Episode 66: 1966 Gala Farewell

Auld Lang Syne

On April 16, 1966, a most momentous occasion occurred at the Metropolitan Opera when the company presented a Gala Farewell to the Old House. The concert portion of the Gala was filled with numerous stars of the recent past as well as the future including Birgit Nilsson, Mary Curtis-Verna, Kurt Baum, Jean Madeira, Mario Sereni, John Macurdy, Norman Scott, Teresa Stratas, Mildred Miller, Frank Guarrera, Mary Ellen Pracht, Joann Grillo, Gladys Kriese, George Shirley, Theodor Uppman, Eleanor Steber, Mignon Dunn, Blanche Thebom, John Alexander, Clifford Harvuot, Montserrat Caballe, Judith Raskin, Rosalind Elias, Zinka Milanov, Richard Tucker, Gabriella Tucci, Nicolai Gedda and Jerome Hines with conductors Joseph Rosenstock, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Kurt Adler and Georges Pretre (Part 3 of 4).
(Recorded 20 July 2012)

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