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Aïda : opera in four acts

Title
Aïda : radio broadcast, 1957-11-30 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by A. Ghislanzoni.
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 34104 [CD. Service copy]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
4 sound discs (202 min.) : digital, mono.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of \Nov. 30, 1957\571130\]
Uniform Title
  • Aïda
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Aïda
Subjects
Note
  • Sung in Italian.
  • Durations: 0:53:10 (synopses and features) ; 2:28:25 (opera).
  • Compact discs.
  • Production notes and official cast list (5 p.) filed under classmark: *LTCM 84 (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, Nov. 30, 1957.
Reproduction (note)
  • Cassette copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 84 (F).
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Contents
CD 1. side 1. Introduction and Pre-curtain announcement: Rudolf Bing announces the death of Renata Tebaldi's mother, causing her cancellation ; 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, Lucine Amara and Jean Madeira analyze the score of Aïda ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz: Jay Harrison, Francis Robinson, Walter Slezak and Sigmund Spaeth ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) ; Third intermission: Clifton Fadiman, George London, Dimitri Mitropoulos and Rolf Gérard discuss Eugene Onegin ; Synopsis of Act 4 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 34104
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Title
Aïda : radio broadcast, 1957-11-30 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by A. Ghislanzoni.
Playing Time
005310 022825
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of \Nov. 30, 1957\571130\]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of \Nov. 30, 1957\571130\]
Performer
Mary Curtis-Verna (Aïda) ; Carlo Bergonzi (Radames) ; Irene Dalis (Amneris) ; Giorgio Tozzi (Ramfis) ; Robert Merrill (Amonasro) ; Helen Vanni (priestess) ; Louis Sgarro (King of Egypt) ; Robert Nagy (messenger) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fausto Cleva, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 22, no. 4 (Nov. 25, 1957).
Event
Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Nov. 30, 1957.
Original Version
Cassette tapes re-recorded at NYPL, Oct., 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 84 (F).
Added Author
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, 1824-1893. Librettist
Curtis-Verna, Mary. Performer
Bergonzi, Carlo. Performer
Dalis, Irene. Performer
Tozzi, Giorgio. Performer
Merrill, Robert, 1917-2004 Performer
Vanni, Helen. Performer
Sgarro, Louis, 1920-1985. Performer
Nagy, Robert, 1929- Performer
Cleva, Fausto. Performer
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Amara, Lucine. Commentator
Madeira, Jean. Commentator
Harrison, Jay. Commentator
Robinson, Francis, 1910- Commentator
Slezak, Walter, 1902-1983. Commentator
Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965. Commentator
Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999. Commentator
London, George, 1920-1985. Commentator
Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960. Commentator
Gérard, Rolf. 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)
Research Call Number
*LDC 34104 Service copy.
*LTCM 84 (F) Cassette copy; production notes on file. Request service copy in *LDC 34104.
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