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Brian Large

Brian Large was born on February 16, 1939 in London, England. He is a director and producer, known for Tosca: In the Settings and at the Times of Tosca (1992), Music on 2 (1965) and Horowitz in Moscow (1986). See full bio »

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 2014 Arabella (TV Movie)
 2011 Jewels (TV Movie)
 2011 Anna Bolena (TV Movie)
 1989-2011 Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- 2011 (2011)
- 2009 (2009)
- 2008 (2008)
- 2007 (2007)
- 2006 (2006)
 2009 Così fan tutte (TV Movie)
 2009 Don Giovanni (TV Movie)
 2009 Don Quixote (Video)
 2009 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie)
 2009 Joseph Haydn: 'Harmoniemesse' (TV Special)
 2008 Roméo et Juliette (TV Movie)
 2007 Eugen Onegin (TV Movie)
 2006 1984 (TV Special)
 2006 La Traviata
  Mozart 22 (TV Series) (1 episode, 2006) (video director - 1 episode, 2006)
- Die Zauberflöte (2006)
- Le nozze di Figaro (2006) ... (video director)
 2005 La traviata (TV Movie)
 2005 Rodelinda (TV Movie)
 2004/I Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie)
 2003 La clemenza di Tito (TV Special)
 1979-2003 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (35 episodes)
- Nabucco (2002)
- La Cenerentola (1997)
- Così fan tutte (1996)
 2002 Cecilia Bartoli Sings Mozart (TV Special)
 2002 Il trovatore (TV Movie)
 2002 Pique Dame (TV Movie)
 2002 Turandot (TV Movie)
 2002 La Bohème (TV Movie)
 2002 Nabucco (TV Movie) (video director)
 2001 Cecilia Bartoli Sings Haydn (TV Special)
 2001 Don Giovanni (TV Movie)
 2001 Rinaldo (TV Movie)
 2001 Ariadne auf Naxos (TV Movie)
 2001 Le Cid (TV Movie)
 2000/II Così fan tutte (TV Movie)
 2000/I Hamlet (TV Movie)
 2000 Orphée et Eurydice (TV Movie)
 2000 Viva Vivaldi! (TV Special)
 2000 Fidelio (TV Movie)
 1999 Alceste (TV Movie)
 1999 Cecilia & Bryn at Glyndebourne (TV Special documentary)
 1999 Don Giovanni (TV Movie)
 1999 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie)
 1999 The Queen of Spades (TV Movie)
 1998 Bartoli in Italy (TV Special)
 1998 La rondine (TV Movie)
 1998 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie)
 1997 Le comte Ory (TV Movie)
 1997 La forza del destino (TV Movie)
 1997 Fedora (TV Movie)
 1996 Così fan tutte (TV Movie)
 1996 L'Elisir d'amore (TV Movie)
 1996 Mazeppa (TV Movie)
 1996 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie)
 1996 Andrea Chénier (TV Movie)
 1995 The Cunning Little Vixen (TV Movie)
 1995 The Makropulos Case (TV Movie)
 1995 Madama Butterfly (TV Movie)
 1994 Aida (TV Movie)
 1994 Roméo et Juliette (TV Movie)
 1994 Tannhäuser (TV Movie)
 1994 The Rake's Progress (TV Movie)
 1994/II Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie)
 1994 Sadko (TV Movie)
 1993 Russische Nacht - Russian Night (TV Special documentary)
 1993 Stiffelio (TV Movie)
 1993 The Fiery Angel (TV Movie)
 1993 Gala Tribute to Tchaikovsky (TV Special)
 1993 The Maid of Orleans (TV Movie)
 1993 Parsifal (TV Movie)
 1992 Die Frau ohne Schatten (TV Movie)
 1992 From the House of the Dead (TV Movie)
 1992 Otello (TV Movie)
 1992 The Ghosts of Versailles (TV Movie)
 1991/I Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
 1991 Le nozze di Figaro (TV Movie)
 1991 Lohengrin (TV Movie)
 1991 Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie)
 1991 L'elisir d'amore (TV Movie)
 1991/II Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
 1991 Nabucco (TV Movie)
