Episode 17: 1950-1951

Cesare Siepi

This, the 1950-1951 season, marked the beginning of the reign of Rudolf Bing as general manager. Alfred Hubay, in this, his 8th season as an usher for the Metropolitan Opera, talks about the beginning of a new era with Rudolf Bing as general manager, the opening night and a new production of Don Carlo with the debuts of Cesare Siepi, Fedora Barbieri, Delia Rigal and Lucine Amara, a new production of Der Fliegende Holländer with the debut of Hans Hotter and the auspicious debut of Roberta Peters in Don Giovanni (Part 1 of 3). 
(Recorded 1 June 2011)


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