Our own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin delves back into those days when there was another opera company in New York, and (what’s more) the opera done there was worth hearing.

Gaetano Donizetti: Roberto Devereux

New York City Opera
Julius Rudel, conductor
24 October 1970

In-house recording

Elisabetta I – Beverly Sills
Roberto Devereux – Plácido Domingo
Sara, duchessa di Nottingham – Susanne Marsee
Duca di Nottingham – Louis Quilico
Lord Cecil – John Lankston
Sir Gualtiero Raleigh – David Rae Smith
Un servo di Nottingham – Don Yule
Un paggio – Jack Bittner

Dedicated to the memory of Julius Rudel (6 March 1921 – 26 June 2014)