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Elektra [sound recording] : opera in one act

Title
Elektra [sound recording] : opera in one act / music by Richard Strauss ; libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Author
Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 635 (F)Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
2 sound cassettes (153 min.) : stereo, Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 16, 1980]
Uniform Title
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:40:46 (synopses and features) ; 1:52:52 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (4 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Performer (note)
  • Batyah Godfrey, Shirley Love, Ariel Bybee, Loretta Di Franco and Alma Jean Smith (Five serving women) ; Elizabeth Coss (Overseer of the servants) ; Birgit Nilsson (Elektra) ; Leonie Rysanek (Chrysothemis) ; Mignon Dunn (Klytämnestra) ; Constance Webber (The confidante) ; Elizabeth Anguish (The trainbearer) ; Charles Anthony (A young servant) ; Talmage Harper (An old servant) ; Donald McIntyre (Orest) ; John Cheek (The guardian of Orest) ; Robert Nagy (Aegisth) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 16, 1980.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (2 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 635 (F)
Language (note)
  • Sung in German.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of Elektra (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (John Culshaw) -- side 2. Elektra through "Was willst du? Seht doch, dort" -- side 3. "Ich habe keine guten Nächte" through "Orest! es rührt sich niemand" -- side 4. Elektra concluded ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 635 (F)
Author
Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949.
Title
Elektra [sound recording] : opera in one act / music by Richard Strauss ; libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Playing Time
004046 015252
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 16, 1980]
Cast
Batyah Godfrey, Shirley Love, Ariel Bybee, Loretta Di Franco and Alma Jean Smith (Five serving women) ; Elizabeth Coss (Overseer of the servants) ; Birgit Nilsson (Elektra) ; Leonie Rysanek (Chrysothemis) ; Mignon Dunn (Klytämnestra) ; Constance Webber (The confidante) ; Elizabeth Anguish (The trainbearer) ; Charles Anthony (A young servant) ; Talmage Harper (An old servant) ; Donald McIntyre (Orest) ; John Cheek (The guardian of Orest) ; Robert Nagy (Aegisth) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in Oct. 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. 44, no. 13 (Feb. 9, 1980).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 16, 1980.
Reproduction
Service copy (2 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 635 (F)
Language
Sung in German.
Added Author
Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929. Librettist
Godfrey Ben-David, Batyah. Performer
Love, Shirley. Performer
Bybee, Ariel. Performer
Di Franco, Loretta. Performer
Smith, Alma Jean. Performer
Coss, Elizabeth. Performer
Nilsson, Birgit. Performer
Rysanek, Leonie. Performer
Dunn, Mignon. Performer
Webber, Constance. Performer
Anguish, Elizabeth. Performer
Anthony, Charles, 1929-2012. Performer
Harper, Talmage. Performer
McIntyre, Donald, 1934- Performer
Cheek, John, 1948- Performer
Nagy, Robert, 1929- Performer
Levine, James, 1943-2021. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Culshaw, John. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 635 (F) (Production notes on file in listening room.)
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