rudolf bing

Chicago, Illinois; 15 Nov, 1955 - Original caption:

Maria Meneghini-Callas, one of the world’s leading sopranos, is reported to have been engaged to sing next season with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, at more than its usual top price of $1,000 a performance.  She is shown being congratulated by Rudolf Bing, General Director of the Metropolitan, after one of her performances with the Lyric Theater in Chicago recently.