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Manon opera in five acts

Title
Manon [sound recording] : opera in five acts / Jules Massenet ; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, after the novel by the abbé Prévost.
Author
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.
Publication
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, [2003]

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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 13, 1937.
Uniform Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Subtitle from house program.
  • In this performance, the Cours la Reine scene (Act 3, scene 1) is cut. Manon's Gavotte is substituted into the gambling scene (Act 4, scene 1).
  • Durations: 54:35 (Announcements, synopses and intermission features) ; 2:14:17 (Opera).
  • Compact discs.
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Performer (note)
  • Bidú Sayão (Manon) ; Sydney Rayner (Des Grieux) ; Richard Bonelli (Lescaut) ; Chase Baromeo (Comte Des Grieux) ; Natalie Bodanya (Poussette) ; Charlotte Symons (Javotte) ; Irra Petina (Rosette) ; Angelo Badà (Guillot) ; George Cehanovsky (Brétigny) ; Louis D'Angelo (Innkeeper) ; Max Altglass (First guard) ; Arnold Gabor (Second guard) ; Gina Cola (Maid) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Maurice Abravanel, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, February 13, 1937.
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 ; Act 3 -- CD 3. Act 4 ; Act 5 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 4. First intermission feature (Lucrezia Bori reminisces about her performances of Manon) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Second intermission feature (Marcia Davenport discusses multiple operatic settings of famous tales, especially Manon Lescaut) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) ; Third intermission feature (Herbert Graf discusses the art of the stage director) ; Synopsis of Act 4 (Cross) ; Fourth intermission feature (Marcia Devenport discusses the French school of opera and music) ; Synopsis of Act 5 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 32545
Author
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.
Title
Manon [sound recording] : opera in five acts / Jules Massenet ; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, after the novel by the abbé Prévost.
Imprint
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, [2003]
Series
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] February 13, 1937.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] February 13, 1937.
Cast
Bidú Sayão (Manon) ; Sydney Rayner (Des Grieux) ; Richard Bonelli (Lescaut) ; Chase Baromeo (Comte Des Grieux) ; Natalie Bodanya (Poussette) ; Charlotte Symons (Javotte) ; Irra Petina (Rosette) ; Angelo Badà (Guillot) ; George Cehanovsky (Brétigny) ; Louis D'Angelo (Innkeeper) ; Max Altglass (First guard) ; Arnold Gabor (Second guard) ; Gina Cola (Maid) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Maurice Abravanel, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, February 13, 1937.
Language
Sung in French.
Added Author
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897. Librettist
Gille, Philippe, 1831-1901. Librettist
Prévost, abbé, 1697-17673. Manon Lescaut.
Sayão, Bidú. Performer
Rayner, Sydney, 1895-1981. Performer
Bonelli, Richard. Performer
Baromeo, Chase. Performer
Bodanya, Natalie. Performer
Symons, Charlotte. Performer
Petina, Irra, 1907- Performer
Bada, Angelo. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
D'Angelo, Louis, 1888-1958. Performer
Altglass, Max. Performer
Gábor, Arnold, 1880-1950. Performer
Gola, Gina. Performer
Abravanel, Maurice, 1903-1993. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Bori, Lucrezia, 1887-1960. Commentator
Davenport, Marcia, 1903- Commentator
Graf, Herbert, 1903- 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 32545
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