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Edith Mathis, Arlene Saunders, Raymond Wolansky, William Workman, Kurt Marschner, Ursula Boese, Franz Grundheber & Noel Mangin
Members of the Corps de ballet of the Hamburg State Opera
and two children’s choirs, Gian-Carlo Menotti, directed for TV by Joachim Hess, artistic direction...
Menotti's own studio production of his sci-fi children's opera was filmed following its 1968 Hamburg premiere. Mixed film quality scarcely detracts from the stylish visuals and the piece itself... — More…
broadcasts from 1961-1970
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano) & Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Berislav Klobucar
In two recitals with Gerald Moore Schwarzkopf is incomparable in her communication of German art-song. She is handicapped in the orchestral recital by Klobucar's poor conducting. — More…
Plácido Domingo (Goya), Michelle Breedt (Duchess of Alba), Iride Martinez (Maria Luisa, Queen of Spain) & Christian Gerhaher (Martin Zapater)
Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Emmanuel Villaume (conductor) & Kasper Bech Holten (stage director)
Historical Studio Production, 1961 & 1964
Elisabeth Höngen (Miss Todd), Olive Moorefield (Laetitia), Hilde Konetzni (Miss Pinkerton) & Eberhard Waechter (Bob), Elisabeth Höngen (Madame Flora), José De Vine (Monika Maria), Nino Albanese (Toby) & Hilde Konetzni (Mrs. Nolan)
Orchestra of The Wiener Volksoper, Wolfgang Rennert,...
Patricia Neway (Magda Sorel), Chester Ludgin (John Sorel), Regina Sarfaty (Secretary of the Consulate), Evelyn Sachs (Mother), Maria Marlo (Foreign Woman), Leon Lishner (Secret Police Agent), Maria di Gerlando (Anna Gomez), Ruth Kobart (Vera Boronel), Arnold Voketaitis (Mr. Kofner)
Rosemary Kuhlmann (Mother), Bill McIver (Amahl), Andrew McKinley (King Caspar), David Aiken (King Melchior), Leon Lishner (King Balthazar), Francis Monachino (Servant), John Butler, Glen Tetley, Carmen Gutierrez (Dancing Shepherds)
Members of the Symphony of the Air, Thomas Schippers
Sung in German
Eberhard Waechter (John Sorel), Melitta Muszely (Magda Sorel), Res Fischer (Mother), Willy Ferenz (Secret Police Agent), Hilde Konetzni (Vera Boronel), László Szemere (Magician), Gloria Lane (Secretary)
Orchestra of The Wiener Volksoper, Franz Bauer-Theussl (conductor) & Rudolph Cartier...
Directed by Rudolph Cartier, it's shot in relentless close-ups that give neither the performers nor the viewers anywhere to hide. Melitta Muszely charts Magda's progress from desperation to hope... — More…