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by bderoes | created - 22 Jun 2018 | updated - 8 hours ago | Public

special binders - alphabetical by 1st word in my notes under each title.

Note to self: dvr1 got better reception in Jan/Feb 2019. To select from this list by composer (many are not present#): Adams | Adès | Alfano | Beethoven | Bellini | Berg# | Berlioz | Bizet | Borodin | Britten | Cilea | Cuomo | Donizetti | Dun# | Dvorák# | Gershwin | Giordano | Glass | Gluck | Gounod | Handel# | Humperdinck | Lehár | Leoncavallo | Mascagni | Massenet | Meyerbeer | Mozart | Muhly | Mussorgsky | Offenbach | Poulenc | Puccini | Rossini | J.Strauss | R.Strauss | Saariaho | Saint-Saëns | Shostakovich | Smetana# | Stravinsky | Tchaikovsky | Thomas | Verdi | Wagner | Weill# | Zandonai | and the rest

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1. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2016 TV Movie)

168 min | Music

Kostanze and 2 servants are captive of the Pasha, with Osmin as overseer. Pasha resists taking Kostanze by force. Belmonte nearly retrieves the captives. When Pasha learns Belmonte's father exiled Pasha from his homeland, things look dire.

Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Robin Ticciati, Sally Matthews, Edgaras Montvidas, Tobias Kehrer

Abduction; Mozart, 1782

africaine; Meyerbeer, 1865

3. Aida (II) (1981 TV Movie)

163 min | Drama, Music

Add a Plot

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Margaret Price, Luciano Pavarotti, Stefania Toczyska, Simon Estes

Votes: 28

Aida; Verdi, 1871

4. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Aida (1989)

158 min | Music

Pharaoh's daughter Amneris loves general Radames, but he loves slave Aida. Aida's father leads the Ethiopian army to invade Egypt. When he's captured, he wants Aida to gain military secrets from Radames.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Aprile Millo, Dolora Zajick, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 78

Aida; Verdi, 1871

Aida; Verdi, 1871

6. Tutto Verdi (2012– )
Episode: Verdi: Aida (2013)

Unrated | 154 min | Drama, Music, Musical

See Tutto Verdi: Verdi: Aida (2013) for full details.

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: George Andguladze, Susanna Branchini, Antonino Fogliani, Walter Fraccaro

aida; 1871; Tutto Verdi

8. Alzira (2012 TV Special)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Music

C Major presents a concert performance of Verdi's opera Alzira. Alzira is based on the play by Voltaire and displays the composer's maturity through glowing lyric moments, and the weaving together of complex emotional and musical strands.

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Francesco Facini, Thomas Gazheli, Ferdinand von Bothmer, Junko Saito

Votes: 6

alzira; 1845; Tutto Verdi

Ariadne; R.Strauss, 1916 (1912 for non-singing prologue version)

Attila; Verdi, 1846

Ballo; Verdi, 1859

Ballo; Verdi, 1859

Ballo; Verdi, 1859

15. Un ballo in maschera (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Music

Filmed live at the Leipzig Opera in November 2005, this recording of Verdi's famous Un Ballo in Maschera, brings a lively musical evening. Riccardo Chailly, who made a critically acclaimed ... See full summary »

Director: Don Kent | Stars: Chiara Taigi, Eun Yee You, Franco Vassallo, Massimiliano Pisapia

Votes: 10

Ballo; Verdi, 1859

16. Un Ballo in Maschera (2011 TV Movie)

Unrated | 136 min | Music

In 1792 King Gustaf III of Sweden was shot at a masked ball, and this was the starting point for Verdi's

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Antonio Barbagallo, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Serena Gamberoni, Gianluigi Gelmetti

ballo; 1859; Tutto Verdi

17. Der Barbier von Sevilla (1959 TV Movie)

140 min | Comedy, Musical

Barber aids count to woo the ward of a doctor, and prevent the doctor from marrying her. Sung in German.

Director: Herbert List | Stars: Erika Köth, Fritz Wunderlich, Hermann Prey, Max Proebstl

Barber; Rossini, 1816

18. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1988)

160 min | Music

Barber facilitates Count's courtship of Doctor's ward, while Doctor wants to marry her himself.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Leo Nucci, Kathleen Battle, Rockwell Blake, Enzo Dara

Votes: 17

Barber; Rossini, 1816; 2 discs

19. Giuseppe Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano, Tragedia lirica in four acts (2012 TV Movie)

Unrated | 119 min | Music

The opera is based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry. The performance is conducted by Boris Brott, who served as Assistant Conductor to the New York Philharmonic under ... See full summary »

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Enrico Iori, Francesco Musinu, Federico Benetti, Gabriele Sagona

Votes: 5

battaglia; 1849; Tutto Verdi

Boheme; Puccini, 1896

21. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: La bohème (1977)

123 min | Music

Rodolfo and his friends are always broke or in debt, but that doesn't get in the way of fun or romance. When Rodolfo meets Mimi, it's love at first sight - but love is not enough for the penniless and sick.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renata Scotto, Maralin Niska, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell

Votes: 17

Boheme; Puccini, 1896

22. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: La Bohème (1982)

123 min | Music

Starving artist and consumptive seamstress fall in love, have trouble maintaining the relationship. His painter friend also has romantic troubles with his ambitious grisette.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Richard Stilwell, Josep Carreras, James Morris, Allan Monk

Votes: 57

Boheme; Puccini, 1896

23. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: La bohème (1994)

112 min | Music

In the 50's, in Paris, the neighbors Rodolfo and Mimi meet each other when Mimi's candle blows out in a cold and dark night. They immediately fall in love for each other, in times of ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Nottage | Stars: Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Roger Lemke, Christine Douglas

Votes: 153

Boheme; Puccini, 1896

24. La Bohème (2003 TV Movie)

Music, Drama, Romance

During the 1830s in Paris, a group of starvjng artists share poverty, happiness, love, sickness, death, and grief.

Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Marcelo Álvarez, Natale De Carolis, Matteo Peirone, Cristina Gallardo Domas

Votes: 16

Boheme; Puccini, 1896; not the production I ordered.

26. Anna Bolena (1984 TV Movie)

157 min | Drama, Music

King Henry VIII (Enrico VIII) of 16th century England falls in love with his queen's lady-in-waiting, Jane Seymour (Giovanna Seymour). The queen, Anne Boleyn (Anna Bolena) has a former ... See full summary »

Stars: Joan Sutherland, James Morris, Judith Forst, Michael Myers

Votes: 13

Bolena; Donizetti, 1830

27. Madama Butterfly (1975 TV Movie)

146 min | Drama, Music

A young Japanese geisha clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage.

Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo, Christa Ludwig, Robert Kerns

Votes: 99

Butterfly; Puccini, 1904

28. Madama Butterfly (1997 TV Movie)

141 min | Music

Around 1900, Naval Lt. Pinkerton marries innocent Butterfly, and sails away, promising to return within a year. Three years later, Butterfly and their son are still waiting, when he does return with an unpleasant surprise. Tragedy ensues.

Stars: Cheryl Barker, Jay Hunter Morris, Douglas McNicol, Ingrid Silverus

Butterfly; Puccini, 1904; subtitles are automatic, not optional; Opera Australia

29. Madama Butterfly (II) (2004 TV Movie)

142 min | Drama, Musical

Puccini's Madama Butterfly - the composer's self-proclaimed favourite work and certainly one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire - is brought to life at the worldfamous Arena di ... See full summary »

Director: George Blume | Stars: Alessandro Battiato, Mina Blum, Carlo Bosi, Fiorenza Cedolins

Votes: 5

Butterfly; Puccini, 1904; Zeffirelli's last prod

30. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2009)

173 min | Musical

On shore leave in Japan, Lt. Pinkerton is ready for action and finds it in a wedding broker. Cio-Cio-San naively believes the marriage is real. Wait until the real Mrs. Pinkerton hears about this: there's sure to be a Little Trouble ahead.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Dwayne Croft, Maria Zifchak

Votes: 20

Butterfly; Puccini, 1904; puppet!

31. Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos (1986 TV Movie)

179 min | Drama, Music

Don Carlo loves Elizabeth, but his father Philip marries her. Lady-in-waiting Eboli loves Don Carlo, unrequited, so she seeks revenge. Political intrigue plus the Spanish Inquisition also shape the events.

Director: Herbert von Karajan | Stars: Ferruccio Furlanetto, Fiamma Izzo d'Amico, Josep Carreras, Agnes Baltsa

Votes: 28

Carlo; Verdi, 1867

Carlo; Verdi, 1867

33. Don Carlo (2012 TV Movie)

Unrated | 205 min | Music

Based on Schiller's play of the same name, Don Carlos was written for the Paris Opéra in 1865-66 in the tradition of a French grand opera. Repeatedly revised and performed in Italian as Don... See full summary »

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Giacomo Prestia, Mario Malagnini, Simone Piazzola, Luciano Montanaro

carlo; 1867; Tutto Verdi

34. Dialogues des Carmélites (1999 TV Movie)

156 min | Drama, Music

During the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, a small band of Carmelite nuns struggle to hold on to their faith amid the growing chaos and the ever-present threat of the guillotine. Some ... See full summary »

Director: Don Kent | Stars: Anne-Sophie Schmidt, Valérie Millot, Nadine Denize, Patricia Petibon

Votes: 21

carmelites; Poulenc, 1957

Carmen; Bizet, 1875

Carmen; Bizet, 1875

37. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Carmen (1987)

172 min | Music

Gypsy Carmen picks soldier Don Jose as her latest conquest, costs him his career, takes up with a toreador while he's in jail, recruits him for the smuggling ring, and foresees her own death.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Agnes Baltsa, Leona Mitchell, Josep Carreras

Votes: 102

Carmen; Bizet, 1875

38. U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005)

122 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

A version of Georges Bizet's Carmen, set in a modern-day South African township.

Director: Mark Dornford-May | Stars: Pauline Malefane, Andile Tshoni, Lungelwa Blou, Zweilungile Sidloyi

Votes: 625

Carmen; Bizet, 1875

39. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bizet: Carmen (2010)

188 min | Musical

It's a familiar story: Act 1, boy meets girl, goes to jail for her. Act 2, boy is out of jail, girl rewards him with special favors. Act 3, girl is bored already, moving on. Act 4, boy kills girl for ruining his life. We've all been there.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Trevor Scheunemann, Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Alagna, Keith Miller

Votes: 47

Carmen; Bizet, 1875

41. Cinderella (1981)

152 min | Comedy, Romance, Music

When the Prince and Cenerentola meet, it is love at first sight.

Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Frederica von Stade, Margherita Guglielmi, Laura Zannini, Paolo Montarsolo

Votes: 102

Cenerentola; Rossini, 1817

45. Andrea Chénier (I) (1985 TV Movie)

116 min | Drama, Music