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Opera on 3


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Live from the Met: The Great Gatsby A world premiere broadcast of John Harbison 's newly commissioned opera. Based on F Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, The Great Gatsbytells the story of a rich man obsessed with recapturing his lost love, and is set within the jazz. Charlestons and decadence of the American Roaring Twenties.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New York
Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine Act
7.55 The Met Opera Quiz Cori Ellison puts listeners' questions to Alison Ames , Steven Blier and Christopher Purdy.
8.25 Act 2
BROADCAST GUIDE: For afree copy of the Met Broadcast Guide call the BBC Information Line on [number removed]


Unknown: John Harbison
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Cori Ellison
Unknown: Alison Ames
Unknown: Steven Blier
Unknown: Christopher Purdy.
Jay Gatsby: Jerry Hadley (tenor)
Daisy Buchanan: Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Jordan Baker: Susan Graham (mezzo)
NickCarraway: Dwayne Croft (baritone)
Myrtle Wilson: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo)
Tom Buchanan: Mark Baker (tenor)
George Wilson: Richard Paul Fink (baritone)
singer/band vocalist: Matthew Polenzani (tenor)
Tangosinger: Jennifer Dudley (mezzo)
MeyerWolfshlem: William Powers (baritone)
Henry Gatz: Frederick Burchinal (baritone)
Minister: Le Roy Lehr(bass)

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