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  • Season 11
    • June 16, 1963
      June 16, 1963
      Episode 37
      6/16/63
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      Final program of the series, as The Voice of Firestone concludes. Gounod's Faust is performed with Richard Tucker as Faust, Jerome Hines as Mephistopheles and Mary Costa as Marguerite. Harry John Brown conducts the orchestra. Highlights: Selections from Gounod's "Faust" are performed. Also included is "Around the World in 80 Days".moreless
    • June 9, 1963
      June 9, 1963
      Episode 36
      6/9/63
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      Tenor Brian Sullivan, Joanne Hill a member of the Firestone chorus and Henning Kronstam and Kirsten Simone of the Royal Danish Ballet are the guests. Walter Hendl conducts the orchestra. Highlights: Henning Kronstam and Kirsten Simone dance the Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty".
    • June 2, 1963
      June 2, 1963
      Episode 35
      6/2/63
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      Tenor Franco Corelli and ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev are the guest soloists. Wilfred Pelletier conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Rudolf Nureyev performs variations from Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" and Khachaturlan's "Gayne" ballets. Franco Corelli solos with Calaf's first act aria "Non piangere Liu" From Puccini's Turandot.
    • May 26, 1963
      May 26, 1963
      Episode 34
      5/26/63
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      Bass-baritone William Warfield, soprano Elaine Malbin and tenor Sandor Kenya are the guest soloists. Glenn Osser conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: William Warfield sings an aria by Verdi and "Ol Man River". Sandor Kenya sings "Vesti La Guibba" from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci". Elaine Malbin performs a coloratura aria from Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" and a Broadway show tune.moreless
    • May 19, 1963
      May 19, 1963
      Episode 33
      5/19/63
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      Baritone Mario Sereni, singer Florence Henderson and cellist Michael Flaksman are the guest soloists. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Michael Flaksman plays Saint-Saens' "Allegro Appassionato". Mario Sereni solos with "Largo al Factotum" from Rossini's "Barber of Seville".
    • May 12, 1963
      May 12, 1963
      Episode 32
      5/12/63
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      The Music of the 1920's with guests mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens, singer-actor Alfred Drake, ballerina Roberta Lubell and pianist Coleman Blumfield. Harry John Brown conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Alfred Drake solos with Romberg's "Deep in My Heart" from "Student Prince". Rise Stevens solos with "Can't Help Lovin' That Man" from "Show Boat". Coleman Blumfield plays Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue".moreless
    • May 5, 1963
      May 5, 1963
      Episode 31
      5/5/63
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      Contralto Rosalind Elias and pianist Theodore Lettvin are the guest soloists. Andre Kostelanetz conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Theodore Lettvin plays the Third Movement of Tchaikovasky's Piano Concerto No. 1.
    • April 28, 1963
      April 28, 1963
      Episode 30
      4/28/63
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      Soprano Patrice Munsel, Tenor Barry Morell, Ballet dancer Andre Prokovsky and pianist-composer Roger Williams are the guest soloists. Wilfrid Pelletier conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Patrice Munsel sings "Comin' Thru the Rye", "In quelle trine morbid" from "Manon" by Lescaut. Andre Prokovsky dances "Sword Dance". Barry Morell performs "Pipes of Gordon's Men", "L'anima ho stanca" from "Adriana Lecouveur". Roger Williams plays theme from "Exodus". All join in for "Begin the Beguine".moreless
    • April 21, 1963
      April 21, 1963
      Episode 29
      4/21/63
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      Coloratura-soprano Joan Sutherland is the guest soloist. Richard Bonynge conducts the Orchestra Highlights: Joan sings four arias they are Arne's "The Soldier Tir'd" from Artaxerxes. Rossini's "Bel raggio lusinghier" from Semiramide. Puccini's "Donde lieta usci" from La Boheme. Meyerbeers "O beau pays" from Les Huguenots. The Orchestra performs Donizetti's "Ballet Music" from La Favorita.moreless
    • April 14, 1963
      April 14, 1963
      Episode 28
      4/14/63
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      Mezzo-Soprano Rise Stevens, Baritone Theodor Uppman and Ballet stars Maria Tallchief and Oleg Tupine are the guest soloists. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Maria Tallchief and Oleg Tupine perform "Caprice" a pas de deux choreographed by Robert Pagent. Rise Stevens sings "Hello, Young Lovers", "Ave Maria" and "Habanera". Theodor Uppman solos with "Speak Low" and "Agnus Dei".moreless
