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Werther opera in three acts

Title
Werther [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Jules Massenet ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Millet and Georges Hartmann, after the novel by Geothe.
Author
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 27334 [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 Apr. 16, 1988]
Uniform Title
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:56:24 (synopses and features) ; 2:10:43 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (4 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
  • Compact discs.
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Performer (note)
  • Renato Capecchi (Justice of the Peace) ; James Courtney (Johann) ; Charles Anthony (Schmidt) ; Dawn Upshaw (Sophie) ; Alfredo Kraus (Werther) ; Frederica von Stade (Charlotte) ; Mitchell Sendrowitz (Brühlmann) ; Sandra Bush (Käthchen) ; Richard Stilwell (Albert) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Jean Fournet, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 16, 1988.
Reproduction (note)
  • Preservation copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) in: *LTCM 534 (F)
Source (note)
  • Metropoltian Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in French.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 ; Closing announcements (Allen) -- CD 4. Opera news on the air (Richard Mohr and Bruce Crowford) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with Alberta Masiello, Alfred Hubay and Christopher Purdy) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Allen).
Call Number
*LDC 27334
Author
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.
Title
Werther [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Jules Massenet ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Millet and Georges Hartmann, after the novel by Geothe.
Playing Time
005624 021043
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 16, 1988]
Cast
Renato Capecchi (Justice of the Peace) ; James Courtney (Johann) ; Charles Anthony (Schmidt) ; Dawn Upshaw (Sophie) ; Alfredo Kraus (Werther) ; Frederica von Stade (Charlotte) ; Mitchell Sendrowitz (Brühlmann) ; Sandra Bush (Käthchen) ; Richard Stilwell (Albert) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Jean Fournet, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Preservation copy 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. 15 (Apr. 9, 1988).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 16, 1988.
Reproduction
Preservation copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) in: *LTCM 534 (F)
Language
Sung in French.
Added Author
Blau, Edouard, 1836-1906. Librettist
Hartmann, Georges, -1900. Librettist
Milliet, Paul, 1858- Librettist
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832. Leiden des jungen Werthers.
Capecchi, Renato. Performer
Courtney, James, 1946- performer
Anthony, Charles, 1929-2012. Performer
Upshaw, Dawn. Performer
Kraus, Afredo. Performer
Von Stade, Frederica. Performer
Sendrowitz, Mitchell. Performer
Bush, Sandra. Performer
Stilwell, Richard. Performer
Fournet, Jean. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Stevens, Risë, 1913-2013. Commentator
Mohr, Richard. Commentator
Crawford, Bruce. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Purdy, Christopher. Commentator
Hubay, Alfred. Commentator
Masiello, Alberta. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Gift of Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 27334 Service copy.
*LTCM 534 (F) Preservation copy. (Production notes on file.) Use service copy in *LDC 27334.
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