Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
Some of the greatest operatic performances ever seen on television have been compiled in this video. Ed Sullivan had one of the best-loved variety shows in the early days of television, and his knack for spotting and showcasing great talent extended to every area of the performing arts, including opera. This video is a compendium of performances by opera stars who appeared on the Sullivan show. These include legends like Leontyne Price, Roberta Peters, Maria Callas, Robert Merrill, Beverly Sills, Eileen Farrell, Anna Moffo, Richard Tucker, Birgit Nilsson, Jan Peerce, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Lily Pons, and Dorothy Kirsten.
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