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Parsifal : [sound recording] : stage-consecrating festival play in three acts

Title
Parsifal : radio broadcast, 1986-04-19 [sound recording] : stage-consecrating festival play in three acts / music and libretto by Richard Wagner.
Author
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 495 (F)Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
4 sound cassettes (312 min.) : stereo, Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 19, 1986]
Uniform Title
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:55:19 (synopses and features) ; 4:17:17 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (5 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Performer (note)
  • Martti Talvela (Gurnemanz) ; Michael Best (First Knight of the Grail) ; Diane Kesling (First Esquire) ; James Courtney (Second Knight of the Grail) ; Yun Deng (Second Esquire) ; Gail Gilmore (Kundry) ; Richard J. Clark (Amfortas) ; Charles Anthony (Third Esquire) ; Gary Bachlund (Fourth Esquire) ; Peter Hofmann (Parsifal) ; Julien Robbins (Titurel) ; Hillary Johnsson (A Voice) ; Franz Mazura (Klingsor) ; Gail Robinson, Louise Wohlafka, Eleanor Berquist, Betsy Norden, Loretta Di Franco and Yun Deng (Flower Maidens) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 19, 1986.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (4 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 495 (F)
Language (note)
  • Sung in German.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (M. Owen Lee) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen) -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with M. Owen Lee, Alberta Masiello and William Weaver) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Allen) -- side 3. Prelude ; Act 1 through "Oh, wunden-wundervoller heiliger Speer!" -- side 4. "Vor Allem non:" through "Mein Sohn Amfortas" -- side 5. Act 1 concluded ; Act 2 through "Ich sah das Kind (Kundry) -- side 6. Act 2 concluded -- side 7. Act 3 through "Der irrniss und der Leiden Pfade" -- side 8. Act 3 concluded ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 495 (F)
Author
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Title
Parsifal : radio broadcast, 1986-04-19 [sound recording] : stage-consecrating festival play in three acts / music and libretto by Richard Wagner.
Playing Time
005519 041717
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 19, 1986]
Cast
Martti Talvela (Gurnemanz) ; Michael Best (First Knight of the Grail) ; Diane Kesling (First Esquire) ; James Courtney (Second Knight of the Grail) ; Yun Deng (Second Esquire) ; Gail Gilmore (Kundry) ; Richard J. Clark (Amfortas) ; Charles Anthony (Third Esquire) ; Gary Bachlund (Fourth Esquire) ; Peter Hofmann (Parsifal) ; Julien Robbins (Titurel) ; Hillary Johnsson (A Voice) ; Franz Mazura (Klingsor) ; Gail Robinson, Louise Wohlafka, Eleanor Berquist, Betsy Norden, Loretta Di Franco and Yun Deng (Flower Maidens) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in June 1991, from borrowed masters (5 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 50, no. 15 (Apr. 12, 1986).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 19, 1986.
Reproduction
Service copy (4 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 495 (F)
Language
Sung in German.
Added Author
Talvela, Martti. Performer
Best, Michael. Performer
Kesling, Diane. Performer
Courtney, James, 1946- performer
Gilmore, Gail. Performer
Clark, Richard J. Performer
Anthony, Charles, 1929-2012. Performer
Bachlund, Gary. Performer
Hofmann, Peter, 1944- Performer
Robbins, Julien. Performer
Johnsson, Hillary. Performer
Mazura, Franz. Performer
Robinson, Gail, 1946- Performer
Wohlafka, Louise. Performer
Bergquist, Eleanor. Performer
Norden, Betsy. Performer
Di Franco, Loretta. Performer
Deng, Yun. Performer
Levine, James, 1943-2021. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Von Stade, Frederica. Commentator
Lee, M. Owen, 1930-2019. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Masiello, Alberta. Commentator
Weaver, William, 1923-2013, commentator.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 495 (F) (Production notes in listening room.)
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