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Fledermaus operetta in three acts

Title
Fledermaus [sound recording] : operetta in three acts / music by Johann Strauss ; new English lyrics by Howard Dietz ; new English text by Garson Kanin, adapted from the libretto by Haffner and Genʹee.
Author
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899.

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Description
4 sound tape reels (204 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono.; 10 in.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 20, 1951]
Uniform Title
  • Fledermaus. English
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Fledermaus.
Subject
Operas
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:49:39 (synopses and features) ; 2:34:35 (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)
  • Charles Kullman (Eisenstein) ; Marguerite Piazza (Rosalinda) ; Patrice Munsel (Adele) ; Nana Gollner (Ida) ; Richard Tucker (Alfred) ; Risë Stevens (Prince Orlofsky) ; John Brownlee (Dr. Falke) ; Hugh Thompson (Frank) ; Paul Franke (Dr. Blind) ; Jack Gilford (Frosch) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Eugene Ormandy, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 20, 1951.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 379 (F)
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky, host, with Martha Lipton and Brian Sullivan) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Deems Taylor, host, with Sigmund Spaeth, George Marek and Lorenzo Alvary) -- side 2. Synopsis of act 3 (Cross) -- side 3. Overture ; Act 1 through "A Lady's name" -- side 4. Act 1 concluded ; Act 2 through "Somedays you're lonely" -- side 5. Act 2 concluded ; Act 3 through "Melodrama" -- side 6. Act 3 concluded ; Closing remarks (Cross).
Call Number
*LT-10 4928
Author
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899.
Title
Fledermaus [sound recording] : operetta in three acts / music by Johann Strauss ; new English lyrics by Howard Dietz ; new English text by Garson Kanin, adapted from the libretto by Haffner and Genʹee.
Playing Time
004939 023435
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 20, 1951]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 20, 1951]
Cast
Charles Kullman (Eisenstein) ; Marguerite Piazza (Rosalinda) ; Patrice Munsel (Adele) ; Nana Gollner (Ida) ; Richard Tucker (Alfred) ; Risë Stevens (Prince Orlofsky) ; John Brownlee (Dr. Falke) ; Hugh Thompson (Frank) ; Paul Franke (Dr. Blind) ; Jack Gilford (Frosch) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Eugene Ormandy, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Preservation tape, recorded at NYPL in Sept. 1989, from aluminum-based acetates (8 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 16 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 15, no. 13 (Jan. 15, 1951).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 20, 1951.
Reproduction
Service copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 379 (F)
Language
Sung in English.
Added Author
Haffner, C. (Carl), 1804-1874. Librettist
Genée, Richard, 1823-1895. Librettist
Kanin, Garson, 1912-1999. Librettist
Dietz, Howard, 1896-1983. Librettist
Kullman, Charles, 1903-1983. Performer
Piazza, Marguerite. Performer
Munsel, Patrice, 1925- Performer
Gollner, Nana. Performer
Tucker, Richard, 1913-1975. Performer
Stevens, Risë, 1913- Performer
Brownlee, John, 1901-1969. Performer
Thompson, Hugh, 1915- Performer
Franke, Paul, 1917-2011. Performer
Gilford, Jack. Performer
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Lipton, Martha. Commentator
Sullivan, Brian, 1919-1969. Commentator
Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966. Commentator
Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965. Commentator
Marek, George R. (George Richard), 1902-1987. Commentator
Alvary, Lorenzo, 1909- 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 4928 Master tape. Request cassette service copy in *LTCM 379 (F)
*LTCM 379 (F) Cassette service copy; production notes on file. Master tape in *LT-10 4928.
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