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Roméo et Juliette

Alternative title
Romeo and Juliet
Synopsis
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette with Nicolai Gedda and Mirella Freni in the title roles. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Francesco Molinari-Pradelli. Milton Cross is the broadcast announcer.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network
Language
French (Standard)
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
13 Apr 1968 at 14:00 (Channel: ABC)
Duration
231 (70 synopses and features); 161 (opera)

Credits

Writer
Jules Barbier; Michel Carré
Music
Charles Gounod
Cast
Nicolai GeddaRomeo
Mirella FreniJuliet
John ReardonMercutio
John MacurdyFriar Laurence
Shirley LoveGertrude (Nurse)
Charles AnthonyTybalt
Gene BoucherParis
Lorenzo AlvaryGregory
Marcia BaldwinStephano (Page)
Norman ScottEscalus, Prince of Verona
Raymond MichalskiCapulet
Robert SchmorrBenvolio

Additional Details

Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Theatre company
New York Metropolitan Opera and Chorus
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Preservation copy recorded in October 1991 from borrowed masters lent by the Metropolitan Opera.

The opera may be streamed by US subscribers to Sirius Satellite Radio http://www.sirius.com/siriusinternetradio. Available for downloading or streaming at http://archives.metoperafamily.org/archives/frame.htm (2008).
General
Stage production designed by Rolf Gerard; staged by Paul-Emile Deiber.
Reviews
Opera News, vol. 32, no. 24 (13 April 1968).

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Address
USA

Sponsor

Name

Texaco

Archive

Name

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

Email
rha@nypl.org
Web
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Phone
(212) 870 1663
Address
New York Public Library of Recorded Sound
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York
NY 100123

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