBM 1406
Discussion of the opera's story with musical illustrations. Ann Thompson reads the Grimm fairy tale on which Humperdinck based the opera.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdinck
CBM 796
A lecture on the most famous fairy tale in the operatic repertoire. The music, however, presents many problems to the singer in this Wagner-influenced work.

Harvey Milk

Michael Barclay Lectures on Harvey Milk by Wallace and Korie.
CBM 1694

Hérodiade

Michael Barclay Lectures on Hérodiade by Jules Massenet
CBM 1684

Idomeneo

Michael Barclay Lectures on Idomeneo by Mozart
CBM 866
This opera, commissioned for Munich in 1781, was the first of Mozart's great operas. Although it was popular during the early part of the nineteenth century, it was out of favor for over a hundred years and has only recently been revived in performance.

L'Incoronazione di Poppea

Michael Barclay Lectures on L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi
CBM 803
Written in 1642, it was the last of Monteverdi's large output, and is the oldest surviving masterpiece in the repertoire today. Also includes notes on the beginnings of opera.

Iphigénie en Tauride

Michael Barclay Lectures on Iphigénie en Tauride
CBM 1369
A lecture on what is considered Gluck's masterpiece, which is seldom performed today. First performed in 1779, it influenced Richard Wagner in the next century.

L'Italiana in Algeri

Michael Barclay Lectures on L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini
CBM 1688

Jenufa

Jenufa
CBM 1448
Lecture about the opera, including excerpts from famous performances.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Jenufa by Janácek
CBM 797
A lecture on the most popular and accessible of Janácek's operas. Although it can be considered a nationalistic and verismo opera, it really does not fit into any of the twentieth-century opera types.

Jephtha and Saul

Michael Barclay Lectures on Jephtha and Saul
CBM 1414
When, in eighteenth-century London, the Italian opera began to decline in popularity, Handel turned to the composition of oratorios to make money. Two oratorios often staged as operas are presented here.

Kátya Kabanová 

Kátya Kabanová 
CBM 1449
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Kátya Kabanová 
CBM 1571

Kátya Kabanová 
CBM 1703

Michael Barclay Lectures on Kátya Kabanová  by Janacek
CBM 798
Based on a Russian play called The Thunderstorm. Has only recently become known and performed in opera houses in America.

Khovanshchina

Michael Barclay Lectures on Khovanshchina
CBM 1371
Discussion of Mussorgsky's unfinished last opera that Rimsky-Korsakov later completed.

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
CBM 1455
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Lear

Michael Barclay Lectures on Lear by Reimann
CBM 864
Written in 1978, this is the first operatic version of Shakespeare's play. The opera and the play are discussed with the problems they present.

Lohengrin

Lohengrin
CBM 1426
A lecture on Wagner's last opera before he began writing his music dramas. Ann Thompson relates the story and discusses its sources.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Lohengrin by Wagner
CBM 763
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. This lecture suggests that Elsa does not wish for a knight to redress her wrongs, but to be loved by her brother.

I Lombardi

I Lombardi, with Stiffelio
CBM 1450
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
CBM 1298
For many years the only serious Donizetti opera to be heard, it was based on the Walter Scott novel.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti
CBM 793
Discusses the forms of arias and duets in the bel canto operas as well as the changes and history of Lucia over the past 150 years.

Lulu

Michael Barclay Lectures on Lulu by Berg
CBM 786
Suggests that the character of Lulu symbolizes man's sexual fantasies, which are both disgusting and fascinating to him. Both Lulu and the opera itself represent twentieth-century life at its most pessimistic.

Macbeth

Macbeth
CBM 1706

Michael Barclay Lectures on Macbeth
CBM 1334
A lecture on Verdi's favorite early opera. It premiered in Florence in 1847.

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
CBM 1383
A lecture on the opera Puccini loved most, which is now loved all over the world. It was poorly received at its first performance.

