Omnibus (1952–1961)
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Leonard Bernstein explains how the music of the plot increases the emotional impact of the words that are sung. He compares the spoken words in English to scenes in a play to the singing ... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Robbie

Writer:

Leonard Bernstein (script)
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Episode credited cast:
Carlo Bergonzi Carlo Bergonzi ... Rodolfo in 'La Boheme'
Leonard Bernstein ... Himself - Conductor and Commentator
Hans Conried ... Iago in 'Othello' / Marcello in acted version of 'La Boheme'
Alistair Cooke ... Himself - Host
Evans Evans Evans Evans ... Musetta in acted version of 'La Boheme'
Frank Guarrera Frank Guarrera ... Iago in 'Otello' / Marcello in 'La Boheme'
Kenneth Haigh ... Rodolfo in acted version of 'La Boheme'
Laurel Hurley Laurel Hurley ... Musetta in 'La Boheme'
Brenda Lewis Brenda Lewis ... Herself (Operatic Examples)
William Lewis William Lewis ... Operatic Examples
Jean Marsh ... Mimi in 'La Boheme'
Metropolitan Opera Chorus Metropolitan Opera Chorus ... Chorus (as Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera)
Martha Mödl Martha Mödl ... Isolde in 'Tristan and Isolde'
Marcella Pobbe Marcella Pobbe ... Mimi in 'La Boheme'
Norman Scott Norman Scott ... Himself (Operatic Examples)
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Leonard Bernstein explains how the music of the plot increases the emotional impact of the words that are sung. He compares the spoken words in English to scenes in a play to the singing version as it appears in opera. Most of the examples are from the Puccini opera La Bohème. Written by jlawr1

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Drama | History | Music

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23 March 1958 (USA) See more »

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