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Samson et Dalila opera in three acts

Title
Samson et Dalila [sound recording] : opera in three acts / Camille Saint-Saëns ; libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire.
Author
Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921.
Publication
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, [2003]

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AudioUse in library *LDC 32516 [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
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of November 26, 1949]
Uniform Title
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Subtitle from house program.
  • Durations:2:12:27 (opera) ; 1:11:28 (introduction, synopses and intermission features).
  • House program on file in Music Division.
  • Compact discs.
Performer (note)
  • Risë Stevens (Dalila) ; Ramon Vinay (Samson) ; Robert Merrill (High priest) ; Osie Hawkins (Abimelech) ; Dezsö Ernster (Old Hebrew) ; Leslie Chabay (First Philistine) ; Clifford Harvuot (Second Philistine) ; Enery Darcy (Philistine messenger) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Emil Cooper, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, November 26, 1949.
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in French.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction (Milton Cross) ; Pre-Curtain feature (Edward Johnson previews the season's broadcasts and speaks with Risë Stevens, Robert Merrill, and Ramon Vinay) ; Synopsis of Act 1 (Cross) -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 4. Opera news on the air (The Story of the Metropolitan Opera: Opening night 1883 enacted with Raymond E. Johnson, narrator, and Roger De Koven) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Opera quiz (Boris Goldovsky questions Robert Lawrence, Sigmund Spaeth, and Deems Taylor) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 32516
Author
Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921.
Title
Samson et Dalila [sound recording] : opera in three acts / Camille Saint-Saëns ; libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire.
Imprint
[New York, NY] : Metropolitan Opera, [2003]
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of November 26, 1949]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of November 26, 1949]
Cast
Risë Stevens (Dalila) ; Ramon Vinay (Samson) ; Robert Merrill (High priest) ; Osie Hawkins (Abimelech) ; Dezsö Ernster (Old Hebrew) ; Leslie Chabay (First Philistine) ; Clifford Harvuot (Second Philistine) ; Enery Darcy (Philistine messenger) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Emil Cooper, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, November 26, 1949.
Language
Sung in French.
Added Author
Lemaire, Ferdinand. Librettist
Stevens, Risë, 1913-2013. Performer
Stevens, Risë, 1913-2013. Commentator
Vinay, Ramon. Performer. Commentator
Merrill, Robert, 1917-2004. Performer
Merrill, Robert, 1917-2004. Commentator
Hawkins, Osie. Performer
Dezsö, Ernster, 1898-1981. Performer
Chabay, Leslie, 1907- Performer
Harvuot, Clifford, 1912-1990. Performer
Darcy, Emery. Performer
Cooper, Emil. Conductor
Johnson, Edward, 1878-1959. Commentator
Johnson, Raymond Edward. Commentator
De Koven, Roger. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965. Commentator
Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966. Commentator
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
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 32516
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