Makropulos Affair

Makropulos Affair
CBM 1562

Manon

Manon
CBM 1296
Ann Thompson lectures on the best-known of Massenet's operas. Some information is given about the composer and Abbé Prévost, the author of the novel.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Manon
CBM 1416
Michael Barclay Lectures on Massenet's best-known opera. The lives of the composer and the novelist, Abbe Prevost, are discussed.

Manon Lescaut

Michael Barclay Lectures on Manon Lescaut
CBM 1374
The first successful Puccini opera premiered only weeks before Falstaff, Verdi's last opera.

Maometto II

Michael Barclay Lectures on Maometto II
CBM 1375
This lecture suggests that the reason for the failure of Rossini's opera at its premiere was that it was far ahead of its time. It began to find success in opera houses in the 1990s.

McTeague

McTeague
CBM 1572

The Medium

Michael Barclay Lectures on The Medium (with La Voix Humaine)
CBM 1417
The subjects of these two operas, from contemporary composers Menotti and Poulenc, deal with truth and reality.

Mefistofele

Mefistofele
CBM 1407
Boito's only opera produced today. This lecture refers to other Faust operas, plays, and stories.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito
CBM 1685

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
CBM 1451
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Die Meistersinger by Wagner
CBM 764
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. This opera was written to balance the seriousness of Tannhäuser and because Wagner needed the money.

The Merry Widow

Michael Barclay Lectures on The Merry Widow and Operetta
CBM 765
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. In spite of its popularity, Barclay contends that The Merry Widow is "the death rattle of operetta."

The Merry Wives of Windsor
CBM 1552
Narrated by Ann Thompson.

The Midsummer Marriage

Michael Barclay Lectures on The Midsummer Marriage
CBM 1352
This opera by Sir Michael Tippett was first produced in 1955 with a stellar cast. It is a "quest" opera in which the characters learn about themselves and fulfillment.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Michael Barclay Lectures on A Midsummer Night's Dream by Britten
CBM 1432

A Midsummer Night's Dream
CBM 1428
This lecture gives the plot with musical excerpts. The opera by Britten, which was written in 1960, is based on Shakespeare's play of the same name.

The Mikado

The Mikado
CBM 1405
The story is presented with musical examples. The lives of Gilbert and Sullivan, the company they founded, and their quarrels are also discussed.

Moses und Aron

Michael Barclay Lectures on Moses und Aron
CBM 1337
Although written in 1932, this opera by Schoenberg was not premiered until 1954 and not staged until 1957. Its theme involves the question of which is more important in opera, music or words.

Moses und Aron
CBM 1734

Nabucco

Michael Barclay Lectures on Nabucco by Verdi
CBM 1433

Nabucco
CBM 1705

New Year

New Year
CBM 1372
Rebirth and self-discovery are the themes of Tippett's science fiction opera, first produced in 1989 in Houston, Texas.

Nixon in China

Nixon in China
CBM 1284
Written and premiered in 1987 in Houston, Texas, this opera by John Adams is concerned with Richard Nixon's 1973 visit to the People's Republic of China.

Norma

Michael Barclay Lectures on Norma by Bellini
CBM 785
In his use of orchestration and extended scene, Bellini looks forward to the music dramas of Richard Wagner.

Norma
CBM 1263
Bellini's work is a combination of great lyrical beauty and considerable dramatic tension. Norma's "Casta diva," one of the most celebrated of soprano arias, is included in this discussion by Ann Thompson.

Le Nozze di Figaro
(The Marriage of Figaro)

Michael Barclay Lectures on Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart
CBM 766
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. Barclay calls this "the ultimate couple opera." Susanna and Figaro, the successful couple, are pitted against the Count and Countess, the failed couple.

Le Nozze di Figaro
CBM 1393
The plot of the opera is followed by a general discussion of
Beaumarchais's, Mozart's, and da Ponte's lives and works.

