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“The ghosts from the old house – Caruso, Flagstad – all those folks – have moved uptown, too. When I’d look up at the gold ceiling, there they’d be, swingin’ around, saying to me, “Lee, you mess it up and we’ll take care of you!” —Leontyne Price, on performing opening night at the new Metropolitan Opera House, New York, September 16, 1966.
The New York Times declared the opening of the new opera house a “crescendo of splendor,” and a new era of theatrical possibility was born. —September 17, 1966 New York Times cover