Met Debuts On the Air

December 31, 2022, 12:00 pm

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Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa
Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello in a Saturday matinee broadcast on February 9, 1974 (Photo: Metropolitan Opera Archives)

Highlights of artists making their Metropolitan Opera debuts during live broadcasts, including sopranos Bidu Sayão, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Astrid Varnay and conductor Sir Georg Solti.