The Voice of Firestone - Season 9

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Episode Guide

  • September 9, 1957
    September 9, 1957
    Episode 1
    9/9/57
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    Baritone Robert Merrill is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The setting is a formal ball. Songs include "Shall We Dance", "September Song", "Estrellita" and "Yours Is My Heart Alone".
  • September 16, 1957
    September 16, 1957
    Episode 2
    9/16/57
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    Tenor Brian Sullivan and Lyric soprano Frances Wyatt are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: A musical salute to college. Brian Sullivan and Frances Wyatt in a duet from "Show Boat".
  • September 23, 1957
    September 23, 1957
    Episode 3
    9/23/57
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    Mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Salute to Irving Berlin. Songs include "Always", "Remember", "They Say It's Wonderful" and "God Bless America".
  • September 30, 1957
    September 30, 1957
    Episode 4
    9/30/57
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    Coloratura soprano Roberta Peters is guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: An oriental storyline and setting. Roberta Peters sings "Stranger in Paradies" and "Hymn to the Sun" by Rimsky-Korasakov.
  • October 7, 1957
    October 7, 1957
    Episode 5
    10/7/57
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    Soprano Nadine Conner and tenor Eugene Conley are the guest soloists with pianist Earl Wild. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra.
  • October 14, 1957
    October 14, 1957
    Episode 6
    10/14/57
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    Baritone Thomas L. Thomas is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Thomas' program consists of ballads, and operatta melodies by Warren and Rodgers.
  • October 21, 1957
    October 21, 1957
    Episode 7
    10/21/57
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    Soprano Hilde Gueden is the guest soloist. Commentator Clifton Fadiman relates some of the history and spirit of Vienna. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Viennese Night The musical offerings will be from Strauss and Lehar.
  • October 28, 1957
    October 28, 1957
    Episode 8
    10/28/57
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    Mezzo-soprano Mildred Miller is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: An Evening of Gypsy Music.
  • November 4, 1957
    November 4, 1957
    Episode 9
    11/4/57
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    Mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Rise Stevens sings Offenbach's "Barcarolle" from "The Tales of Hoffmann" and a medley of pop standards including "Memory Lane" and "Alice Blue Gown". The Orchestra performs the Overture from "Orpheus".
  • November 11, 1957
    November 11, 1957
    Episode 9
    11/11/57
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    Tenor Richard Tucker and Soprano Frances Wyatt are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Richard Tucker sings "Stein Song" by Sigmund Romberg and Bizet's "Flower Song". Frances Wyatt solos with Gershwins "Foggy Day in London Town".
  • November 18, 1957
    November 18, 1957
    Episode 10
    11/18/57
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    Soprano Elaine Malbin and Bass-baritone from the Chorus William Metcalf are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firstone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Elaine Malbin sings "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" from "And This Is My Beloved" by Moussorgsky-Wright; "Wonderful Guy" by Richard Rodgers; "Jewel Song" from "Faust" by Gounod and "So In Love" by Cole Porter. William Metcalf solos with "Some Enchanted Evening" by Richard Rodgers. The Chorus sing "Broadway Melody" by Nacio Herb Brown. The Orchestra perform "Wedding of the Painted Doll" by Brown and "Ballet Music" from "Faust" by Gounod.moreless
  • November 25, 1957
    November 25, 1957
    Episode 11
    11/25/57
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    Prima ballerina Micheline Bardin star of the Paris Opera will make her U.S. TV debut tonight. Coloratura soprano Roberta Peters, will present a musical and choreographic portrait of Paris. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Roberta Peters sings Verdi's "Sempre Libera" and a medley of Parisian tunes. The Orchestra performs Offenbach's "The Can Can".moreless
  • December 2, 1957
    December 2, 1957
    Episode 12
    12/2/57
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    Tenor Brian Sullivan and Soprano Dorothy Warenskjold are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Selections included are, Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", Strauss' "My Hero", Rudolf Friml's "Only a Rose".
  • December 9, 1957
    December 9, 1957
    Episode 13
    12/9/57
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    Baritone Robert Merrill is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Robert Merrill sings "Visio- Fugitive" by Massenet, Rodgers' "No Other Love" and "Wunderbar". The orchestra contributes "The Skater's Waltz," and a segment of Tchaikowsky's "Romeo and Juliet"- retitled "Our Love."
  • December 16, 1957
    December 16, 1957
    Episode 14
    12/16/57
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    Basso Jerome Hines and Soprano Frances Wyatt are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Jerome Hines sings "At Christmastime", "O Holy Night" and "White Christmas". Frances Wyatt solos with Victor Herbert's "Toyland".
  • December 23, 1957
    December 23, 1957
    Episode 15
    12/23/57
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    Soprano Eleanor Steber is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: The Wonderful Vienna Boys' choir sings "Adeste Fideles" and "Ave Maria". Eleanor Steber solos with Mozart's "Exulte Jubilate" and "Silent Night".
