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The ballad of Baby Doe [sound recording] : [opera in two acts / libretto by John Latouche ; music by Douglas Moore].

Moore, Douglas, 1893-1969 (Author). Latouche, John, 1914-1956 (Librettist). Sills, Beverly (Performer). Bible, Frances (Performer). Cassel, Walter (Performer). Buckley, Emerson, 1916-1989 (Conductor). New York City Opera. (Performer).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Harney County Public Libraries.
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Operatic interpretation of the love story of silver baron Horace Tabor and Baby Doe (Elizabeth McCourt)
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library CD MOO (Text) 37720000269993 CD Music CD None 10/10/2008 Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 sound discs (134 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (63 pages : illustrations ; 12 cm.)
  • Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon ; [1999]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Deutsche Grammophon: 289 465 148-2 (289 465 149-2--289 465 150-2)
At head of title: Moore & Latouche.
This recording was originally released on MGM 3GC-1, Heliodor H 25035-3, remastered by DGG and released as 2709-061.
The reissue of "The ballad of Baby Doe" commemorates the 40th anniversary of this legendary New York City Opera recording, which was recorded in June 1959, and the 70th birthday of Beverly Sills on May 25, 1999.--Cf. booklet, p. 9.
"The ballad of Baby Doe" was commissioned in honor of the Columbia University Bicentennial by the Koussevitsky Foundation of the Library of Congress and is dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky.
Compact disc.
Booklet contains intro. by Beverly Sills, program notes (in part by the composer), synopsis, brief biographies of principal singers, "The real Baby Doe story", and libretto.
Participant or Performer Note:
Beverly Sills, soprano; Frances Bible, mezzosoprano; Walter Cassel, baritone; Chorus and Orchestra of the New York City Opera; Emerson Buckley, conductor.
Summary, etc.:
Operatic interpretation of the love story of silver baron Horace Tabor and Baby Doe (Elizabeth McCourt)
Subject: Operas > 20th century
Baby Doe, -1935 > Drama.

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