Episode 42: 1959-1960

Birgit Nilsson

The 1959-1960 season of the Metropolitan Opera found Alfred Hubay as Chief Usher for Rudolf Bing’s tenth season as General Manager. Mr. Hubay’s memories include the tumultuous debut of Birgit Nilsson in a new production of Tristan ind Isolde, a failure of a new production of The Gypsy Baron with Nicolai Gedda, Lisa della Casa and Regina Resnik and revivals of Pelléas et Mélisande with George London and Der fliegende Holläner, also with George London and Leonie Rysanek. (Part 2 of 5).
(Recorded 21 February 2012)

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