Music: Ganz Gut

The first phone call to the Metropolitan Opera office around noon one day last week was a little upsetting: Soprano Polyna Stoska was ill, would not be able to sing Sieglinde in Wagner's Die Walkure that night. Even though she had not sung it for four years, and never at the Met, blonde Regina Resnik was told that she would have to come down from her rock as one of the Valkyries and sing the part. Then the Met got a real sticker: Helen Traubel's doctor phoned to say that she had laryngitis, would...

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