This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/tristan-and-isolde-by-richard-wagner/
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044040272809&view=1up&seq=3
The Libretto of Richard Wagner's music drama Tristan and Isolde, translated into English by John P Jackson, is here presented as a spoken drama.
Tristan, a Knight in the service of King Mark of Cornwall, is sent to Ireland to fetch Mark's prospective bride, the Irish Princess Isolde. On the return voyage Tristan and Isolde realise their love for each other and arrange a secret tryst. This is exposed leading to violence, tragedy and separation but eventually uniting them in death.
(Summary by Alan Mapstone)
Deadline: Please submit your recording within 2 months of placing your claim. If you cannot complete the recording within this time, please post in the thread to relinquish your claim or to ask the BC for an extension. If your recording is not completed by the deadline, your claim may be reassigned at the BC's discretion.
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Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy
Keywords that describe the book: Wagner, Music Drama, Celtic Legend
NOTE ON TEXT: 2 pages in Act 3 are obscured by an advert but the pages we need are available before and after the advert (page 29 in English is before the advert and page 30 in English is after it). The Hathi page numbering is confused at this point
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
For individual roles:
Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character, read by your name."
For narration/stage directions:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For Introduction say:
For each act say:Introduction to Tristan and Isolde, by Richard Wagner, translated by John P. Jackson. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain."
At the end of each act say:"Act # of Tristan and Isolde, by Richard Wagner, translated by John P. Jackson. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of Act #."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Tristan and Isolde, by Richard Wagner, translated by John P. Jackson."
For individual roles: tristanandisolde_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. tristanandisolde_tristan_1.mp3)
For final files: tristanandisolde_#_wagner_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. tristanandisolde_1_wagner_128kb.mp3)
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MC to select: mightyfelix
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