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 the lack of Wagnerian tenors for Birgit Nilsson, the debut of Jon Vickers as Canio, a new production of Fidelio with Jon Vickers conducted by Karl Böhm, the rare occasions of a Vickers/Nilsson Tristan ind Isolde, Die Walküre with Jon Vickers as Siegmund, Jerome Hines as Wotan and the Brünnhilde of Martha Mödl. (Part 4 of 5).
(Recorded 21 February 2012)
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