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Madama Butterfly opera in three acts, in Italian

Title
Madama Butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts, in Italian / music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, founded on "Madama [sic] Butterfly", novella by John Luther Long and play by David Belasco.
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.

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Additional Authors
  • Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906.
  • Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919.
  • Belasco, David, 1853-1931.
  • Arroyo, Martina.
  • Alexander, John, 1923-1990.
  • Uppman, Theodor, 1920-
  • Baldwin, Marcia.
  • Franke, Paul, 1917-2011.
  • Boucher, Gene.
  • Forst, Judith.
  • Best, Richard, 1935-
  • Goodloe, Robert.
  • Carpenter, Gerald.
  • Adler, Kurt, 1907-1977.
  • Cross, Milton, 1897-1975.
  • Goldovsky, Boris.
  • Downes, Edward, 1911-
  • Coveney, John.
  • Behr, Jan.
  • Mohr, Richard.
  • Lawrence, Robert, 1912-
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) prf
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Description
3 sound cassettes (189 min.) : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar. 7, 1970]
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.
  • Titles from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:54:00 (synopses and features) ; 2:14:30 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (6 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein listening room.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news
Event (note)
  • Originally broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Mar. 7, 1970.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air: Boris Goldovsky discusses "Madama Butterfly" ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz with quizmaster Edward Downes and panelists John Coveney, Jan Behr, Richard Mohr, and Robert Lawrence ; Synopsis of act 3 (Cross) -- side 3. Act 1 to "or son contenta" -- side 4. Act 1, "Vogliatemi bene" to conclusion ; Act 2 to "Il cannone del porto!" -- side 5. Act 2, "Una nava da guerra" to conclusion -- side 6. Act 3 ; Closing remarks (Cross).
Call Number
*LTCM 322 (F)
OCLC
NYPG88-R189
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Title
Madama Butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts, in Italian / music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, founded on "Madama [sic] Butterfly", novella by John Luther Long and play by David Belasco.
Playing Time
005400 021430
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar. 7, 1970]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar. 7, 1970]
Performer
Martina Arroyo (Cio-Cio-San) ; John Alexander (B.F. Pinkerton) ; Theodor Uppman (Sharpless) ; Marcia Baldwin (Suzuki) ; Paul Franke (Goro) ; Gene Boucher (Yamadori) ; Judith Forst (Kate Pinkerton) ; Richard Best (Uncle-Priest) ; Robert Goodloe (Imperial Commissioner) ; Gerald Carpenter (Registrar) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Kurt Adler, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 34, no. 19 (Mar. 7, 1970).
Event
Originally broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Mar. 7, 1970.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in June 1988, from masters borrowed from the Metropolitan Opera (3 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 1 track, mono. ; 10 in.).
Added Author
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. Librettist
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919. Librettist
Belasco, David, 1853-1931. Madame Butterfly.
Arroyo, Martina. Performer
Alexander, John, 1923-1990. Performer
Uppman, Theodor, 1920- Performer
Baldwin, Marcia. Performer
Franke, Paul, 1917-2011. Performer
Boucher, Gene. Performer
Forst, Judith. Performer
Best, Richard, 1935- Performer
Goodloe, Robert. Performer
Carpenter, Gerald. Performer
Adler, Kurt, 1907-1977. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Coveney, John. Commentator
Behr, Jan. Commentator
Mohr, Richard. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Performer
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 322 (F) Production notes in listening room.
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