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Aïda : opera in four acts

Title
Aïda : radio broadcast, 1937-02-06 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni.
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Publication
1937.

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Description
5 sound discs (in 2 containers) : digital, mono.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Feb. 6, 1937
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Feb. 6, 1937.
Uniform Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subjects
Note
  • Subtitle from house program.
  • Compact discs.
  • Durations: 0:48:16 (announcements, synopses, and intermission features) ; 2:41:56 (opera).
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Performer (note)
  • Gina Cigna (Aida) ; Bruna Castagna (Amneris) ; Giovanni Martinelli (Radamès) ; Carlo Morelli (Amonasro) ; Ezio Pinza (Ramfis) ; Thelma Votipka (Priestess) ; Norman Cordon (King of Egypt) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Messenger) ; Ettore Panizza, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 6, 1937.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian.
Contents
CD 1. Opening remarks and synopsis of Act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 -- CD 4. Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 5. Synopsis Act 2 (Cross) ; Special announcement concerning Toscanini's acceptance of David Sarnoff's invitation to return to the U.S. to direct the NBC Symphony (Marcia Davenport) ; Synopsis of Act 2 continued (Cross) ; Malcolm LaPrade speaks about the historical and geographical background of Aida ; Synopsis of Act 3 ; Synopsis of Act 4 ; Discussion of Verdi, and the similarities between his life and that of Richard Wagner (Davenport).
Call Number
*LDC 32998
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Title
Aïda : radio broadcast, 1937-02-06 [sound recording] : opera in four acts / Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni.
Imprint
1937.
Series
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Feb. 6, 1937
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Feb. 6, 1937.
Cast
Gina Cigna (Aida) ; Bruna Castagna (Amneris) ; Giovanni Martinelli (Radamès) ; Carlo Morelli (Amonasro) ; Ezio Pinza (Ramfis) ; Thelma Votipka (Priestess) ; Norman Cordon (King of Egypt) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Messenger) ; Ettore Panizza, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 6, 1937.
Language
Sung in Italian.
Added Author
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, 1824-1893. Librettist
Cigna, Gina, 1900- Performer
Castagna, Bruna. Performer
Martinelli, Giovanni, 1885-1969. Performer
Morelli, Carlo, 1897-1970. Performer
Cordon, Norman. Performer
Pinza, Ezio. Performer
Votipka, Thelma. Performer
Paltrinieri, Giordano, 1890-1970. Performer
Panizza, Héctor, 1875-1967. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
LaPrade, Malcolm. Commentator
Davenport, Marcia, 1903- 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 32998
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