Episode 53: 1962-1963

Leonie Rysanek

The 1962-1963 Metropolitan Opera season found Alfred Hubay adding to his responsibilities, not only the role of House Manager,, but it marked the beginning of 38 years of appearances on the Texaco Opera Quiz. Other highlights of the season include a Met premiere and new production of Ariadne auf Naxos with Leonie Rysanek, Jess Thomas and Kerstin Meyer, the last minute change of an opera for the broadcast, the debut of Régine Crespin as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, the debut of Lorin Maazel conducting Don Giovanni, the debut of Rita Gorr as Amneris in Aida, the house debut of conductor Ernest Ansermet in Pelléas et Mélisande with Anna Moffo and Nicolai Gedda and particular performances of Birgit Nilsson, Giulietta Simionato and Cornell MacNeil (Part 3 of 3).
(Recorded 11 May 2012)

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