Sándor Kónya Hungarian tenor 1923-2002

Sándor Kónya Hungarian tenor 1923-2002

Sándor Kónya (September 23, 1923 – May 20, 2002) was a Hungarian tenor, particularly associated with German and Italian roles, especially Lohengrin and Calaf. Kónya was born in Sarkad, Hungary, and began his vocal studies at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, with Ferenc Székelyhidy. He completed his studies first in Detmold with Professor Frederick Husler.[1] In 1946 two German businessmen (Anton Giesert and Alfons Lehmkuhle from Ostbevern) supported him financially after he gave a performance in Bielefeld shortly after the war. It was one of these men who introduced him to the general music director of the Stadthalle in Münster, a Herr Dressel. It was Dressel who sent him to Prof Frederick Husler. (article in Münsterland 21 August 1958) He then studied in Rome with Namcini, and Milan with Rico Lani. He made his professional debut in Bielefeld, as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, in 1951. It was also here where he sang his first Lohengrin, in 1953. Some years, he appeared as Alexander Konya.

Sándor Kónya Hungarian tenor 1923-2002

Artist Biography by Erik Eriksson

Gifted with a shining, spinto weight instrument, tenor Sándor Kónya became a leading artist with his 1958 Bayreuth Festival debut as Lohengrin. So thoroughly did his performance define the Swan Knight that it became Kónya’s calling card. The 1958 Bayreuth production has been issued on CD, preserving Kónya’s interpretation at its pristine best along with Leonie Rysanek’s lustrous Elsa and Astrid Varnay’s implacable Ortrud. Later, Kónya recorded the opera commercially for RCA under Erich Leinsdorf, an effort in which the rest of the cast fell short of the tenor’s high standards. The easy thrust of Kónya’s top register suited both the higher-lying passages allotted to Lohengrin and Walter in Die Meistersinger and afforded him the plangency to do full justice to many Italian roles as well. Kónya’s stage deportment was discrete and dignified, setting him apart from many Italian contemporaries given to frantic histrionics.

After beginning his vocal studies in Budapest, Kónya moved first to Detmold, then to Rome and Milan to gain an advanced polish to his technique. In 1951, he made his professional debut in Bielefeld as Turiddu. Following engagements at Darmstadt, Stuttgart, and Hamburg, Kónya became a member of the Städtische Oper in Berlin in 1955. From that point forward, his career became more international in scope. A leading role in the world premiere of Henze’s König Hirsch and a performance of Nureddin in Cornelius’ comic confection Der Barbier in Bagdad at the Edinburgh Festival attracted widespread attention in 1956. Then Kónya’s stunning 1958 Bayreuth debut put his name near the top of management must-engage lists. Paris discovered him in 1959 and the year following, San Francisco heard him in four operas, the first of which was La Fanciulla del West. In the role of Dick Johnson, Kónya’s strong instrument was appreciated for its vibrancy and seductive ease. His Lohengrin a month later was hailed as superior and he earned approval for his singing of Rodolfo and Radames, if muted praise for his stage deportment. Kónya’s Parsifal at La Scala in 1960 was praised warmly and his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1961 was similarly successful. At London’s Covent Garden, Kónya made his first appearance in 1963. As at the Metropolitan, the role was once again Lohengrin.

At the Metropolitan Opera, Kónya sang not only Lohengrin and Walter in the German wing, but also Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer and Max (in an unsuccessful attempt to revive Weber’s long-dormant Freischütz). While German and Austrian audiences continued to appreciate Weber’s wonderful singspiel, Metropolitan audiences were less enthralled and the work passed back into obscurity, despite Kónya’s hand-in-glove suitability for the role of Max.

An artist both outstandingly endowed and versatile in schooling and temperament, Kónya proved immensely useful to the Metropolitan Opera over 14 seasons. In addition to the jugendlicher heldentenor repertory, he was a highly credible Cavaradossi, Pinkerton, Calaf, Radames, and Edgardo. A slight graininess of timbre lent to his voice a slightly veiled quality not unlike that of Björling. Kónya also shared with the Swedish tenor an uncommon blossoming of tone in the upper register. His substantial middle and lower voice provided the firm anchor for his ringing top and allowed him, at his best, to negotiate the transition (passaggio) into the upper register without the strangulation exhibited by so many other German-trained tenors.