    • April 7, 1963
      April 7, 1963
      Episode 27
      4/7/63
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      Verdi's "Othello" performed by Tenor James McCracken as Otello, Soprano Gabriella Tucci as Desdemona and Baritone Robert Merrill as Iago. Harry John Brown conducts the Milwaukee Symphony. Highlights: The Orchestra plays the Overture. James McCracken and the Chorus perform "Dio Fulgor della Bufera" (Act 1, Scene 1) Gabriella Tucci & James McCracken perform "Love Duet - Ed to Veda" (Act 1, Scene III) Robert Merrill performs "Credo" (Act II, Scene II) James McCracken & Robert Merrill perform "Si, Pel Ciel" (Scene V) Gabriella Tucci sings "Ave Maria" (Act IV, Scene II) James McCracken performs "Niun Mi Tema" (Act IV, Scene IV).moreless
    • March 24, 1963
      March 24, 1963
      Episode 26
      3/24/63
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      Soprano Phyllis Curtin, Basso Giorgio Tozzi and pianist Eugene List are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Orchestra and chorus. Highlights: Tozzi performs "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "Yours is My Heart Alone". Phyllis Curtin sings "Stars in My Eyes". Giorgio and Phyllis duet with "Are You Going to Dance?" and "Two Hearts in 3/4 Time".moreless
    • March 17, 1963
      March 17, 1963
      Episode 25
      3/17/63
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      Coloratura-soprano Gianna d'Angelo, tenor Giuseppe Campora and baritone Mario Sereni are the guest soloists. Arnold Gamson conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Selections from Verdi's "La Traviata". The Overture opens the program. Gianna, Giuseppe, the Chorus and dancers perform "Libiamo, Libiamo". (The Drinking Song) Gianna and Giuseppe sing "Un Di Felice". Gianna solos with "Sempre Libera". Giuseppe Campora solos with "De Miei Bollenti Spiriti". Gianna and Mario perform "Dite Alla Giovine". Mario solos with "Di Provenza Il Mar". Gianna solos with "Addio Del Passato". Gianna and Giuseppe duet with "Parigi O Cara". The entire cast joins in for the closing theme.moreless
    • March 10, 1963
      March 10, 1963
      Episode 24
      3/10/63
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      Soprano Anna Moffo, dancers Jacques d'Amboise and Melissa Hayden are the guest soloists. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Anna Moffo solos with "Ballatella" from I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo. Jacques d'Amboise and Melissa Hayden dance the Pas de Deux from "Don Quixote".
    • March 3, 1963
      March 3, 1963
      Episode 23
      3/3/63
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      Tenor Richard Tucker, Baritone Robert Merrill and Lyric soprano Anneliese Rothenberger are the guest soloists. Emerson Buckley conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Richard Tucker performs "Questa o quella" from "Rigoletto" by Verdi and "La Donna e Mobile" from Rigoletto by Verdi. Aria's from Verdi's "Rigoletto". A Jerome Kern medley closes the show.moreless
    • February 24, 1963
      February 24, 1963
      Episode 22
      2/24/63
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      Soprano Gabriella Tucci, Tenor Daniele Barioni, Soprano Dorcas Campbell and Violinist Mischa Elman are the guest soloists. Harry John Brown conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Tucci and Barioni sing "Carcarolle" from Tales of Hoffman. The Orchestra performs "Dance of the Comedians" from The Bartered Bride. Gabriella solos with "La mamma morta" from Andrea Chenier. Mischa Elman plays Tchaikovsky's "Melodie". Dorcas Campbell sings "Musetta's Waltz" from La Boheme. Daniele solos with "Addio fiorito asi!" from Madam Butterfly.moreless
    • February 17, 1963
      February 17, 1963
      Episode 21
      2/17/63
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      Mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom, Italian tenor Aldo Monaco, singer Sally Ann Howes and dancer Edward Villella are the guest soloists. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Orchestra and chorus. Highlights: Sally Ann Howes sings "Isn't It Romantic". Aldo Monaco solos with "If Ever I Would Leave You". Blanche Thebom sings "Farewell to Carthage". Edward Villella performs dance variations of "Swan Lake".moreless
    • February 10, 1963
      February 10, 1963
      Episode 20
      2/10/63
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      Coloratura-soprano Roberta Peters, tenor Nicolai Gedda and baritone William Walker are he guest soloists. Wilfrid Pelletier conducts the Chorus and Orchestra. Highlights: Excerpts of Gounod's opera "Romeo and Juliet"
    • February 3, 1963
      February 3, 1963
      Episode 19
      2/3/63
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      Tenor Ferruccio Tagliavini, Soprano Teresa Stratas and cellist George Ricci are the guest soloists. Milton Katims conducts the Chorus and the Orchestra. Highlights: Teresa Stratas performs "So In Love", "Tu che di gel sei cinta" ("Turandot"). Tagliavini performs "Una furtiva lagrima" (Elixir of Love) and "E lucevan le stelle" (Tosca). Cellist George Ricci plays "Adagio and Rondo". Teresa Stratas and Ferruccio Tagliavini duets "Lontano, lontano" (Mefistofele") and "Ciribiribin".moreless
