OP0781. SALOME, Live Performance, 8 Feb., 1958, w.Mitropoulos Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Inge Borkh, Ramon Vinay, Blanche Thebom, Mack Harrell, etc. (Slovenia) 2-Living Stage 4035174. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 3830025741735
"Inge Borkh was one of the great heldensoprans of the 1950s and 1960s. A consummate singing-actress with a distinctive voice and a strikingly beautiful woman, Borkh made her mark on the pages of opera history as a stunning Salome and Elektra."
- Charles H. Parsons, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 2007
[Borkh] was a Teutonic Callas - hysterical, a wild beast in every sense, but a brilliant singer.
- Georg Solti, MEMOIRS, p.76
"In a field long dominated by Europeans, Ms. Thebom was part of the first midcentury wave of American opera singers to attain international careers. Associated with the Met from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s, she was praised by critics for her warm voice, attentive phrasing and sensitive acting."
- Margalit Fox, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 28 March, 2010
"Chilean-born Ramon Vinay began his operatic career as a baritone (Mexico City, 1938), singing many of the major baritone roles, but after study with tenor RenÃ© Maison, he began a second career as a tenor (Mexico City, 1943), and after a long, distinguished career as a tenor, returned to the baritone repertoire in the 1960s, retiring in 1969 with a final Iago. He was most noted for tenor roles requiring great heft and power. His services were in demand everywhere."
- Charles H. Parsons, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May/June, 2006