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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra with Justino Diaz and Leontyne Price in the title roles. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Thomas Schippers. Milton Cross is the broadcast announcer.
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
16 Sep 1966 at 14:00 (Channel: ABC)
Duration
266 (134 synopses and features); 132 (opera)

Credits

Writer
Franco Zeffirelli; William Shakespeare
Music
Samuel Barber
Cast
Justino DiazMark Antony
Leontyne PriceCleopatra
Jess ThomasOctavius Caesar
Ezio FlagelloEnobarbus
Andrea VelisMardian
Belen AmparanIras
Bruce ScottEros
Clifford HarvuotClown
Dan MarekCaptain
Edward GhazalSecond Guard (Guard)
Gabor CarelliSoldier of Caesar (Soldier)
Gene BoucherDolabella
John MacurdyAgrippa
John TrehySoldier to Antony (Soldier)
Lloyd StrangCanidius
Lorenzo AlvarySoothsayer
Louis SgarroDercetus
Luis ForeroSecond Watchman
Mary Ellen PrachtOctavia
Norman GriffinDemetrius
Norman ScottThird Guard (Guard)
Paul De PaolaFirst Watchman
Paul FrankeMessenger
Raymond MichalskiAlexas
Robert GoodloeThidias
Robert NagyLepidus
Robert SchmorrFirst Guard (Guard)
Ron BottcherScarus
Rosalind EliasCharmian
Russell ChristopherMaecenas

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Re-recorded at NYPL May 1987 from borrowed masters loaned by the Metropolitan Opera.
General
Production staged and designed by Franco Zeffirelli.
History
The interval feature included a guided tour of the new Met with Herman Krawitz and Robert Herman, speeches by John D. Rockefeller III and Anthony Bliss, and an interview with Zeffirelli.
Textual information
Shakespeare’s text is adapted by Franco Zeffirelli.
Reviews
Opera News, vol. 31, no. 2 (2 September 1966).

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
http://www.nypl.org/research/lpa/rha/rha.html External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 870 1663
Address
New York Public Library of Recorded Sound
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York
NY 100123

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