Orlando

Michael Barclay Lectures on Orlando
CBM 1376
A lecture about one of Handel's greatest "magic" operas which was not performed between 1733 and 1960. There is also a discussion of staging and casting problems.

Orlando Furioso

Michael Barclay Lectures on Orlando Furioso
CBM 1377
Vivaldi borrowed materials from his own and other composers works. Today it is unclear which pieces he wrote specifically for this opera.

Orpheus in the Underworld

Orpheus in the Underworld
CBM 1260
Ann Thompson talks about Offenbach's parody of the story of Orpheus-light opera which ends with the famous can-can.

Otello (Rossini)

Otello
CBM 1597

Otello (Verdi)

Michael Barclay Lectures on Otello
CBM 1344
After Verdi had been retired for sixteen years, his wife, librettist, and publisher persuaded him to write another opera. He turned to his favorite author, Shakespeare, for inspiration.

Otello
CBM 1309

Otello
CBM 1437

Otello
CBM 1389
Ann Thompson gives the plot synopsis and background information about the composition of Verdi's opera.

Parsifal

Michael Barclay Lectures on Parsifal
CBM 1349
Michael Barclay discusses the psychological and sexual aspects of this opera, Wagner's last, written specifically for Bayreuth's Festspiel Haus.

Parsifal
CBM 1390
A lecture that suggests this opera, Wagner's last, is "all things to all people," depending upon how they approach it.

The Passion of Jonathan Wade

The Passion of Jonathan Wade
CBM 1388
Floyd wrote the original version of this opera for the New York City Opera in the early 1960s. Thirty years later the composer wrote a revised version for the Houston Grand Opera.

Pelléas et Mélisande

Michael Barclay Lectures on Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy
CBM 791
In this psychological opera, the lecturer suggests that the title characters do not wish to accept responsibility for their actions. The character of Goloud represents the adult world which they reject.

Pelléas et Mélisande
CBM 1454
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Pelléas et Mélisande
CBM 1574

Peter Grimes

Michael Barclay Lectures on Peter Grimes by Britten
CBM 789
The first of Britten's operas to be staged, the central theme is the outsider who does not fit into society.

Peter Grimes
CBM 1453
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Pique-Dame

Michael Barclay Lectures on Pique-Dame
CBM 1350
Michael Barclay discusses Tchaikovsky's life, work, and death. This opera, written in 1890, was based on a short story by Pushkin, with a libretto by the composer's brother.

Platée

Michael Barclay Lectures on Platée by Jean-Philippe Rameau
CBM 1691

Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess
CBM 1261
George Gershwin's opera in three acts, based on a text by du Bose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, is the first American opera to make a substantial success. It is also perhaps the only opera founded on the jazz of the 1920s and 1930s. Discussed here by Ann Thompson.

Prince Igor

Michael Barclay Lectures on Prince Igor by Borodin
CBM 1695

Prince Igor
CBM 1702

Le Prophète

Michael Barclay Lectures on Le Prophète
CBM 1379
A lecture on an opera by Meyerbeer that is seldom performed because of the difficulty of its roles. It does, however, point the way to Verdi and Puccini.

I Puritani

Michael Barclay Lectures on I Puritani
CBM 1380
Bellini wrote this opera, his last, shortly before his death at the age of thirty-three. Michael Barclay discusses casting problems and the lack of drama.

I Puritani
CBM 1575

The Rake's Progress

Michael Barclay Lectures on The Rake's Progress
CBM 1345
This work, which premiered in 1951, is an example of Stravinsky's neoclassic period.

The Rake's Progress
CBM 1563

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8
CBM 1402
This minimalist opera by Philip Glass was premiered in July 1988 by the Houston Grand Opera. It is a science fiction story, taken from the novel by Doris Lessing.

Das Rheingold

Michael Barclay Lectures on Das Rheingold
CBM 1326
Wagner regarded this opera as a prologue to the Ring. This lecture examines the opera and some of the problems it presents.

