Signed program for the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of a new production of Verdi's Aida, New York, February 3, 1976. Rudolf BING.

Signed program for the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of a new production of Verdi's Aida, New York, February 3, 1976.

Octavo. 48 pp.

Slightly worn.

An Austrian-born British impresario, "in 1950 Bing became general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, New York. His tenure (until 1972) was the second longest in its history. He had a great influence on both the company and American opera in the 1950s and 60s, particularly because of his autocratic attitudes. In the early years he improved standards of performance and direction. His emphasis on scenic design and imaginative direction reflected his European experience, and was new to the USA. Bing introduced a number of black singers and dancers and extended the season to fill the whole year; he also supervised the move to the Lincoln Center." Patrick J. Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #24489

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