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

Title
Parsifal [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 642 (F)Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
4 sound cassettes (266 min.) : stereo, Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 5, 1980]
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: 0:45:05 (synopses and features) ; 3:41:04 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (6 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Performer (note)
  • Jerome Hines (Gurnemanz) ; Timothy Jenkins (First Knight of the Grail) ; Elizabeth Volkman (First Esquire) ; Philip Booth (Second Knight of the Grail) ; Ariel Bybee (Second Esquire) ; Tatiana Troyanos (Kundry) ; Norman Bailey (Amfortas) ; Charles Anthony (Third Esquire) ; John Carpenter (Fourth Esquire) ; Jess Thomas (Parsifal) ; William Wildermann (Titurel) ; Batyah Godfrey (A Voice) ; Vern Shinall (Klingsor) ; Betsy Norden, Louise Wohlafka, Elizabeth Volkman, Alma Jean Smith, Loretta Di Franco and Isola Jones (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. 5, 1980.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (4 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 642 (F)
Language (note)
  • Sung in German.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (Robert Lawrence) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with Alberta Masiello, Sigmund Leverie and Terrence McNally) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Allen) -- side 2. Prelude ; Act 1 through "Oh, wunden-wundervoller heiliger Speer!" -- side 3. "Durch mitleid wissend, der reine Thor" through "Den Vaterlosen gebor die Mutter" -- side 4. Act 1 concluded -- side 5. Act 2 through "Amfortas" -- 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 642 (F)
Author
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Title
Parsifal [sound recording] : stage-consecrating festival play in three acts / music and libretto by Richard Wagner.
Playing Time
004505 034104
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 5, 1980]
Cast
Jerome Hines (Gurnemanz) ; Timothy Jenkins (First Knight of the Grail) ; Elizabeth Volkman (First Esquire) ; Philip Booth (Second Knight of the Grail) ; Ariel Bybee (Second Esquire) ; Tatiana Troyanos (Kundry) ; Norman Bailey (Amfortas) ; Charles Anthony (Third Esquire) ; John Carpenter (Fourth Esquire) ; Jess Thomas (Parsifal) ; William Wildermann (Titurel) ; Batyah Godfrey (A Voice) ; Vern Shinall (Klingsor) ; Betsy Norden, Louise Wohlafka, Elizabeth Volkman, Alma Jean Smith, Loretta Di Franco and Isola Jones (Flower Maidens) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in Oct. 1992, 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. 44, no. 18 (Apr. 5, 1980).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 5, 1980.
Reproduction
Service copy (4 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 642 (F)
Language
Sung in German.
Added Author
Hines, Jerome, 1921- Performer
Fisher, E. Burke. Performer
Volkman, Elizabeth. Performer
Booth, Philip, 1942- Performer
Bybee, Ariel. Performer
Troyanos, Tatiana. Performer
Bailey, Norman, 1933-2021. Performer
Anthony, Charles, 1929-2012. Performer
Carpenter, John (Singer) Performer
Thomas, Jess. Performer
Wildermann, William, 1919- Performer
Godfrey Ben-David, Batyah. Performer
Shinall, Vern. Performer
Norden, Betsy. Performer
Wohlafka, Louise. Performer
Smith, Alma Jean. Performer
Di Franco, Loretta. Performer
Jones, Isola. Performer
Levine, James, 1943-2021. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Masiello, Alberta. Commentator
Levarie, Siegmund, 1914- Commentator
McNally, Terrence. 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 642 (F) (Production notes on file in listening room.)
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