Anthony Rudel is the General manager of WCRB Boston and the son of conductor Julius Rudel who led the New York City Opera to greatness in a career that stretched over a half century and a total of nearly 70 years before the public. Rudel escaped the nazi Germany tension in 1938 to continue music making in America. He took over the people's opera folowing Erich Leinsdorf and insisted on inexpensive tickets at NYCO even as the company moved to Lincoln Center. Rudel made over 100 recordings and appeared in Pittsburgh with the Pittsburgh Symphony on at least three occasions as well as conducting Rossini at Pittsburgh Opera and Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars for Jonathan Eaton at Opera Theater Pittsburgh. Anthony Rudel chooses his favorite recordings by his Dad and recalls career highlights as well as the singers he championed such as Beverly Sills and Jose Carerras. Anthony Rudel having worked in the arts in many roles including nearly a decade at WQXR is the author of Hello Everybody The Dawn of Radio in America and he has family ties to Pittsburgh through his niece Dr. Rachel Berger, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital.
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Series: Voice of the Arts