[Met Concert/Gala] CID:181670
Gala Performance. Metropolitan Opera House: 04/2/1959.


Metropolitan Opera House
April 2, 1959


GALA PERFORMANCE

La Bohème: Act III

Mimì....................Lucine Amara
Rodolfo.................Richard Tucker
Musetta.................Brenda Lewis
Marcello................Mario Zanasi
Sergeant................Edward Ghazal
Officer.................Dawin Emanuel

Conductor...............Ignace Strasfogel

Director................Joseph Mankiewicz
Stage Director..........Hans Busch
Designer................Rolf Gérard


Tosca: Act II

Tosca...................Licia Albanese
Cavaradossi.............Eugenio Fernandi
Scarpia.................George London
Spoletta................Paul Franke
Sciarrone...............George Cehanovsky

Conductor...............Kurt Adler

Director................Dino Yannopoulos
Stage Director..........Nathaniel Merrill
Designer................Frederick Fox


Anthony Tudor: Hail and Farewell
Music of Richard Strauss:
a) Festival March, Op.1
b) Serenade
c) Four Last Songs
Frühling: Lupe Serrano
September: Edith Jerell
Beim Schlafengehn: Audrey Keane
Im Abendrot: Nora Kaye [Last performance]
Metropolitan Opera Ballet

Singer..................Eleanor Steber
Conductor...............Martin Rich

Costume designer........Motley
Choreographer...........Antony Tudor


Aida: Act III

Aida....................Leonie Rysanek
Radamès.................Carlo Bergonzi
Amneris.................Mignon Dunn
Amonasro................Robert Merrill
Ramfis..................Norman Scott

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

Director................Margaret Webster
Stage Director..........Nathaniel Merrill
Designer................Rolf Gérard

This was the only Gala Performance of the season.



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