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Billy Budd : opera in two acts

Title
Billy Budd : radio broadcast, 1980-04-19 [sound recording] : opera in two acts / music by Benjamin Britten ; libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville.
Author
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.

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Description
3 sound cassettes (192 min.) : stereo, Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 19, 1980]
Uniform Title
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Richard McGuinn collection of music noncommercial recordings.
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:36:15 (synopses and features) ; 2:36:06 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (5 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
With (note)
  • On reel with: Un ballo in maschera (service copy in *LDC 52754)
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Performer (note)
  • Richard Cassilly (Captain Vere) ; Andrew Smith (First mate) ; Gene Boucher (Second mate) ; David Ward (Mr. Flint) ; Arthur Apy (A sailor) ; Morley Meredith (Bosun) ; Christopher Buchenholz, Brett Fishman, Owen Renfroe and Price Waldman (Midshipmen) ; John Darrenkamp (Donald) ; John Carpenter (Maintop) ; James Atherton (The novice) ; Andrea Velis (Squeak) ; Peter Glossop (Mr. Redburn) ; Julien Robbins (Lieutenant Ratcliffe) ; James Morris (Claggart) ; Robert Nagy (Red Whiskers) ; Nico Castel (Arthur Jone) ; Richard Stilwell (Billy Budd) ; John Davies (The novice's friend) ; Andrew Foldi (Dansker) ; Scott Rigby (Cabin boy) ; Cecil Baker (Gunner's mate) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Raymond Leppard, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 19, 1980.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 644 (F)
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (Richard Woitach and Alberta Masiello) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen) -- side 2. [blank] -- side 3. Act 1 through "Don't like the French" -- side 4. Act 1 concluded -- side 5. Act 2 through "Trail of Billy Budd" -- side 6. Act 2 concluded ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LDC 52765
Author
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
Title
Billy Budd : radio broadcast, 1980-04-19 [sound recording] : opera in two acts / music by Benjamin Britten ; libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville.
Playing Time
003615 023606
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 19, 1980]
Cast
Richard Cassilly (Captain Vere) ; Andrew Smith (First mate) ; Gene Boucher (Second mate) ; David Ward (Mr. Flint) ; Arthur Apy (A sailor) ; Morley Meredith (Bosun) ; Christopher Buchenholz, Brett Fishman, Owen Renfroe and Price Waldman (Midshipmen) ; John Darrenkamp (Donald) ; John Carpenter (Maintop) ; James Atherton (The novice) ; Andrea Velis (Squeak) ; Peter Glossop (Mr. Redburn) ; Julien Robbins (Lieutenant Ratcliffe) ; James Morris (Claggart) ; Robert Nagy (Red Whiskers) ; Nico Castel (Arthur Jone) ; Richard Stilwell (Billy Budd) ; John Davies (The novice's friend) ; Andrew Foldi (Dansker) ; Scott Rigby (Cabin boy) ; Cecil Baker (Gunner's mate) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Raymond Leppard, 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. 20 (Apr. 19, 1980).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 19, 1980.
Reproduction
Service copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 644 (F)
Local Note
Additional service copy (3 audio discs : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival reel from "Richard McGuinn collection of music noncommercial recordings" in *LDC 52765.
Archival original: (1 audiotape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips., 4 track stereo ; 10 in.) in *LT-10 6002.
With:
On reel with: Un ballo in maschera (service copy in *LDC 52754)
Language
Sung in English.
Added Author
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. Librettist
Crozier, Eric. Librettist
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Billy Budd.
Cassilly, Richard, 1927- Performer
Smith, Andrew, singer. Performer
Boucher, Gene. Performer
Ward, David, 1922- Performer
Apy, Arthur. Performer
Meredith, Morley. Performer
Buchenholz, Christopher. Performer
Fishman, Brett. Performer
Renfroe, Owen. Performer
Waldman, Price. Performer
Darrenkamp, John. Performer
Carpenter, John, singer. Performer
Atherton, James. Performer
Velis, Andrea, 1932-1994. Performer
Glossop, Peter, 1928- Performer
Robbins, Julien. Performer
Morris, James, 1947- Performer
Nagy, Robert, 1929- Performer
Castel, Nico. Performer
Stilwell, Richard. Performer
Davies, John, singer. Performer
Foldi, Andrew, 1920- Performer
Rigby, Scott. Performer
Baker, Cecil. Performer
Leppard, Raymond. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920- Commentator
Woitach, Richard. Commentator
Masiello, Alberta. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Richard McGuinn collection of music noncommercial recordings.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 52765
*LTCM 644 (F)
*LT-10 6002
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