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Vanessa opera in four acts

Title
Vanessa [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Samuel Barber ; libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti.
Author
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 34113 [CD. Service copy]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
3 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] Feb. 1, 1958
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Feb. 1, 1958.
Uniform Title
  • Vanessa
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program).
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Vanessa
Subjects
Note
  • Sung in English.
  • Durations: 1:24:50 (synopses and features) ; 2:10:10 (opera).
  • Compact discs.
  • Production notes and official cast list (5 p.) filed under classmark: *LTCM 92 (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, Feb. 1, 1958.
Reproduction (note)
  • Cassette copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in *LTCM 92 (F).
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Act 1 ; Act 2 -- CD 2. Act 3 ; Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 3. Opera news on the air: John Gutman, Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti discuss Vanessa ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz: Jay Harrison, Max Rudolf, Erich Leinsdorf and Fausto Cleva ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) ; Third intermission: Texaco's Roving Opera Reporter Clifton Fadiman and Met Supervisor Herman E. Krawitz conclude their backstage interviews ; Synopsis of Act 4 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 34113
Author
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981.
Title
Vanessa [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Samuel Barber ; libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti.
Playing Time
012450 021010
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Feb. 1, 1958
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Feb. 1, 1958.
Performer
Eleanor Steber (Vanessa) ; Rosalind Elias (Erika) ; Nicolai Gedda (Anatol) ; Regina Resnik (Baroness) ; Giorgio Tozzi (Doctor) ; George Cehanovsky (Major-domo) ; Robert Nagy (footman) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 22, no. 13 (Jan. 27, 1958).
Event
Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 1, 1958.
Original Version
Cassette tapes re-recorded at NYPL, Nov., 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 92 (F).
Added Author
Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007. Librettist
Steber, Eleanor. Performer
Elias, Rosalind. Performer
Resnik, Regina, 1922-2013. Performer
Gedda Nicolai. Performer
Tozzi, Giorgio. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
Nagy, Robert, 1929- Performer
Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Gutman, John. Commentator
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Commentator
Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007. Commentator
Harrison, Jay. Commentator
Rudolf, Max, 1902-1995. Commentator
Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993. Commentator
Cleva, Fausto. Commentator
Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999, interviewer.
Krawitz, Herman E. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Performer
Added Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program).
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 34113 Service copy.
*LTCM 92 (F) Cassette copy; production notes filed in listening room. Request service copy in *LDC 34113.
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