A nun seeking worldly pleasure

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Ni ku ssu fan =: A nun seeking worldly pleasure

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Title
A nun seeking worldly pleasure
Additional title: Ni ku ssu fan
Additional title: Sophia Delza papers 1903-1996 (S) *MGZMD 155
Names
Delza, Sophia (Performer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1955 - 1960 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-3044
Topics
Operas, Chinese
Operas
Recitations
Genres
Music
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Content: Tentative identification of the performer as Sophia Delza is based in part on comparison of the recording to a known recording of Delza's voice. Tentative identification of the work being performed as the Chinese opera A nun seeking worldly pleasure (Ni ku ssu fan) is based on the handwritten note on the original container (Nun ni ku) and its content.
Venue: Recorded by Sophia Delza? possibly between 1955 and 196-?
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Citation/reference: Audio separated from Sophia Delza papers 1908-1996 (S) *MGZMD 155
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 10 min.) : acetate, full-track, 7.5 ips ; 7 in.
Sound quality is excellent.
Description
Unidentified female (Sophia Delza?) recites, in English, to the accompaniment of traditional Chinese music, what may be an except from the libretto of the Chinese opera A nun seeking worldly pleasure (Ni ku ssu fan). The place and date could not be identified.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 927009832
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20825438
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0edb8120-b92c-0133-da7b-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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  • 1955: Created (Approximate)
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A nun seeking worldly pleasure" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1955 - 1960. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/12d08180-b92c-0133-6f85-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "A nun seeking worldly pleasure" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 2, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/12d08180-b92c-0133-6f85-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1955 - 1960). A nun seeking worldly pleasure Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/12d08180-b92c-0133-6f85-60f81dd2b63c

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A nun seeking worldly pleasure