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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
  • Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906.
  • Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919.
  • Albanese, Licia.
  • Conley, Eugene, 1908-1981.
  • Valentino, Frank.
  • Roggero, Margaret.
  • Castellano, Laura.
  • De Paolis, Alessio.
  • Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986.
  • Hawkins, Osie.
  • Brazis, Algerd.
  • Cleva, Fausto.
  • Cross, Milton, 1897-1975.
  • Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977
  • Synder, Martin.
  • Newell, Annabelle.
  • Fitzgerald, Gerald.
  • Conrad, Josef.
  • Lawrence, Robert, 1912-
  • Marek, George R. (George Richard), 1902-1987.
  • Ducloux, Walter.
  • Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965.
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Description
4 sound tape reels (184 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ;-c10 in.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 17, 1953]
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.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Live sound recordings.
Note
  • Sung in Italian.
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:49:42 (synopses and features) ; 2:14:46 (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, Jan. 17, 1953.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (3 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 336 (F)
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air (Bing Crosby, host, with Martin Snyder, Annabelle Newell, Gerald Fitzgerald and Josef Conrad) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Robert Lawrence, host, with George Marek, Walter Ducloux and Sigmund Spaeth) -- side 2. Synopsis of act 3 and Closing remarks (Cross) -- side 3. Act 1 through "Ieri son salita tutta sola" -- side 4. Act 1 concluded -- side 5. Act 2 through "Spoglio è L'orto" -- side 6. Act 2 concluded ; Act 3.
Call Number
*LT-10 4886
OCLC
NYPG89-R58
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
04942 21446
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 17, 1953]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Jan. 17, 1953]
Performer
Licia Albanese (Cio-Cio-San) ; Eugene Conley (B.F. Pinkerton) ; Frank Valentino (Consul Sharpless) ; Margaret Roggero (Suzuki) ; Laura Castellano (Kate Pinkerton) ; Alessio De Paolis (Goro) ; George Cehanovsky (Yamadori) ; Osie Hawkins (Uncle-Priest) ; Algerd Bazis (Imperial Commissary) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fausto Cleva, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 17, no. 11 (Jan. 12, 1953).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 17, 1953.
Original Version
Preservation tapes recorded at NYPL in Mar. 1989, from aluminum-based acetates (7 sound discs : analog, 3 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 336 (F)
Added Author
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. Librettist
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919. Librettist
Albanese, Licia. Performer
Conley, Eugene, 1908-1981. Performer
Valentino, Frank. Performer
Roggero, Margaret. Performer
Castellano, Laura. Performer
De Paolis, Alessio. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
Hawkins, Osie. Performer
Brazis, Algerd. Performer
Cleva, Fausto. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977, commentator.
Synder, Martin. Commentator
Newell, Annabelle. Commentator
Fitzgerald, Gerald. Commentator
Conrad, Josef. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Marek, George R. (George Richard), 1902-1987. Commentator
Ducloux, Walter. cmm̀
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 Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LT-10 4886 Master tape. Request cassette service copy in *LTCM 336 (F).
*LTCM 336 (F) Cassette service copy; production notes on file. Master tape in *LT-10 4886.
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