Episode 14: 1949-1950

Herbert Witherspoon

Alfred Hubay, in his seventh year as an usher for the Metropolitan Opera, remembers events from the 1949-1950 season such as Edward Johnson ending his 15 year reign as General Manager with Lucrezia Bori by his side, a brief account of his beginning, his predecessor Herbert Witherspoon, singers Johnson inherited, the opening night Rosenkavalier with Erna Berger in her debut, first Marschallin of Eleanor Steber, a new production of Manon Lescaut and a revival of Simon Boccanegra. (Part 1 of 3).
(Recorded 30 March 2011)

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