Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Following its radio debut in 1928, The Voice of Firestone aired on television between 1949 and 1963. Some of the world's most promising newcomers and established stars sang classical songs and current hits while Howard Barlow and his 46-piece orchestra accompanied them. Many of these telecasts are now available as part of this In Opera and Song series. This volume features soprano Eleanor Steber singing popular tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Victor Herbert, as well as classical pieces from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Verdi's La Forza del Destino. These clips originally aired between 1949 and 1951.