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Subject: Met Broadcasts We Wish We Had
From: "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Max D. Winter
Date:Sat, 9 Sep 2017 11:35:05 -0400

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The Met Broadcast legacy is rich indeed.  But there are some performances I wish had been 
broadcast and for which we had recordings in good sound.  Three of mine:

"Pique Dame" with Stratas, Vickers and Resnik, from the 1965 season.  (The broadcast 
performance had Stratas, McCracken and Madiera.  Not chopped liver, certainly, but I would 
rather have had Vickers and Resnik.)

"Fanciulla del West" with Leontyne Price.  As most know, Price pulled out during the second 
performance due to vocal fatigue.  Kirsten stepped in for her and sang the broadcast - and 
did a fine job, remarkable lady and remarkable singer.   But would have been nice to have 
some record of Price's Minnie, which has vanished into the ether (to my knowledge - if 
anyone knows of a recording of one of her tour performances, please let me know!).  

"Die Walkure" in 1968 with the originally scheduled Karajan conducting instead of Klobucar 
(his substitute).  The dream cast included Nilsson, Stewart, Vickers, Rysanek, Ludwig and 

Any others?  Please restrict yourselves to casts that either sang during a run of 
performances but were not broadcast, or scheduled broadcast performances that had an 
unfortunate last-minute cancellation.  


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