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Reading Materials for Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, 2005-2006

2005

Information

The performances of the Metropolitan Opera's annual season are broadcast on radio. The broadcast information is listed below. All times United States Eastern Time. Email the NLS Music Section nlsm@loc.gov to request items in this list.

At the end of each listing you will find NLS Music Section book ordering numbers for libretti and other material about each opera being performed on that date, if the NLS Music Section has supporting material. The braille music (prefix: BRM) and large-print music (LPM) items are libretti. The cassette book music (CBM) items are musically illustrated lectures and do not contain libretti.

In cases where more than one order number appears for braille or large print, the libretto may be the language of the opera and English, the language of the opera only, or English only. For lectures, the cassette items, one book may be solely about that opera, another may be about the composer, another may be about the composer with significant material about the opera being broadcast.

To request more information about listed books or a copy of material of interest to you, contact the Music Section using this email link, nlsm@loc.gov, or call the Music Section at 1-800-424-8567.

ChevronTexaco-Metropolitan Opera International Broadcasts

The web address for listings of radio stations that carry the live broadcasts, is http://www.operainfo.org/stationfinder/. The Metropolitan Opera Guild maintains a Web site with information about each of the operas in the broadcast schedule. If the station finder link fails, try the home page for the Metropolitan Opera at http://www.operainfo.org/.

2005

December 17, 1:30pm

Rigoletto Synopsis

by Giuseppe Verdi

BRM 26051
Rigoletto. Libretto. Italian.
BRM 24629
Rigoletto. Libretto. English.
LPM 450
Rigoletto; opera in four acts
CBM 1403
Rigoletto; chat by Ann Thompson
CBM 786
Michael Barclay lectures on Rigoletto by Verdi
CBM 1598
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi; commentary by Alfred Glasser

December 24, 1:30pm

An American Tragedy Synopsis

by Tobias Picker

 
No special format materials available.

December 31, 1:00pm

Wozzeck Synopsis

by Alban Berg

CBM 787
Michael Barclay lectures on Wozzeck by Berg
CBM 1314
Wozzeck, written and narrated by Terence McNally
CBM 1605
Wozzeck by Alban Berg; commentary by Alfred Glasser

2006

January 7, 1:30pm

L'Elisir d'Amore Synopsis

by Gaetano Donizetti

CBM 792
Michael Barclay lectures on L'Elisir d'Amore by Donizetti.
CBM 1590
The elixir of love by Gaetano Donizetti ; commentary by Alfred Glasser.
CBM 1709
The Elixir of love; chat by Ann Thompson.

January 14, 1:30pm

A Mozart Celebration

 
Billed as an archive presentation, no special format materials are available

January 21, 1:00pm

Die Zauberflöte Synopsis

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

BRM 24017
The Magic Flute from Mozart's librettos, translated into English by Robert Pack and Marjorie Lelash.
BRM 25926
The Magic Flute, Die Zauberflöte, by Wlofgang Amadeus Mozart; libretto in German.
LPM 435
The Magic Flute, by W.A. Mozart, libretto by Emanuel Schickaneder; English version by Ruth and Thomas Martin; libretto in English and German.
CBM 772
Michael Barclay lectures on Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, with musical illustrations.
CBM 1396
Die Zauberflöte, chat by Ann Thompson; this presentation points out the Masonic symbolism in Mozart's opera.
CBM 2437
The Magic Flute, Part III - lectures delivered by Robert Greenberg.

January 28, 1:30pm

Così van tutte Synopsis

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

BRM 24149
Così fan tutte. Libretto. English. Translated by Robert Pack and Marjorie Lelash. 67 pages of handcopied braille.
BRM 30063
Così fan tutte. Libretto in braille. 3 volumes.
LPM 574
Così fan tutte. Italian libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, with parallel English translation, and commentaries, by Marmaduke E. Browne.
CBM 1690
Michael Barclay lectures on Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart.
CBM 1587
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; commentary by Alfred Glasser.
CBM 1297
Così fan tutte; chat by Ann Thompson.

February 4, 1:30pm

Cyrano de Bergerac Synopsis

by Franco Alfano

 
There are no special format materials for this opera.

February 11, 1:30pm

La Traviata Synopsis

by Giuseppe Verdi

BRM 24721
La traviata: a grand opera in four acts after La dame aux cammelias by Alexander Dumas, fils; music by Giuseppe Verdi ; book by F. M. Piave. Libretto. English.
BRM 26392
La traviata; by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto. English & Italian.
LPM 451
La traviata; Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by Francesco Maria Piave; new English version by Joseph Machlis.
CBM 770
Michael Barclay lectures on La Traviata by Verdi.
CBM 1313
La Traviata; by Verdi; written and narrated by Peter Allen.
CBM 1429
La Traviata; chat by Ann Thompson.
CBM 1602
La Traviata; by Giuseppe Verdi; commentary by Alfred Glasser.