Bayreuther Festspiele

1958-71

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:189050
Lohengrin {512}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/28/1961
Debuts: Sándor Kónya, Ingrid Bjoner, Norman Mittelmann, Arnold Kirschberg
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:189180
Lohengrin {513}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/11/1961
[Met Performance] CID:189300
La Fanciulla del West {44}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/1961
Review
[Met Performance] CID:189370
Lohengrin {515}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/1961
Debuts: William Dembaugh, Peter Sliker
Review
[Met Performance] CID:189420
La Fanciulla del West {45}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1961
[Met Performance] CID:189460
Aida {657}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/8/1961
Review
[Met Performance] CID:189490
Lohengrin {516}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/1961
[Met Performance] CID:189510
Aida {658}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1961
[Met Performance] CID:189620
Aida {659}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/1961
[Met Performance] CID:189640
Lohengrin {517}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/1961
[Met Performance] CID:189780
Turandot {47}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/8/1962
Review
[Met Performance] CID:190050 Opera News
Madama Butterfly {422}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1962
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:190170
La Forza del Destino {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1962
Review
[Met Performance] CID:190330
Turandot {49}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1962
[Met Performance] CID:190800
Madama Butterfly {423}
Metropolitan Theater, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/11/1962
[Met Performance] CID:190840
La Fanciulla del West {48}
Metropolitan Theater, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/14/1962
[Met Performance] CID:190880
La Fanciulla del West {49}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/1962
[Met Performance] CID:190940
La Forza del Destino {110}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/24/1962
[Met Performance] CID:191000
La Fanciulla del West {50}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/29/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192040
New production
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {297}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/1962
Debuts: Otto Wiener, Murray Dickie
Review
[Met Performance] CID:192080
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {298}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192190
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {299}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/3/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192230
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {300}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/7/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192410
Der Rosenkavalier {183}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192460
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {301}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192480
Aida {676}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/1/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192540
Der Rosenkavalier {185}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/7/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192610
Der Rosenkavalier {186}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1962
Debut: Nadyne Brewer
[Met Performance] CID:192690 Opera News
Der Rosenkavalier {187}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/1962
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:192730
Aida {678}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/1962
[Met Performance] CID:192800
Der Rosenkavalier {188}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1963
[Met Performance] CID:192830
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {304}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1963
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:192890
Der Fliegende Holländer {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1963
[Met Performance] CID:192920
Madama Butterfly {438}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/13/1963
[Met Performance] CID:192950
Ariadne auf Naxos {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1963
[Met Performance] CID:192990
Der Fliegende Holländer {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/19/1963
[Met Performance] CID:193120
Ariadne auf Naxos {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1963
Broadcast
Last minute change from Der Fliegende Holländer.
[Met Performance] CID:193160
Der Fliegende Holländer {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1963
[Met Performance] CID:193220
Der Fliegende Holländer {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1963
[Met Performance] CID:193260  Opera News
Der Fliegende Holländer {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1963
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:193290
Der Fliegende Holländer {67}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1963
[Met Performance] CID:193420
Ariadne auf Naxos {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1963
[Met Performance] CID:193470
Ariadne auf Naxos {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1963
[Met Performance] CID:193520
Turandot {58}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1963
[Met Performance] CID:194130
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {308}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/24/1963
[Met Performance] CID:194180
Madama Butterfly {440}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/28/1963
[Met Performance] CID:194210
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {309}
Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/1/1963
[Met Performance] CID:194330
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {310}
Fair Park Auditorium, Dallas, Texas; 05/12/1963
[Met Performance] CID:194360
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {311}
Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/16/1963
[Met Performance] CID:194430
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {312}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 05/22/1963
[Met Performance] CID:196010
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {313}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/1963
[Met Performance] CID:196090
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {314}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/24/1963
[Met Performance] CID:196130
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {315}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/28/1963
[Met Performance] CID:196390
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {317}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/1963
[Met Performance] CID:196510
