Playlist:  Opera Comparison Study - AVON by Jodi Johnson

Comparison Study of the Operas Rigoletto, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, and La Traviata.
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Rigoletto: Opera in 3 Acts
directed by Nele Münchmeyer, fl. 1999-2014; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1851); conducted by Fabio Luisi; designed by Klaus Grüˆnberg, fl. 2007-2014, Silke Willrett, fl. 2003-2014, Klaus Grüˆnberg, fl. 2007-2014; produced by C Major Entertainment; performed by Saimir Pirgu, 1981-, Aleksandra Kurzak, 1977- and George Petean, 1975-, Zurich Opera Orchestra and Zurich Opera Choir, in Rigoletto (Berlin, Berlin State: C Major Entertainment, 2014), 2 hours 5 mins  
02:04:49
18 Sep 2017
Royal Opera House, Rigoletto
directed by David McVicar; conducted by Edward Downes; designed by Michael Vale, Tanya McCallin; performed by Paolo Gavanelli, Christine Schäfer, 1965-, Marcelo Álvarez, 1962-, Eric Halfvarson, 1951-, Graciela Araya, Elizabeth Sikora and Giovanni Battista Parodi, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Royal Opera House, in Royal Opera House: Rigoletto (BBC Worldwide, 2001), 2 hours 16 mins  
02:15:53
18 Sep 2017
Carmen
directed by David McVicar; composed by Georges Bizet, 1838-1875 (1874); conducted by Philippe Jordan; choreographed by Andrew George; designed by Michael Vale, Sue Blane, Paule Constable, fl. 2012; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Hans Voschezang, Lisa Milne, Marcus Haddock, Jonathan Best, Anne Sofie von Otter, 1955-, Mary Hegarty, Christine Rice, Anthony Wise, Laurent Naouri, Quentin Hayes, Colin Judson and Franck Lopez, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) and Children's Chorus, Stoke Brunswick School, East Grinstead, in Carmen (Opus Arte, 2003), 3 hours 14 mins  
03:13:43
18 Sep 2017
Carmen
composed by Georges Bizet, 1838-1875 (1874); conducted by Zubin Mehta, 1936-; choreographed by Cristina Hoyos, 1946-; designed by Gerardo Vera, 1947-, Franca Squarciapino, 1940-, Bruno Boyer and John Charlton; produced by Dennis Marks, 1948-2015; performed by Maria Ewing, 1950-, Luis Lima, 1948-, Leontina Vaduva, 1964-, Gino Quilico, 1955-, Judith Howarth, Jean Rigby, 1955-, Roderick Earle, 1952-, Christopher Booth-Jones, 1943-, Jean Pierre Blanchard, fl. 1976, Bruno Caproni and Francis Egerton, 1930-, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Carmen (ArtHaus Musik, 1991), 2 hours 43 mins  
02:43:17
18 Sep 2017
Carmen
directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 1881-1959; produced by Cecil B. DeMille, 1881-1959 and Jesse L. Lasky, 1880-1958, Famous Players-Lasky Corporation; performed by Geraldine Farrar, 1882-1967, Wallace Reid, 1891-1923, Pedro de Córdoba, 1482-, Horace B. Carpenter, 1875-1945 and William Elmer, 1869-1945 (Los Angeles, CA: Flicker Alley, 1997), 57 mins,
Source: www.imdb.com  
57:24
18 Sep 2017
Bizet: Carmen
directed by Elisabeth Malzer and Gabriel Mohr; composed by Georges Bizet, 1838-1875 (1874); conducted by Roland Seiffarth, 1940-; produced by Elmar Kruse, 2004-2009; performed by Neil Shicoff and Agnes Baltsa, 1944-, Prague Symphony Orchestra, in Great Stars of Opera (Berlin, Berlin State: EuroArts, 2000), 10 mins  
10:20
18 Sep 2017
Elliot Norton Reviews, The Marriage of Figaro
directed by Joanna Lu, fl. 1981-1984; produced by Catherine Modica, fl. 1982, WGBH Boston; interview by Elliot Norton, 1903-2003, in Elliot Norton Reviews (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1981), 29 mins  
28:54
18 Sep 2017
Le Nozze di Figaro
directed by David McVicar; composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791 (1786); conducted by Sir Antonio 'Tony' Pappano, 1959-; designed by Tanya McCallin, Tanya McCallin, Paule Constable, fl. 2012; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Erwin Schrott, Miah Persson, 1969-, Jonathan Veira, Graciela Araya, Rinat Shaham, Gerald Finley, 1960-, Philip Langridge, 1939-, Dorothea Röschmann, Jeremy White, Francis Egerton, 1930- and Ana James, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Le Nozze di Figaro (London, England: Opus Arte, 2008), 3 hours 5 mins  
03:04:33
18 Sep 2017
Le Nozze di Figaro
directed by Christoph Marthaler, 1951-; composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791 (1786); conducted by Sylvain Cambreling, 1948-; choreographed by Thomas Stache; designed by Anna Vierbrock, Anna Vierbrock, Olaf Winter; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Peter Mattei, Christiane Oelze, 1963-, Heidi Grant Murphy, fl. 1989, Lorenzo Regazzo, Christine Schäfer, 1965-, Helene Schneiderman, Roland Bracht, Burkhard Ulrich, Eberhard F. Lorenz, fl. 1997, Cassandre Berthon and Frédéric Caton, Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris and Chorus of the Opéra National de Paris, in Le Nozze di Figaro (Opus Arte, 2006), 4 hours 21 mins  