  • December 30, 1957
    December 30, 1957
    Episode 16
    12/30/57
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    Soprano Nadine Conner and tenor Eugene Conley are the guest soloists. Special guests are Prima Ballerina Marina Svetlova and pianist Earl Wild. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Nadine Conner solos with "Gavotte" from Massenet's "Manon". Eugene Conley solos with "M'Appari." Earl Wild plays "Piano Concerto in D Minor" by MacDowell. Prima ballerina Marina Svetlova performs her interpretation of the ballet number "Sylvia". The Orchestra performs "All the Things You Are".moreless
  • January 6, 1958
    January 6, 1958
    Episode 17
    1/6/58
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    Soprano Elaine Malbin is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Elaine Malbin sings Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites, "Out of My Dreams" (from Oklahoma!) and "If I Loved You" (from "Carousel"). Pianist George Feyer plays "Isn't It Romantic?" and "Blue Moon" both Rodgers and Hart tunes in a medley.moreless
  • January 13, 1958
    January 13, 1958
    Episode 18
    1/13/58
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    Mezzo-soprano Mildred Miller is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Mildred Miller sings Mozart's "Voi Che Sapete", Lehar's "I Love You" and a medley of German tunes.
  • January 20, 1958
    January 20, 1958
    Episode 19
    1/20/58
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    Basso Cesare Siepi is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Cesare sings "The Song of the Viking Guest" and "Myself When Young". Frances Wyatt solos with "The Song Is You" by Jerome Kern. The Orchestra performs "The Sabre Dance" by Khatchaturian.
  • January 27, 1958
    January 27, 1958
    Episode 20
    1/27/58
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    Soprano Lisa Della Casa and Tenor Cesare Valletti are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Lisa Della Casa solos with "Vissi d'Arte" from "Tosca" by Puccini and "Libiamo" from "Traviata" by Verdi. Cesare Valletti sings "Lina Furtiva Lagrima" from "L'Elisir d'Amore" by Donizetti. Lisa Della Casa and Cesare Valletti duet with "The World Is Mine Tonight" by Posford. The Chorus sings "California, Here I Come" by De Sylva and "The Way You Look Tonight" by Jerome Kern. The Orchestra plays "Belle of the Ball" by Leroy Anderson and "Dance of the Camorristi" by Wolf-Ferrari.moreless
  • February 3, 1958
    February 3, 1958
    Episode 21
    2/3/58
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    Tenor Giuseppe Campora is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Giuseppe Campora solos with "Comme Facetta Mammetta" by Gambardella, "O Sole Mio" by Di Capua, "Finiculi, Finicula" by Denza, "Cielo e Mar" from "Gioconda" by Ponchielli and "Santa Lucia" Neapolitan Song. The Chorus sings "Cirbiribin" by Pestalozza. The Orchestra performs "La Danza" from Massenet and "Italian Symphony" First Movement by Mendelssohn.moreless
  • February 10, 1958
    February 10, 1958
    Episode 22
    2/10/58
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    Basso Jerome Hines and soprano Frances Wyatt are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Jerome Hines sings Cole Porter's "Sing to Me, Guitar" and excerpts from Mozart's "Don Giovanni". Frances Wyatt solos with "Lady of Spain" and "Estrellita" by Ponce.
  • February 17, 1958
    February 17, 1958
    Episode 23
    2/17/58
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    Tenor Richard Tucker and Soprano Frances Wyatt are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Richard Tucker solos with "Mattinata" by Leoncavallo, "Heidelberg" by Luders, "Drinking Song" by Sigmund Romberg, "Flower Song" from "Carmen" by Bizet, "This is My Country" by Jacobs and "America the Beautiful" by Ward. Frances Wyatt sings "Foggy Day" by Gershwin. The Chorus performs "Around the World" by Victor Young. The Orchestra plays "Blue Tango" by Leroy Anderson and "Triumphal March" from "Aida" by Verdi.moreless
  • February 24, 1958
    February 24, 1958
    Episode 24
    2/24/58
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    Baritone Thomas L. Thomas is the guest soloist. Also appearing is pianist George Feyer. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Thomas L. Thomas sings Porter's best loved hit tunes, "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", "Blow, Gabriel, Blow", "Night and Day" and "Begin the Beguine". Other selections included are "Anything Goes", "In the Still of the Night" and "I Love You".moreless
  • March 3, 1958
    March 3, 1958
    Episode 25
    3/3/58
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    Mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Rise Stevens solos with Victor Herbert's "Kiss in the Dark". Rise Stevens also sings "Che Faro Senza Euridici," from her recent Met triumph "Orpheus and Euridice."