Das Rheingold
CBM 1311

Rienzi

Michael Barclay Lectures on Rienzi
CBM 1381
Wagner's third opera, the first to find success, is compared with the operas of Meyerbeer.

Rigoletto

Michael Barclay Lectures on Rigoletto by Verdi
CBM 768
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. He explores the controversial beginnings of this opera as well as the father-daughter theme that runs through many of Verdi's works.

Rigoletto
CBM 1403
This opera by Verdi, based on a play by Victor Hugo, was changed many times before it passed the censors in Venice. Compares the lives of Hugo and Verdi.

Rigoletto
CBM 1598

Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria

Michael Barclay Lectures on Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
CBM 1382
Only three of Monteverdi's operas exist today. This work presents instrumentation, casting, and performance-time problems for the performers.

Roberto Devereux

Michael Barclay Lectures on Roberto Devereux by Donizetti
CBM 794
One of the operas that has been discovered in this century during the bel canto revival. The lecture also covers information on forms of pieces in the operas and types of voices used.

Roméo et Juliette

Michael Barclay Lectures on Roméo et Juliette
CBM 1384
Gounod's opera was one of the three major musical events at the 1867 Paris World Exhibition. Through the early twentieth century, it was the most-often performed opera based on Shakespeare.

Roméo and Juliet
CBM 1553
Narrated by Ann Thompson.

La Rondine

La Rondine
CBM 1283
This is the least performed of Puccini's mature operas. Ann Thompson compares it with other Puccini operas and with operettas of the period.

Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier
CBM 1364
Ann Thompson discusses the characters in Richard Strauss's work, the most popular opera of the twentieth-century, in detail.

Michael Barclay Lectures on Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss
CBM 767
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. Barclay suggests that Strauss "took a giant step backwards" when he let his librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal persuade him to write this opera.

Rusalka

Rusalka
CBM 1394
Ann Thompson discusses Dvořák's best-known opera and his years in America.

Rusalka
CBM 1452
Lecture with many illustrations from famous performances.

Rusalka
CBM 1737

Ruslan and Lyudmila

Michael Barclay Lectures on Ruslan and Lyudmila by Glinka
CBM 1686

Salome

Michael Barclay Lectures on Salome
CBM 1342
This opera by Richard Strauss caused a sensation at its premiere. Officials banned it from the Metropolitan Opera for many years.

Salome
CBM 1264
Although Salome so shocked audiences at the beginning of this century that it was withdrawn from the Metropolitan Opera after one performance, it is now a part of the standard repertoire. Ann Thompson discusses Richard Strauss's setting of Oscar Wilde's play of the same title.

Samson and Delilah

Michael Barclay Lectures on Samson and Delilah
CBM 1346
Out of Saint-Saëns' twelve operas, this is the only one represented in the modern repertoire. It is half oratorio, half opera and is sometimes sung without scenery or costumes.

Samson and Delilah
CBM 170-172
Saint-Saens's opera, with introduction and synopsis by Marcia Davenport. Sung in French. English libretto in braille available on request.

Samson and Delilah
CBM 1391
Saint-Saens' opera retells the biblical story. Ann Thompson gives some information about the lives and customs of the times in which it is set.

Samson et Dalila
CBM 1576

Semiramide

Michael Barclay Lectures on Semiramide
CBM 1338
This opera was one of Rossini's most successful productions of its time. Michael Barclay gives some information about the voice types Rossini liked to use.

Siegfried

Michael Barclay Lectures on Siegfried
CBM 1385
Lecture on the third opera in Wagner's Der Ring des Niebelungen. Discusses the philosophy of this opera and of the Ring.

Siegfried
CBM 1315

Simon Boccanegra

Michael Barclay Lectures on Simon Boccanegra
CBM 1340
This work failed at its premiere. Twenty-five years later Verdi re-orchestrated it and Arrigo Boito added some scenes. This time it was successful.

