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Season 2 Episode 7

Festival of Music

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 1956 on NBC
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Festival of Music
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On stage in concert with 13 of world's top opera singers and musicians, each performing a single number. Musical Highlights: Baritone Leonard Warren ("Prologue" from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci") Tenor Jan Peerce ("Vesti La Giubba" from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci") Violinist Isaac Stern (lst movement of Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E Minor") Soprano Zinka Milanov ("Vissi d'Arte" from Puccini's "Tosca") Coloratura soprano Roberta Peters ("The Doll Song" from Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman") Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky ("Adagio and Rondo for Cello and Orchestra" by Carl Maria Von Weber) Contralto Marian Anderson ("Beautiful City," "Poor Me," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands") Mezzo-sopranos Blanche Thebom and Mildred Miller ("Barcarolle" duet from Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman") Mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens ("Card Song" from Bizet's "Carmen"),
Tenor Jussi Bjoerling ("Che Gelida Manina" from Puccini's "La Boheme"), Soprano Renata Tebaldi ("Mi Chiamano Mimi," from Puccini's "La Boheme") Duet by Bjoerling and Tebaldi ("O Soave Fanciulla" from Puccini's "La Boheme") Pianist Artur Rubenstein (Chopin's "Polonaise in C# Minor") And a large supporting cast of singers, dancers.moreless

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Rise Stevens

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Arthur Rubinstein

Arthur Rubinstein

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Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi

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