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Le nozze di Figaro [sound recording] : opera in four acts

Title
Le nozze di Figaro [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on Beaumarchais' play.
Author
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.

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AudioUse in library *LTCM 799 Notes on filePerforming Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
on 7 sides of 4 sound cassettes : analog, stereo., Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Feb. 21, 1976
Uniform Title
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Nozze di Figaro
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Nozze di Figaro
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program.
  • Production notes and official cast list (5 p.) on file.
Performer (note)
  • Stafford Dean (Figaro) ; Kiri Te Kanawa (Countess Almaviva) ; Benita Valente (Susanna) ; Rosalind Elias (Cherubino) ; Jean Kraft (Marcellina) ; Betsy Norden (Barbarina) ; Linda Mays, Dorothy Shawn (Peasant girls) ; Thomas Stewart (Count Almaviva) ; Andrew Foldi (Don Bartolo) ; Andrea Velis (Don Basilio) ; Richard Best (Antonio) ; Robert Schmorr (Don Curzio) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Steuart Bedford, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, February 21, 1976.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky on the character of musical keys) ; synopsis of Act 2 (Allen) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Edward Downes questions Alberta Masiello, Richard Mohr, and William Weaver) ; synopsis of Act 3 (Allen) -- side 2. Special piano quiz (Alberta Masiello, quizmaster-pianist, with Richard Mohr, William Weaver, and Edward Downes) ; synopsis of Act 4 (Allen) -- side 3. Act 1 -- side 4. Act 2, part 1 -- side 5. Act 2, part 2 -- side 6. Act 3 -- side 7. Act 4 ; Closing remarks(Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 799
Author
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Title
Le nozze di Figaro [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on Beaumarchais' play.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Feb. 21, 1976
Cast
Stafford Dean (Figaro) ; Kiri Te Kanawa (Countess Almaviva) ; Benita Valente (Susanna) ; Rosalind Elias (Cherubino) ; Jean Kraft (Marcellina) ; Betsy Norden (Barbarina) ; Linda Mays, Dorothy Shawn (Peasant girls) ; Thomas Stewart (Count Almaviva) ; Andrew Foldi (Don Bartolo) ; Andrea Velis (Don Basilio) ; Richard Best (Antonio) ; Robert Schmorr (Don Curzio) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Steuart Bedford, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, February 21, 1976.
Original Version
Cassette tape service copy re-recorded at NYPL in 1982, from borrowed masters (4 sound tape reels : 7 1/2 ips., 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Language
Sung in Italian.
Added Author
Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838. Librettist
Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799. Mariage de Figaro.
Dean, Stafford. Performer
Valente, Benita. Performer
Te Kanawa, Kiri. Performer
Elias, Rosalind. Performer
Kraft, Jean. Performer
Norden, Betsy. Performer
Mays, Linda. Performer
Shawn, Dorothy. Performer
Stewart, Thomas, 1926- Performer
Foldi, Andrew, 1920- Performer
Velis, Andrea, 1932-1994. Performer
Best, Richard, 1935- Performer
Schmorr, Robert. Performer
Bedford, Steuart. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920-2016. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Downes, Edward, 1911- Commentator
Masiello, Alberta. Commentator. Performer
Mohr, Richard. Commentator
Weaver, William, 1923-2013, 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 799 Notes on file.
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