[Met Concert/Gala] CID:229210
Gala Performance Honoring Sir Rudolf Bing. Metropolitan Opera House: 04/22/1972., Telecast

(Telecast
Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
April 22, 1972 Telecast
Benefit sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild


GALA PERFORMANCE
HONORING SIR RUDOLF BING



Scenery for Act I, Scene 2 of Don Carlo
designed by Rolf Gérard


Luisa Miller: Overture

Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Dunque io son
Roberta Peters
Sherrill Milnes

La Bohčme: Donde lieta uscě
Teresa Stratas

Otello: Credo
Thomas Stewart

Luisa Miller: L'alto retaggio
Paul Plishka
Ruggero Raimondi

Conductor...............James Levine


Manon: Gavotte
Anna Moffo

Il Trovatore: Tacea la notte placida
Martina Arroyo

Lucia di Lammermoor: Verranno a te
Joan Sutherland
Luciano Pavarotti


Scenery for Act II, Scene 2 of Die Zauberflöte
designed by Marc Chagall


Strauss: Acceleration Waltz
Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Choreographer: Zachery Solov

Conductor...............Richard Bonynge


Rigoletto: Tutte le feste
Gail Robinson
Cornell MacNeil

Louise: Depuis le jour
Dorothy Kirsten

La Cenerentola: Un segreto
Fernando Corena
Ezio Flagello

Manon Lescaut: Tu tu amore tu
Montserrat Caballé
Plácido Domingo

Conductor...............James Levine


Le Cid: Pleurez mes yeux
Grace Bumbry

Les Trois Valses (Oscar Straus): Je t'aime
Régine Crespin

Conductor...............Richard Bonynge


Andrea Chénier: Nemico della patria
Mario Sereni

I Lombardi: Act III Prelude and Qual voluttŕ trascorrere
Lucine Amara
Enrico Di Giuseppe
Cesare Siepi
Raymond Gniewek, violin

La Forza del Destino: Invano Alvaro
Richard Tucker
Robert Merrill

Le Nozze di Figaro: Dove sono
Leontyne Price

Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli


Scenery for Der Rosenkavalier, Act II
designed by Robert O'Hearn


Presentation:
Lowell Wadmond, Chairman of the Board

Remarks:
Sir Rudolf Bing


Die Fledermaus: Chacun ŕ Bing's gout
(English text by John Gutman)
Regina Resnik

Aida: Fu la sorte
Gabriella Tucci
Irene Dalis

Die Zauberflöte: O Isis und Osiris
John Macurdy

Il Trovatore: Di quella pira
James McCracken

Carmen: Act IV: Opening Chorus
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

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


Lohengrin: In fernem Land
Sándor Kónya

Vanessa: Must the winter come so soon
Rosalind Elias

La Bohčme: Vecchia zimarra
Jerome Hines

Die Tote Stadt: Glück, das mir verblieb (Marietta's Lied)
Pilar Lorengar

Die Walküre: Act I Conclusion
Leonie Rysanek
Jon Vickers

Conductor...............Max Rudolf


Otello: Love Duet
Teresa Zylis-Gara
Franco Corelli

Salome: Final Scene
Birgit Nilsson

Conductor...............Karl Böhm

Director................Fabrizio Melano
TV Director.............Kirk Browning

[One hour of highlights from the gala were seen in a delayed telecast on April 30 over CBS.]


Review of Bing Gala.
Photograph of the Metropolitan Opera Company on stage at the Gala honoring Rudolf Bing by Louis Mélançon


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