Episode 50: 1961-1962

Galina Vishnevskaya

The 1961-1962 season was Alfred Hubay’s first season as House Manager for the Metropolitan Opera. Among the highlights of that season are the debut and brief Met career of Galina Vishnevskaya, the debuts of tenors George Shirley, Sandor Konya and John Alexander, Anna Moffo singing all three heroines in Les contes d’Hoffmann, the return of Ferruccio Tagliavini in L’elisir d’amore with Anna Moffo, the replacing of a replacement by the one he replaced during a performance of Die Walküre, the debut of Gerda Lammers as Elektra with Frances Yeend as Chrysothemis and a description of the position of House Manager. (Part 2 of 2).
(Recorded 6 April 2012)

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