Simon Boccanegra
CBM 1599

La Sonnambula

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Sonnambula
CBM 1386
Michael Barclay gives information about the opera, composer Bellini, and librettist Romani. He also explores the Italian melodrama.

La Sonnambula
CBM 1577

Street Scene

Street Scene
CBM 1425
In 1935 Kurt Weill attended a rehearsal of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Gershwin's use of jazz and blues music fascinated him. Street Scene reflects much of the Porgy and Bess spirit.

Susannah

Susannah
CBM 1554
Narrated by Ann Thompson.

Susannah
CBM 1578

Tales of Hoffmann

Tales of Hoffmann
CBM 1427
Discusses the life and work of one of France's best-known composers of the operetta. This work, Offenbach's only attempt at serious opera, was left unfinished at his death in 1880.

Tannhäuser

Michael Barclay Lectures on Tannhäuser
CBM 1412
Michael Barclay discusses the several sources that Wagner used to fashion the libretto for this opera. Barclay also gives information on the Dresden and Paris editions.

Tannhäuser
CBM 1294
This is Wagner's fifth opera and the first to use the leitmotif. Ann Thompson discusses chivalry in the Middle Ages and Wagner's life.

Thaïs

Michael Barclay Lectures on Thaïs by Massenet
CBM 801
Although neglected for many years, it has now become as important as Manon and Werther among the operas of Massenet.

Tosca

Michael Barclay Lectures on Tosca by Puccini
CBM 769
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. Barclay discusses the development in literature that led to operas like Tosca, and also Puccini's ability to let his audience see inside the minds of his characters.

Tosca
CBM 1399
Historical background and a discussion of Puccini's life follow a brief synopsis of the plot. Narrated by Ann Thompson.

Tosca
CBM 1601

La Traviata

Michael Barclay Lectures on La Traviata by Verdi
CBM 770
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations. Barclay suggests that the central theme in this opera is the relationship between Violetta and the older Germont. Also discusses the controversial beginnings of this opera and its impact on nineteenth-century audiences.

La Traviata
CBM 1429
This opera by Verdi had a difficult beginning but found its place as one of the great nineteenth-century works. Ann Thompson discusses the courtesan in French society of the 1800s.

La Traviata
CBM 1602

La Traviata
CBM 1313

Tristan und Isolde

Michael Barclay Lectures on Tristan und Isolde
CBM 1343
Michael Barclay discusses some psychological and sexual ideas in this difficult-to-understand opera. Wagner wrote it while taking a break from composing the Ring.

Tristan und Isolde
CBM 1704

Il Trittico

Michael Barclay Lectures on Il Trittico
CBM 1420
The three operas in this work by Puccini (Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi) are bound together by the common theme of death.

Il Trovatore

Michael Barclay Lectures on Il Trovatore
CBM 1411
This opera, coming between Rigoletto and La Traviata, was a step backward for Verdi because of the unrealistic subject matter. Michael Barclay suggests that this was one of the last operas from the bel canto school.

Il Trovatore
CBM 1397
A discussion of Verdi's opera with musical examples follows a discussion of gypsies and their lives. Narrated by Ann Thompson.

Il Trovatore
CBM 1603

The Tsar's Bride

The Tsar's Bride
CBM 1738

Turandot

Michael Barclay Lectures on Turandot by Puccini
CBM 863
This work, which was left unfinished at Puccini's death, was completed by a student and premiered two years later. According to the lecturer, many problems are presented to the audience, two of which are identification with the characters and the unsatisfactory ending.

Turandot
CBM 1265
Puccini's last opera is a setting of Gozzi's play based on a Chinese fable about a cruel Eastern princess who slays those who love her.

