Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO/KCO), Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1978

Eurovision Christmas Concert 1978, NPS Television

On Christmas Day 1978, the great british baritone Benjamin Luxon was settling down to celebrate with family and friends when Sir Bernard Haitink called, asking him to rescue this Concertgebouw performance that very same day, as the scheduled soloist was indisposed. A private plane was sent, Ben flew to Amsterdam, sang, and was home in time for christmas dinner!

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