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Farewell to the Old House: The Metropolitan Opera House 1883-1966.

Preston, Stuart, ed.

Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1966
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Includes important historical photographs including Exterior/ interior shots of the Met, aftermath of the great fire and photos of famous performers both on and off the stage. Performers included here are: Metropolitan Ballet Company; Christine Nilsson; Italo Campanini; Franco Novara; Jean de Reszke; Emma Calve; Marcella Sembrich; Nellie Melba; Enrico Caruso; Geraldine Farrar; Feodor Chaliapin; Antonio Scotti; Lucrezia Bori; Lotte Lehmann; Giovanni Martinelli; Ezio Pinza; Lauritz Melchior; Maria Jeritza; Kirsten Flagstad; Leonard Warren. Also includes onstage scenes of two productions of Aida, 1908-1909 season and April 16, 1966. Entire management staff roster is included in a two-page spread on pages 58-59, followed by photos of Rudoph Bing; Reginald Allan; Francis Robinson; John Gutman; Herman E. Krawitz and Robert Herman. Staff photos by Louis Melancon. Bookseller Inventory # 043495

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Title: Farewell to the Old House: The Metropolitan ...

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: b/w Photos

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: Not Indicated.

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