Das Verratene Meer

Michael Barclay Lectures on Das Verratene Meer by Henze
CBM 1498

I Vespri Siciliani

Michael Barclay Lectures on I Vespri Siciliani by Verdi
CBM 1697

The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe

The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe
CBM 1604

Die Walküre

Michael Barclay Lectures on Die Walküre
CBM 1335
In this opera Wagner deals with incest and the guilt resulting from it.

Die Walküre
CBM 1312

War and Peace

Michael Barclay Lectures on War and Peace
CBM 1423
Prokofiev worked on this opera during the last twelve years of his life. It is one of the few Soviet operas staged outside Russia today.

Werther

Michael Barclay Lectures on Werther by Massenet
CBM 802
The opera Werther, written in 1892, is based on the novel The Sufferings of Young Werther by the German poet Goethe. The subject matter is love and violent death, but it requires refinement, reserve, and elegance from the singers.

Wozzeck

Michael Barclay Lectures on Wozzeck by Berg
CBM 787
Although written in 1925, the play upon which it is based was written in the 1830s. The story is universal and timeless as long as there are poor and abused people in the world.

Wozzeck
CBM 1605

Wozzeck
CBM 1314

Xerxes

Xerxes
CBM 1564

Die Zauberflöte

Michael Barclay Lectures on Die Zauberflöte by Mozart
CBM 772
A lecture by Michael Barclay with musical illustrations.

Die Zauberflöte
CBM 1396
This presentation points out the Masonic symbolism in Mozart's opera. According to Ann Thompson the plot might not be as complicated and divisive as some think.