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {318}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/6/1963
[Met Performance] CID:196600
La Traviata {488}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1963
Debut: Russell Christopher
Review
[Met Performance] CID:196700
Ariadne auf Naxos {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/25/1963
[Met Performance] CID:196740
La Traviata {489}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/1963
[Met Performance] CID:196770
Ariadne auf Naxos {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/1/1964
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:196820
Gala Performance
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1964
[Met Performance] CID:196870
Ariadne auf Naxos {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/1964
Debut: Donald Gramm
[Met Performance] CID:196900
Aida {692}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/13/1964
Debut: Rhodie Jorgenson
[Met Performance] CID:196960
Ariadne auf Naxos {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1964
[Met Performance] CID:197050
Ariadne auf Naxos {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1964
Review
[Met Performance] CID:197100 Opera News
Lohengrin {518}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1964
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:197140
Lohengrin {519}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1964
[Met Performance] CID:197200
Lohengrin {520}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1964
[Met Performance] CID:197290
Ariadne auf Naxos {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1964
[Met Performance] CID:197420
Lohengrin {523}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1964
[Met Performance] CID:197520 Opera News
La Bohème {620}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1964
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:198260
Aida {703}
Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/11/1964
Review
[Met Performance] CID:198340
Aida {704}
Fair Park Auditorium, Dallas, Texas; 05/19/1964
Review
[Met Performance] CID:198440
Aida {705}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 05/27/1964
[Met Performance] CID:200000
New production
Lucia di Lammermoor {322}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/12/1964
Opening Night {80}
Rudolf Bing, General Manager
Debuts: Margherita Wallmann, Attilio Colonnello
Review
[Met Performance] CID:200010 
Der Rosenkavalier {191}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/1964
Debuts: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Lynn Owen
Review
[Met Performance] CID:200040
Lucia di Lammermoor {323}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/16/1964
[Met Performance] CID:200080
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {320}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/21/1964
[Met Performance] CID:200110
Lucia di Lammermoor {324}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/24/1964
[Met Performance] CID:200140
Lucia di Lammermoor {325}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/1964
[Met Performance] CID:200200
Der Rosenkavalier {194}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/2/1964
Debut: Michael Langdon
[Met Performance] CID:200240
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {321}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/6/1964
[Met Performance] CID:200320
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {322}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/1964
[Met Performance] CID:200370
Tosca {441}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/1964
[Met Performance] CID:200540  Opera News
Lucia di Lammermoor {329}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/5/1964
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:200910
Madama Butterfly {447}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201000
Der Fliegende Holländer {68}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/19/1965
Review
[Met Performance] CID:201060
Der Fliegende Holländer {69}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201170
Der Fliegende Holländer {70}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201250
Der Fliegende Holländer {71}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1965
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:201340
Der Fliegende Holländer {72}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201720
Turandot {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/27/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201760
Madama Butterfly {450}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201830
Aida {714}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/5/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201860
Turandot {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201920
Turandot {67}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201950
Aida {716}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1965
[Met Performance] CID:201980 Opera News
Tosca {452}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/1965
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:202020
Der Fliegende Holländer {83}
War Memorial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/21/1965
Review
[Met Performance] CID:202080
Tosca {453}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/26/1965
[Met Performance] CID:202110
Turandot {69}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/29/1965
[Met Performance] CID:202210
Der Fliegende Holländer {85}
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/8/1965
[Met Performance] CID:202250
Turandot {71}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/12/1965
[Met Performance] CID:202300
Der Fliegende Holländer {86}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/16/1965
[Met Performance] CID:202360
Tosca {456}
Northrup Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/22/1965
[Met Performance] CID:202450
Der Fliegende Holländer {88}
Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan; 05/29/1965
[Met Performance] CID:202560
Carmen {602}
New York, Manhattan, Lewisohn Stadium; 07/9/1965
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:202590
An Evening of Russian and German Music
New York, Manhattan, Lewisohn Stadium; 07/14/1965
[Met Performance] CID:202620
Carmen {603}
New York, Manhattan, Lewisohn Stadium; 07/19/1965
[Met Performance] CID:204720
La Bohème {645}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/1965
[Met Performance] CID:204750 
Lucia di Lammermoor {343}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1965
[Met Performance] CID:204840
Tosca {459}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/21/1965
[Met Performance] CID:204900
Tosca {460}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1965
[Met Performance] CID:204930
La Bohème {647}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/1965
[Met Performance] CID:205010
Tosca {461}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/7/1966
[Met Performance] CID:205040
Lucia di Lammermoor {344}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1966
[Met Performance] CID:205110
