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La Gioconda : opera in four acts

Author: Amilcare PonchielliArrigo BoitoZinka MilanovFedora BarbieriCesare SiepiAll authors
Series: Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network, [broadcast of Jan. 03, 1953]
Edition/Format:   Musical cassette : Cassette recording : Reel-to-reel tape : ItalianView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Amilcare Ponchielli; Arrigo Boito; Zinka Milanov; Fedora Barbieri; Cesare Siepi; Jean Madeira; Baum Kurt.; Leonard Warren; George Cehanovsky; Gabor Carelli; Lawrence Davidson; Alessio De Paolis; Norman Scott; Algerd Brazis; Fausto Cleva; Milton Cross; Boris Goldovsky; Gladys Swarthout; Jan Peerce; Robert Lawrence; Sigmund Spaeth; Robert Bagar; Walter Ducloux; John Gutman; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 26580229
Notes: Sung in Italian.
Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
Durations: 1:14:21 (synopses and features) ; 2:44:40 (opera).
Production notes and official cast list (5 p.)--on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Performer(s): Zinka Milanov (Gioconda) ; Fedora Barbieri (Laura) ; Cesare Siepi (Alvise Badoere) ; Jean Madeira (La Cieca) ; Kurt Baum (Enzo) ; Leonard Warren (Barnaba) ; George Cehanovsky (Zuane) ; Gabor Corelli (First Singer) ; Lawrence Davidson (Second Singer) ; Alessio De Paolis (Isepo) ; Norman Scott (A monk) ; Algerd Brazis (A steerman) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fausto Cleva, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Reproduction Notes: Service copy (4 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 334 (F).
Event notes: Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Jan. 3, 1953.
Description: 4 audiotape reels (239 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono ; 10 in.
Contents: side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky, host, with Gladys Swarthout and Jan Peerce) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Robert Lawrence, host, with Sigmund Spaeth, Robert Bagar, Walter Ducloux and John Gutman) --
side 2. Synopsis of act 3 (Cross) ; Opera quiz part 2 ; Synopsis of act 4 and Closing (Cross) --
side 3. Prelude Through "O Grido di Quest'anima" --
side 4. "Maledici? Sta ben" through end of act 1 --
side 5. Act 2 --
side 6. Act 3 through scene 3 --
side 7. "Benvenuti, messeri!" through end of act 3 --
side 8. Act 4.
Series Title: Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network, [broadcast of Jan. 03, 1953]
Other Titles: Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Responsibility: music by Amilcare Ponchielli ; libretto by Tobia Gorrio (Arrigo Boito).
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