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Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's castle [sound recording] : opera in one act

Title
Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's castle [sound recording] : opera in one act / English version by Chester Kallman after the original text by Béla Balázs. Giocomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi : opera in one act / libretto by Gioacchino Forzano.
Author
Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945.

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Description
3 sound cassettes (180 min.) : analog, stereo., Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1975-02-22 (Feb. 22, 1975)]
Uniform Title
  • Kékszakállú herceg vára
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Alternative Title
  • Bluebeard's castle.
  • Gianni Schicchi.
  • Kékszakállú herceg vára
Subject
Note
  • Bluebeard's castle sung in English ; Gianni Schicchi sung in Italian.
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 1:01:00 (synopses and features) ; 1:04:00 (Bluebead's castle) ; 0:55:00 (Gianni Schicchi).
  • 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, Feb. 22, 1975.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of Bluebeard's castle (Peter Allen) ; Pre-curtain feature: Musical and Dramatic analysis of Bluebeard's castle by Boris Goldovsky -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz: Edward Downes questions Alberta Masiello, Robert Jacobson, Richard Mohr and Walter Slezak ; Synopsis of Gianni Schicchi (Peter Allen) -- side 3. Bluebeard's castle, beginning to "What's the meaning of this ..." -- side 4. Bluebeard's castle, conclusion -- side 5. Gianni Schicchi, beginning to entrance of lawyer -- side 6. Gianni Schicchi, conclusion ; Closing remarks (Peter Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 621 (F)
Author
Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945.
Title
Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's castle [sound recording] : opera in one act / English version by Chester Kallman after the original text by Béla Balázs. Giocomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi : opera in one act / libretto by Gioacchino Forzano.
Playing Time
010100 010400 005500
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1975-02-22 (Feb. 22, 1975)]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of 1975-02-22 (Feb. 22, 1975)]
Performer
1st work: David Ward (Bluebeard) ; Shirley Verrett (Judith) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Sixten Ehrling, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
2nd work: Ezio Flagello (Gianni Schicchi) ; Judith Blegen (Lauretta) ; Raymond Gibbs (Rinuccio) ; Irene Dalis (Zita) ; Edmond Karlsrud (Guccio) ; Clifford Harvuot (Simone) ; Gene Boucher (Marco) ; Marcia Baldwin (Ciesca) ; Charles Anthony (Gherardo) ; Betsy Norden (Nella) ; Russell Christopher (Betto) ; Richard Best (Spinelloccio) ; Andrij Dobriansky (Amantio di Nicolao) ; Herman Marcus (Pinellino) ; Lawrence Klein (Gherardino) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Sixten Ehrling, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 39, no. 16 (Feb. 22, 1975).
Event
Originally broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 22, 1975.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in Oct. 1982, from masters borrowed from the Metropolitan Opera (sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in.).
Added Author
Balázs, Béla, 1884-1949. Librettist
Kallman, Chester, 1921-1975. Translator
Ward, David, 1922- Performer
Verrett, Shirley. Performer
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Trittico. Gianni Schicchi.
Forzano, Giovacchino. Librettist
Flagello, Ezio. Performer
Blegen, Judith. Performer
Gibbs, Raymond. Performer
Dalis, Irene. Performer
Karlsrud, Edmond. Performer
Harvuot, Clifford, 1912-1990. Performer
Boucher, Gene. Performer
Baldwin, Marcia. Performer
Anthony, Charles, 1929-2012. Performer
Norden, Betsy. Performer
Christopher, Russell. Performer
Best, Richard, 1935- Performer
Dobriansky, Andrij. Performer
Marcus, Herman. Performer
Klein, Lawrence (Singer)
Ehrling, Sixten. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920-2016. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Masiello, Alberta. Commentator
Jacobson, Robert M. Commentator
Mohr, Richard. Commentator
Slezak, Walter, 1902- Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Bluebeard's castle.
Gianni Schicchi.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 621 (F) Production notes in listening room.
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