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The ghosts of Versailles a grand opera buffa in two acts

Title
The ghosts of Versailles [sound recording] : a grand opera buffa in two acts / music by John Corigliano ; libretto by William M. Hoffman, suggested by "La mère coupable" of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
Author
Corigliano, John, 1938-

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Description
4 sound discs (225 min.) : digital, stereo.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 4, 1992]
Uniform Title
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Durations: 0:37:55 (synopses and features) ; 3:07:11 (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)
  • Teresa Stratas (Marie Antoinette) ; Jane Shaulis (Woman in hat) ; James Courtney (Louis XVI) ; Richard Drews (The Marquis) ; Betsy Norden, Kitt Reuter-Foss and Wendy Hoffman (The Gossips) ; Lauren Flanigan (Lucienne) ; Sondra Kelly (Diane) ; Michael Best (The Bishop) ; Kevin Short (Joseph) ; Håkan Hagegård (Beaumarchais) ; Gino Quilico (Figaro) ; Judith Christin (Susanna) ; Peter Kazaras (Count Almaviva) ; Renée Fleming (Rosina) ; Tracy Dahl (Florestine) ; Neil Rosenshein (Léon) ; Graham Clark (Bégearss) ; Wilbur Pauley (Wilhelm) ; Stella Zambalis (Cherubino) ; Ara Berberian (Suleyman Pasha) ; Dean Badolato (His page) ; Philip Cokorinos (The English ambassador) ; Marilyn Horne (Samira) ; Midhat Serbagi (An Egyptian violist) ; David Bernard, Steven Combs and John Darrenkamp (Three Muscovite traders) ; John Horton Murray (A Man with a ladder) ; Howard Bender (A Man with lather on his face) ; Andrij Dobriansky (The other man) ; Theresa Cincione and Korliss Uecker (Two women with babies) ; Loretta Di Franco, Janet Hopkins, Lynda Keith and Mary Ann McCormick (Four other women with children) ; Hilda Harris and Linda Thompson (Ladies of town) ; Kenn Chester and Andrea Velis (Two bailiffs) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 4, 1992.
Reproduction (note)
  • Preservation copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 601 (F)
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Act 1, pt. 1 -- CD 2. Act 1, pt. 2 -- CD 3. Act 2, pt. 1 -- CD 4. Act 2, pt. 2 ; Closing remarks (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with Philip Gainsley, George Jellinek and Christopher Purdy) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen).
Call Number
*LDC 30390
Author
Corigliano, John, 1938-
Title
The ghosts of Versailles [sound recording] : a grand opera buffa in two acts / music by John Corigliano ; libretto by William M. Hoffman, suggested by "La mère coupable" of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 4, 1992]
Cast
Teresa Stratas (Marie Antoinette) ; Jane Shaulis (Woman in hat) ; James Courtney (Louis XVI) ; Richard Drews (The Marquis) ; Betsy Norden, Kitt Reuter-Foss and Wendy Hoffman (The Gossips) ; Lauren Flanigan (Lucienne) ; Sondra Kelly (Diane) ; Michael Best (The Bishop) ; Kevin Short (Joseph) ; Håkan Hagegård (Beaumarchais) ; Gino Quilico (Figaro) ; Judith Christin (Susanna) ; Peter Kazaras (Count Almaviva) ; Renée Fleming (Rosina) ; Tracy Dahl (Florestine) ; Neil Rosenshein (Léon) ; Graham Clark (Bégearss) ; Wilbur Pauley (Wilhelm) ; Stella Zambalis (Cherubino) ; Ara Berberian (Suleyman Pasha) ; Dean Badolato (His page) ; Philip Cokorinos (The English ambassador) ; Marilyn Horne (Samira) ; Midhat Serbagi (An Egyptian violist) ; David Bernard, Steven Combs and John Darrenkamp (Three Muscovite traders) ; John Horton Murray (A Man with a ladder) ; Howard Bender (A Man with lather on his face) ; Andrij Dobriansky (The other man) ; Theresa Cincione and Korliss Uecker (Two women with babies) ; Loretta Di Franco, Janet Hopkins, Lynda Keith and Mary Ann McCormick (Four other women with children) ; Hilda Harris and Linda Thompson (Ladies of town) ; Kenn Chester and Andrea Velis (Two bailiffs) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Preservation copy re-recorded at NYPL in June, 1992, 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. 56, no. 8 (Jan. 4, 1992).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 4, 1992.
Reproduction
Preservation copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 601 (F)
Language
Sung in English.
Added Author
Hoffman, William M. (William Moses), 1939-2017, librettist.
Stratas, Teresa. Performer
Shaulis, Jane. Performer
Courtney, James, 1946- performer
Drews, Richard (Singer) Performer
Norden, Betsy. Performer
Reuter-Foss, Kitt. Performer
Hoffman, Wendy (Mezzo-soprano) Performer
Flanigan, Lauren. Performer
Kelly, Sondra. Performer
Best, Michael. Performer
Short, Kevin. Performer
Hagegård, Håkan. Performer
Quilico, Gino. Performer
Christin, Judith. Performer
Kazaras, Peter. Performer
Fleming, Renee. Performer
Dahl, Tracy. Performer
Rosenshein, Neil. Performer
Clark, Graham, 1941- Performer
Pauley, Wilbur. Performer
Zambalis, Stella. Performer
Berberian, Ara. Performer
Badolato, Dean. Performer
Cokorinos, Philip. Performer
Horne, Marilyn. Performer
Serbagi, Midhat. Performer
Bernard, David. Performer
Combs, Steven. Performer
Darrenkamp, John. Performer
Murray, John Horton. Performer
Bender, Howard (Baritone) Performer
Dobriansky, Andrij. Performer
Cincione, Theresa. Performer
Uecker, Korliss. Performer
Di Franco, Loretta. Performer
Hopkins, Janet (Singer) Performer
Keith, Lynda. Performer
McCormick, Mary Ann. Performer
Harris, Hilda, 1930- Performer
Thompson, Linda (Vocalist) Performer
Chester, Kenn. Performer
Velis, Andrea, 1932-1994. Performer
Levine, James, 1943-2021. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Jellinek, George, 1919- Commentator
Gainsley, Philip. Commentator
Purdy, Christopher. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Gift of Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 30390 Service copy.
*LTCM 601 (F) Preservation copy. (Production notes on file.) Use service copy in *LDC 30390.
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