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Peter Grimes opera in three acts and a prologue

Title
Peter Grimes [sound recording] : opera in three acts and a prologue / Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Montagu Slater, after the poem by George Crabbe.
Author
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.

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Additional Authors
  • Slater, Montagu, 1902-
  • Crabbe, George, 1754-1832.
  • Vickers, Jon.
  • Amara, Lucine.
  • Evans, Geraint, Sir.
  • Chookasian, Lili.
  • Pracht, Mary Ellen.
  • Sukis, Lilian.
  • Franke, Paul, 1917-2011.
  • Michalski, Raymond.
  • Madeira, Jean.
  • Schmorr, Robert.
  • Boucher, Gene.
  • Sgarro, Louis, 1920-1985.
  • Mellow, William.
  • Shawn, Dorothy.
  • Ghazal, Edward.
  • Davis, Colin, 1927-
  • Cross, Milton, 1897-1975.
  • Goldovsky, Boris.
  • Downes, Edward, 1911-
  • Hume, Paul, 1915-
  • Kolodin, Irving, 1908-
  • Kastendieck, Miles.
  • Swarthout, Gladys, 1904-
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Description
3 sound cassettes (221 min.) : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1967-02-11 (Feb. 11, 1967)]
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: 1:03:00 (synopses and features) ; 2:38:00 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (6 p.) on file in the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news
Performer (note)
  • Jon Vickers (Peter Grimes) ; Lucine Amara (Ellen Orford) ; Geraint Evans (Captain Balstrode) ; Lili Chookasian (Auntie) ; Mary Ellen Pracht, Lilian Sukis (Two nieces) ; Paul Franke (Bob Boles) ; Raymond Michalski (Swallow) ; Jean Madeira (Mrs. Sedley) ; Robert Schmorr (Rev. Adams) ; Gene Boucher (Ned Keene) ; Louis Sgarro (Hobson) ; William Mellow (Lawyer) ; Dorothy Shawn (Fisherwoman) ; Edward Ghazal (Fisherman) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Colin Davis, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Originally broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 11, 1967.
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of prologue and act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky discusses Peter Grimes) ; synopsis of act 2 (Cross) -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with Paul Hume, Miles Kastendieck, Irving Kolodin and Gladys Swarthout) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Cross) ; Broadcast closing remarks -- side 3. Prologue ; Act 1, scene 1 -- side 4. Act 1, scene 2 ; Act 2, scene 1 to "Speak out!" -- side 5. Act 2, scene 1, conclusion ; Act 2, scene 2 -- side 6. Act 3.
Call Number
*LTCM 257 (F)
OCLC
NYPG87-R162
Author
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
Title
Peter Grimes [sound recording] : opera in three acts and a prologue / Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Montagu Slater, after the poem by George Crabbe.
Playing Time
010300 023800
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1967-02-11 (Feb. 11, 1967)]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1967-02-11 (Feb. 11, 1967)]
Cast
Jon Vickers (Peter Grimes) ; Lucine Amara (Ellen Orford) ; Geraint Evans (Captain Balstrode) ; Lili Chookasian (Auntie) ; Mary Ellen Pracht, Lilian Sukis (Two nieces) ; Paul Franke (Bob Boles) ; Raymond Michalski (Swallow) ; Jean Madeira (Mrs. Sedley) ; Robert Schmorr (Rev. Adams) ; Gene Boucher (Ned Keene) ; Louis Sgarro (Hobson) ; William Mellow (Lawyer) ; Dorothy Shawn (Fisherwoman) ; Edward Ghazal (Fisherman) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Colin Davis, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in Feb. 1987, from masters borrowed from the Metropolitan Opera (4 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 10 in.).
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 31, no. 16 (Feb. 11, 1967).
Event
Originally broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 11, 1967.
Language
Sung in English.
Added Author
Slater, Montagu, 1902- Librettist
Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Borough.
Vickers, Jon. Performer
Amara, Lucine. Performer
Evans, Geraint, Sir. Performer
Chookasian, Lili. Performer
Pracht, Mary Ellen. Performer
Sukis, Lilian. Performer
Franke, Paul, 1917-2011. Performer
Michalski, Raymond. Performer
Madeira, Jean. Performer
Schmorr, Robert. Performer
Boucher, Gene. Performer
Sgarro, Louis, 1920-1985. Performer
Mellow, William. Performer
Shawn, Dorothy. Performer
Ghazal, Edward. Performer
Davis, Colin, 1927- Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Hume, Paul, 1915- Commentator
Kolodin, Irving, 1908- Commentator
Kastendieck, Miles. Commentator
Swarthout, Gladys, 1904- Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 257 (F) \(Production notes in listening room.)
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