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Thaïs : [sound recording] : opera in three acts

Title
Thaïs : radio broadcast, 19780128 [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Jules Massenet ; libretto by Louis Gallet, after the novel by Anatole France.
Author
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 750Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
on 5 sides of 3 sound cassettes : analog, stereo. Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Jan. 28, 1978
Uniform Title
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, January 28, 1978.
Language (note)
  • Sung in French.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky presents a musical and dramatic analysis of Thaïs) ; synopsis of Act 2 (Allen) -- side 2. Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes questions John Coveney, Paul Hume, and Terry McEwen) ; synopsis of Act 3 (Allen) -- side 3. Act 1 -- side 4. Act 2 -- side 5. Act 3 ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 750
Author
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.
Title
Thaïs : radio broadcast, 19780128 [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Jules Massenet ; libretto by Louis Gallet, after the novel by Anatole France.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Jan. 28, 1978
Performer
Beverly Sills (Thaïs) ; Sherrill Milnes (Athanaël) ; Raymond Gibbs (Nicias) ; James Morris (Palémon) ; Betsy Norden (Crobyle) ; Isola Jones (Myrtale) ; Louise Wohlafka (Charmeuse) ; Batyah Godfrey Ben-David (Albine) ; Kent Cottam (Cenobite) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; John Pritchard, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, January 28, 1978.
Original Version
Cassette tape service copy re-recorded at NYPL in 1982, from borrowed masters (3 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips., stereo. ; 10 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Language
Sung in French.
Added Author
Gallet, Louis, 1835-1898. Librettist
Sills, Beverly. Performer
Milnes, Sherrill. Performer
Gibbs, Raymond. Performer
Morris, James, 1947- Performer
Norden, Betsy. Performer
Jones, Isola. Performer
Wohlafka, Louise. Performer
Godfrey Ben-David, Batyah. Performer
Cottam, Kent. Performer
Pritchard, John, 1921- Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920-2016. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Coveney, John. Commentator
Hume, Paul, 1915- Commentator
McEwen, Terry. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 750
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