    • January 27, 1963
      January 27, 1963
      Episode 18
      1/27/63
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      Soprano Phyllis Curtin and 18-year-old pianist Lorin Hollander are the guest soloists. Andre Kostelanetz conducts the Chorus and the Orchestra. Highlights: Phyllis Curtin solos with "Depuis le jour" and "Estrelitta". Lorin Hollander plays the Final movement, Gershwin's Concerto in F. The Orchestra performs "Little Train of the Caipira" and "Blue Danube".moreless
    • January 20, 1963
      January 20, 1963
      Episode 17
      1/20/63
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      Spiritual singer Mahalia Jackson, Tenor Franco Corelli, singer Jo Stafford are the guest soloists. Paul Weston conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Mahalia Jackson sings "By His Word" and "My Friend". Franco Corelli sings "O Paradiso" from Myerbeers "L'Africaine" and the "Prize Song" from Wagner's "Die Meistersinger". Jo Stafford sings "Smilin' Through" and "Who?".moreless
    • January 13, 1963
      January 13, 1963
      Episode 16
      1/13/63
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      From the Grand Ballroom in the Waldorf Astoria, the Mary MacArthur Memorial Award dinner for composer Richard Rodgers. Baritone Robert Merrill, soprano Anna Moffo and singer Martha Wright are the guest soloists. Glenn Osser conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Special guest Richard Rodgers. Highlights: Anna Moffo solos with "Sempre Libera" an aria from "La Traviata" by Puccini. Robert Merrill solos with "Some Enchanted Evening". Robert Merrill and Anna Moffo singing "Climb Every Mountain". Selections included are "Jewel Song" from "Faust" by Gounod and "It's a Grand Night for Singing" by Rodgers. Robert Dowling presents the humanitarian award to Richard Rodgers.moreless
    • January 6, 1963
      January 6, 1963
      Episode 15
      1/6/63
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      Soprano Birgit Nilsson, singers Florence Henderson and Bill Hayes are the guest soloists. Henry John Brown conducts the Milwaukee Symphony. Highlights: Birgit Nilsson solos with "Suicidio" from "La Gioconda".
    • December 30, 1962
      December 30, 1962
      Episode 14
      12/30/62
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      Coloratura-soprano Leontyne Price, Baritone Robert Merrill and singer-dancer Carol Lawrence are the guest soloists. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Leontyne Price sings "O Patria Mia" the aria from Verdi's "Aida". Robert Merrill solos with "Il Pagliacci". Carol Lawrence does a dance and joins Robert Merrill in a Strauss duet.
    • December 23, 1962
      December 23, 1962
      Episode 13
      12/23/62
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      Mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens and Tenor Brian Sullivan are the guest soloists. Special appearance by The Columbus Boys Choir. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Rise Stevens sings "What Child Is This?", "Joy to the World" and "Adeste Fidelis". Brian Sullivan sings "At Christmastime", "Here We Come A-Wassailing", "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and "Hark the Hearld Angels Sing".moreless
    • December 16, 1962
      December 16, 1962
      Episode 12
      12/16/62
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      Singer Howard Keel, Soprano Patrice Munsel, dancers Melissa Hayden and Jacques d'Amboise are the guest soloists. Glenn Osser conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Howard Keel sings "Non Piu Andrai" from Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro." Dancers Melissa Hayden and Jacques d'Amboise perform a "Pas de Deux" from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite".
    • December 9, 1962
      December 9, 1962
      Episode 11
      12/9/62
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      Soprano Dorothy Kirsten, baritone Mario Sereni, songstress Julie London and pianist Ralph Votapek are the guest soloists. Walter Hendl conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Dorothy Kirsten and Mario Sereni are featured in the poker scene from "The Girl of the Golden West" and sing a duet of "Romance". Julie London solos with "Lonesome Road". Ralph Votapek plays Piano Concerto Number 2 in G Minor by Saint-Saens.moreless
    • December 2, 1962
      December 2, 1962
      Episode 10
      12/2/62
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      Basso-baritone George London, Coloratura-soprano Gianna D'Angelo and Ballet Espanol dancer Ximenez-Vargas are the guest soloists. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: George London sings the "Serenade" from Gounod's "Faust". Gianna D'Angelo sings "Je Suis Titania" from Thomas' "Mignon". George and Gianna duet with Friml's Opera "The Vagabond King".
