Fred Heider, formerly producer of The Voice of Firestone Show will move over as executive producer of ABC-TV's Music For A Summer Night, a musical show which will replace the ABC-TV Wednesday night The Lawrence Welk Show on June 3rd, 1959.
Mezzo-soprano Mildred Miller has made her most memorable appearances at the Metropolitan playing boys' roles. In fact, one year all but one of her roles were that of a boy. That year, she said the other day, she returned home after appearing in a boys' role and destroyed all of her slacks in angry frustration. "It's so much more feminine to play the part of a woman". said Miss Miller. Her most complicated role has been that of Octavian in "Der Rosenkavalier". In most of the opera, she plays the part of a boy, but in one act she plays a boy dressed up as a girl trying to look like a boy.
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".