[Met Performance] CID:176560
La Traviata {420} Metropolitan Opera House: 12/24/1957.


Metropolitan Opera House
December 24, 1957


LA TRAVIATA {420}
Giuseppe Verdi--Francesco Maria Piave

Violetta................Victoria de los Angeles
Alfredo.................Daniele Barioni
Germont.................Robert Merrill
Flora...................Helen Vanni
Gastone.................Gabor Carelli
Baron Douphol...........Calvin Marsh
Marquis D'Obigny........George Cehanovsky
Dr. Grenvil.............Louis Sgarro
Annina..................Mildred Allen
Giuseppe................Robert Nagy
Gardener................Osie Hawkins

Conductor...............Fausto Cleva


Note from Opera News: "Victoria de los Angeles was honored with a backstage Christmas party by Rudolf Bing prior to her appearance as Violetta on December 24, 1957. The soprano had foregone her expected holiday at home in Barcelona with her family in order to accept extra performances at the Metropolitan, at Mr. Bing's request. Among the guests were the Vienna Choir Boys, who serenaded the assembly with traditional hymns and carols."


Photograph of Rudolf Bing, Victoria de los Angeles, and the Vienna Choir Boys by Louis Mélançon.



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