Episode 35: 1956-1957

Wolfgang Windgassen

Alfred Hubay, now in his fourteenth season with the Metropolitan Opera, talks about a “hodge-podge” Ring cycle with the debut of Wolfgang Windgassen in Die Walküree, the debut of Martha Mödl as Brünnhilde in Siegfried, the debuts of Antonietta Stella and Carlo Bergonzi in Aida, the debut of Mattiwilda Dobbs in Rigoletto, the return of Les contes d’Hoffmann with George London, Tosca with Giuseppe di Stefano and a return of Samson et Dalilah, led by Pierre Monteux with Ramon Vinay and Rise Stevens. (Part 3 of 3).
(Recorded 19 November 2011)

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