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CD93307 Lyric Opera of Chicago 25th Anniversary GALA - 25 Oct

CD93307 Lyric Opera of Chicago 25th Anniversary GALA - 25 Oct
CD93307 Lyric Opera of Chicago 25th Anniversary GALA - 25 Oct
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CD93307 Lyric Opera of Chicago 25th Anniversary GALA - 25 Oct

Here is the Broadcast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 25th Anniversary GALA on October 14th 1979. The GALA was recorded by FM Radio station WFMT in STEREO and broadcast in a slightly edited format on Thanksgiving day 1979. The Master of Ceremonies was Sam Wanamaker, and the Host was Tito Gobbi.

In between the musical selections, you will hear the spoken voices of a multitude of operatic stars of the 1950's-70's. All commentary is included, and has been individually tracked as are the musical selections. The entire GALA runs 3-hours and there are 33 individual tracks. I should point out that there were some very strange microphone placements on the stage, and at times the spoken guests are nearly inaudible. There is a bit of tape degradation about half-way through the GALA, nothing serious, but you can hear it in one channel.

For this re-upload I am supplying only *.Flac files, the *.zip file is 929Mb. Here are the musical contents:

Prokofiev: March from "The Love for 3 Oranges"

Mozart: "Don Giovanni: - Batti,Batti o bel Masetto - Judith Blegen

Fin ch 'han dal vino - Sherrill Milnes

Puccini: "La Boheme" - Che gelida manina - Lucianno Pavarotti

Mi chiamano Mimi - Mirella Freni

O soave fanciulla - Miss Freni and Mr. Pavarotti

Bizet: "Les Pecheurs de Perles" - Au fond du temple saint - Alfredo Krauss and Richard Stilwell

Wagner: "Die Walkure - Wintersturme - Jon Vickers

Mussorgsky: "Boris Godunov" - Death of Boris - Nicolai Ghiaurov and Kathleen Kuhlmann (as Feodor)

Donizetti:: "Don Pasquale" - Cheti,cheti - Geraint Evans and Richard Stilwell

Massenet: "Werther" - Pourquoii me reveiller - Alfredo Krauss

Verdi: "Otello" - Salce,salce and Ave Maria - Margaret Price

Si pel ciel - Carlo Cossutta and Sherrill Milnes

Verdi: "Aida" - Ritorna Vincitor - Leontyne Price

Britten: "Peter Grimes" - Sea Interlude and Final Scene - Jon Vickers

Balstrode: Geraint Evans

Ellen Orford: Martha Monastero

Auntie: Kathleen Kuhlmann

Swallow: Duane Carter

Bob Boles: William Mitchell

Fisherman: Daniel McConnell

Penderecki: "Paradise Lost" - Dies Irae - Frank Little, Ellen Shade, and William Stone

Conductors: George Pretre, Nicola Rescigno, Riccardo Chailly, Bruno Bartoletti, John Pritchard, Krzysztof Penderecki

Lyric Opera Orchestra - Lyric Opera Chorus


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