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Madama Butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts

Title
Madama Butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, after the work by David Belasco.
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 759 Notes on filePerforming Arts Research Collections - Music

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Description
3 sound cassettes (195 min.) : stereo., Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 17, 1977
Uniform Title
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program.
  • Durations: 52 min. (Introduction, synopses, and intermission features) ; 2:23:00 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (5 p.) on file.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, December 17, 1977.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (John Culshaw : refelctions on Madama Butterfly) ; synopsis of Act 2 (Allen) -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes questions Andrew Porter, Gerald Fitzgerald, and Alberta Masiello ; Richard Woitach, pianist) ; synopsis of Act 3 (Allen) -- side 3. Act 1, part 1 -- side 4. Act 1, part 2 ; Act 2, part 1 -- side 5. Act 2, part 2 -- side 6. Act 3 ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 759
Author
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Title
Madama Butterfly [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, after the work by David Belasco.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 17, 1977
Performer
Giacomo Aragall (B.F.Pinkerton) ; James Atherton (Goro) ; Shirley Love (Suzuki) ; Ryan Edwards (U.S.Consul Sharpless) ; Renata Scotto (Cio-Cio-San) ; Arthur Thompson (Imperial Commisary) ; Fawayne Murphy (The registrar) ; Richard Best (The uncle-priest) ; Russell Christopher (Yamadori) ; Alma Jean Smith (Kate Pinkerton) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Giuseppe Patané, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, December 17, 1977.
Original Version
Cassette tape service copy re-recorded at NYPL in February 1982, from borrowed masters (3 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips., 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Language
Sung in Italian.
Added Author
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919. Librettist
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. Librettist
Belasco, David, 1853-1931. Madame Butterfly.
Aragall, Giacomo. Performer
Atherton, James. Performer
Love, Shirley. Performer
Edwards, Ryan, 1941- Performer
Scotto, Renata, 1934- Performer
Thompson, Arthur, 1942-2004. Performer
Murphy, Fawayne. Performer
Best, Richard, 1935- Performer
Christopher, Russell. Performer
Smith, Alma Jean. Performer
Patanè, Giuseppe, 1932- Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920-2016. Commentator
Culshaw, John. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Porter, Andrew, 1928-2015. Commentator
Fitzgerald, Gerald, 1932- Commentator
Masiello, Alberta. Commentator
Woitach, Richard. Performer
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 759 Notes on file.
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