Plot summaries, recorded by the New York City Opera 1994-1998 /

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Plot summaries, recorded by the New York City Opera, 1994-1998 /

Plot summaries, recorded by the New York City Opera 1994-1998 /

Audio cassettes with descriptions and plot summaries for various operas in the New York City Opera's productions of the 1994-1998 seasons. They were originally intended for use by the visually impaired. Operas included: Wonderful town, Carmen, Prince Igor, Mefistofele, Paul Bunyan, Lakmé, Don Pasquale, Visit of the old lady, Xerxes, The magic flute, Carmina Burana, Emmeline, La bohème, Madama Butterfly, The barber of Seville, L'Italiana in Algieri, Der Rosenkavalier, H.M.S. Pinafore, Voyage of Marco Polo, Seven deadly sins, and Iphigénie en Tauride.

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New York City Opera

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Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868

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Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti after Charles Perrault's Cendrillon and librettos by Charles-Guillaume Etienne for Nicolas Isouard's Cendrillon and Francesco Fiorini for Stefano Pavesi's Agatina, o La virtù premiata; first performed in Rome at the Teatro Valle, 25 January 1817; the Holtei translation first performed in Berlin 20 October 1825. Cf. A. Loewenberg. Annals of opera. From the description of Aschenbrödel : komische Oper in zwei Acten, für die Darstellung auf der Königstädt...

Donizetti, Gaetano

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French oboist. From the description of "Prière de Maria di Rohan" : autograph manuscript, [1843?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571084 Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], to "il principe di Colobrano" in Naples, 1841 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565897 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Vienna, 13 June 1843], to [Gaetano] Cobianchi in Paris, 1843 June 13. (Unknown)...

Tan, Dun, 1957-....

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Mozart, Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus

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The Serenade from which this movement is taken originally composed for 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons, 1781; second version, with the addition of 2 oboes, in 1782 (see callno.: 2329). This transcription 1941.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Adagio, K. V. 375 / Mozart ; transcribed by Zoltán Fekete. [c1941]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42631243 Composed originally for solo piano, 1788. This transcription 1986.--Cf. Fleisher C...

Puccini, Giacomo

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An Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini at the time of this letter was overseeing the production of La Fanciulla del West at the Teatro Grande, Brescia. The recipient, Antonio Bettolacci, was Puccini's personal business agent. From the guide to the ALS, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Bettolacci, Torre del Lago, 1911 Aug. 19, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the description of ALS, 1911 Aug. 19, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Be...

Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887

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Russian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Tula, 23 August 1881, to an unidentified recipient, 1881 Aug. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673042 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : St. Petersburg, 23 May 1886, to an unidentified friend, 1886 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673044 From the description of Autograph envelope, postmarked : St. Petersburg, 20 January 1886, addressed to Théodore Sadoul i...

Weill, Kurt

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As a result of the success of his Broadway musical Lady in the dark in 1941, German-born composer Kurt Weill and his wife, the singing actress Lotte Lenya, were able to buy "Brook House," in Rockland County, New York, moving there during their sixth year in the United States. From Brook House, and a couple of addresses in Los Angeles during his trips there, Weill kept in touch, until a month before his death, with his parents, who had emigrated to Israel in 1935. From the description...

Britten, Benjamin

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Composed 1938. First performance at a Promenade Concert, by the British Broadcasting Co. Symphony Orchestra, London, Aug. 18, 1938, in Queen's Hall, Sir Henry J. Wood conductor, composer at the piano.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto no. 1 in D major for piano and orchestra / Benjamin Britten. [1928]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43291276 Composed 1939. First performance by the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, New...

Sullivan, Arthur

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Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer well-known for his collaborations with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan sheet music, 1868-1993., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.) Sullivan was an English composer. Gilbert was a English dramatist. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan correspondence with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, 1854-1900., (Houghton Libra...

Delibés, Léo 1836-1891

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From the opera in 3 acts with libretto by Edmund Gondinet and Phillip Gille after Pierre Loti's novel Rarahu. Composed 1881-82. First performance Opéra-Comique, Paris, 14 April 1883.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Duo / paroles de Ed Gondinet et Ph. Gille ; musique de Léo Delibes. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207214 French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to ...

Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875

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French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., n.d., 1874?], to [Choudens], [1874?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270977098 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to [Ernest Reyer], n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672788 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to M. Ruelle, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672792 From the description of Autograp...

Picker, Tobias, 1954-....

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Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

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American composer and conductor. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated [n.p.], 10 November 1986, to Joan Peyser; Harry Kraut, Typewritten letters signed (2) on Leonard Bernstein stationery, dated New York, 22 March 1984 and 24 November 1986, to Joan Peyser; Burton Bernstein, Typewritten letter signed, dated New York, 9 September 1986, to Joan Peyser; Joan Peyser: Typewritten letter signed, dated New York, 15 July 1986, to Leonard Bernstein with comments in his hand...

Gluck, Christoph Willibald, 1714-1787

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From the opera in 2 acts with libretto by Marco Coltellini after a play by Carlo Sigismondo Capece. First performance Burg Theater, Vienna, 30 January 1765. This work was later used as the Overture to Armide (callno.: 4406).--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Overture : Il Telemaco osia [sic] L'isola di Circe / Gluck. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49863952 18th century German opera composer. From the description of ...

Einem, Gottfried ˜vonœ 1918-1996

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Austrian composer. From the description of VI. Bild. Gottfried v. Einem. 18. 8. [19]45. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563163 ...

Boito, Arrigo

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Italian composer. From the description of Arrigo Boito autograph letter to unidentified recipient, [1876?] Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631767534 From the description of Arrigo Boito autograph letter to unidentified recipient, 1876 Apr. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631767557 Italian librettist, composer, poet, and critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Milan, 1 March 1911, to Sigra. Maria Martucci, 1911 Mar. 1. ...

Orff, Carl, 1895-1982

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Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949

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Richard Strauss (1864-1949) was a German composer. From the description of Richard Strauss audiocassette, undated [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391808 This work was premiered in Munich on November 28, 1883, Hermann Levi conducting. Lahee's Annals of Music in America and Mueller's compendium of the repertoire of 27 major U.S. orchestras make no mention of a U.S. performance. Theodore Thomas conducted the world premiere of Richard Strauss's second sympho...

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759

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Most material is from the oratorio; see Callno. 7087. This arrangement 1943.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphonic suite no. V : the triumph of Truth : based on / Handel ; free arrangement by Zoltan Fekete. c1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50064356 From the opera in three acts, librettist unknown. Composed 1707 or 1708.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Dance of the sailors : from Rodrigo / G.F. H...