Robert Tuggle, Longtime Archivist of the Metropolitan Opera, Dies at 83

 Robert Tuggle, who as the longtime archivist of the Metropolitan Opera helped create a digital database that includes details from every performance since the Met opened with Gounod’s “Faust” on Oct. 22, 1883, died on Sunday 24 January 2016, in Manhattan. He was 83.

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 VIDEO: Met Director of Archives Robert Tuggle talks to Mary Jo Heath about vintage Aida items from past Met productions during the opera's 2012 Live in HD transmission.