La Bohème {649}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1966
[Met Performance] CID:205470 Opera News
Lucia di Lammermoor {345}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1966
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:205680
Parsifal {209}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/1966
Debut: Lilian Sukis
Review
[Met Performance] CID:205750
Parsifal {210}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1966
[Met Performance] CID:205960 Opera News
Parsifal {211}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/2/1966
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:206040
Parsifal {212}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1966
[Met Performance] CID:206120
Aida {729}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1966
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:206150
Gala Farewell
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/16/1966
Last performance by the Metropolitan Opera in the opera house at Broadway and 39th Street.
[Met Performance] CID:206210
Lucia di Lammermoor {346}
War Memorial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/23/1966
[Met Performance] CID:206280
Lucia di Lammermoor {347}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/29/1966
[Met Performance] CID:206350
Lucia di Lammermoor {348}
Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/6/1966
[Met Performance] CID:206430
Lucia di Lammermoor {350}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/14/1966
[Met Performance] CID:206480
La Bohème {656}
Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/18/1966
[Met Performance] CID:206580
La Bohème {657}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 05/27/1966
[Met Performance] CID:208750 
New production
Lohengrin {526}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/8/1966
Debuts: Wieland Wagner, Peter Lehmann
Review
[Met Performance] CID:208810
Lohengrin {527}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1966
[Met Performance] CID:208870
Lohengrin {528}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/1966
Review
[Met Performance] CID:208910
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {326}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/1966
Debut: Loren Driscoll
Review
[Met Performance] CID:208940
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {327}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/1966
[Met Performance] CID:208970
Lohengrin {529}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/1966
[Met Performance] CID:209020
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {328}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/3/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209070
Lohengrin {530}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/7/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209100
Lohengrin {531}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209130
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {329}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1967
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:209170
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {330}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209200
Lohengrin {532}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/1967
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:209260
Lohengrin {533}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209300
Lohengrin {534}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209420
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {331}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209460
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {332}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1967
Review
[Met Performance] CID:209510
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {333}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1967
[Met Performance] CID:210170
Lohengrin {535}
War Memorial Auditorium,, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/20/1967
Debut: Elisabeth Grümmer
Review
[Met Performance] CID:210230
Lohengrin {536}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/26/1967
[Met Performance] CID:210320
Lohengrin {537}
Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/5/1967
[Met Performance] CID:210380
Lohengrin {538}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/11/1967
[Met Performance] CID:210460
Lohengrin {539}
Northrup Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/19/1967
Review
[Met Performance] CID:210510
Lohengrin {540}
Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan; 05/24/1967
[Met Performance] CID:210580
Lohengrin {541}
Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 05/31/1967
[Met Performance] CID:210650
Lohengrin {542}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/14/1967
Review
[Met Performance] CID:210690
Lohengrin {543}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/19/1967
[Met Performance] CID:210730
La Bohème {671}
New York, Queens, Crocheron Park; 06/24/1967
First performance of the Met in the Parks.
[Met Performance] CID:210750
La Bohème {672}
New York, Manhattan, Central Park; 06/28/1967
Review
[Met Performance] CID:210760
Tosca {469}
New York, Brooklyn, Prospect Park; 06/30/1967
[Met Performance] CID:213050
Martha {110}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/1967
Debut: Gene Allen
[Met Performance] CID:213080
Martha {111}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/3/1968
[Met Performance] CID:213130
Martha {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/8/1968
[Met Performance] CID:213160
Martha {113}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1968
[Met Performance] CID:213270
Lohengrin {544}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1968
[Met Performance] CID:213340
Lohengrin {545}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1968
Review
[Met Performance] CID:213460 Opera News
Lohengrin {546}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1968
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:213730
Lohengrin {549}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1968
[Met Performance] CID:213930
Lohengrin {551}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214150
Un Ballo in Maschera {110}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214180
Un Ballo in Maschera {111}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214240
Un Ballo in Maschera {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214300
Tosca {484}
War Memorial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/27/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214380
Tosca {485}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 05/4/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214400
Tosca {486}
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/7/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214570
Madama Butterfly {487}
Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan; 05/24/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214610
Madama Butterfly {488}
Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 05/28/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214630
