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Macbeth opera in four acts

Title
Macbeth [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei, after the play by Shakespeare.
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 27340 [CD. Service copy]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
4 sound discs : digital, stereo.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 23, 1988]
Uniform Title
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Singers' roundtable (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 2:04:33 (synopses and features) ; 1:25:07 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (4 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
  • An emergency in the opera house causes the cancellation of Act 3. There are extended intermission features instead.
  • Compact discs.
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 23, 1988.
Reproduction (note)
  • Preservation copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) in: *LTCM 522 (F)
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Opera news on the air (Terrence McNally) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with Terrence McNally, Charles Osborne and Henry Wrong) ; Singer's round table [rebroadcast, originally aired Mar. 6, 1982] (Richard Mohr, host, with Licia Albanese, Dorothy Kirsten and Eleanor Steber) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Part 2) ; Concluding statements (Peter Allen)
Call Number
*LDC 27340
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Title
Macbeth [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei, after the play by Shakespeare.
Playing Time
020433 012507
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 23, 1988]
Performer
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Ballet (Witches) ; Frederick Burchinal (Macbeth) ; Samuel Ramey (Banquo) ; Elizabeth Connell (Lady Macbeth) ; Talmage Harper (A sevant of Macbeth) ; Andrew Murphy (Duncan) ; Thomas Booth (Malcolm) ; Vyacheslav M. Polozov (Macduff) ; Eva Zseller (Lady-in-waiting to Lady Macbeth) ; John Lenis (Fleance) ; James Courtney (A murderer) ; Donald Peck (A herald) ; Philip Cokorinos (A doctor) ; Cheryllynn Ross (Hecate) ; Russell Christopher (A warrior) ; Mary Meyers (A bloody child) ; Linda Mays (A crowned child) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Kazimierz Kord, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Preservation cassettes re-recorded at NYPL in Oct. 1991, from borrowed masters (3 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 52, no. 9 (Jan. 16, 1988).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 23, 1988.
Reproduction
Preservation copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) in: *LTCM 522 (F)
Language
Sung in Italian.
Added Author
Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876. Librettist
Maffei, Andrea, 1798-1885. Librettist
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth.
Burchinal, Frederick. Performer
Ramey, Samuel. Performer
Connell, Elizabeth. Performer
Harper, Talmage. Performer
Murphy, Andrew. Performer
Booth, Thomas. Performer
Polozov, Vyacheslav M. Performer
Zseller, Eva. Performer
Lenis, John. Performer
Courtney, James, 1946- prf.
Peck, Donald. Performer
Cokorinos, Philip. Performer
Ross, Cheryllynn. Performer
Christopher, Russell. Performer
Meyers, Mary. Performer
Mays, Linda. Performer
Kord, Kazimierz. Conductor
Norman, Jessye. Commentator
Allen, Peter, 1920-2016. Commentator
McNally, Terrence. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Osborne, Charles, 1927-2017. Commentator
Wrong, Henry. Commentator
Mohr, Richard. Commentator
Albanese, Licia. Commentator
Steber, Eleanor. Commentator
Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Singers' roundtable (Radio program)
Gift of Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 27340 Service copy.
*LTCM 522 (F) Preservation copy (Production notes on file.) Use service copy in *LDC 27340.
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