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Porgy and Bess opera in three acts

Title
Porgy and Bess [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by George Gershwin ; libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, based on the play by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward.
Author
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.

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Additional Authors
  • Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983.
  • Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940.
  • Heyward, Dorothy, 1890-1961.
  • Joubert, Joseph, 1958-
  • Martin, Marvis.
  • Arnold, David.
  • Freeman-McDaniels, John A.
  • Williams, Charles.
  • Conrad, Barbara Smith, 1940-
  • Quivar, Florence.
  • Osbourne, Donald.
  • Smartt, Michael.
  • Wallace, Mervin.
  • Baskerville, Priscilla.
  • Ingrem, Clinton Chinyelu.
  • Estes, Simon.
  • Baker, Gregg.
  • Alexander, Roberta.
  • Storch, Larry.
  • Murphy, Andrew.
  • Grayson, Milton B., Jr.
  • Anthony, John D.
  • Hawkins, Osie.
  • Jones, Isola.
  • Jones, Jay Aubrey
  • Rowe, Hansford.
  • Levine, James, 1943-2021.
  • Allen, Peter, 1920-2016.
  • Jacobson, Robert M.
  • Gowdovsky, Frances Gershwin.
  • Downes, Edward, 1911-
  • Hubay, Alfred.
  • Reuben, David.
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Description
3 sound cassettes (235 min.) : stereo, Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar. 23, 1985]
Uniform Title
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Porgy and Bess
Subjects
Genre/Form
Live sound recordings.
Note
  • Sung in English.
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:38:41 (synopses and features) ; 3:16:32 (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, Mar. 23, 1985.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 471 (F)
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (Robert Jacobson, host, with Frances Gershwin Gowdovsky) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes, host, with Alfred Hubay, Robert Jacobson and David Reuben) ; Synopsis of act 3 (Allen) -- side 2. Act 1 through "Oh little stars" -- side 3. Act 1 concluded -- side 4. Act 2 through "It ain't necessarily so" -- side 5. Act 2 concluded -- side 6. Act 3 ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 471 (f)
OCLC
NYPG91-R207
Author
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Title
Porgy and Bess [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by George Gershwin ; libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, based on the play by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward.
Playing Time
003841 031632
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar. 23, 1985]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Mar. 23, 1985]
Performer
Joseph Joubert (Jasbo Brown) ; Marvis Martin (Clara) ; David Arnold (Jake) ; John A. Freeman-McDaniels (Mingo) ; Charles Williams (Sportin'Life) ; Barbara Conrad (Maria) ; Florence Quivar (Serena) ; Donald Osbourne (Robbins) ; Michael Smartt (Jim) ; Mervin Wallace (Peter) ; Priscilla Baskerville (Lily) ; Clinton Chinyelu Ingram (Scipio) ; Simon Estes (Porgy) ; Gregg Baker (Crown) ; Roberta Alexander (Bess) ; Larry Storch (Detective) ; Andrew Murphy (Policeman) ; Milton B. Grayson Jr. (Undertaker) ; John D. Anthony (Frazier) ; Osie Hawkins (Mr. Archdale) ; Isola Jones (Strawberry woman) ; Jay Aubrey Jones (Crabman) ; Hansford Rowe (Coroner) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 49, no. 13 (Mar. 16, 1985).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Mar. 23, 1985.
Original Version
Re-recorded at NYPL in Mar. 1991, from borrowed masters (3 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Reproduction
Service copy (3 sound cassettes : stereo, Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 471 (F)
Added Author
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. Librettist
Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940. Librettist
Heyward, Dorothy, 1890-1961. Porgy and Bess.
Joubert, Joseph, 1958- Performer
Martin, Marvis. Performer
Arnold, David. Performer
Freeman-McDaniels, John A. Performer
Williams, Charles. Performer
Conrad, Barbara Smith, 1940- Performer
Quivar, Florence. Performer
Osbourne, Donald. Performer
Smartt, Michael. Performer
Wallace, Mervin. Performer
Baskerville, Priscilla. Performer
Ingrem, Clinton Chinyelu. Performer
Estes, Simon. Performer
Baker, Gregg. Performer
Alexander, Roberta. Performer
Storch, Larry. Performer
Murphy, Andrew. Performer
Grayson, Milton B., Jr. Performer
Anthony, John D. Performer
Hawkins, Osie. Performer
Jones, Isola. Performer
Jones, Jay Aubrey, singer.
Rowe, Hansford. Performer
Levine, James, 1943-2021. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920-2016. Commentator
Jacobson, Robert M. Commentator
Gowdovsky, Frances Gershwin. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Hubay, Alfred. Commentator
Reuben, David. 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
*LTCM 471 (f) \(Production notes in listening room.)
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