[Met Performance] CID:162340
Tristan und Isolde {354} Matinee Broadcast ed. Metropolitan Opera House: 03/21/1953., Broadcast

(Broadcast
Performance interrupted for fund raising)


Metropolitan Opera House
March 21, 1953 Matinee Broadcast


TRISTAN UND ISOLDE {354}

Tristan.................Set Svanholm
Isolde..................Helen Traubel [Last performance]
Kurwenal................Paul Schöffler
Brangäne................Blanche Thebom
King Marke..............Hans Hotter
Melot...................Emery Darcy
Sailor's Voice..........Thomas Hayward
Shepherd................Paul Franke
Steersman...............Algerd Brazis

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

[This was probably the only performance of the Metropolitan Opera to be interrupted intentionally. The break came during the opening of Act II when the orchestra stopped playing and Milton Cross, the Commentator, broadcast to the audience and radio listeners an appeal for contributions. There were hisses, boos, laughter, and mock applause in the auditorium and angry telephone calls.]



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