Tosca {489}
Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 05/30/1968
[Met Performance] CID:216010
Turandot {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/17/1968
[Met Performance] CID:216040
Turandot {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/20/1968
[Met Performance] CID:216120
Turandot {91}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/28/1968
[Met Performance] CID:216870
La Bohème {682}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/1968
[Met Performance] CID:216920
La Bohème {683}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1968
[Met Performance] CID:216990
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {334}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/21/1968
Debut: Rudolf Knoll, William Cochran
[Met Performance] CID:217050
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {335}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/1968
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:217100
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {336}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217140
Madama Butterfly {489}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/6/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217150
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {337}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/7/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217250
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {338}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1969
Debut: Edmond Karlsrud
[Met Performance] CID:217300
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {339}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217370
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {340}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217390
Turandot {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217480
Lucia di Lammermoor {368}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217490
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {342}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217690
Tosca {504}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217720
Turandot {102}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217760
Tosca {505}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1969
[Met Performance] CID:218780
Aida {760}
New York, Staten Island, Clove Lakes Park; 06/18/1969
[Met Performance] CID:218810
Aida {761}
New York, Manhattan, Central Park; 06/24/1969
[Met Performance] CID:220020
Tosca {517}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/1969
[Met Performance] CID:220060
Tosca {518}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/3/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220090
Tosca {519}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/7/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220120
Tosca {520}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/1970
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:220180
Tosca {521}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220240
Der Fliegende Holländer {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220330
Der Fliegende Holländer {99}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/1970
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:220440
La Fanciulla del West {69}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1970
Debuts: Andrij Dobriansky, Raymond Gibbs
Review
[Met Performance] CID:220500
Der Fliegende Holländer {102}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220550
La Fanciulla del West {70}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220580
La Fanciulla del West {71}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220630
La Fanciulla del West {72}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220750
La Fanciulla del West {75}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1970
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:220840
Don Carlo {84}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1970
[Met Performance] CID:220880
Don Carlo {85}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221020
Tosca {524}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/6/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221220
Lucia di Lammermoor {374}
Hynes Civic Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/23/1970
Review
[Met Performance] CID:221320
Lucia di Lammermoor {375}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 05/2/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221350
Lucia di Lammermoor {376}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/6/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221420
Tosca {528}
Memphis, Tennessee; 05/13/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221450
Tosca {529}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/16/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221470
Lucia di Lammermoor {377}
Northrup Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/18/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221590
Tosca {531}
Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan; 05/30/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221640
Madama Butterfly {496}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/4/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221750
Carmen {656}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/15/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221790
Carmen {657}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/19/1970
Regina Resnik 25th Anniversary
[Met Performance] CID:221820
Aida {773}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/22/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221850
Lucia di Lammermoor {382}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/25/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221890
Lucia di Lammermoor {383}
New York, Manhattan, Central Park; 06/30/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221910
Lucia di Lammermoor {384}
New York, Bronx, Botanical Garden; 07/3/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223150
Madama Butterfly {499}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/29/1970
Debut: Georgetta Toth
[Met Performance] CID:223240
Madama Butterfly {500}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/8/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223330
Madama Butterfly {501}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/17/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223370
Madama Butterfly {502}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/21/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223640
Tosca {535}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223660
Madama Butterfly {505}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/1970
[Met Performance] CID:224440
Cavalleria Rusticana {464} Pagliacci {508}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1971
Debut: Josef Gabriels
[Met Performance] CID:224480
Cavalleria Rusticana {465} Pagliacci {509}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1971
