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Madama Butterfly opera in three acts

Title
Madama Butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts / Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by L. Illica and G. Giacosa, after the work of John Luther Long and David Belasco.
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Publication
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, c1974.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 783 [Notes]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
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Mar. 30, 1974
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Mar. 30, 1974.
Uniform Title
  • Madama Butterfly
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Madama Butterfly
Subject
Note
  • Sung in Italian.
  • Subtitle from Opera news.
  • Durations: 2:13:41 (opera) ; 1:05:21 (synopses and features).
  • Compact discs.
  • Production notes and official cast list filed under classmark: *LTCM 783.
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Event (note)
  • Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Mar. 30, 1974.
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Milton Cross) (6:08) ; Act 1 (49:41) -- CD 2. Act 2 (49:00) -- CD 3. Act 3 (35:00) ; Post curtain: Shirley Verrett speaks with Alma Jean Smith, National Council winner, who sings "Ore dolci e divine" from La Rondine with Alberta Masiello, pianist (10:58) ; Closing remarks (Cross) (2:00) -- CD 4. Opera news on the air: Gerald Fitzgerald speaks with Mrs. August Belmont, plays excerpts from the historic broadcast album of Le Nozze di Figaro from Dec. 7, 1940 (20:00) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) (3:49) ; Texaco's opera quiz: Edward Downes questions John Coveney, Walter Ducloux, Siegmund Levarie, and Walter Slezak (19:00) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) (3:23).
Call Number
*LDC 32135
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Composer
Title
Madama Butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts / Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by L. Illica and G. Giacosa, after the work of John Luther Long and David Belasco.
Imprint
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, c1974.
Playing Time
021622 005708
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Mar. 30, 1974
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Mar. 30, 1974.
Performer
Dorothy Kirsten (Cio-Cio-San) ; Sándor Kónya (B.F. Pinkerton) ; Russell Christopher (U.S. Consul Sharpless) ; Nedda Casei (Suzuki) ; Batyah Godfrey Ben-David (Kate Pinkerton) ; Robert Schmorr (Goro) ; David Holloway (Yamadori) ; Clifford Harvuot (Bonze) ; Gene Boucher (Imperial Commissary) ; Fawayne Murphy (Registrar) ; Gina Puleo (Dolore) ; Serge Baudo, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 38, no. 21 (Mar. 30, 1974).
Event
Originally recorded in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Mar. 30, 1974.
Added Author
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. Librettist
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919. Librettist
Belasco, David, 1853-1931. Madame Butterfly.
Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992. Performer
Kónya, Sándor, 1923-2002. Performer
Casei, Nedda, 1935-2020. Performer
Christopher, Russell. Performer
Schmorr, Robert. Performer
Holloway, David, 1942- Performer
Harvuot, Clifford, 1912-1990. Performer
Godfrey Ben-David, Batyah. Performer
Boucher, Gene. Performer
Murphy, Fawayne. Performer
Puleo, Gina. Performer
Baudo, Serge, 1927- Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Fitzgerald, Gerald, 1932- Commentator
Belmont, Eleanor Robson, 1879- Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Coveney, John. Commentator
Ducloux, Walter. Commentator
Levarie, Siegmund, 1914- Commentator
Verrett, Shirley. Commentator
Slezak, Walter, 1902- Commentator
Smith, Alma Jean. Performer
Masiello, Alberta. Performer
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Rondine. Ore dolci e divine.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Performer
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 32135
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