 1991 Un ballo in maschera (TV Movie)
 1990 Das Rheingold (TV Movie)
 1990 Die Walküre (TV Movie)
 1990 Götterdämmerung (TV Movie)
 1990 Lohengrin (TV Movie)
 1990 Orlando furioso (TV Movie)
 1990 Siegfried (TV Movie)
 1990 Un ballo in maschera (TV Movie)
 1989 Elektra (TV Movie)
 1989 Il re pastore (TV Movie)
 1989 Khovanshchina (TV Movie)
 1989 Tannhäuser (TV Movie)
 1989 Adriana Lecouvreur (TV Movie)
 1988 Il viaggio a Reims (TV Movie)
 1988 L'africaine (TV Movie)
 1988 La Bohème (TV Movie)
 1987 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1987 Nabucco (TV Movie)
 1987 Wozzeck (TV Movie)
 1986 Der fliegende Holländer (TV Movie)
 1986/I Die Fledermaus (TV Movie)
 1986 Royal Society Jazz Orchestra (TV Special)
 1986 Horowitz in Moscow (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Attila (TV Movie)
 1985 Cardillac (TV Movie)
 1985 Don Carlo (TV Movie)
 1985 Il trovatore (TV Movie)
 1985/II Andrea Chénier (TV Movie)
 1984/II Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (TV Movie)
 1984 I lombardi alla prima crociata (TV Movie)
 1984 Tosca (TV Movie)
 1983 Die tote Stadt (TV Movie)
 1983 Die Zauberflöte für Kinder (TV Movie)
 1983 Il trittico (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Gianni Schicchi (1983)
- Suor Angelica (1983)
- Il tabarro (1983)
 1983 Madama Butterfly (TV Movie)
 1983 Manon (TV Movie)
 1983 Manon Lescaut (TV Movie)
 1983/I Turandot (TV Movie)
 1982 Falstaff (TV Movie)
 1982 La Bohème (TV Movie)
 1982 Lohengrin (TV Movie)
 1982 Parsifal (TV Movie)
 1982 Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
 1982 Price/Horne Met Gala Concert (TV Special)
 1981/I Aida (TV Movie)
 1981/II Aida (TV Movie)
 1980-1981 Der Ring des Nibelungen (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Die Walküre (1980)
- Siegfried (1980)
- Das Rheingold (1980)
 1981/I Rigoletto (TV Movie)
 1980 Das Rheingold (TV Special)
 1980 Die Walküre (TV Special)
 1980 Götterdämmerung (TV Special)
 1980 Lucrezia Borgia (TV Movie)
 1980 Siegfried (TV Special)
 1978 Carmen (TV Movie)
 1977 Star Over Bethlehem (TV Series) (United Kingdom)
 1975 La traviata (TV Movie)
 1975 The Flying Dutchman (TV Movie)
 1970-1972 Music on 2 (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- A Brahms Concert (1972)
 1969-1971 NET Opera Theater (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Owen Wingrave (1971)
- Peter Grimes (1969)
 1968 Contrasts (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Vegh Quartet (1968)
 1966 Berlioz Requiem (TV Special)
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Double Concerto (1966) ... (outside broadcast)
- Menuhin at Fifty (1966)
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Author of "Smetana". The definitive biography of the life of the Czechoslovakian composer Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884). Published by Duckworth & Company, London in 1970. See more »

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1990 Directed the video-recorded performance of Wagner's "Ring Cycle" from the Met, conducted by James Levine, and broadcast on PBS. The most widely-viewed performance of the "Ring Cycle" in human history. See more »


Often uses closeup shots, sometimes slow, gradual zoom toward a singer's face until it fills the screen, for instance, in the "Hagen's watch" monologue in the 1990 PBS broadcast of "Gotterdammerung". This was also a trademark technique of Stanley Kubrick's. See more »

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