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Law: Lost Together in Paradise

For 22 years Sir Rudolf Bing ran a great opera house as if it were his own home. Of sharp tongue and sharper mind, Sir Rudolf tended to every detail at New York...

Music: Bing Remembers

"I am supposed to ask tactless questions," said the ship reporter on a chilly morning in November 1949. "Ah yes, and I am supposed to give evasive answers,"...

Music: Ebb and Flow at the Met

In his wood-lined, spacious office at the Metropolitan Opera, Sir Rudolf Bing last week played out the last days of his 22-year regime as general...

A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 23, 1966

"AFTER only nine weeks of his ¶first season, Rudolf Bing looked like the best thing that had happened to the Met in many a day," wrote TIME in its first cover...

Music: Under New Management

(See Cover] From the general air of benevolent conspiracy, just about everyone backstage at the Metropolitan Opera House knew that a surprise was in the...

Music: Where Is Santa Fe?

"There is no opera in America worth speaking of outside New York City," Met Manager Rudolf Bing was quoted as saying in an interview last week. The only...

Opera: Thundering Silence at the Met

Deep shadows had fallen where angels and sponsors used to tread. The Metropolitan Opera's 1,100 doors were shut tight. The stage lights (total power:...

Music: Singing Is Believing

"I'll believe it when I see it," one insider cynically commented on prospects of peace between New York's Metropolitan Opera and the musicians' unions. "Not...

Music: Chacun

He's a reasonably good fellow We care for him a lot When he ages he might mellow And then again, he might not. So sings Soprano Regina Resnik on one of the...

Music: Bing's Plans

After sitting on his plans for weeks and enjoying all the rumors, Rudolf Bing this week announced his plans for the Met next season. Showman Bing's biggest...

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