February 18, 1:30pm

Aïda Synopsis

by Giuseppe Verdi

BRM 24900
Aïda: opera in four acts, by Giuseppe Verdi.
BRM 26379
Aïda: opera in four acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni; English translation by W. Ducloux.
LPM 445
Aïda: opera in four acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni; English translation by W. Ducloux.
CBM 1295
Aïda: opera in four acts, chat by Ann Thompson.
CBM 1439
Aïda by Verdi, narrated by Bridget Paolucci.
CBM 1581
Aïda by Verdi, commentary by Alfred Glasser
CBM 1689
Michael Barclay lectures on Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi.

February 25, 1:30pm

Samson et Dalila Synopsis

by Camille Saint-Saëns

BRM 24018
Samson et Dalila; opera in three acts; text by Ferdinand Lemaire; music by Camille Saint-Saëns; English version by Frederic Lyster.
CBM 170
Samson et Dalila; part 1, with introduction and synopsis by Marcia Davenport; sung in French.
CBM 171
Samson et Dalila; part 2, with introduction and synopsis by Marcia Davenport; sung in French.
CBM 172
Samson et Dalila; part 3, with introduction and synopsis by Marcia Davenport; sung in French.
CBM 1391
Samson et Dalila, chat by Ann Thompson.
CBM 1346
Michael Barclay lectures on Samson et Dalila.
CBM 1576
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns; commentary by Alfred Glasser.

March 4, 1:30pm

Roméo et Juliette Synopsis

by Charles Gounod

BRM 28960
Romeo and Juliet; opera in five acts; music by Charles Gounod; libretto by J. Barbier and M. Carré; English version by George and Phyllis Mead.
LPM 651
Romeo and Juliet; opera in five acts; music by Charles Gounod; libretto by J. Barbier and M. Carré; English version by George and Phyllis Mead.
CBM 1384
Michael Barclay lectures on Roméo et Juliette
CBM 1553
Romeo and Juliet; chat by Ann Thompson

March 11, 1:30pm

La Forza del Destino Synopsis

by Giuseppe Verdi

BRM 26383
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by F. M. Piave.
BRM 25086
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by F. M. Piave.
CBM 1332
Michael Barclay lectures on La Forza del Destino by Verdi.

March 18, 1:30pm

Mazeppa Synopsis

by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 
There are no special format materials for this opera.

March 25, 1:30pm

Luisa Miller Synopsis

by Giuseppe Verdi

BRM 25735
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by Salvatore Cammarno based on Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe; English version by William Weaver.

April 1, 1:30pm

Fidelio Synopsis

by Ludwig van Beethoven

BRM 28944
Fidelio, libretto in German by Sonnleithner and Treitschke, with English translation by Tom Hammond and Rodney Blumer, and commentary.
LPM 646
Fidelio, libretto in German by Sonnleithner and Treitschke, with English translation by Tom Hammond and Rodney Blumer, and commentary.
CBM 784
Michael Barclay lectures on Fidelio by Beethoven.

April 8, 1:30pm

Manon Synopsis

by Jules Massenet

BRM 26386
Manon, opera in five acts; by Jules Massenet; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille ; after the novel by Abbé Prévost ; English translation by George and Phyllis Mead.
LPM 432
Manon, opera in five acts; by Jules Massenet; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille ; after the novel by Abbé Prévost ; English translation by George and Phyllis Mead.
CBM 1416
Michael Barclay lectures on Manon by Massenet.
CBM 1296
Manon, chat by Ann Thompson.

April 15, 12:00pm

Don Pasquale Synopsis

by Gaetano Donizetti

BRM 26382
Don Pasquale, by Gaetano Donizetti; English translation by Willaim Fense Weaver
CBM 1361
Michael Barclay lectures on Don Pasquale
CBM 1710
Don Pasquale; chat by Ann Thompson
CBM 1588
Don Pasquale; commentary by Alfred Glasser.

April 22, 1:30pm

Le Nozze di Figaro Synopsis

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

BRM 24758
The Marriage of Figaro from Mozart's librettos; Mozart; translated by Robert Pack and Majorie Lelash.
LPM 459
Le Nozze di Figaro: opera in four acts; music by W.A. Mozart; libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, Enlish version by Ruth and Thomas Martin.
CBM 766
Michael Barclay lectures on Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart.
CBM 1393
Le Nozze di Figaro chat by Ann Thompson.

April 29, 1:30pm

Lohengrin Synopsis

by Richard Wagner

LPM 455
Lohengrin, opera in three acts, by Richard Wagner; English version by Stewart Robb.
CBM 1426
Lohengrin chat by Ann Thompson.
CBM 763
Michael Barclay lectures on Lohengrin by Richard Wagner.

May 6, 12:30pm

Rodelinda Synopsis

by George Frideric Handel

 
NLS Music Section has no libretto or other items in special format for this opera.

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