Tristan und Isolde

Fritz Stiedry
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
21 March 1953
Metropolitan Opera New York
Recording Type
  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
TristanSet Svanholm
IsoldeHelen Traubel
BrangäneBlanche Thebom
KurwenalPaul Schöffler
König MarkeHans Hotter
MelotEmery Darcy
Ein junger SeemannThomas Hayward
Ein HirtPaul Franke
SteuermannAlgerd Brazis
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OOA 3012
Technical Specifications
128 kbit/s CBR, 44.1 kHz, 186 MByte (MP3)
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.