Born February 10, 1927

This is her final performance at the Met. The recording is noisy, but well worth the listen!

Did you notice how long the applause went on at the end? Everyone knew what they were hearing, and what they would be missing.


  1. Wow!! Watching the struggle as she comes to terms with the final moments of that piece of her career was an incredibly moving experience.

    She still had it all – I can’t believe she was through singing, though…

    On another note, do we know who was playing oboe at that time? That was really gorgeous as well.

  2. I’ll see if I can find out who was playing, Bob. Not sure ….