Coppélia: the last great ballet at the Paris OperaAdditional title: Arabesques (Radio program)
NamesManchester, P. W. (Phyllis Winifred) (Speaker)Watts, Carolyn, 1914-2002 (Speaker)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1975
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-491
TopicsBozzacchi, GiuseppinaOpéra de Paris. BalletCoppelia (Choreographic work)Coppélia (Choreographic work : Saint-Léon)
NotesContent: Streaming audio file (approximately 31 minutes). [Music and announcements.] P.W. Manchester and Carolyn Watts discuss Coppélia, described by Manchester as the last great ballet staged at the Paris Opera [Opéra de Paris Ballet]; they speak about the story of the ballet [a recording of an extract of the music by Léo Delibes for the ballet Coppélia is played]; the original production of 1870 by Arthur Saint-Léon and the reasons it had relatively few performances in spite of its success; Giuseppina Bozzacchi, the first Swanilda; the role of Franz, in particular, the changes made to the role in Russia [a recording of an extract of the music by Léo Delibes for the ballet Coppélia is played]; the final act including the restoration of [the allegorical figures of] War and Peace by George Balanchine in the New York City Ballet version; the insertion of a czardas in Coppélia [a recording of a czardas by Léo Delibes is played]; the Danish [Royal Ballet] version of Coppélia; Balanchine's and Alexandra Danilova's production of Coppélia; American Ballet Theatre's version; the National Ballet of Washington's version, set by Frederic Franklin [music and announcements].Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by WGUC-FM, the radio station of the University of Cincinnati 1975 Cincinnati (Ohio)Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 31 min.) : polyester, full-track, 3 3/4 ips ; 5 in.Sound quality is excellent.
DescriptionP. W. Manchester and Carolyn Watts discuss the ballet Coppélia; recorded at WGUC-FM, the radio station of the University of Cincinnati, for the radio program Arabesques, and broadcast on the National Public Radio network, in 1975.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 84208701NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118304Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72226a30-c63e-0135-07cd-0f7414b37fa3
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