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Connecticut Yankee (Rodgers & Hart)
starring Eddie Albert

An Old Fashioned Christmas
Bell Telephone Hour, 1959-1966


New Year’s Concert, 2011
- From the Teatro La Fenice
with Daniel Harding


New Year Concert, 2010
-From the Teatro La Fenice
with Sir John Elliot Gardner


New Year's Concert 2009
-From the Teatro La Fenice
Georges Prêtre

New Year Concert 2008
- From the Teatro La Fenice

Roberto Abbado


Mireille (Abridged)
- & Pelléas et Mélisande (Act 2)

Alarie, Simoneau, Savoie,
Chiocchio, Dulude, Harbour,
Rouleau. Danco, Savoie, Jeanotte.

Harold Arlen:
- An All-Star Tribute

Cole Porter - All Star Tribute
Ethel Merman, John Raitt,
Martha Wright, Gretchen Wyler,
Peter Nero, and Jillana

Bell Telephone Hour!
Great Stars of Opera
- Vol 1, 2 & 3

Producers' Showcase:
Festival of Music, Vol 1 & 2

Great Singers of Russia Vol 1
"Chaliapin to Reizen"
Great Singers of Russia Vol 2
"Petrov to Kazarnovskaya"

Sherrill Milnes - All-Star Gala

Domingo, Freni, Miguenes,
Milnes, Schreier

by artist last name:

Anderson,
Marian
A Portrait in Music

Bergonzi, Carlo
In Concert

Britten
, Benjamin
Rehearsal & Performance
with Peter Pears


Bumbry, Grace
Art of Grace Bumbry
in Concert

Caballé, Montserrat
In Concert
In Recital, plus Norma Act 1
In Recital (1983)

Cook
, Barbara
Bell Telephone Appearances

Curtin,
Phyllis
Cosí fan Tutte, Act 1

Del Monaco, Mario
Scenes: Carmen and Pagliacci

De Los Angeles
, Victoria
Glory of Spain
with McGill Chamber Orchestra

Di Stefano,
G
iuseppe
La Voce del Cuore


Drake,
Alfred
Kiss Me, Kate

Farrell
, Eileen
American Prima Donna

Freni, Mirrela
with Cesare Siepi in Concert

Gray, Dolores
Bell Telephone Hour

Henderson
, Florence
First Ladies of Broadway
Bell Telephone Hour

Horne
, Marilyn
Berlioz: Les Nuits díÉté
In Recital - Milan, 1981
in Concert

Hvorostovsky, Dimitri
Songs of the Russian War Years
In Concert

Jackson, Mahalia
TV from 1957 to 1962

Janowitz,
Gundula
in Recital

Jones
, Gwyneth
In Concert

Jones, Shirley
First Ladies of Broadway
Bell Telephone Hour

Kraus,
Alfredo
Live in Salzburg

In Recital

Larmore,
Jennifer
In Performance

Lawrence, Carol
Bell Telephone Hour

London
, George
A Tribute

Lenya, Lotte
Theater Songs of Brecht & Weill

Lorengar, Pilar
In Recital

May
, Gisela
Theater Songs of Brecht & Weill

Martin
, Mary
& Merman, Ethel
Ford's 50th Anniversary

Milnes, Sherrill
An All Star Gala

Moffo, Anna
A Tribute

Morison,
Patricia
Kiss Me, Kate

Nikolaidi
, Elena
In Recital

Nilsson, Birgit
Bell Telephone Hour

Oberlin
, Russell
America's Legendary
Countertenor

Olivero,
Magda
Songs and Arias

Pavarotti, Luciano
The 1984 Bari Recital

Pears, Peter
Britten in Rehearsal
& Performance


Price, Leontyne
Art of
Christmas With

Quilico, Louis
Concerto Italiano
A Portrait (w/ Tebaldi)

Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth
A Viennese Evening

Scotto, Renata
In Budapest

Siepi
, Cesare
with Mirrela Freni in Concert

Souzay
, Gérard
The Art of Vols. 1 & 2

Steber, Eleanor
Cosí fan Tutte, Act 1

Sutherland, Joan
Complete Bell Telephone
The Art of Joan Sutherland

Tebaldi, Renata
Concerto Italiano
A Portrait

Te Kanawa, Kiri
An Evening with

Vickers, Jon
Four Operatic Portraits
Vickers & Böhm
Early TV Appearances

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A Connecticut Yankee (Rodgers & Hart)
VAI DVD 4541 $29.95

More than a half-century before Monty Python’s Spamalot, the knights and ladies of King Arthur’s court were already on Broadway, singing and dancing in gleefully anachronistic fashion in Rodgers and Hart’s delightful musicalization of Mark Twain’s classic novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. This 1955 television adaptation, which was produced and directed by Max Liebman boasts a magnificent cast led by Eddie Albert, Janet Blair, Gale Sherwood, John Conte, and the legendary Boris Karloff as King Arthur. The unforgettable score features such songs as “Thou Swell,” “My Heart Stood Still,” and “To Keep My Love Alive.” 77 minutes, black and white, mono, 4:3 standard, All regions.

A Connecticut Yankee

Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Book by Herbert Fields, based on the novel by Mark Twain

Martin (Sir Boss): Eddie Albert

Sandy (Sandra): Janet Blair

Fay (Morgan Le Fay): Gale Sherwood

Kenneth Kay (Sir Kay): John Conte

Arthur K. Arthur (King Arthur): Boris Karloff

Thurston Merrill (Merlin): Leonard Elliott

Switchboard Operator: Beverlee Dennis

Court Jesters (dancers): Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander

Charles Sanford, musical conductor

Dances and musical numbers staged by Rod Alexander

Produced and Directed by Max Liebman

Live telecast, March 12, 1955

Musical Numbers:

Act I

“This is My Night to Howl” (Fay, Martin, Chorus)

“My Heart Stood Still” (Sandy, Martin, Chorus)

“Thou Swell” (Martin, Sandy)

“At the Round Table” (Knights and Ladies)

“To Keep My Love Alive” (Morgan)

“Rise and Shine” (Hymn to the Sun) / “Thou Swell” (reprise) (Chorus, Sandy)

Act II

“Ye Lunchtime Follies” (Sandy, Chorus)

“Can’t You do a Friend a Favor?” (Morgan, Sir Boss)

“I Feel at Home with You” (Sir Kay, Switchboard Operator, Chorus)

“You Always Love the Same Girl” (Sir Boss, King Arthur)

“The Camelot Samba” (Merlin, Chorus)

Court Jester Ballet (“Thou Swell,” / “On a Desert Island with Thee”)

“My Heart Stood Still” (reprise) (Martin, Sandy, Chorus)


 

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