04:20:37
18 Sep 2017
Poppea, Poppea, Episode 5
directed by David Alden, 1949-; conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini; designed by Paul Steinberg, Buki Schiff, fl. 1994, Pat Collins, fl. 1976; produced by David M. Jackson; performed by Linda Kitchen, fl. 1985-1998, Neil Jenkins, 1945-, Paul Nilon, fl. 2009, Richard Halton, Michael Chance, 1955-, Catrin Wyn-Davies, Sally Burgess and Dominique Visse, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, in Poppea, in Poppea, Episode 5 (BBC Worldwide, 2000), 41 mins  
40:40
18 Sep 2017
Poppea, Poppea, Episode 4
directed by David Alden, 1949-; conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini; designed by Paul Steinberg, Buki Schiff, fl. 1994, Pat Collins, fl. 1976; produced by David M. Jackson; performed by Paul Nilon, fl. 2009, Guy de Mey, Sally Burgess, Michael Chance, 1955-, Linda Kitchen, fl. 1985-1998, Linda Ormiston, 1948-, Christian Baumgärtel, Dominique Visse, Catrin Wyn-Davies and Neil Jenkins, 1945-, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, in Poppea, in Poppea, Episode 4 (BBC Worldwide, 2000), 39 mins  
39:01
18 Sep 2017
Poppea, Poppea, Episode 3
directed by David Alden, 1949-; conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini; designed by Paul Steinberg, Buki Schiff, fl. 1994, Pat Collins, fl. 1976; produced by David M. Jackson; performed by Michael Chance, 1955-, Catrin Wyn-Davies, Neil Jenkins, 1945-, Linda Kitchen, fl. 1985-1998, Bjorn Arvidsson, Richard Halton, Gwynne Howell, 1938-, Christian Baumgärtel and Julie Unwin, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, in Poppea, in Poppea, Episode 3 (BBC Worldwide, 2000), 32 mins  
32:29
18 Sep 2017
Poppea, Poppea, Episode 2
directed by David Alden, 1949-; conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini; designed by Paul Steinberg, Buki Schiff, fl. 1994, Pat Collins, fl. 1976; produced by David M. Jackson; performed by Sally Burgess, Linda Ormiston, 1948-, Gwynne Howell, 1938-, Christian Baumgärtel, Paul Nilon, fl. 2009 and Catrin Wyn-Davies, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, in Poppea, in Poppea, Episode 2 (BBC Worldwide, 2000), 38 mins  
37:41
18 Sep 2017
Poppea, Poppea, Episode 1
directed by David Alden, 1949-; conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini; designed by Paul Steinberg, Buki Schiff, fl. 1994, Pat Collins, fl. 1976; produced by David M. Jackson; performed by Julie Unwin, Harriet Williams, Dominique Visse, Michael Chance, 1955-, Bjorn Arvidsson, Andrew Burden, Catrin Wyn-Davies, Paul Nilon, fl. 2009 and Neil Jenkins, 1945-, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, in Poppea, in Poppea, Episode 1 (BBC Worldwide, 2000), 35 mins  
34:53
18 Sep 2017
Le nozze di Figaro
composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791 (1786); conducted by Ingo Metzmacher; designed by Barbara Ehnes, Anja Rabes, David Finn; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017 and Giovanni Valentini, 1582-1649; performed by Maite Beaumont, Luca Pisaroni, Norman Shankle, Danielle de Niese, Garry Magee, Cellia Costea, Charlotte Margiono, 1955-, Mario Luperi, Marcel Reijans, Roberto Accurso and Floor van der Sluis, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Chorus of the Netherlands Opera (DNO, De Nederlandse Opera, Dutch Opera), in Da Ponte Operas: Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni (Opus Arte, 2008), 3 hours 18 mins  
03:17:49
18 Sep 2017
La Traviata
directed by Sir Richard Eyre, 1943-; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1853); conducted by Sir Antonio 'Tony' Pappano, 1959-; choreographed by Jane Gibson; designed by Bob Crowley, fl. 2001, Jean Kalman, fl. 1979; performed by Sarah Pring, fl. 1996, Kostas Smoriginas, 1953-, Thomas Hampson, 1955-, Renée Fleming, 1959-, Charbel Mattar, fl. 2001, Neil Gillespie, fl. 2009, Haoyin Xue, fl. 2004, Richard Wiegold, fl. 1999, Eddie Wade, fl. 2006, Monika-Evelin Liiv, fl. 2007 and Joseph Calleja, 1978-, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in La Traviata (Heathfield, England: Opus Arte, 2011), 2 hours 13 mins  
02:12:58
18 Sep 2017
La Traviata
composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1853); conducted by Gerard Korsten, 1960-; produced by Daniel Charrier; performed by Ermonela Jaho, 1974-, Edgaras Montvidas, Lionel Lhole, Christina Daletska, 1984- and Diane Pilcher, fl. 2000, Chorus of the Opéra national de Lyon and Orchestra of the Opéra National de Lyon, in La Traviata (CLC Productions, 2009), 2 hours 7 mins  
02:06:46
18 Sep 2017
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