  • March 10, 1958
    March 10, 1958
    Episode 26
    3/10/58
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    Soprano Elaine Malbin and bass-baritone William Metcalf of the Firestone Chorus are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Elaine Malbin solos with "Jewel Song" of Gounod's "Faust", and medleys from "South Pacific" and "Kismet". William Metcalf and the Chorus sing Richard Rodgers' "Some Enchanted Evening". The Orchestra plays the ballet music from "Faust". Elaine Malbin sings "So in Love" by Cole Porter.moreless
  • March 17, 1958
    March 17, 1958
    Episode 27
    3/17/58
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    Tenor Thomas Hayward and soprano Frances Wyatt are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: St. Patrick's Day Salute. Selections included are "Thine Alone", "Last Rose of Summer", "Wearin' of the Green", "Toor-a-Loor-a" and "Great Day For the Irish".
  • March 24, 1958
    March 24, 1958
    Episode 28
    3/24/58
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    Mezzo-soprano Mildred Miller is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Gypsy themed program. Mildred Miller sings "Zigeuner" by Noel Coward, "Romany Life" by Victor Herbert, "Card Song" from "Carmen" by Bizet and "Play, Gypsy, Dance, Gypsy" by Kalman. The Chorus performs "Dark Eyes" traditional and "Gypsy Sweetheart" by Victor Herbert. The Orchestra plays "Hora Staccato" by Dinicu-Heifetz and Intermezzo "Harry Janos" by Kodaly.moreless
  • March 31, 1958
    March 31, 1958
    Episode 29
    3/31/58
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    Soprano Nadine Conner is the guest soloist for the annual Easter Program. Bass-baritone William Metcalf of the show's chorus will also offer a solo. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Nadine Conner sings "The Palms" by Faure, "The Holy City" by Adam, "The Crucifix" by Faure and "Hosanna" by Granier. William Metcalf solos with "The Lord's Prayer" by Malotte. The Chorus sings "Jerusalem" from "Gallia" by Gounod and "Were You There?" Spiritual.moreless
  • April 7, 1958
    April 7, 1958
    Episode 30
    4/7/58
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    Basso Cesare Siepi is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Selections included are "Myself When Young", "It Was Written in the Stars" and "Strange Music". Cesare Siepi solos with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Song of the Viking Guest" from Sadko.
  • April 14, 1958
    April 14, 1958
    Episode 31
    4/14/58
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    Coloratura-soprano Roberta Peters is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Roberta Peters performs the famous mad scene aria from "Lucia di Lainmormoor". Roberta solos with "Dancing Doll" and "L'Amour Toujours L'Amour". Also a nostalgic medley including "Midnight in Paris" and "Parlez Moi D'Amour".
  • April 21, 1958
    April 21, 1958
    Episode 32
    4/21/58
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    Basso Jerome Hines is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Jerome Hines sings "Ay, Ay, Ay" by Freire, "Sing to Me, Guitar" by Cole Porter and "Without You" by Farres. The Chorus performs "Espana Girl" by Marquino and "Estrellita" by Ponce. The Orchestra plays "Lady of Spain" by Tilsley and "Malaguena" by Lecuona.moreless
  • April 28, 1958
    April 28, 1958
    Episode 33
    4/28/58
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    Soprano Elaine Malbin is the guest soloist. Also appearing is pianist George Feyer. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Elaine sings Richard Rodgers' "Out of My Dreams", "Lover" and "If I Loved You". Pianist George Feyer plays a medley of tunes including "This Can't Be Love", "It Might as Well Be Spring", "Most Beautiful Girl in the World", "Where or When" and "With a Song in My Heart".moreless
  • May 5, 1958
    May 5, 1958
    Episode 34
    5/5/58
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    Tenor Giuseppe Campora is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Giuseppe Campora sings some Italian folk songs and an aria from "La Gioconda".
  • May 12, 1958
    May 12, 1958
    Episode 35
    5/12/58
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    Soprano Mildred Miller is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Selections included are, "Die Lorelei", "Voi Che Sapete", "Fascination" and "While Hearts Are Singing". The Orchestra plays Strauss' "Explosions Polka" and Wagner's "Dance of the Apprentices".
  • May 19, 1958
    May 19, 1958
    Episode 36
    5/19/58
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    Thomas L. Thomas the distinguished Welsh-American baritone makes his third appearance of the season in this all-Cole Porter program. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: Thomas L. Thomas solos with "I Love You", "In the Still of the Night" and "Night and Day". George Feyer plays a medley of "Anything Goes", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "C'est Magnifique". The Chorus sings "Another Opening, Another Show" and "Be a Clown". The Orchestra performs "Begin the Beguine" and the entire company in a medley of "From This Moment On", "Easy to Love", "Could It Be You?", "I Love Paris" and "So In Love".moreless
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