[Met Concert/Gala] CID:171190
Italian Gala. Metropolitan Opera House: 03/10/1956.


Metropolitan Opera House
March 10, 1956
Honoring President and Mrs. Giovanni Gronchi of Italy


ITALIAN GALA

La Traviata: Act II, Scene 1

Violetta................Licia Albanese
Alfredo.................Giuseppe Campora
Germont.................Leonard Warren
Annina..................Maria Leone

Conductor...............Fausto Cleva

Director................Désiré Defrère
Set designer............Joseph Novak
Costume designer........Jonel Jorgulesco


SOIRÉE {5}

Girl....................Mary Ellen Moylan
Boy.....................Oleg Briansky
Hostess.................Margaret Black
Spaniard................Adriano Vitale

March....................Margaret Black and corps de ballet
Canzonetta...............Mary Ellen Moylan, Oleg Briansky and corps
Tirolese.................Corps de ballet
Bolero...................Adriano Vitale and corps
Tarantella...............Corps de ballet
Quadrille................Corps de ballet
Pas de deux..............Mary Ellen Moylan, Oleg Briansky
Variations...............Oleg Briansky and female corps
Variations...............Mary Ellen Moylan and male corps
Moto Perpetuo............Full company

Conductor...............Thomas Schippers

Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba
Gino Penno

La Forza del Destino: Pace pace
Lucine Amara

Rigoletto: Cortigiani
Ettore Bastianini

La Gioconda: Cielo e mar
Jussi Björling

La Traviata: Ah fors'è lui
Hilde Güden

Cavalleria Rusticana: Addio alla Madre
Richard Tucker

Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente
Cesare Valletti

Largo al factotum
Frank Guarrera

Conductor...............Pietro Cimara


Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Act II

Figaro..................Frank Guarrera
Rosina..................Roberta Peters
Count Almaviva..........Cesare Valletti
Dr. Bartolo.............Fernando Corena
Don Basilio.............Cesare Siepi
Berta...................Sandra Warfield
Sergeant................Alessio De Paolis
Ambrogio................Rudolf Mayreder

Conductor...............Pietro Cimara

Director................Cyril Ritchard
Stage Director..........Robert Herman
Designer................Eugene Berman



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