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Aïda : opera in four acts

Title
Aïda : radio broadcast, 1991-12-28 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni.
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.

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1 Use in library *LDC 30391 [CD. Service copy] 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound
2 Use in library *LDC 30391 [CD. Service copy] 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound
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Description
5 sound discs (239 min.) : digital, stereo.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 28, 1991
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 28, 1991.
Uniform Title
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Met moments (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subjects
Note
  • Durations: 1:16:17 (synopses and features) ; 2:43:17 (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)
  • Paul Plishka (Ramfis) ; Lando Bartolini (Radamès) ; Stefania Toczyska (Amneris) ; Leona Mitchell (Aïda) ; Jeffrey Wells (The King) ; John Horton Murray (A messenger) ; Camellia Johnson (A priestess) ; James Morris (Amonasro) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Rico Saccani, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 28, 1991.
Reproduction (note)
  • Preservation copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 600 (F)
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Prelude ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 -- CD 4. Act 4 -- CD 5. Opera news on the air (Edward Downes gives his personal sentiments on Aida and Egypt) ; Met moments [recalling portions of Mar. 11, 1972 Singer's roundtable] (Edward Downes, host, with Régine Crespin, Marilyn Horne and James McCracken) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with Antony D. Hammond, Alfred Hubay and Terrence McNally) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Allen) ; Third intermission feature (Terrence McNally talks with John Corigliano about his opera, The ghosts of Versailles) ; Synopsis of act 4 (Allen).
Call Number
*LDC 30391
OCLC
NYPG92-R1389
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Title
Aïda : radio broadcast, 1991-12-28 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 28, 1991
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 28, 1991.
Cast
Paul Plishka (Ramfis) ; Lando Bartolini (Radamès) ; Stefania Toczyska (Amneris) ; Leona Mitchell (Aïda) ; Jeffrey Wells (The King) ; John Horton Murray (A messenger) ; Camellia Johnson (A priestess) ; James Morris (Amonasro) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Rico Saccani, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Preservation copy re-recorded at NYPL in June, 1992, from borrowed masters (4 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 56, no. 7 (Dec. 21, 1991).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 28, 1991.
Reproduction
Preservation copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 600 (F)
Language
Sung in Italian.
Added Author
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, 1824-1893. Librettist
Plishka, Paul, 1941- Performer
Bartolini, Lando. Performer
Toczyska, Stefania. Performer
Mitchell, Leona. Performer
Wells, Jeffrey. Performer
Murray, John Horton. Performer
Johnson, Camellia. Performer
Morris, James, 1947- Performer
Saccani, Rico. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Hammond, Antony D. Commentator
Hubay, Alfred. Commentator
McNally, Terrence. Commentator
Crespin, Régine. Commentator
Horne, Marilyn. Commentator
McCracken, James, 1926- Commentator
Corigliano, John, 1938- Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Met moments (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Gift of Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 30391 Service copy.
*LTCM 600 (F) Preservation copy. (Production notes on file.) Use service copy in *LDC 30391.
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