[Met Concert/Gala] CID:139310
Gala Concert. Broadcast ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 03/25/1945., Broadcast

(Broadcast (Texaco Star Theatre only))

Metropolitan Opera House
March 25, 1945 Broadcast
Benefit sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild
to provide musical instruments for the Armed Forces


Gene Lockhart, Master of Ceremonies

La Forza del Destino: Overture
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Paul Breisach, Conductor

Albéniz: Triana
Pablo Miguel, Piano

Granados: Danza No. 11
Pilar Lopez [Only appearance] and Manolo Vargas
Pablo Miguel, Piano

Font: Jota de Alcaniz
Pablo Miguel, Piano

La Juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
Richard Tucker

Hérodiade: Ne me refuse pas
Blanche Thebom

La Gioconda: Deh non turbare
Richard Tucker
Blanche Thebom

Conductor...............Paul Breisach

Gabriel Ruiz and Sunny Skylar: Theme: Amor, Amor
James Melton

Porgy and Bess: I got plenty o' nuttin'
James Melton
Al Goodman Orchestra and Chorus

Dorothy Field and Sigmund Romberg: Close as pages in a book
Jarmila Novotna
James Melton

Swingphony (Based on Jerome Kern's The Way You Look Tonight)
Alec Templeton, Piano, and Orchestra

Musical Instruments for the Armed Forces
John Reed King

Tosca: E lucevan le stelle
James Melton and Orchestra

THREE TON OPERA Presents Alec Templeton's
Accentuate the positive (Based on music of Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen)
Jarmila Novotna, James Melton, Alec Templeton,
John Reed King Chorus and Orchestra

Noel Coward: Bitter Sweet: Zigeuner
Jarmila Novotna

Harold Arlen: Bloomer Girl: The eagle and me
James Melton, Chorus

Al Goodman Orchestra

Leonore: Overture No. 3 (Beethoven)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Bruno Walter, Conductor

La Traviata: Di Provenza
Lawrence Tibbett

Lucia di Lammermoor: Mad Scene
Patrice Munsel

Conductor...............Paul Breisach

Presentation of musical instruments
Army Air Forces' Orchestra
Captain David D. Turnbull, Commanding Officer

American Wars Medley: The Spirit of '76, Yankee Doodle, Blow the Man Down, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Tenting Tonight, Dixie, There'll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight, My Buddy, and Air Corps Song (arranged by Sgt. Bluestone)

Kiddin' on the Strings (arranged by Sgt. Bluestone)

Porter: The Seven Lively Arts: Every time we say goodbye
(arranged by Sergeant Bill Loose)
Sergeant Bob Carroll

Gilmore: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(arranged by Sergeant Emil Cadkin and Pfc. Will Lorin)

Robert Crawford: Air Corps Song (arranged by Sgt. Cadkin)
Lawrence Tibbett

Conductor...............Master Sergeant Harry Bluestone [Only appearance]

Director................Désiré Defrère

[It is not clear from the program or reviews what orchestra accompanied some of the selections.
Texaco Star Theatre was a national radio program broadcast from 9:30 to 10:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Sunday evenings. No other part of the Gala was broadcast.]

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