Pacific Overtures

Boston First Preview (1975)

Recording Info

Recording Type: Private
Origin: Live/Audience
Material Included: Complete Show
Date Recorded: November 8, 1975

Credits

Staff

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Conductor

Cast

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Reciter
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Abe, First Councillor
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Manjiro
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Third Councillor
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Shogun's Mother
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Second Councillor
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Kayama
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Tamate / Samurai / Old Man / Storyteller / Swordsman
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Samurai
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Servant
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Observers
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Fisherman
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Thief
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Merchant
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Son
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Grandmother
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Adams
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Williams
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Sumos
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Shogun's Wife
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Physicians
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Priests
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Madam
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Girls
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Perry
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Boy
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Warrior
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Lion Dance
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Priest
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Nobles
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American Admiral
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British Admiral
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Dutch Admiral
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Russian Admiral
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French Admiral
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Lords
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American Businessman
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Japanese Merchant
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Daughter
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British Sailors
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Musicians
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Proscenium Servants, Sailors and Townspeople

Track List

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Tracks

  • The Advantages of Being Set in the Middle of the Sea .... Reciter and Company
  • Prayers .... Tamate, Kayama, Abe, Councillors
  • There Is No Other Way .... Tamate, Observers
  • Four Black Dragons .... Fisherman, Thief, Reciter, Townspeople
  • Chrysanthemum Tea (pre-Broadway version) .... Shogun (Reciter), Shogun's Mother, Physicians, Priests, Shogun's Wife, Abe, Attendant
  • Poems .... Kayama, Manjiro
  • Welcome to Kanagawa .... Madam and Girls
  • Someone in a Tree .... Old Man, Reciter, Boy, Warrior
  • Lion Dance .... Haruki Fujimoto
  • Please Hello .... Abe, Reciter, American, British, Dutch, Russian and French Admirals
  • A Bowler Hat .... Kayama
  • Pretty Lady .... Three British Sailors
  • Next .... Reciter and Company

Trivia & History

The cast list above presents the Boston cast.


The recording includes an earlier version of "The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea," titled "The Advantages of Being Set in the Middle of the Sea," with many differences from the final version of the song; the cut song, "Prayers"; a completely different version of the of scene at the U.S.S. Powhatan; the completely different first version of "Chrysanthemum Tea"; and "Someone in a Tree" with Soon-Teck Oh as the Old Man.

Recording Info

Recording Type: Private
Origin: Live/Audience
Material Included: Complete Show
Date Recorded: November 8, 1975

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