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Retro holiday gift -- Archive of Met broadcasts

December 19, 2008 | 10:50 am

Opera_archive_ebay What can only be described as a massive archive of opera broadcasts has turned up on EBay. The reel-to-reel recordings are mostly Met performances, with a few from Bayreuth, Salzburg and Spoleto. This collection has all the familiar names of the past: Leontyne Price, Leonard Warren, Mario Del Monaco, Richard Tucker, Birgit Nilsson, Jussi Bjorling, Jerome Hines and Anna Moffo. Listed under Buy It Now for $2,500.