Michael Barclay Lectures

A General Lecture on Puccini
CBM 862

Michael Barclay Lectures on Richard Strauss
CBM 1683

Michael Barclay Lectures on Take Me to Your Lieder
CBM 1698

Michael Barclay Lectures on Verismo
CBM 771

Michael Barclay Lectures on the World of Bel Canto
CBM 1435

L'Africaine - CBM 1354
Aida - CBM 1689
Adriana Lecouvreur - CBM 790
Andrea Chenier - CBM 1355
Anna Bolena - CBM 1410
Arabella - CBM 1333
Ariadne auf Naxos - CBM 1327
Attila - CBM 1356
Un Ballo in Maschera - CBM 1330
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - CBM 759
Billy Budd - CBM 788
La Bohème - CBM 760
Boris Godunov - CBM 867
Capriccio - CBM 1357
I Capuleti e i Montecchi - CBM 1358
Cendrillon - CBM 800
La Cenerentola - CBM 1341
La Clemenza di Tito - CBM 1359
Les Contes d'Hoffmann - CBM 859
Così Fan Tutte - CBM 1690
Dangerous Liaisons - CBM 1679
Daphne - CBM 1680
The Death of Klinghoffer - CBM 1434
Death in Venice - CBM 1692
Dialogues des Carmélites - CBM 860
Don Carlos - CBM 1347
Don Giovanni - CBM 761
Don Pasquale - CBM 1361
Dreigroschenoper - CBM 1360
Elektra - CBM 1329
L'Elisir d'Amore - CBM 792
Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail - CBM 865
Ernani - CBM 1362
Eugene Onegin - CBM 1339
Evita and Cats - CBM 799
Falstaff - CBM 1331
La Fanciulla del West - CBM 861
La Favola d'Orfeo - CBM 1696
Die Feen - CBM 1363
Fidelio - CBM 784
La Fille du Regiment - CBM 1682
The Flaming Angel - CBM 1681
Die Fledermaus - CBM 1418
Der fliegende Hollaender - CBM 762
La Forza del Destino - CBM 1332
Die Frau ohne Schatten - CBM 1328
Der Freischutz - CBM 1348
La Gioconda - CBM 1198
Giulio Cesare - CBM 1687
Götterdämmerung - CBM 1365
La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein - CBM 1366
Guillaume Tell - CBM 1415
Hamlet - CBM 1693
Hänsel und Gretel - CBM 796
Harvey Milk - CBM 1694
Hérodiade - CBM 1684
Idomeneo - CBM 866
L'Incoronazione di Poppea - CBM 803
Iphigénie en Tauride - CBM 1369
L'Italiana in Algeri - CBM 1688
Jenufa - CBM 797
Jephtha and Saul - CBM 1414
Julius Caesar - CBM 795
Kátya Kabanová  - CBM 798
Khovanshchina - CBM 1371
Lear - CBM 864
Lohengrin - CBM 763
Lucia di Lammermoor - CBM 793
Lulu - CBM 786
Macbeth - CBM 1334
Manon - CBM 1416
Manon Lescaut - CBM 1374
Maometto II - CBM 1375
The Medium - CBM 1417
Mefistofele - CBM 1685
Die Meistersinger - CBM 764
Merry Widow - CBM 765
The Midsummer Marriage - CBM 1352
A Midsummer Night's Dream - CBM 1432
Moses und Aron - CBM 1337
Nabucco - CBM 1433
Norma - CBM 785
Le Nozze di Figaro- CBM 766
Orlando - CBM 1376
Orlando Furioso - CBM 1377
Otello - CBM 1344
Parsifal - CBM 1349
Pelléas et Mélisande - CBM 791
Peter Grimes - CBM 789
Pique-Dame - CBM 1350
Platée - CBM 1691
Prince Igor - CBM 1695
Le Prophète - CBM 1379
I Puritani - CBM 1380
Rake's Progress - CBM 1345
Das Rheingold - CBM 1326
Rienzi - CBM 1381
Rigoletto - CBM 768
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria - CBM 1382
Roberto Devereux - CBM 794
Roméo et Juliette - CBM 1384
Der Rosenkavalier - CBM 767
Ruslan and Lyudmila - CBM 1686
Salome - CBM 1342
Samson and Delilah - CBM 1346
Semiramide - CBM 1338
Siegfried - CBM 1385
Simon Boccanegra - CBM 1340
La Sonnambula - CBM 1386
Tannhauser - CBM 1412
Thais - CBM 801
Tosca - CBM 769
La Traviata - CBM 770
Il Trittico - CBM 1420
Tristan und Isolde - CBM 1343
Il Trovatore - CBM 1411
Turandot - CBM 863
Das Verratene Meer - CBM 1498
I Vespri Siciliani - CBM 1697
Die Walküre - CBM 1335
War and Peace - CBM 1423
Werther - CBM 802
Wozzeck - CBM 787
Die Zauberflöte - CBM 772

Lyric Opera

Aida - CBM 1581
Alceste - CBM 1565
Andrea Chenier - CBM 1582
Antony and Cleopatra - CBM 1566
Un Ballo in Maschera - CBM 1584
The Barber of Seville - CBM 1585
The Bartered Bride - CBM 1567
Boris Godunov - CBM 1586
Candide - CBM 1559
Capriccio - CBM 1560
Così Fan Tutte - CBM 1587
Don Giovanni - CBM 1558
Don Pasquale - CBM 1588
Don Quichotte - CBM 1568
Elektra - CBM 1589
The Elixir of Love - CBM 1590
Eugene Onegin - CBM 1591
Faust - CBM 1593
Fedora - CBM 1561
The Gambler - CBM 1569
The Girl of the Golden West - CBM 1570
Götterdämmerung - CBM 1595
Kátya Kabanová  - CBM 1571
Makropulos Affair - CBM 1562
McTeague - CBM 1572
Otello - CBM 1597
Pelléas et Mélisande - CBM 1574
I Puritani - CBM 1575
The Rake's Progress - CBM 1563
Rigoletto - CBM 1598
Samson et Dalila - CBM 1576
Simon Boccanegra - CBM 1599
La Sonnambula - CBM 1577
Susannah - CBM 1578
Tosca - CBM 1601
La Traviata - CBM 1602
Il Trovatore - CBM 1603
The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe - CBM 1604
Xerxes - CBM 1564

