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Rigoletto [sound recording] : opera in four acts, in Italian

Title
Rigoletto [sound recording] : opera in four acts, in Italian / music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after Victor Hugo's play "Le roi s'amuse".
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 287 (F)Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
3 sound cassettes (199 min.) : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1968-12-07 (Dec. 7, 1968)]
Uniform Title
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Rigoletto
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Rigoletto
Subjects
Note
  • Sung in Italian.
  • Titles from Opera news.
  • Durations: 1:11:00 (synopses and features) ; 2:08:00 (opera).
  • With production notes and official cast list (6 p.).
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Event (note)
  • Originally broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 7, 1968.
Contents
Side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air: Season greeting with Rudolf Bing ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz with quizmaster Edward Downes and panelists Max de Schauensee, Boris Goldovsky and John Coveney ; Synopsis of act 3 (Cross) ; Biographies in music: Francis Robinson talks about Risë Stevens -- side 3. Act 1 -- side 4. Act 2 -- side 5. Act 3 -- side 6. Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Cross)
Call Number
*LTCM 287 (F)
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Title
Rigoletto [sound recording] : opera in four acts, in Italian / music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after Victor Hugo's play "Le roi s'amuse".
Playing Time
011100 020800
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1968-12-07 (Dec. 7, 1968)]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1968-12-07 (Dec. 7, 1968)]
Performer
Robert Merrill (Rigoletto) ; Carlo Bergonzi (Duke) ; Anna Moffo (Gilda) ; Raymond Michalski (Sparafucile) ; Shirley Love (Maddalena) ; Carlotta Ordassy (Giovanna) ; Justino Díaz (Monterone) ; Gene Boucher (Marullo) ; Gabor Carelli (Borsa) ; Paul Plishka (Count Ceprano) ; Loretta Di Franco (Countess Ceprano) ; Judith Forst (Page) ; Paul De Paola (Chief Guard) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fausto Cleva, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 33, no. 6 (Dec. 7, 1968).
Event
Originally broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 7, 1968.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in Dec. 1987, from masters borrowed from the Metropolitan Opera (4 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 1 track, mono. ; 10 in.).
Added Author
Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876. Librettist
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Roi s'amuse.
Merrill, Robert, 1917-2004 Performer
Bergonzi, Carlo. Performer
Moffo, Anna. Performer
Michalski, Raymond. Performer
Love, Shirley. Performer
Ordassy, Carlotta. Performer
Díaz, Justino. Performer
Boucher, Gene. Performer
Carelli, Gabor. Performer
Plishka, Paul, 1941- Performer
Di Franco, Loretta. Performer
Forst, Judith. Performer
Paola, Paul de. Performer
Cleva, Fausto. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Bing, Rudolf, 1902-1997. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Coveney, John. Commentator
De Schauensee, Max. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Biographies in music (Radio program)
Robinson, Francis, 1910- 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
*LTCM 287 (F) Production notes in listening room.
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