James Levine conducts "Elektra" Saturday night. In the spirit of Strauss, we offer a couple of clips from the 1969 American premiere of "Ariadne auf Naxos" conducted at Symphony Hall by Erich Leinsdorf. These clips are from the sixth Video Artists International DVD of historic BSO telecasts.
Clip 1 features: John Ferrante, Malcolm Smith, James Billings, John Reardon, Beverly Sills.
Clip 2 features: Benita Valente, Carole Bogard, and Eunice Alberts.