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Carmen : opera in four acts

Title
Carmen : radio broadcast, 1937-01-09 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Georges Bizet ; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée.
Author
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875.

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Description
5 sound discs (in 2 containers) : digital, stereo.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Jan. 9, 1937
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Jan. 9, 1937.
Uniform Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subjects
Note
  • Subtitle from house program.
  • Compact discs.
  • Durations: 1:02:34 (Announcements, synopses, and intermission features) ; 2:37:34 (opera).
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Performer (note)
  • Rosa Ponselle (Carmen) ; Natalie Bodanya (Micaela) ; Sydney Rayner (Don José) ; Julius Huehn (Escamillo) ; Louis D'Angelo (Zuniga) ; Wilfred Engelman (Morales) ; Thelma Votipka (Frasquita) ; Hlen Olheim (Mercedes) ; George Cehanovsky (Dancaire) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Remendado) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Gennaro Papi, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 9, 1937.
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in French.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction (Milton Cross) and synopsis of Act 1 (Marcia Davenport) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 -- CD 4. Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 5. 1st intermission (Edward Johnson speaks about the broadcasts and the Metropolitan Opera Guild) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Davenport) ; 2nd intermission (Padraic Colum speaks about gypsies) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Davenport) ; 3rd intermission ; Synopsis of Act 4 (Davenport) ; Davenport discusses Nietzsche's use of Carmen to illustrate the difference of ideas between himself and Richard Wagner.
Call Number
*LDC 32999
Author
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875.
Title
Carmen : radio broadcast, 1937-01-09 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / music by Georges Bizet ; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée.
Playing Time
010234 023734
Series
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Jan. 9, 1937
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Jan. 9, 1937.
Cast
Rosa Ponselle (Carmen) ; Natalie Bodanya (Micaela) ; Sydney Rayner (Don José) ; Julius Huehn (Escamillo) ; Louis D'Angelo (Zuniga) ; Wilfred Engelman (Morales) ; Thelma Votipka (Frasquita) ; Hlen Olheim (Mercedes) ; George Cehanovsky (Dancaire) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Remendado) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Gennaro Papi, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 9, 1937.
Language
Sung in French.
Source
Gift; Metropolitan Opera; Jan. 2003.
Added Author
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897. Librettist
Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908. Librettist
Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870. Carmen.
Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981. Performer
Bodanya, Natalie. Performer
Rayner, Sydney, 1895-1981. Performer
Huehn, Julius. Performer
D'Angelo, Louis, 1888-1958. Performer
Engelman, Wilfred. Performer
Votipka, Thelma. Performer
Olheim, Helen. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
Paltrinieri, Giordano, 1890-1970. Performer
Papi, Gennaro. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Davenport, Marcia, 1903- Commentator
Johnson, Edward, 1878-1959. Commentator
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 32999
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