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Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut [sound recording] : opera in four acts

Title
Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut [sound recording] : opera in four acts / based on the novel of Abbé Prévost.
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 8 (F) (Production notes on file in listening room.)Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
3 sound cassettes (192 min.) : stereo., Dolby B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar, 8, 1975
Uniform Title
  • Manon Lescaut
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Alternative Title
  • Manon Lescaut
  • Manon Lescaut.
Subjects
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 2:07:00 (opera) ; 1:05:00 (synopses and features).
  • Official cast list and program notes (6 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein listening room.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Performer (note)
  • Dorothy Kirsten (Manon Lescaut) ; John Alexander (Des Grieux) ; William Walker (Lescaut) ; Jon Garrison (Edmondo) ; Raymond Michalski (Geronte) ; Gene Boucher (Innkeeper) ; Jean Kraft (Musician) ; Nico Castel (Lamplighter) ; Suzanne Der Derian (Singer) ; Elena Doria (Singer) ; Shinja Kwak (Singer) ; Joyce Olson (Singer) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Peter Herman Adler, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House new York City, Mar. 8, 1975.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air: William Weaver discusses Manon Lescaut as Puccini's farewell to youth (part 1) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (John Coveney ; Bill Hudson ; Terry McEwen ; Walter Slezak ; Edward Downes, quizmaster), beginning -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz, end ; Synopsis of act 3 (Allen) ; William Weaver discusses Manon Lescaut, part 2 ; Synopsis of act 4 (Allen) -- side 3. Act 1 -- side 4. Act 2 -- side 5. Act 3 -- side 6. Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 8 (F)
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Title
Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut [sound recording] : opera in four acts / based on the novel of Abbé Prévost.
Playing Time
020700 010500
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar, 8, 1975
Cast
Dorothy Kirsten (Manon Lescaut) ; John Alexander (Des Grieux) ; William Walker (Lescaut) ; Jon Garrison (Edmondo) ; Raymond Michalski (Geronte) ; Gene Boucher (Innkeeper) ; Jean Kraft (Musician) ; Nico Castel (Lamplighter) ; Suzanne Der Derian (Singer) ; Elena Doria (Singer) ; Shinja Kwak (Singer) ; Joyce Olson (Singer) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Peter Herman Adler, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL, Oct. 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. 17 (March 8, 1975).
Event
Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House new York City, Mar. 8, 1975.
Language
Sung in Italian.
Added Author
Prévost, abbé, 1697-1763. Manon Lescaut.
Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992. Performer
Alexander, John, 1923-1990. Performer
Walker, William, 1931- Performer
Garrison, Jon. Performer
Michalski, Raymond. Performer
Boucher, Gene. Performer
Kraft, Jean. Performer
Sgarro, Louis, 1920-1985. Performer
Dobriansky, Andrij. Performer
Castel, Nico. Performer
Der Derian, Suzanne. Performer
Doria, Elena. Performer
Kwak, Shinja. Performer
Olson, Joyce. Performer
Adler, Peter Herman. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Weaver, William, 1923-2013, commentator.
Coveney, John. Commentator
Hudson, Bill. Commentator
McEwen, Terry. Commentator
Slezak, Walter, 1902- Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Performer
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Manon Lescaut.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Research Call Number
*LTCM 8 (F) (Production notes on file in listening room.)
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