Episode 26: 1953-1954

Jussi Bjorling

The 1953-1954 season was Alfred Hubay’s eleventh seasons an usher for the Metropolitan Opera. Here he reminiscences about the opening night new production of Faust with Jussi Björling and Victoria de los Angeles, a new production of Tannhäuse with Ramon Vinay, George London and Margaret Harshaw, a new production of Il barbiere di Siviglia with Robert Merrill, Roberta Peters, Cesare Valletti and the debuts of Fernando Corena, Lisa della Casa, Irmgaard Seefried and Ettore Bastianini. (Part 1 of 2).
(Recorded 16 August 2011)

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