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Carmen : opera in four acts

Title
Carmen : radio broadcast, 1957-01-12 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Georges Bizet ; libretto by Meilhac and Halévy, based on Merimée's story.
Author
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 34061 [CD. Service copy]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound
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Description
4 sound discs (173 min.) : digital, mono.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Jan. 12, 1957
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 12, 1957\570112\]
Uniform Title
  • Carmen
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
  • Carmen
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subjects
Note
  • Sung in French.
  • Durations: 1:15:04 (synopses and features) ; 2:37:57 (opera).
  • Compact discs.
  • Production notes and official cast list (5 p.) filed under classmark: *LTCM 70 (F).
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Event (note)
  • Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 12, 1957.
Reproduction (note)
  • Cassette copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 70 (F).
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and Synopsis of Act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 ; Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 4. Opera news on the air: John Gutman, Regina Resnik, Nicola Moscona, Gabor Carelli and Prof. Roger W. Brown discuss vocal characterizations ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz, beginning: Robert Lawrence, Max de Schauensee, Deems Taylor and Irving Kolodin ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) ; Clifton Fadiman interviews Cyril Ritchard ; Synopsis of Act 4 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 34061
Author
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875.
Title
Carmen : radio broadcast, 1957-01-12 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Georges Bizet ; libretto by Meilhac and Halévy, based on Merimée's story.
Playing Time
011504 023757
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Jan. 12, 1957
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 12, 1957\570112\]
Performer
Risë Stevens (Carmen) ; Mario Del Monaco (Don José) ; Lucine Amara (Micaela) ; Frank Guarrera (Escamillo) ; Norman Scott (Zuniga) ; Clifford Harvuot (Morales) ; Heidi Krall (Frasquita) ; Margaret Roggero (Mercedes) ; George Cehanovsky (Dancaire) ; Paul Franke (Remendado) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 21, no. 9 (Jan. 7, 1957).
Event
Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 12, 1957.
Original Version
Cassette tapes re-recorded at NYPL, Aug., 1984, from borrowed copies (4 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 1 track, mono. ; 10 in.) of the original recording.
Reproduction
Cassette copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 70 (F).
Added Author
Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908. Librettist
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897. Librettist
Merimée, Prosper, 1803-1870. Carmen.
Stevens, Risë, 1913- Performer
Del Monaco, Mario, 1915- Performer
Amara, Lucine. Performer
Guarrera, Frank. Performer
Scott, Norman, 1921-1968 Performer
Harvuot, Clifford, 1912-1990. Performer
Krall, Heidi. Performer
Roggero, Margaret. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
Franke, Paul, 1917-2011. Performer
Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Gutman, John. Commentator
Resnik, Regina, 1922-2013. Commentator
Moscona, Nicola. Commentator
Brown, Roger, W. Commentator
Carelli, Gabor. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
De Schauensee, Max. Commentator
Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966. Commentator
Kolodin, Irving, 1908- Commentator
Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999, interviewer.
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)
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 34061 Service copy.
*LTCM 70 (F) Cassette copy; production notes on file. Request service copy in *LDC 34061.
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