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Alcestis : [sound recording] : opera in three acts

Title
Alcestis : radio broadcast, 1952-03-29 [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Christoph Willibald von Gluck ; libretto by Ranieri de Calzabigi ; revised French version by François Louis du Roullet ; new English version by John Gutman.
Author
Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787.

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Description
4 sound tape reels (198 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono.; 10 in.
Series Statement
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar. 29, 1952]
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Mar. 29, 1952.
Uniform Title
  • Alceste (1776). English
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Alceste (1776).
Subject
Note
  • Paris version, sung in English.
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:51:37 (synopses and features) ; 2:26:53 (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)
  • Brian Sullivan (Admetus) ; Kirsten Flagstad (Alcestis) ; Frank Valentino (The high priest) ; Alois Pernerstorfer (Apollo) ; Osie Hawkins (Thanatos) ; Norman Scott (The herald) ; Emery Darcy (Evander) ; Anne Bollinger (A woman) ; Lucine Amara, Margaret Roggero, Thomas Hayward and Lubomir Vichegonov (Leaders of the chorus) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Alberto Erede, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City and Washington D.C. Mar. 29, 1952.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 366 (F)
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air (Robert Lawrence, host, with Rose Bampton and Herbert Graf) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Robert Lawrence, host, with Walter Ducloux, Robert Bagar and Sigmund Spaeth) -- side 2. Opera quiz concluded ; Synopsis of act 3 (Cross) -- side 3. Act 1 through "Apollon est sensible" -- side 4. Act 1 concluded -- side 5. Act 2 -- side 6. Act 3.
Call Number
*LTCM 366 (F)
Author
Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787.
Title
Alcestis : radio broadcast, 1952-03-29 [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Christoph Willibald von Gluck ; libretto by Ranieri de Calzabigi ; revised French version by François Louis du Roullet ; new English version by John Gutman.
Playing Time
005137 022653
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar. 29, 1952]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Mar. 29, 1952.
Cast
Brian Sullivan (Admetus) ; Kirsten Flagstad (Alcestis) ; Frank Valentino (The high priest) ; Alois Pernerstorfer (Apollo) ; Osie Hawkins (Thanatos) ; Norman Scott (The herald) ; Emery Darcy (Evander) ; Anne Bollinger (A woman) ; Lucine Amara, Margaret Roggero, Thomas Hayward and Lubomir Vichegonov (Leaders of the chorus) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Alberto Erede, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Preservation tape, recorded at NYPL in July, 1989, from aluminum-based acetates (7 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 16 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 16, no. 21 (Mar. 24, 1952).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City and Washington D.C. Mar. 29, 1952.
Reproduction
Service copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 366 (F)
Added Author
Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795. Librettist
Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Leland, marquis, 1716-1786. Librettist
Gutman, John. Translator
Sullivan, Brian, 1919-1969. Performer
Flagstad, Kirsten, 1895-1962.
Valentino, Frank. Performer
Pernerstorfer, Alois, 1912- Performer
Hawkins, Osie. Performer
Scott, Norman, 1921-1968. Performer
Darcy, Emery. Performer
Bollinger, Anne, 1919-1963. Performer
Amara, Lucine. Performer
Roggero, Margaret. Performer
Hayward, Thomas, 1921- Performer
Vichegonov, Lubomir. Performer
Erede, Alberto. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Barkley, Alvin, Mrs. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Bampton, Rose. Commentator
Graf, Herbert, 1903- Commentator
Ducloux, Walter. Commentator
Bagar, Robert C. Commentator
Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965. 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
*LTCM 366 (F) Cassette service copy; production notes on file. Master tape in *LT-10 4915.
*LT-10 4915 Master tape. Request cassette service copy in *LTCM 366 (F)
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