Talking about Opera

Aida - CBM 1439
Ariadne auf Naxos - CBM 1440
Un Ballo in Maschera - CBM 1441
La Bohème - CBM 1438
Boris Godunov - CBM 1442
Death in Venice - CBM 1443
La Fanciulla del West - CBM 1446
Der fliegende Holländer - CBM 1447
Don Giovanni - CBM 1310
Eugene Onegin - CBM 1444
Falstaff - CBM 1445
Götterdämmerung - CBM 1316
Jenufa - CBM 1448
Kátya Kabanová  - CBM 1449
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - CBM 1455
I Lombardi, with Stiffelio - CBM 1450
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - CBM 1451
Otello - CBM 1309
Pelléas et Mélisande - CBM 1454
Peter Grimes - CBM 1453
Das Rheingold - CBM 1311
Rusalka- CBM 1452
Siegfried - CBM 1315
La Traviata - CBM 1313
Die Walküre - CBM 1312
Wozzeck - CBM 1314

Ann Thompson

A Midsummer Night's Dream - CBM 1428
Aida - CBM 1295
Andrea Chenier - CBM 1367
Anna Bolena - CBM 1271
Arabella - CBM 1712
Ariadne auf Naxos - CBM 1270
Atlas - CBM 1404
Attila - CBM 1548
Un Ballo in Maschera - CBM 1401
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - CBM 1431
Billy Budd - CBM 1711
La Bohème - CBM 1266
Boris Godunov - CBM 1259
Carmen - CBM 1272
Cavalleria Rusticana, with I Pagliacci - CBM 1395/ CBM 1713
Cinderella - CBM 1549
La Clemenza di Tito - CBM 1400
Le Comte Ory - CBM 1269
Così fan Tutte - CBM 1297
Dialogues of the Carmélites - CBM 1398
Dido and Aeneas - CBM 1550
Don Carlo - CBM 1701
Don Giovanni - CBM 1268
Don Pasquale - CBM 1710
Elektra - CBM 1430
The Elixir of Love - CBM 1709
Die Entführung aus dem Serail - CBM 1299
Falstaff - CBM 1262
Faust - CBM 1267/ CBM 1708
Die Fledermaus - CBM 1273
The Flying Dutchman - CBM 1707
Frida - CBM 1424
Hänsel und Gretel - CBM 1406
Julius Caesar - CBM 1392
Kátya Kabanová  - CBM 1703
Lohengrin - CBM 1426
Lucia di Lammermoor - CBM 1298
Macbeth - CBM 1706
Madama Butterfly - CBM 1383
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 - CBM 1402
Manon - CBM 1296
Mefistofele - CBM 1407
The Merry Wives of Windsor - CBM 1552
The Mikado - CBM 1405
Nabucco - CBM 1705
New Year - CBM 1372
Nixon in China - CBM 1284
Norma - CBM 1263
Le Nozze di Figaro - CBM 1393
Orpheus in the Underworld - CBM 1260
Otello - CBM 1389
Parsifal - CBM 1390
The Passion of Jonathan Wade - CBM 1388
Porgy and Bess - CBM 1261
Prince Igor - CBM 1702
Rigoletto - CBM 1403
Roméo and Juliet - CBM 1553
La Rondine - CBM 1283
Der Rosenkavalier - CBM 1364
Rusalka - CBM 1394
Salome - CBM 1264
Samson and Delilah - CBM 1391
Street Scene - CBM 1425
Susannah - CBM 1554
Tales of Hoffmann - CBM 1427
Tannhauser - CBM 1294
Tosca - CBM 1399
La Traviata - CBM 1429
Il Trovatore - CBM 1397
Tristan und Isolde - CBM 1704
Turandot - CBM 1265
Die Zauberflöte - CBM 1396

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Posted on 2013-06-28