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Alceste : opera in three acts

Title
Alceste : radio broadcast, 1941-03-08 [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Christoph Willibald von Gluck ; libretto by Ranieri de Calzabigi ; revised French version by François Louis du Roullet.
Author
Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787.

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AudioUse in library *LDC 33001 [CD]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Description
4 sound discs : digital, mono.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Mar. 8, 1941
  • Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Mar. 8, 1941.
Uniform Title
  • Alceste (1776)
  • Opera Question Forum (Radio program)
  • Our American way of living (Radio program)
  • Opera Guild at Home (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Alceste (1776)
Subject
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 1:00:51 (synopses and features) ; 2:14:11 (opera).
Performer (note)
  • René Maison (Admetus) ; Rose Bampton (Alcestis) ; Leonard Warren (The high priest) ; Arthur Kent (Oracle of Apollo) ; George Cehanovsky (The herald) ; Alessio De Paolis (Evander) ; Marita Farell (A woman) ; Maxine Stellman, Helen Olheim, Wilfred Engelman (Leaders of the chorus) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Ettore Panizza, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Mar. 8, 1941.
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Paris version, sung in French.
Contents
CD 1. Introduction and synopsis of Act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 -- CD 4. Intermission features: Opera quiz forum (Milton Cross questions Queena Mario, Henry Pleasants, and Arthur Carron) ; Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Our American Way of Living (Mrs. Harold Vincent Milligan introduces National Association of Manufacturers chairman H.W. Prentis, Jr., who speaks about American business) ; Opera Guild at home (Mrs. August Belmont speaks with Karin Branzell and Erich Leinsdorf) ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross).
Call Number
*LDC 33001
Author
Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787.
Title
Alceste : radio broadcast, 1941-03-08 [sound recording] : opera in three acts / music by Christoph Willibald von Gluck ; libretto by Ranieri de Calzabigi ; revised French version by François Louis du Roullet.
Playing Time
010051 021411
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of] Mar. 8, 1941
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Mar. 8, 1941.
Cast
René Maison (Admetus) ; Rose Bampton (Alcestis) ; Leonard Warren (The high priest) ; Arthur Kent (Oracle of Apollo) ; George Cehanovsky (The herald) ; Alessio De Paolis (Evander) ; Marita Farell (A woman) ; Maxine Stellman, Helen Olheim, Wilfred Engelman (Leaders of the chorus) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Ettore Panizza, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Mar. 8, 1941.
Language
Paris version, sung in French.
Added Author
Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795. Librettist
Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Leland, marquis, 1716-1786. Librettist
Bampton, Rose. Performer
Maison, René, 1895-1962. Performer
Warren, Leonard, 1911-1960. Performer
Kent, Arthur, 1906-1980. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
De Paolis, Alessio. Performer
Farell, Marita. Performer
Stellman, Maxine. Performer
Olheim, Helen. Performer
Engelman, Wilfred. Performer
Panizza, Ettore. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Mario, Queena, 1896-1951. Commentator
Pleasants, Henry. Commentator
Carron, Arthur. Commentator
Milligan, Harold Vincent, Mrs. Commentator
Prentis, H. W. (Henning Webb), 1884- Commentator
Belmont, Eleanor Robson, 1879- Commentator
Branzell, Karin, 1891-1974. Commentator
Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera Question Forum (Radio program)
Our American way of living (Radio program)
Opera Guild at Home (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Research Call Number
*LDC 33001
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