Giuseppe di Stefano
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera
Fritz Reiner, conductor
recorded 21st November 1949
This acclaimed performance opened the 1949-1950 season in New York. The legendary Fritz Reiner, whose mastery of orchestral balance and excellent sense of line and architecture made him one of the greatest conductors of the music of Richard Strauss, directs a superb cast which includes the stunning Eleanor Steber, the classic Erna Berger, the lithe voiced Rise Stevens, and the highly admired Emanuel List. An additional treat is Giuseppe Di Stefano as the Italian Singer. This fabulous performance is not to be missed!!