Episode 61: 1965-1966

James King

The debuts of James King as Florestan, Pilar Lorengar as Donna Elvira, the sudden departure of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, the Leporello of Geraint Evans, the debuts of Teresa Stich Randall as Fiordiligi, Alfredo Kraus as the Duke in Rigoletto, Thomas Stewart as Ford in Falstaff, Birgit Nilsson singing both Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser with the debut of Pekka Nuotio, the debut of Reri grist as Rosina in Il barber di Siviglia, Ramon Vinay’s misguided single appearance as Dr. Bartolo, the debut of Nicolai Ghiaurov in Faust and three conductors making their debuts: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli in Un ball in maschera, Lamberto Gardelli in Andrea Chenier and Zubin Mehta in Aida (Part 2 of 4).
(Recorded 4 July 2012)

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