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Giacomo Puccini's Tosca [sound recording] : opera in three acts

Title
Giacomo Puccini's Tosca [sound recording] : opera in three acts libretto by Victorien Sardou, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 6 (F) (Production notes filed in listening room.)Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
On 5 sides of 3 sound cassettes (180 min.) : stereo., Dolby B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 8, 1975
Uniform Title
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Tosca
Alternative Title
  • Tosca
  • Tosca.
Subjects
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 2:02:00 (opera) ; 58:00 (synopses and features).
  • Official cast list and production notes (6 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein listening room.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Performer (note)
  • Teresa Zylis-Gara (Tosca) ; Carlo Bergonzi (Cavaradossi) ; Gabriel Bacquier (Scarpia) ; Charles Anthony (Spoleta) ; Louis Sgarro (Angelotti) ; Russell Christopher (Sciarrone) ; Fernando Corena (Sacristan) ; Paul Offenkrantz (Shepherd) ; Arthur Thompson (Jailer) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Alberto Erede, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 8, 1975.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air: Five generations of the Puccini family (William Weaver) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen) -- side 2. A record collector's roundtable (John Ardoin ; Ivan Davis ; Terry McEwen ; Edward Downes, moderator) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Allen) -- side 3. Act 1 -- side 4. Act 2 -- side 5. Act 3 -- side 6. Blank.
Call Number
*LTCM 6 (F)
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Title
Giacomo Puccini's Tosca [sound recording] : opera in three acts libretto by Victorien Sardou, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
Playing Time
020200 005800
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 8, 1975
Cast
Teresa Zylis-Gara (Tosca) ; Carlo Bergonzi (Cavaradossi) ; Gabriel Bacquier (Scarpia) ; Charles Anthony (Spoleta) ; Louis Sgarro (Angelotti) ; Russell Christopher (Sciarrone) ; Fernando Corena (Sacristan) ; Paul Offenkrantz (Shepherd) ; Arthur Thompson (Jailer) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Alberto Erede, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL, Sept. 1982, from borrowed copies (3 sound tape reels ; 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in.) of the original recording.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 39, no. 14 (Feb. 8, l975).
Event
Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 8, 1975.
Language
Sung in Italian.
Added Author
Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908. Tosca.
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919. Librettist
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. Librettist
Zylis-Gara, Teresa. Performer
Bergonzi, Carlo. Performer
Bacquier, Gabriel. Performer
Anthony, Charles, 1929-2012. Performer
Sgarro, Louis, 1920-1985. Performer
Christopher, Russell. Performer
Corena, Fernando. Performer
Offenkrantz, Paul. Performer
Thompson, Arthur, 1942-2004. Performer
Erede, Alberto. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Weaver, William, 1923-2013, commentator.
Ardoin, John. Commentator
Davis, Ivan. Commentator
McEwen, Terry. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Performer
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Tosca.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Research Call Number
*LTCM 6 (F) (Production notes filed in listening room.)
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