[Met Concert/Gala] CID:128350
NBC Television Concert. New York, Manhattan, NBC Television Studio: 03/10/1940., Broadcast / Telecast

(Telecast)


New York, Radio City, NBC Television Studio
March 10, 1940 Broadcast / Telecast


TELEVISION CONCERT

Announcer
Gene Hamilton

Master of Ceremonies
Edward Johnson

Carmen: Habanera
Bruna Castagna

La Gioconda: Cielo e mar
Frederick Jagel

Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'Úpouvante
Licia Albanese

Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum
Leonard Warren

Rigoletto: Quartet
Hilde Reggiani
Bruna Castagna
Frederick Jagel
Leonard Warren


Pagliacci: Act I Excerpts
Nedda...................Hilda Burke
Canio...................Armand Tokatyan
Tonio...................Richard Bonelli
Silvio..................George Cehanovsky
Beppe...................Alessio De Paolis

NBC Orchestra
Conductor...............Frank St. Leger

[This was the first televised performance of the Metropolitan Opera. The orchestra was comprised of thirty two musicians from the NBC Orchestra. The audience was limited to viewers of the approximately two thousand sets able to receive the National Broadcasting Company's ten hours of weekly transmissions. Announcements during the program appealed for contributions to the Metropolitan Opera Fund.

Hilda Burke and Armand Tokatyan also sang at the night's Sunday Evening Concert, which began at 8:30 p.m.]


Photograph of the NBC television crew filming Armand Tokatyan as Canio in an excerpt from Pagliacci.



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