Episode 65: 1966 Gala Farewell

On April 16, 1966, a most momentous occasion occurred at the Metropolitan Opera when the company presented a Gala Farewell to the Old House. The concert portion of the Gala was filled with numerous stars from the recent past as well as the future, including Anna Moffo, Carlotta Ordassy, Arturo Sergi, Charles Anthony, Justino Díaz, William Walker, Robert Merrill, Dorothy Kirsten, Regina Resnik, Thelma Votipka, Marcia Baldwin, Paul Franke, George Cehanovsky, Licia Albanese, Roberta Peters, Delia Rigal, Jan Peerce, Giorgio Tozzi, Régine Crespin, Biserka Cvejic, Renata Tebaldi, Franco Corelli, Sandor Konya, along with conductors Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Max Rudolf, George Schick, Silvio Varviso, Fausto Cleva and Joseph Rosenstock (Part 2 of 4).
(Recorded 20 July 2012)

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Licia Albanese