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UMS Concert Program, November 18, 1962: New York City Opera -- Julius Rudel

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Day
18
Month
November
Year
1962
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Season: Eighty-fourth
Concert: Third
Complete Series: 3369
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1962 Eighty-fourth Season 1963
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Third Program Seventeenth Annual Extra Series Complete Series 3369
NEW YORK CITY OPERA JULIUS RUDEL, General Director
RIGOLETTO
Opera in Four Acts
Music by Giuseppe Verdi Words by Francesco Maria Piave
Sunday Afternoon, November 18, 1962, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
CAST (In order of appearance)
The Duke of Mantua.......Frank Porretta
Rigoletto, his Court Jester........Igor Gorin
Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter......Nadja Witkowska
Sparajucile, a bravo.........Thomas Paul
Maddalena, Sparafucile's sister......Marija Kova
Giovanna, Gilda's nurse........Jean Kraft
Count Monterone.........Ron Bottcher
Marullo..........Richard Fredricks
Borsa............Richard Krause
Count Ceprano..........David Smith
Countess Ceprano.........Helen Guile
A Page............Linda Newman
Conducted by Julius Rudel Staged by Allen Fletcher
ACT I--The Duke's Palace
ACT II--The Street and Court Yard in Front of Rigoletto's House
ACT III--The Duke's Palace
ACT IV--An Inn on the River Bank
SYNOPSIS
In the palace of the Duke of Mantua, hatred aroused by the intrigues and amours of the Duke gathers force. The courtiers decide to be avenged on Rigoletto, the Duke's jester, who aids the Duke and mocks his victims.
In his private life Rigoletto has a daughter, Gilda, whom he loves and guards carefully. His visits to her are discovered, and the courtiers, believ?ing he has a mistress, plan to abduct the girl. In the meantime the Duke slips into Rigoletto's garden and sees only another conquest. Gilda has seen the Duke at church and believes him to be a student. She at first repels him and then, while revealing that she loves him, persuades him to leave. The masked conspirators, on their way to carry out their plans, meet Rigoletto and urge him to join in the abduction, telling him it is Count Ceprano's wife they are after. Blindfolded, Rigoletto holds the ladder while Gilda is carried off. Her cries reach his ears too late.
The Duke bewails the disappearance of Gilda, but shrewdly suspects what has happened when the courtiers tell him they have abducted the mistress of Rigoletto. He hastens to join Gilda. Rigoletto comes to the palace and in desperation tells the courtiers they have taken his daughter. They are surprised at this revelation but refuse to listen to his pleadings. Gilda enters, rushes to her father and confesses her shame and her love. Rigoletto swears vengeance.
Gilda, who still loves the Duke, tries to convince her father that he is true to her. Rigoletto shows her the Duke embracing Maddalena. Spara-fucile, a professional assassin, offers to kill the Duke immediately, but Rigoletto tells him to wait. Gilda leaves convinced of the Duke's falseness, but her heart pleads for him and later she returns. Overhearing a conver?sation between Sparafucile and Maddalena, she learns that the Duke is to be killed, but that they will substitute someone in his place if the oppor?tunity presents itself. Gilda decides to sacrifice herself. Her body is placed in a sack, and Rigoletto, arriving, gloats over the death of the Duke until he hears the Duke's voice in the distance and then sees him passing. Tearing open the sack, he looks upon the body of his daughter.
FOR THE NEW YORK CITY OPERA PRODUCTION STAFF
Company Manager............Catherine Parsons
Music and Staging Staff.......Kurt Saffir, J. Edgar Joseph
Make-up Director............Michael Arshaxsky
Executive Stage Manager..........Hans Sondheimer
Stage Manager . .............John Seig
Orchestra Personnel Manager..........Secondo Proto
Wardrobe Mistress............Rebecca Sollish
Wardrobe Master.............Maurice Morgan
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
General Director..............Julius Rudel
Associate Director.............John S. White
Music Administrator.............Felix Popper
General Press Representative.........Dorfman Associates
NEW YORK CITY OPERA CHORUS: Don Carlo, Paul Corder, Jerry Crawford, Harris Davis, Glenn W. Dowlen, Jr., Beverly Evans, James Fels, Pearle Goldsmith, Helen Guile, Don Henderson, Betsy Hepburn, Lila Herbert, Edson Hoel, Lynda Jordan, Leonore Lanzillotti, Lenora Lowe, Kellis Miller, Donald Morgan, Hanna Owen, Charlotte Povia, John Smith, Lou Ann Wyckoff, Don Yule.
1962 UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 1963
All presentations are at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. HILL AUDITORIUM
Gerard Souzay, Baritone (C. U. Series) .... Tuesday, January 8 Hamburg Symphony Orchestra (Extra Series) . Wednesday, January 16
Istvan Kertesz, Conductor Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (C. U. Series) . Thursday, February 14
William Steinberg, Conductor Toronto Symphony Orchestra (C. U. Series) . . Tuesday, March 12
Walter Sussklnd, Conductor; Annie Fischer, Pianist
Birgit Nilsson, Soprano (Extra Series) .... Monday, March 18 San Francisco Ballet (replacing Tokyo Ballet in
the Choral Union Series).......Friday, March 22
Messiah
Saturday, December 1, at 8:30, and Sunday, December 2, at 2:30
University Choral Union with Guest Soloists
and University Symphony Orchestra
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Special Recital
Artur Rubinstein, Pianist......Thursday, February 7
Tickets: $4.00--$3.50--$3.00--$2.25--$1.50
Ann Arbor May Festival
Philadelphia Orchestra in six concerts .... May 9, 10, 11, 12 Orders for season tickets accepted beginning December 1.
RACKHAM AUDITORIUM
Special Chamber Music Concert
Chicago Little Symphony .... (2:30) Sunday, December 9 Thor Johnson, Conductor
Program:
Symphony No. 83 in G minor, "The Hen" (Haydn) ; The White Peacock, from "Roman Sketches," Op. 7, No. 1 (Griffes) ; Concerto in B-flat major for Harp and Orchestra (Handel) ; Fantasy, Chorale, and Fugue (Wallace Berry) ; Concerto in C major for Oboe and Orchestra (Eichner) ; Odoru Katachi for Percussion and Orchestra (Tircuit) ; Diver?timento in D major, Op. 67 (Graener).
Tickets: $2.50 and $2.00
Chamber Music Festival
Budapest String Quartet . . February 20, 21, 22, 23, & (2:30) 24
Complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets Series Tickets: $10.00 and $7.00; Single Concerts: $3.00 and $2.00
Julian Bream, Guitarist and Lutist . . . (2:30) Sunday, March 31 Tickets on sale January 10 -$2.50 and $2.00
For tickets and information, address: University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower

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