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 tenor Lauritz Melchior singing arias from I Pagliacci, The Student Prince, and Lobengrin. Melchior is still remembered for his unusually strong vocal power and range. These clips originally aired between 1950 and 1952.
highlights, opera-singer, tenor