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Sign-Off for the Old Met: The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts 1950-1966

Jackson, Paul

Published by Amadeus Pr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 1997
ISBN 10: 1574670301 / ISBN 13: 9781574670301
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Title: Sign-Off for the Old Met: The Metropolitan ...

Publisher: Amadeus Pr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair


644 pages, some moderate chipping at the edge of the spine bottom, a little scuffing to the board edges, dustjacket a little loose on the book, with some small chips and tears at the extermeties. A decent, sound copy. Bookseller Inventory # 022976

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Synopsis: For more than 65 years, the live Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts brought the productions of one of the world's great opera companies to a worldwide audience. Paul Jackson's "Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met" described the broadcasts of the first 20 seasons. This volume chronicles the broadcasts from the coming of the iron-willed Rudolf Bing in 1950 to the final broadcast from the old house on Broadway in 1966, after which the Met moved uptown to Lincoln Center and the start of a new era. As well as his accounts of each broadcast, Jackson delves behind the scenes to discuss the Met's strengths and weaknesses, to present highlights of the broadcast intermission features, and to share his many insights into the magic of grand opera.

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