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Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny : [sound recording] : opera in three acts

Title
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny : radio broadcast, 1979-12-22 [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Kurt Weill ; original German text and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht.
Author
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950.

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Description
3 sound cassettes (229 min.) : stereo, Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Dec. 22, 1979]
Uniform Title
  • Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. English
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Singers' roundtable (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Alternative Title
  • Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.
  • Mahagonny
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 1:22:29 (synopses and features) ; 2:27:06 (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)
  • Ragnar Ulfung (Fatty) ; Cornell MacNeil (Trinity Moses) ; Astrid Varnay (Begbick) ; Teresa Stratas (Jenny) ; Klara Barlow, Nedda Casei, Gwynn Cornell, Joann Grillo, Isola Jones and Louise Wohlafka (Six girls of Mahagonny) ; Richard Cassilly (Jimmy Mahoney) ; Arturo Sergi (Jacob Schmidt) ; Vern Shinall (Moneybags Billy) ; Paul Plishka (Alaska Wolf Joe) ; Nico Castel (Announcer) ; Michael Best (Toby Higgins) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 22, 1979.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 627 (F)
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky) ; Singer's roundtable (Robert Jacobson, host, with Marilyn Horne, John Alexander and Richard Stillwell) ; Sherrill Milnes -- side 2. Roundtable concluded ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with Robert Lawrence, Richard Woitach, Sigmund Leverie and Edwin Newman) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Allen) -- side 3. Act 1 through "And I also once stood with my back to the wall" -- side 4. Act 1 concluded -- side 5. Act 2 -- side 6. Act 3 ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 627 (F)
Author
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Composer
Title
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny : radio broadcast, 1979-12-22 [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Kurt Weill ; original German text and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht.
Playing Time
012229 022706
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Dec. 22, 1979]
Cast
Ragnar Ulfung (Fatty) ; Cornell MacNeil (Trinity Moses) ; Astrid Varnay (Begbick) ; Teresa Stratas (Jenny) ; Klara Barlow, Nedda Casei, Gwynn Cornell, Joann Grillo, Isola Jones and Louise Wohlafka (Six girls of Mahagonny) ; Richard Cassilly (Jimmy Mahoney) ; Arturo Sergi (Jacob Schmidt) ; Vern Shinall (Moneybags Billy) ; Paul Plishka (Alaska Wolf Joe) ; Nico Castel (Announcer) ; Michael Best (Toby Higgins) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in Sept. 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. 6 (Dec. 1, 1979).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 22, 1979.
Reproduction
Service copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 627 (F)
Language
Sung in English.
Added Author
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Librettist
Ulfung, Ragnar, 1927- Performer
MacNeil, Cornell, 1922- Performer
Varnay, Astrid. Performer
Stratas, Teresa. Performer
Barlow, Klara. Performer
Casei, Nedda, 1935-2020. Performer
Cornell, Gwynn. Performer
Grillo, Joann. Performer
Jones, Isola. Performer
Wohlafka, Louise. Performer
Cassilly, Richard, 1927- Performer
Sergi, Arturo. Performer
Shinall, Vern. Performer
Plishka, Paul, 1941- Performer
Castel, Nico. Performer
Best, Michael. Performer
Levine, James, 1943-2021. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Milnes, Sherrill. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Woitach, Richard. Commentator
Leverie, Sigmund. Commentator
Newman, Edwin. Commentator
Jacobson, Robert M. Commentator
Horne, Marilyn. Commentator
Alexander, John, 1923-1990. Commentator
Stilwell, Richard. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Performer
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Singers' roundtable (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 627 (F) (Production notes on file in listening room.)
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