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Peter Grimes [sound recording] : opera in three acts and a prologue

Title
Peter Grimes [sound recording] : opera in three acts and a prologue / Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Montagu Slater, after a poem by George Crabbe.
Author
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.

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Description
3 sound cassettes (216 min.) : analog, stereo., Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 10, 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: 63 min. (Introduction, synopses, and intermission features ; 2:33:00 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (6 p.) on file.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 10, 1977.
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Contents
side 1. Prelude ; Act 1, scene 1 -- side 2. Act 1, scene 2 ; Act 2, scene 1 -- side 3. Act 2, scene 2 ; Act 3, scene 1 -- side 4. Act 3, scene 2 ; Closing remarks (Peter Allen) -- side 5. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Allen) ; Opera news on the air (Reflections on Peter Grimes by John Culshaw) ; synopsis of Act 2 (Allen) -- side 6. Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes questions John Ardoin, William Livingstone, and Edwin Newman) ; synopsis of Act 3 (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 758
Author
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
Title
Peter Grimes [sound recording] : opera in three acts and a prologue / Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Montagu Slater, after a poem by George Crabbe.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 10, 1977
Performer
Andrij Dobriansky (Hobson) ; Morley Meredith (Swallow) ; Jon Vickers (Peter Grimes) ; Jean Kraft (Mrs. (Nabob) Sedley) ; Heather Harper (Ellen Orford) ; Donald Peck (A fisherman) ; Lili Chookasian (Auntie) ; Paul Franke (Bob Boles) ; Donald Gramm (Captain Balstrode) ; Nadyne Brewer (A fisherwoman) ; James Atherton (Rev. Horace Adams) ; Alma Jean Smith, Betsy Norden (Two nieces) ; Gene Boucher (Ned Keene) ; William Mellow (A lawyer) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; John Pritchard, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 10, 1977.
Original Version
Cassette tape service copy re-recorded at NYPL in 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 English.
Added Author
Slater, Montagu, 1902- Librettist
Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Peter Grimes.
Dobriansky, Andrij. Performer
Meredith, Morley. Performer
Vickers, Jon. Performer
Kraft, Jean. Performer
Harper, Heather. Performer
Peck, Donald. Performer
Chookasian, Lili. Performer
Franke, Paul, 1917-2011. Performer
Atherton, James. Performer
Gramm, Donald. Performer
Brewer, Nadyne. Performer
Smith, Alma Jean. Performer
Norden, Betsy. Performer
Boucher, Gene. Performer
Mellow, William. Performer
Culshaw, John. Commentator
Allen, Peter, 1920-2016. Commentator
Pritchard, John, 1921- Conductor
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Ardoin, John. Commentator
Livingstone, William. Commentator
Newman, Edwin. Commentator
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 758 Notes on file.
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