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Parsifal opera in three acts

Title
Parsifal [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music and libretto by Richard Wagner.
Author
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.

Details

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Description
5 sound tape reels (297 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono.; 10 in.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 17, 1954]
Uniform Title
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:59:02 (synopses and features) ; 3:58:03 (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)
  • George London (Amfortas) ; Lubomir Vichegonov (Titurel) ; Hans Hotter (Gurnemanz) ; Set Svanholm (Parsifal) ; Lawrence Davidson (Klingsor) ; Astrid Varnay (Kundry) ; Jean Madeira (A voice) ; James McCracken (First knight) ; Osie Hawkins (Second knight) ; Genevieve Warner (First esquire) ; Mildred Miller (Second esquire) ; Paul Franke (Third esquire) ; Gabor Carelli (Fourth esquire) ; Lucine Amara, Maria Leone, Herta Glaz, Heidi Krall, Jean Fenn, Margaret Roggero (Flower maidens) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fritz Stiedry, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 17, 1954.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (4 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 407 (F)
Language (note)
  • Sung in German.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky, host, with Rose Bampton and Charles Kullman) ; Lowell Wadmond ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz (Robert Lawrence, host, with Deems Taylor, Sigmund Spaeth, Robert Bagar and George Marek) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Cross) -- side 3. Prelude ; Act 1 through "Durch mitleid wissend, der reine Thor" -- side 4. "Du Könntest morden" through "Wein und Brot" -- side 5. Act 1 concluded ; Act 2 through "Amfortas" -- side 6. Act 2 concluded -- side 7. Act 3 through "Nicht so!" -- side 8. Act 3 concluded ; Closing remarks (Cross).
Call Number
*LT-10 5557
Author
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Title
Parsifal [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music and libretto by Richard Wagner.
Playing Time
005902 035803
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 17, 1954]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Apr. 17, 1954]
Cast
George London (Amfortas) ; Lubomir Vichegonov (Titurel) ; Hans Hotter (Gurnemanz) ; Set Svanholm (Parsifal) ; Lawrence Davidson (Klingsor) ; Astrid Varnay (Kundry) ; Jean Madeira (A voice) ; James McCracken (First knight) ; Osie Hawkins (Second knight) ; Genevieve Warner (First esquire) ; Mildred Miller (Second esquire) ; Paul Franke (Third esquire) ; Gabor Carelli (Fourth esquire) ; Lucine Amara, Maria Leone, Herta Glaz, Heidi Krall, Jean Fenn, Margaret Roggero (Flower maidens) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fritz Stiedry, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Preservation tape, recorded at NYPL in Mar. 1990, from aluminum-based acetates (10 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 16 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 18, no. 23 (Apr. 12, 1954).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Apr. 17, 1954.
Reproduction
Service copy (4 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 407 (F)
Language
Sung in German.
Added Author
London, George, 1920-1985. Performer
Vichegonov, Lubomir. Performer
Hotter, Hans. Performer
Svanholm, Set. Performer
Davidson, Lawrence (Baritone) Performer
Varnay, Astrid. Performer
Madeira, Jean. Performer
McCracken, James, 1926- Performer
Hawkins, Osie. Performer
Warner, Genevieve. Performer
Miller, Mildred, 1924- Performer
Franke, Paul, 1917-2011. Performer
Carelli, Gabor. Performer
Amara, Lucine. Performer
Leone, Maria (Soprano) Performer
Glaz, Hertha, 1908- Performer
Fenn, Jean. Performer
Roggero, Margaret. Performer
Krall, Heidi. Performer
Stiedry, Fritz. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Wadmond, Lowell. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Bampton, Rose. Commentator
Kullman, Charles, 1903-1983. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965. Commentator
Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966. Commentator
Bagar, Robert C. Commentator
Marek, George R. (George Richard), 1902-1987. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LT-10 5557 Master tape. Request cassette service copy in *LTCM 407 (F)
*LTCM 407 (F) Cassette service copy; production notes on file. Master tape in *LT-10 5557.
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