Episode 45: 1959-1960

Ettore Bastianni

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 a particular performance of Andrea Chenier with Ettore Bastianini and Carlo Bergonzi, the departure of Antonietta Stella, the short-lived policy of banning curtain calls, a heartfelt remembrance of Anna Moffo and Zinka Milanov as a teacher. (Part 5 of 5).
(Recorded 21 February 2012)

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