The Voice of Firestone

Season 10 Episode 12

November 24, 1958

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Nov 24, 1958 on NBC
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"Best of Opera". Basso Cesare Siepi, Mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, Tenor Cesare Valletti and Lyric soprano Dorothy Warenskjold are the guest soloists. Wilfrid Pelletier conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Cesare Siepi sings "Champagne Aria" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni." Rosalind Elias solos with "Barcarolie" from "The Tales of Hoffman". Cesare Valletti solos with "Vesti Le Guibba" from "I Pagliacci". Dorothy Warenskjold sings "The Waltz Song" from "Romeo and Juliet". Rosalind Elias and Cesare Valletti duet with "A Nostre Monte" from Verdi's "Il Trovatore". Dorothy Warenskjold and Cesare Siepe duet with "La ci Darem La Mano" from "Don Giovanni". Dorothy, Siepi and Valetti perform "Trio" from Gounod's "Faust".moreless

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      • Rosalind Elias, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the youngest of 13 children, Miss Elias followed high school with serious music study at the New England Conservatory, scholarships at Tanglewood, a year of study and performance in Italy, a contract with the Metropolitan and her debut in "Die Walkure." Last season she became the focus for critical bravos for her singing and acting of the pivotal role of Erika in the new American Opera, "Vanessa".

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      • The Voice of Firestone celebrates it's thirtieth anniversary with a gala opera evening filled with some of the Metropolitan's best singers to hail the event.

      • Soprano Anna Moffo was to appear but due to laryngitis, lyric soprano Dorothy Warenskjold filled in for her at the last minute.

      • The program marks The Voice of Firestone bow for Rosalind Elias, who made her Metropolitan Opera debut four years ago. She thus achieves a girlhood dream of one day appearing on the program that so often featured her idol, Mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens.

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