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Antony and Cleopatra, opera, op.40 (Barber)

Samuel Barber (1910–1981)

Antony and Cleopatra, opera op.40


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Cleopatra - Esther Hinds (soprano),
Antony - Jeffrey Wells (bass-baritone),
Enobarbus - Eric Halfvarson (bass),
Agrippa - Charles Damsel (baritone),
Charmian - Kathryn Cowdrick (mezzo),
Iras - Jane Bunnell (mezzo),
Caesar - Robert Grayson (tenor),
Maecenas - Mark Cleveland (bass),
A Messenger - Steven Cole (tenor),
Eros - David Hickox (tenor)
Added by: Oboist , 26.02.2012 01:28           

Legendary archive recording. The opening night of the new Metropolitan Opera House, New york, september 16th, 1966. Barber`s opera was specially composed for the event, featuring Leontyne Price as Cleopatra, Justino Diaz as Antony, Jess Thomas as Ceasar. the Conductor was Thomas Schippers. This rare radio archive recording is in several parts: 1. Radio presenter introducing the Conductor. 2. American National Anthem. 3. Speech marking the opening of the new Opera House. 4. The opera IN FULL.
Added by: musicmaniac50 , 28.09.2014 13:14           
 
 

 
 
     
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