[Met Performance] CID:155000
New production
Don Carlo {15} Metropolitan Opera House: 11/6/1950., Telecast

(Opening Night {66}
Rudolf Bing, General Manager

Debuts: Delia Rigal, Fedora Barbieri, Cesare Siepi, Lucine Amara, Margeret Webster, Rolf Gérard

Telecast

First performance of Rudolf Bing's management
Reviews
Chapter: Rudolf Bing)


Metropolitan Opera House
November 6, 1950 Telecast
Opening Night {66}
In Italian
New production

Rudolf Bing, General Manager


DON CARLO {15}
Giuseppe Verdi--François Joseph Méry/Camille du Locle

Don Carlo...............Jussi Björling
Elizabeth of Valois.....Delia Rigal [Debut]
Rodrigo.................Robert Merrill
Princess Eboli..........Fedora Barbieri [Debut]
Philip II...............Cesare Siepi [Debut]
Grand Inquisitor........Jerome Hines
Celestial Voice.........Lucine Amara [Debut]
Friar...................Luben Vichey
Tebaldo.................Anne Bollinger
Count of Lerma..........Paul Franke
Countess of Aremberg....Tilda Morse
Herald..................Emery Darcy

Conductor...............Fritz Stiedry

Director................Margaret Webster [Debut]
Designer................Rolf Gérard [Debut]

Production a gift of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Otto H. Kahn

Translation by Lauzières, Zanardini

[The original Act I, the woods at Fontainebleau, and La Pérégrina, the classic ballet intended for Act III, Scene 1, a grotto in the queen's garden, were omitted throughout the run of this production, 1950 through 1972.]

Don Carlo received fifteen performances this season.


Review
Chapter: Photographs and Reviews of the 1950 Opening Night performance of Don Carlo (click on Björling thumbnail)
Chapter: Rudolf Bing (click on Bing thumbnail)



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