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The merry widow

Title
The merry widow [videorecording] / produced by WTTW Chicago ; produced and directed by Dick Carter ; choreography by Ruth Page, staged by Larry Long ; music by Franz Lehár.
Publication
Chicago, Ill. : WTTW ; W. Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur International Films, c1983.

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Description
1 videocassette (54 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Uniform Title
Merry widow (Choreographic work : Page)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Running time given as 60 min. on wrapper and original container.
  • Commercially released version. Non-commercial versions of this recording appear on *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 122 and *MGZIC 9-645, both titled The merry widow.
Credits (note)
  • Music arranged by Isaac Van Grove and Hans May ; scenery, Michael Loewenstein ; costumes, Rolf Gérard ; lighting, Jim Gedwellas ; talent consultant, artists coordinator, narration, Andrew Mark Wentink.
Performer (note)
  • Introduced by Ruth Page.
  • Patricia McBride (Sonia, the widow) ; Peter Martins (Prince Danilo) ; Rebecca Wright (Baroness Popoff) ; George de la Pẽǹa (Count Jolidon) ; Larry Long (Baron Popoff) ; Warren Conover (Nish) ; Elyse Borne (Zozo) ; Lisa Hess (Frou-Frou) ; Helene Alexopoulos, Florence Fitzgerald, Antonia Franceschi, Alexia Hess, Jerri Kumery, Barbara Seibert (waltzing ladies) ; Johan Bager, Paul Boos, Victor Castelli, Cornel Crabtree, Paul Frame, Espen Giljane (waltzing gentlemen) ; Toni Bentley, Victoria Bromberg, Susan Gluck, Miriam Mahdaviani, Kimberlee Raines, Roma Sosenko (can-can girls) ; and Kelly Conroy, Diana White, Douglas Hay, Adam Pelty, Glen Tarachow. Most of the ensemble listed above are members of the New York City Ballet.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3839
ISBN
1561272361
OCLC
  • 84324274
  • 84324274
Title
The merry widow [videorecording] / produced by WTTW Chicago ; produced and directed by Dick Carter ; choreography by Ruth Page, staged by Larry Long ; music by Franz Lehár.
Imprint
Chicago, Ill. : WTTW ; W. Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur International Films, c1983.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Credits
Music arranged by Isaac Van Grove and Hans May ; scenery, Michael Loewenstein ; costumes, Rolf Gérard ; lighting, Jim Gedwellas ; talent consultant, artists coordinator, narration, Andrew Mark Wentink.
Performer
Introduced by Ruth Page.
Cast
Patricia McBride (Sonia, the widow) ; Peter Martins (Prince Danilo) ; Rebecca Wright (Baroness Popoff) ; George de la Pẽǹa (Count Jolidon) ; Larry Long (Baron Popoff) ; Warren Conover (Nish) ; Elyse Borne (Zozo) ; Lisa Hess (Frou-Frou) ; Helene Alexopoulos, Florence Fitzgerald, Antonia Franceschi, Alexia Hess, Jerri Kumery, Barbara Seibert (waltzing ladies) ; Johan Bager, Paul Boos, Victor Castelli, Cornel Crabtree, Paul Frame, Espen Giljane (waltzing gentlemen) ; Toni Bentley, Victoria Bromberg, Susan Gluck, Miriam Mahdaviani, Kimberlee Raines, Roma Sosenko (can-can girls) ; and Kelly Conroy, Diana White, Douglas Hay, Adam Pelty, Glen Tarachow. Most of the ensemble listed above are members of the New York City Ballet.
Performer
Music performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ottavio DaRosa ; violin solo, Samuel Magad.
Summary
Ballet version of the operetta. In her introduction, choreographer Ruth Page provides a plot synopsis illustrated by still photographs of the production.
Added Author
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991, choreographer. Commentator
McBride, Patricia, 1942- dancer.
Martins, Peter, 1946- dancer.
Wright, Rebecca, 1947-2006, dancer.
De la Pena, George, dancer.
Long, Larry, 1936-2009, dancer.
Conover, Warren, dancer.
Borne, Elyse, dancer.
Hess, Lisa, dancer.
Alexopoulos, Helene, dancer.
Fitzgerald, Florence, dancer.
Franceschi, Antonia, dancer.
Hess, Alexia, dancer.
Kumery, Jerri, dancer.
Seibert, Barbara, dancer.
Boos, Paul, dancer.
Castelli, Victor, dancer.
Crabtree, Cornel, dancer.
Frame, Paul Edward, dancer.
Bentley, Toni, dancer.
Bromberg, Vicki, dancer.
Gluck, Susan, dancer.
Mahdaviani, Miriam, dancer.
Sosenko, Roma, dancer.
De Rosa, Ottavio. Conductor
Magad, Samuel, 1932- Instrumentalist
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948. Composer
Van Grove, Isaac. Arranger
May, Hans, 1891-1959. Arranger
Loewenstein, Michael. Designer
Gérard, Rolf. Costume designer
Gedwellas, Jim.
Carter, Dick. Producer. Director
Wentink, Andrew Mark. Narrator
Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Kultur International Films.
DHCA.
Added Title
Merry widow (Choreographic work : Page)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3839
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