OP3381. CARMEN, Live Performance, 27 March, 1943, Chicago Civic Opera House, w.Beecham Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Lily Djanel, Raoul Jobin, Licia Albanese, Leonard Warren, Thelma Votipka, etc. (E.U.) 2-Walhall 31. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 5019148603115
“It was as Carmen that Miss Djanel made her début at the Liège Opera House….This Carmen let to her engagement by the Paris Opéra and Opéra-Comique where she remained until she fled the Nazis in 1940. Celebrated in French, Italian and German operas, Miss Djanel was regarded by Richard Strauss as one of the leading interpreters of his Salome and she sang the role many times under the master’s personal direction.”
- THE MONTRÉAL GAZETTE, 25 July, 1946
"Albanese sang six broadcast Micaelas, and of the three which are preserved, this is the finest....The afternoon's longest applause is hers."
- Paul Jackson, SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE OLD MET, p.282