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Carmen : opera in four acts

Title
Carmen : radio broadcast, 1934-04-17 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Georges Bizet ; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée.
Author
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875.
Publication
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, [2003]

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Description
5 sound discs (in 2 containers) : digital, stereo.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] April 17, 1937.
Uniform Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Subtitle from house program.
  • Durations: 53:13 (Announcements, synopses, and intermission features) ; 2:44:29 (opera).
  • Compact discs.
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Performer (note)
  • Rosa Ponselle (Carmen) ; Hilda Burke (Micaela) ; René Maison (Don José) ; Julius Huehn (Escamillo) ; Louis D'Angelo (Zuniga) ; Wilfred Engelman (Morales) ; Thelma Votipka (Frasquita) ; Hlen Olheim (Mercedes) ; George Cehanovsky (Dancaire) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Remendado) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Gennari [sic] Papi, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, April 17, 1937; broadcast over the NBC radio network.
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in French.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 -- CD 4. Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 5. 1st intermission (Artur Rodzinski speaks on music and the radio) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Milton Cross discusses Carmen ; 2nd intermission (Ohio Senator Robert Johns Bulkley speaks about opera in Cleveland) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) ; Milton Cross discusses Bizet ; 3rd intermission (Mr. Cross responds to caustic letters from listeners about the broadcast commentary) ; Synopsis of Act 4 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 32556
Author
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875.
Title
Carmen : radio broadcast, 1934-04-17 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Georges Bizet ; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée.
Imprint
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, [2003]
Series
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] April 17, 1937.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] April 17, 1937.
Cast
Rosa Ponselle (Carmen) ; Hilda Burke (Micaela) ; René Maison (Don José) ; Julius Huehn (Escamillo) ; Louis D'Angelo (Zuniga) ; Wilfred Engelman (Morales) ; Thelma Votipka (Frasquita) ; Hlen Olheim (Mercedes) ; George Cehanovsky (Dancaire) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Remendado) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Gennari [sic] Papi, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, April 17, 1937; broadcast over the NBC radio network.
Language
Sung in French.
Added Author
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897. Librettist
Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908. Librettist
Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870. Carmen.
Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981. Performer
Burke, Hilda. Performer
Maison, René, 1895-1962. Performer
Huehn, Julius. Performer
D'Angelo, Louis, 1888-1958. Performer
Engelman, Wilfred. Performer
Votipka, Thelma. Performer
Olheim, Helen. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
Paltrinieri, Giordano, 1890-1970. Performer
Papi, Gennaro. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Rodzinski, Artur, 1892-1958. Commentator
Bulkley, Robert Johns, 1880- Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 32556
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