Episode 31: 1955-56

Tito Gobbi

The 1955-1956 season of the Metropolitan Opera was Alfred Hubay’s thirteenth season as an usher. Here he talks about Renata Tebaldi’s first Met Aida, the debuts of Mario Ortica, Gianni Poggi and Tito Gobbi, the Tosca of Renata Tebaldi conducted by Dmitri Mitropoulos, Manon Lescaut with Jussi Björllig, the Rigoletto of Ettore Bastianini, the first Met Lucia of Roberta Peters, a 25th Anniversary Gala for Lily Pons, Josef Metternich and the Forza Leonore of Renata Tebaldi. (Part 2 of 3).
(Recorded 11 October 2011)

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