Tristan und Isolde

Fritz Stiedry
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Date/Location
21 March 1953
Metropolitan Opera New York
Recording Type
  live   studio
  live compilation   live and studio
Cast
Tristan Set Svanholm
Isolde Helen Traubel
Brangäne Blanche Thebom
Kurwenal Paul Schöffler
König Marke Hans Hotter
Melot Emery Darcy
Ein junger Seemann Thomas Hayward
Ein Hirt Paul Franke
Steuermann Algerd Brazis
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Rating
(7/10)
User Rating
(4.7/5)
Media Type/Label
OOA, PO
Technical Specifications
128 kbit/s CBR, 44.1 kHz, 186 MByte (MP3)
Remarks
Matinee broadcast
Helen Traubel’s last Met performance
A production by Joseph Urban (1920)
This was probably the only performance of the Metropolitan Opera to be interrupted intentionally. The break came during the opening of Act II when the orchestra stopped playing and Milton Cross, the commentator, broadcast to the audience and radio listeners an appeal for contributions. There were hisses, boos, laughter, and mock applause in the auditorium and angry telephone calls.