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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.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 32548 [CD]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
  • Milanov, Zinka.
  • Castagna, Bruna.
  • Jagel, Frederick.
  • Lazzari, Virgilio, 1887-1953.
  • Votipka, Thelma.
  • De Paolis, Alessio.
  • Sodero, Cesare, 1886-1947.
  • Cross, Milton, 1897-1975.
  • Sloan, George A.
  • Johnson, Edward, 1878-1959.
  • Schenck, Mary Percy.
  • Bagar, Robert C.
  • Downes, Olin, 1886-1955.
  • Marek, George R. (George Richard), 1902-1987.
  • Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965.
  • Romani, Felice, 1788-1865.
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
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] February 12, 1944
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] February 12, 1944.
Uniform Title
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program).
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Live sound recordings.
Note
  • Subtitle from house program.
  • Durations: 31:38 (Introduction, synopses, and intermission features) ; 2:18:32 (opera).
  • Portion of Act 3 missing from this recording due to interruption of broadcast for special message from President Franklin Roosevelt, also not included on this recording.
  • Compact discs.
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Performer (note)
  • Zinka Milanov (Norma) ; Bruna Castagna (Adalgisa) ; Frederick Jagel (Pollione) ; Virgilio Lazzari (Oroveso) ; Thelma Votipka (Clotilde) ; Alessio De Paolis (Flavio) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Cesare Sodero, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 12, 1944.
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
CD 1. Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 ; Act 3 (Incomplete) -- CD 3. Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Milton Cross) -- CD 4. Introduction (Cross) ; Pre-curtain feature (George A. Sloan address ; Edward Johnson gives a backstage glimpse of last minute preparations with Cesare Sodero, conductor, Mary Schenck, costume designer, and Frederick Jagel, tenor) ; Synopsis of Act 1 (Cross) ; Opera Forum Quiz (incomplete) (Mr. Sloan questions Robert Bagar, Olin Downes, George Marek, and Sigmund Spaeth) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Column of the Air (incomplete) (Milton Cross presents the dramatized voices of opera lovers from around the country).
Call Number
*LDC 32548
OCLC
NYPG05-R24
Author
Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835.
Title
Norma [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Vincenzo Bellini ; libretto by Felice Romani.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] February 12, 1944
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] February 12, 1944.
Cast
Zinka Milanov (Norma) ; Bruna Castagna (Adalgisa) ; Frederick Jagel (Pollione) ; Virgilio Lazzari (Oroveso) ; Thelma Votipka (Clotilde) ; Alessio De Paolis (Flavio) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Cesare Sodero, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 12, 1944.
Language
Sung in Italian.
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Added Author
Milanov, Zinka. Performer
Castagna, Bruna. Performer
Jagel, Frederick. Performer. Commentator
Lazzari, Virgilio, 1887-1953. Performer
Votipka, Thelma. Performer
De Paolis, Alessio. Performer
Sodero, Cesare, 1886-1947. Conductor. Commentator
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Sloan, George A. Commentator
Johnson, Edward, 1878-1959. Commentator
Schenck, Mary Percy. Commentator
Bagar, Robert C. Commentator
Downes, Olin, 1886-1955. Commentator
Marek, George R. (George Richard), 1902-1987. Commentator
Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965. Commentator
Romani, Felice, 1788-1865. Librettist
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program).
Added Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 32548
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