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Norma opera in four acts

Title
Norma [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Vincenzo Bellini ; libretto by Felice Romani.
Author
Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835.
Publication
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, [2003]

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AudioUse in library *LDC 32544 [CD]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
4 sound discs : digital, stereo.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast; [broadcast of] February 20, 1937.
Uniform Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Subtitle from house program.
  • Durations: 48:30 (Introduction, synopses and intermission features) ; 2:38:00 (opera).
  • Compact discs.
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Performer (note)
  • Gina Cigna (Norma) ; Bruna Castagna (Adalgisa) ; Giovanni Martinelli (Pollione) ; Ezio Pinza (Oroveso) ; Thelma Votipka (Clotilde) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Flavio) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Ettore Panizza, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, February 20, 1937; broadcast over the nationwide Blue Network of the broadcasting service of RCA, the National Broadcasting Corporation.
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 ; Act 3 -- CD 3. Act 4, scene 1 ; Synopsis of Act 4, scene 2 (Cross) ; Act 4, scene 2 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 4. 1st intermission (Marcia Davenport discusses the vocal demands of Norma in contrast to Isolde and Fidelio) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; 2nd intermission (Mrs. August Belmont, Metropolitan Opera Guild chairman, discusses the Guild) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) ; 3rd intermission (Mrs. Davenport discusses the requirements of good singing and mentions Lilli Lehmann) ; Synopsis of Act 4, scene 1 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 32544
Author
Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835.
Title
Norma [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Vincenzo Bellini ; libretto by Felice Romani.
Imprint
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, [2003]
Series
Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast; [broadcast of] February 20, 1937.
Cast
Gina Cigna (Norma) ; Bruna Castagna (Adalgisa) ; Giovanni Martinelli (Pollione) ; Ezio Pinza (Oroveso) ; Thelma Votipka (Clotilde) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Flavio) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Ettore Panizza, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, February 20, 1937; broadcast over the nationwide Blue Network of the broadcasting service of RCA, the National Broadcasting Corporation.
Language
Sung in Italian.
Added Author
Romani, Felice, 1788-1865. Librettist
Cigna, Gina, 1900- Performer
Castagna, Bruna. Performer
Martinelli, Giovanni, 1885-1969. Performer
Pinza, Ezio. Performer
Votipka, Thelma. Performer
Paltrinieri, Giordano, 1890-1970. Performer
Panizza, Ettore. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Davenport, Marcia, 1903- Commentator
Belmont, Eleanor Robson, 1879- Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 32544
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