Saturday, December 10, 2022

Saturday Share: An Old Met Christmas

Tonight's share is one of the most interesting records I've picked up in recent years.  "An Old Met Christmas" is a 1986 collection of recordings from opera singers who have performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  It's completely an A-list affair, from Enrico Caruso and Rosa Ponselle to Marian Anderson and Rise Stephens.  

Side 1 is in mono, opening with a 1916 recording of Caruso singing Cantique de Noel and closing with a 1950 performance of Silent Night by Helen Traubel.  Side 2 is in stereo, opening with Marian Anderson's 1951 record Angel's Song, and closing with Leontyne Price singing O Holy Night, from 1968.  With 19 tracks in all, this is truly an exceptional collection of historic recordings.

Please get your opera on - enjoy "An Old Met Christmas"  

1 comment:

  1. I tend to shy away from opera, it's one of the few genres I don't really appreciate, but I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing!