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Subject: Re: Met Aida on Footage Farm
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Date:Sat, 24 Dec 2016 22:45:32 -0500

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On Sat, 24 Dec 2016, Richard Maynard Wilson wrote:

> That's Lawrence Tibbett as Amonasro near the beginning and putting on his
> makeup at the end.
> The conductor doesn't look like Bodanzky to me - no idea who he is though.

Right - clearly Tibbett.  Although the accompanying notes say the conductor is 
Bodanzky, brief web searching shows that it's Ettore Panizza who made 
his debut on the opening night AIDA of Dec. 22, 1934 and conducted AIDA 
during the 1934-35 season.

Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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