The 1959-1960 season of the Metropolitan Opera found Alfred Hubay as Chief Usher for Rudolf Bing’s tenth season as General Manager. Mr. Hubay’s memories include an opening night new production of Il trovatore with Antonietta Stella, Carlo Bergonzi and Giulietta Simionato in her Met debut, Cavalleria rusticana with Jan Peerce and Jussi Björling as Turiddu with the Santuzza of Giulietta Simionato, and a failed new production of Le nozze di Figaro with Elisabeth Söderström in her debut as Susanna. (Part 1 of 5).
(Recorded 21 February 2012)
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