[Met Performance] CID:224600
Cavalleria Rusticana {467} Pagliacci {511}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1971
[Met Performance] CID:224710
La Bohème {710}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/3/1971
[Met Performance] CID:224740
La Bohème {711}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1971
Dorothy Kirsten’s 25th Anniversary
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:224800
Carmen {666}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1971
[Met Performance] CID:224840
Carmen {667}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1971
[Met Performance] CID:224990
Carmen {668}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/27/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225060
Parsifal {218}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/3/1971
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:225100
Parsifal {219}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/6/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225130
Parsifal {220}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/9/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225190
Madama Butterfly {510}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225260
Madama Butterfly {512}
Hynes Civic Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/21/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227080   
New Production
Der Freischütz {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/28/1971
Debuts: Gerd Feldhoff, Elyssa Lindner, Rudolf Heinrich, Michael Ebert
Review
[Met Performance] CID:227150
Der Freischütz {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/5/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227230
Der Freischütz {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227280
Der Freischütz {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227320
Der Freischütz {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227390
Der Freischütz {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/28/1971
[Met Performance] CID:228060
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {345}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/3/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228430
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {351}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228950
Parsifal {221}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/1972
[Met Performance] CID:229050
Der Freischütz {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1972
[Met Performance] CID:229120  Opera News
Der Freischütz {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/1972
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:229170
Der Freischütz {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/1972
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:229210  Review
Gala Performance Honoring Sir Rudolf Bing
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/22/1972
Telecast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:231010
Madama Butterfly {519}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/20/1972
[Met Performance] CID:231040
Madama Butterfly {520}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/23/1972
[Met Performance] CID:231100
Madama Butterfly {521}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/29/1972
[Met Performance] CID:231170
Aida {797}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/6/1972
[Met Performance] CID:231210
Lucia di Lammermoor {407}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/10/1972
[Met Performance] CID:231250
Aida {798}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/14/1972
[Met Performance] CID:233530
Lucia di Lammermoor {418}
Hynes Civic Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/26/1973
[Met Performance] CID:233580
Lucia di Lammermoor {419}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 05/1/1973
[Met Performance] CID:233660
Lucia di Lammermoor {420}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/9/1973
[Met Performance] CID:233700
Tosca {558}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/12/1973
[Met Performance] CID:233760
Tosca {559}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/19/1973
[Met Performance] CID:233840
Lucia di Lammermoor {421}
Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/26/1973
[Met Performance] CID:233910
Lucia di Lammermoor {422}
Detroit, Michigan; 06/2/1973
[Met Performance] CID:236660
Madama Butterfly {536}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1974
[Met Performance] CID:236700
Madama Butterfly {537}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1974
[Met Performance] CID:236910
Madama Butterfly {539}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/1974
[Met Performance] CID:236990
Madama Butterfly {540}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/1974
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:237040
Madama Butterfly {541}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/3/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237100
Madama Butterfly {542}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/9/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237240
Madama Butterfly {545}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237280
Madama Butterfly {546}
Hynes Civic Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/25/1974
Debut: Kun Yul Yoo
[Met Performance] CID:237370
Madama Butterfly {547}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 05/4/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237450
Madama Butterfly {548}
Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/11/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237470
Madama Butterfly {549}
Municipal Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee; 05/14/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237510
Madama Butterfly {550}
State Fair Auditorium, Dallas, Texas; 05/18/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237580
Madama Butterfly {551}
Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/25/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237660
Madama Butterfly {552}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/1/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237700
Madama Butterfly {553}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/6/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237790
Madama Butterfly {554}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/15/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237807
Madama Butterfly {555}
Vienna, Virginia, (Wolf Trap Farm Park); 6/22/1974
[Met Performance] CID:239400
Tosca {573}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/26/1974
[Met Performance] CID:239800
Jenufa {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/5/1974
[Met Performance] CID:239870
Jenufa {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1974
[Met Performance] CID:247720
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {370}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/1976
Broadcast
Review

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