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UMS Concert Program, November 22, 1964: The Merry Widow -- Julius Rudel

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Day
22
Month
November
Year
1964
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Concert: Third
Complete Series: 3448
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1964 Eightysixth Season 1965
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Third Program Nineteenth Annual Extra Scries Complete Series 3448
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
JULIUS RUDEL, General Director
THE MERRY WIDOW
Operetta in Three Acts
Music by Franz Lehar Words by Adrian Ross
Sunday Afternoon, November 22, 1964, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
CAST
Mme Sonia Sodoya........Nadja Witkowska
Prince Danilo..........John Reardon
Nish............Coley Worth
Baron Popoff...........Emil Renan
Natalie, his wife..........Anne Elgar
Vicomte Camille de Jolidon......Michele Molese
Marquis de Cascada.........David Smith
Raoul de St. Brioche........Richard Krause
Admiral Khadja........William Ledbetter
Mme Khadja.........Charlotte Povia
General Novikovich.........Spiro Malas
Mme Novikovich.........Beverly Evans
CloClo............Helen Guile
Head Waiter...........Harris Davis
Solo Dancers and Corps de Ballet
Conducted by Julius Rudel
Stages by Michael Pollock Choreographer: Thomas Andrew Chorusmaster: William Jonson
Act I. The reception room in the Marsovian Embassy, Paris Act II. Grounds of Sonia's house near Paris Act III. Maxime's Restaurant, Paris
SYNOPSIS
The mark of a Viennese operetta was a contrived and complex libretto. "The Merry Widow" was no exception. Its manysplendored plot revolves around the attempts of the Marsovian Ambassador to Paris--in order to save his country from bankruptcy--to bring together and promote a romance and marriage between the beautiful young merry widow, Sonia, and the young and dashing Prince Danilo. Such a marriage would insure that Sonia's twentymilliondollar legacy would stay in Marsovia and end the financial crisis. Sonia and Prince Danilo, it turns out, had once been lovers; but their romance had been abruptly ended when his uncle threatened to disown him if he married her. So Sonia married a rich banker instead, and Danilo took to high living.
Now, as they meet again, Danilo will still not marry her--this time because she is so rich. He holds to this position despite the pleadings of the Ambassador that he owes it to his country to make her his wife. After a series of complications, however, compounded by coincidences, Sonia tells him that she will lose all of her money if she marries again. In rapture, he throws his arms around her, and they plight their troth.
At this moment, Sonia reveals that while she will lose her money, her late husband's will stipulates that it all go to her next husband. Hurrah! Marsovia is saved--the lovers are joined--and the curtain falls as Danilo sings: "You may study her ways as you can, but a woman's too much for a man!"
The original Savage version of "The Merry Widow" is presented by special arrange?ment with TamsWilmark Music Library, Inc., New York.
STAFF FOR THE NEW YORK CITY OPERA
General Director..........JuLrus Rudel
Associate Director..........John S. White
Music Administrator..........Felix Popper
Company Manager.........Catherine Parsons
Executive Secretary.........Joan A. Jahoda
General Press Representatives......Nat and Irvtn Dorfman
Administrative Interns . . . Ruth Marie Hider, Norman E. Womack Musical and Staging Staff . Dean Ryan, Charles Wilson, J. Edgar Joseph
Executive Stage Manager........Hans Sondhelmer
Stage Managers........Bill Field, Dan Butt
Makeup Director..........Charles Mullen
Orchestra Personnel..........Secondo Proto
Wardrobe Mistress........Dorothy A. Ktlgore
Wardrobe Master..........Clarence Sims
NEW YORK CITY OPERA ENSEMBLE: Joan August, Barbara Beaman, Ruth Cabot, Don Carlo, Paul Corder, Harris Davis, Glenn Dowlen, Anthea de Forest, Joyce Gerber, Pearle Goldsmith, Margaret Goodman, Helen Guile, Don Henderson, Lila Herbert, David Hicks, Robert Lee Kelly, Jodell Ann Renting, Richard G. Park, Charlotte Povia, Frank Redfield, Anthony Safina, John Smith, Marie Young, and Don Yule.
FEATURE DANCERS: Premier Danseur, Michael Maule; Premiere Danseuse, Rochclle Zide
CORPS DE BALLET: Carolyn Muchmore, Dale Muchmore, Philip Rice, Alexandra Vcrnon, Ron Watson
The New York City Opera will present Gounod's "Faust" tonight at 8:30
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
JANUARY
20 fSegovia, Guitarist
26 Artur Rubinstein, Pianist
30 Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
FEBRUARY
8 Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Conductor 14 Paris Chamber Orchestra 23 Polish Mime Theatre
27 Netherlands Chamber Choir
MARCH
1 Rosalyn Tureck, Pianist
7 Chicago Little Symphony 12 Robert Merrill, Baritone 30 Solisti di Zagreb
APRIL
3 National Ballet of Canada 14 To be announced
Tickets: $4.S0--4.00--$3.50--$3.00--$2.25--$1.50
Standing room only t Sold out
Messiah (Handel).........Saturday, December S
and (2:30 p.m.) Sunday, December 6 (All presentations are at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.)
In Rackham Auditorium CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET Wed., Feb. 17 at 8:30 Thurs., Feb. 18 at 8:30
D major, Op. 1 8, No. 3 Beethoven Cycle F major, Op. 18, No. 1
F major, Op. 59, No. 1 E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Eflat major, Op .127 A minor, Op. 132
Fri., Feb. 19 at 8:30 Sat., Feb. 20 at 8:30 Sun., Feb. 21 at 2:30
G major, Op. 18, No. 2 A major, Op. 1 8, No. 5 Bflat major, Op. 1 8, No. 6
F minor, Op. 95 Eflat major, Op .74 C major, Op. 59, No. 3
C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 Bflat major, Op. 130 Csharp minor, Op. 131 F major, Op. 135 wfugue
Series tickets: $12.00--$9.00--$7.00 Single concerts: $3.50--$2.50--$2.00
1965 MAY FESTIVAL. Orders for series tickets accepted and filed beginning
December 1.
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower

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