Senior College Opera Collection

The following list of operas and shows are available on DVD for loan from Senior College. These are stored in the Senior College office and may be signed out for a week at a time. Please be considerate of other members, and return them as soon as you are through viewing them.

1. Berg’s Wozzeck by the Vienna State Opera

2. Bernstein’s Candide by London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus,
Leonard Bernstein conducting

3. Bernstein’s West Side Story Mirisch Pictures

4. Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera

5. Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera by the Royal Opera Covent Garden

6. Delius’ A Village Romeo and Juliet by Orf Symphonieorchester

7. Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande by the Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, directed by Peter Stein

8. Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky by Filmexport Studios

9. Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera

10. Handel’s Agrippina by Schwetzingen Festival Orchestra,
Arnold Ostman conducting

11. Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen by the Orchestra and Chorus of the
Opera National de Paris

12. Kern’s Show Boat by Jonas Whale

13. Menotti’s The Consul

14. Mozart’s Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail by the Royal Opera Covent Garden

15. Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera

16. Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo by Le Concert des Nations/LaCapella Reial de Catalunya

17. Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov by the Kirov Opera

18. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet by the Royal Ballet Covent Garden

19. Pucini’s La Fanciulla del West by the Metropolitan Opera

20. Pucini’s Turandot by the Vienna State Opera

21. Purcell’s The Fairy Queen by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
and the Glyndebourne Chorus

22. Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by Les Arts Florissants, William Christie conducting

23. Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges & L’Heure Espagnole by the
Glyndebourne Festival Opera

24. Sondheim’s Into the Woods by the America Playhouse

25. Strauss’ Capriccio with Renee Fleming by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Andrew Davis

26. Stravinsky and the Ballets Russe The Firebird/Le Sacre du Printem, Marinsky Orchestra and Ballet, Valery Gergiev

27. Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress by the Glyndebourne Chorus and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

28. Thomas’ Hamlet by the Barcelona Opera (2004)

29. Verdi’s Falstaff by the Metropolitan Opera

30. Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera by the Metropolitan Opera, James Levine conducting, with Luciano Pavarotti

31. Von Weber’s Der Freischutz by the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

32. Weill’s Threepenny Opera an audio CD of a Decca Broadway Original Cast Album

33. Weill’s 3 Penny Opera directed by G.W.Pabst

As a bonus, we also have the following opera books to lend:

Memoirs of an Opera Bug by Beaumont Glass

Lexicon of Musical Invective by Nicolas Slonimsky

100 Great Operas by Henry Simon