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Madama butterfly opera in three acts

Title
Madama butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica.
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.

Details

Additional Authors
Description
4 sound tape reels (178 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono.; 10 in.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 2, 1952]
Uniform Title
  • Madama Butterfly. Selections
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Madama Butterfly.
Subject
Operas
Note
  • Sung in Italian.
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:42:58 (synopses and features) ; 2:15:40 (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,
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 2, 1952.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 358 (F)
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky, host, with Quaintance Eaton and Charles Kullman) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Robert Lawrence, host, with Mary Ellis Peltz, Robert Bagar and H.W. Heimsheimer) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Cross) -- side 2. [blank] -- side 3. Act 1 through "Ieri son salita tutta sola" -- side 4. Act 1 concluded -- side 5. Act 2 through postlude -- side 6. Act 2 concluded ; Act 3 ; Broadcast concluded.
Call Number
*LT-10 4907
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Title
Madama butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica.
Playing Time
04258 21540̲
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 2, 1952]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 2, 1952]
Performer
Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San) ; Giacinto Prandelli (B.F. Pinkerton) ; Frank Valentino (Consul Sharpless) ; Mildred Miller (Suzuki) ; Anne Bollinger (Kate Pinkerton) ; Alessio De Paolis (Goro) ; George Cehanovsky (Yamadori) ; Osie Hawkins (The uncle-priest) ; Algerd Brazis (The imperial commissary) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fausto Cleva, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 16, no. 13 (Jan. 28, 1952).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 2, 1952.
Original Version
Preservation tape, recorded at NYPL in May. 1989, from aluminum-based acetates (6 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 16 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Reproduction
Service copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 358 (F)
Added Author
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. Librettist
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919. Librettist
Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992. Performer
Prandelli, Giacinto, 1916- Performer
Valentino, Frank. Performer
Miller, Mildred. Performer
Bollinger, Anne. Performer
De Paolis, Alessio. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
Hawkins, Osie. Performer
Brazis, Algerd. Performer
Cleva, Fausto. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Eaton, Quaintance. Commentator
Kullman, Charles, 1903-1983. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Peltz, Mary Ellis, 1896-1981. Commentator
Bagar, Robert. Commentator
Heinsheimer, H.W. 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 4907 Master tape. Request cassette service copy in *LTCM 358 (F).
*LTCM 358 (F) Cassette service copy; production notes on file. Master tape in *LT-10 4907.
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