    • November 25, 1962
      11/25/62
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      Festive and Melodic Tunes for the Holiday as singers Earl Wrightson and Lois Hunt and Pianist Byron Janis guest. Franz Allers conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Earl Wrightson and Lois Hunt sings "Look to the Rainbow" and "Merry Widow Waltz". Byron Janis plays a Chopin a waltz and a segment of De Falla's "Three-Cornered Hat". A student male chorus from the Portugal University, the Orfeon of Colmbra sing a trio of songs called "Viera", "Fado" and "Rhapsody Brasilia".moreless
    • November 18, 1962
      11/18/62
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      Coloratura Roberta Peters, Basso Jerome Hines and Ballerina Carla Fracci are the guest soloists. Howard Mitchell conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Roberta Peters and Jerome Hines sings arias from "Lakme" and "Boris Godunov". Ballerina Carla Fracci dances to music by Chopin.
    • November 11, 1962
      11/11/62
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      Tenor Franco Corelli, Mezzo-soprano Mildred Miller and 15-year-old violinist James Buswell are the guest soloists. Harry John Brown conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Franco Corelli and Mildred Miller sing selections from "Mignon" and "Il Trovatore". James Buswell plays the Third Movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.
    • November 4, 1962
      November 4, 1962
      Episode 6
      11/4/62
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      Tenor Nicolai Gedda, Soprano Lisa Della Casa, pianist Tamas Vasary and songstress Dolores Gray are the guest soloists. Wilfrid Pelletier conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Tamas Vasary plays Liszt's "Hungarian Fantasy". Dolores Gray sings "Willow Weep For Me" and "Why Was I Born?" Opera stars Nicolai Gedda and Lisa Della Casa sing a group of arias from Puccini's "La Boheme".moreless
    • October 28, 1962
      October 28, 1962
      Episode 5
      10/28/62
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      Tenor Brian Sullivan, Soprano Mary Curtis-Verna and singer Lisa Kirk are the guests. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Mary and Brian perform an aria from Puccini's "Tosca". Lisa Kirk sings songs from the new Broadway hit "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off".
    • October 21, 1962
      October 21, 1962
      Episode 4
      10/21/62
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      Mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, pianist Eugene List, singers Florence Henderson and James Hurst are the guests. Highlights: Rosalind Elias solos with "Gypsy Dance" and "Prelude" from Carmen. Eugene List plays first movement from a Concerto by Franz Liszt. Florence Henderson and James Hurst perform a medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Jerome Kern songs.moreless
    • October 14, 1962
      October 14, 1962
      Episode 3
      10/14/62
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      Tenor Richard Tucker, Soprano Patrice Munsel and Ballerina Maria Tallchief are the guest soloists. Harry John Brown conducts the Orchestra. Highlights: Richard and Patrice duet with "Madame Butterfly". Patrice sings a Cole Porter medley. Maria Tallchief dances to Debussy's "Variations after Degas".
    • October 7. 1962
      October 7. 1962
      Episode 2
      10/7/62
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      Soprano Heidi Krall, Baritone Theodor Uppman, Pianist Susan Starr and French chanteuse Genevieve are the guests. Wilfred Pelletier conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: The Orchestra performs "Colas Breugnon" Overture. Heidi Krall sings "Musetta's Waltz" from La Boheme. Theodore Uppman solos with "Vision fugitive" from Herodiade. Heidi and Theodore duet with "Song is You". Susan Starr plays the First Movement Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1. Genevieve sings "Chanson de Montmartre".moreless
    • September 30, 1962
      9/30/62
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      The Voice of Firestone returns after a three-year hiatus. Mezzo soprano Rise Stevens, Basso Cesare Siepi, violinist Mischa Elman and singer Sally Ann Howes are the guests. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Firestone Orchestra Highlights: Rise Stevens and Cesare Siepi sing arias from "Don Giovanni" and "Samson and Delilah". Violinist Mischa Elman plays Massenet's "Meditation" and "Thais". Sally Ann Howes sings Lerner-Loewe and Rodgers and Hammerstein medley.moreless
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