Episode 22: 1951-1952

Kristen Flagstad

In this episode, Alfred Hubay recounts his memories and impressions as an usher during his ninth season, 1951-1952, with the Metropolitan Opera. Among the subjects he covers are the outrageous Musetta of Ljuba Welitsch, the Metropolitan Opera farewell of Kirsten Flagstad, the Gianni Schicchi of Salvatore Baccaloni, the debut of Thomas Hayward and the voice of Nell Rankin. (Part 3 of 4).
(Recorded 19 July 2011)

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