Episode 15: 1949-1950

Elisabetta Barbato

Alfred Hubay, in his seventh year as an usher for the Metropolitan Opera, remembers events from the 1949-1950 season such as the debuts of Elisabetta Barbato, Enzo Mascherini,, the first Met Salome of Astrid Varnay with the debut of Paul Schöffler, a new production of Khovanshchina with Rise Stevens, the dropping of artists by Rudolf Bing, a brief overview of the career and departing of Lauritz Melchior and the farewell gala for Edward Johnson. (Part 2 of 3).
(Recorded 30 March 2011)

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