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La Gioconda opera in four acts

Title
La Gioconda [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Amilcare Ponchielli ; libretto by Tobia Gorrio (Arrigo Boito), after Victor Hugo's play, "Angelo, tyrant of Padua".
Author
Ponchielli, Amilcare, 1834-1886.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 34073 [CD. Service copy]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
4 sound discs (215 min.) : digital, mono.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of \Apr. 20, 1957\570420\]
Uniform Title
  • Gioconda
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Gioconda
Subjects
Note
  • Sung in Italian.
  • Durations: 0:49:28 (synopses and features) ; 2:45:37 (opera).
  • Due to a labor problem, a commercial recording of this opera originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 20, 1957, and issued in 1977 on London Records OSA 13123 was broadcast.
  • Compact discs.
  • Production notes and official cast list (6 p.) filed in classmark: *LTCM 83 (F).
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Reproduction (note)
  • Cassette copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 83 (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: Boris Goldovsky interviews Rosa Ponselle ; Synopsis of At 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz (fragment) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) ; Third intermission: Clifton Fadiman interviews Rudolf Bing ; Synopsis of Act 4 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 34073
Author
Ponchielli, Amilcare, 1834-1886.
Title
La Gioconda [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Amilcare Ponchielli ; libretto by Tobia Gorrio (Arrigo Boito), after Victor Hugo's play, "Angelo, tyrant of Padua".
Playing Time
004928 024537
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of \Apr. 20, 1957\570420\]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of \Apr. 20, 1957\570420\]
Performer
Zinka Milanov (La Gioconda) ; Nell Rankin (Laura) ; Cesare Siepi (Alvise) ; Belen Amparan (La Cieca) ; Gianni Poggi (Enzo) ; Leonard Warren (Barnaba) ; George Cehanovsky (Zuane) ; Calvin Marsh (First singer) ; James McCracken (Second singer) ; Alessio De Paolis (Isepo) ; Norman Scott (monk) ; Louis Sgarro (steersman) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fausto Cleva, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 21, no. 23 (Apr. 15, 1957).
Original Version
Cassette tapes re-recorded at NYPL, Sep., 1984, from borrowed copies (4 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 1 track and 2 track, mono. ; 10 in.) of the original recording.
Reproduction
Cassette copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 83 (F).
Added Author
Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. Librettist
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Angelo, tyran de Padoue.
Milanov, Zinka, 1906- Performer
Rankin, Nell. Performer
Siepi, Cesare. Performer
Amparan, Belen. Performer
Poggi, Gianni. Performer
Warren, Leonard, 1911-1960. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
Marsh, Calvin. Performer
McCracken, James, 1926- Performer
De Paolis, Alessio. Performer
Scott, Norman, 1921-1968 Performer
Sgarro, Louis, 1920-1985. Performer
Cleva, Fausto. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999, interviewer.
Bing, Rudolf, 1902-1997. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Performer
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Publisher No.
OSA 13123 London
Research Call Number
*LDC 34073 Service copy.
*LTCM 83 (F) Cassette copy; production notes on file. Request service copy in *LDC 34073.
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