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Hansel and Gretel [sound recording] : opera in two acts

Title
Hansel and Gretel [sound recording] : opera in two acts / Engelbert Humperdinck ; German libretto by Adelheid Wette, English translation by Norman Kelley.
Author
Humperdinck, Engelbert, 1854-1921.

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Description
2 sound cassettes : analog, stereo., Dolby-B processed.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 27, 1975
Uniform Title
  • Hänsel und Gretel. English
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Hänsel und Gretel.
Subject
Note
  • Title frrom house program.
  • Production notes and official cast list (4 p.) on file.
Performer (note)
  • Christine Weidinger (Gretel) ; Rosalind Elias (Hansel) ; Andrea Velis (The witch) ; Jean Kraft (Gertrude) ; William Walker (Peter) ; Alma Jean Smith (The sandman) ; Betsy Norden (The dewfairy) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Franz Allers, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, December 27, 1975.
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Peter Allen) ; Opera news on the air (What happened on the first Metropolitan Opera broadcast of December 25, 1931 -- reminiscences by Deems Taylor, Dorothée Manski, Charles Gray, and Milton Cross, with Clifton Fadiman, host and interviewer ; rebroadcast from December 29, 1956 broadcast) ; Farewell announcement and speech by Dorothy Kirsten ; synopsis of Act 2 (Allen) -- side 2. Act 1, part 1 -- side 3. Act 1, part 2 ; Act 2, part 1 -- side 4. Act 2, part 2 ; Closing remarks (Allen).
Call Number
*LTCM 792
Author
Humperdinck, Engelbert, 1854-1921.
Title
Hansel and Gretel [sound recording] : opera in two acts / Engelbert Humperdinck ; German libretto by Adelheid Wette, English translation by Norman Kelley.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Dec. 27, 1975
Cast
Christine Weidinger (Gretel) ; Rosalind Elias (Hansel) ; Andrea Velis (The witch) ; Jean Kraft (Gertrude) ; William Walker (Peter) ; Alma Jean Smith (The sandman) ; Betsy Norden (The dewfairy) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Franz Allers, conductor ; Peter Allen, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, December 27, 1975.
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
Wette, Adelheid, 1858-1916. Librettist
Kelley, Norman. Translator
Weidinger, Christine. Performer
Elias, Rosalind. Performer
Velis, Andrea, 1932-1994. Performer
Kraft, Jean. Performer
Walker, William, 1931- Performer
Smith, Alma Jean. Performer
Norden, Betsy. Performer
Allers, Franz. Conductor
Allen, Peter, 1920-2016. Commentator
Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999, host.
Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999, interviewer.
Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966. Commentator
Manski, Dorothée. Commentator
Gray, Charles (Singer) Commentator
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LTCM 792 Notes on file.
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