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The visit of the old lady Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Title
The visit of the old lady [videorecording] : Works & Process at the Guggenheim / performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson ; music by Gottfried von Einem ; libretto by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Publication
1997.

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Additional Authors
  • Einem, Gottfried von, 1918-1996.
  • Dürrenmatt, Friedrich.
  • Kellogg, Paul.
  • Akalaitis, JoAnne
  • Conklin, John
  • Castle, Joyce.
  • Ellis, Brent.
  • Maddalena, James.
  • Julian, Kimm.
  • Ledbetter, William.
  • Hayes, Michael, 1949-
  • Cronson, Mary Sharp.
  • New York City Opera.
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (76 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Excerpts from the opera The visit of the old lady are interspersed with commentary from the general director of the New York City Opera, Paul Kellogg; the stage director Joanne Akalaitis; the production designer John Conklin; and members of the cast. The speakers discuss the musical style of the opera; the themes and reception of the Dürrenmatt play on which the opera is based; the differences between directing plays and operas; the singers' experiences during the development of the production; and inspirations for the decor and setting of the production.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Mary Sharp Cronson, producer.
Series Statement
Works & Process at the Guggenheim Collection ; 081
Uniform Title
Works and process at the Guggenheim.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Music.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Director of opera excerpts: Joanne Akalaitis.
Event (note)
  • Recorded as part of the Works & Process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, on Apr. 14, 1997.
Funding (note)
  • With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York digitized and authored the DVDs of the video archive of Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1081
OCLC
NYPG06-F711
Title
The visit of the old lady [videorecording] : Works & Process at the Guggenheim / performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson ; music by Gottfried von Einem ; libretto by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Imprint
1997.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Works & Process at the Guggenheim Collection ; 081
Works and process at the Guggenheim.
Credits
Director of opera excerpts: Joanne Akalaitis.
Performer
Opera excerpts performed by members of the New York City Opera: Joyce Castle (Claire Zachanassian), Brent Ellis (Alfred Ill), Michael Hayes (Mayor), James Maddalena (Priest), Kimm Julian (Schoolmaster), William Ledbetter.
Event
Recorded as part of the Works & Process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, on Apr. 14, 1997.
Funding
With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York digitized and authored the DVDs of the video archive of Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
Added Author
Einem, Gottfried von, 1918-1996. Composer
Einem, Gottfried von, 1918-1996. Besuch der alten Dame.
Dürrenmatt, Friedrich. Librettist
Kellogg, Paul. Moderator
Akalaitis, JoAnne, panelist.
Akalaitis, JoAnne, director.
Conklin, John, panelist.
Castle, Joyce. voc
Ellis, Brent. voc
Maddalena, James. voc
Julian, Kimm. voc
Ledbetter, William. voc
Hayes, Michael, 1949- voc
Cronson, Mary Sharp. Producer
New York City Opera.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1081
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